Tag Archive | light

Life is full of change

Twilight Vine

Looking at the reddish vine leaves in golden evening twilight, I’m reminded how, for all of us, plants, animals and people, life is full of change.

For more information about Michele, her writing or her latest book, Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me, check out Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Text and image: copyright Michele Gierck

A Peaceful Moment

a peaceful garden scene


Autumn arrives. The air chills, the earth moistens, and leaves fade and fall. Rake leaves; then stop and stare. A moment of peace. One that lingers.

As a writer, time out, time in the garden, is precious; especially when the sun bursts through on a grey, cool, wet day.

Thanks also to readers of my latest book, Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me, for writing comments on this blog. It’s great hearing from readers, particularly those who really relate to the story, or the character my mother was … and continues to be in print.

For MELBOURNE (Australia) readers, my next talk is on Mother’s Day Eve, (9 May at 2.30pm) in conversation with Morag Fraser at the artists’ colony, Montsalvat (in the Barn Gallery). $15 gets you entry, a glass of wine and nibbles, and the conversation, which is guaranteed to be memorable. Bookings required: (03)9439 7712.

For more information about Fraying, and associated events, or to listen to an ABC podcast interview with the author about the book, check out my website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Michele’s other blog, focusing on writing rather than the garden: http://www.michelemuses.wordpress.com

Photos and text copyright Michele Gierck

Colourful Gardens, Colourful Lives, Colourful Stories

crepe myrtle 5 Jan 2015

It’s easy to take nature for granted. But think about this: what would a garden, or our lives, be like without colour?

Perhaps because I’m spending more time at home writing, I appreciate the bright blooms and the constant change of colour in the garden. Such a delight to watch. Not unlike life, there’s always something new, something fading, something to surprise me.

And I’m pleased to let you know that my next book, a rather colourful story, Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me, published by NewSouth Books will be out in March, 2015.
More info soon on my website — http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Photo: Crepe Myrtle near Michele’s front door.
Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

Buds, Blooms, and Beauty

First Bloom 3 Crepe Myrtle Dec 2014

What beauty — rain drops and early morning sparkling sunshine on the buds and first summer blooms of my crepe myrtle.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au
To find out more about Michele, her writing and her books, check out her website.

Memorable Moon


Each day is sprinkled with memorable moments: a stranger’s smile, a child’s wonder, a favourite flower, or, looking up, a magnificent moon. It’s all there. All waiting to be appreciated.

Photo: the view from my back balcony
Image and text copyright Michele Gierck

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Every Day Needs A Little Sunshine


cyclamen in sunshineA cool, crisp, cloudy day. Then, suddenly the cyclamens shimmer in sparkling sunshine. It’s a sight to savour. Every day needs a little sunshine.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

To check out Michele’s website, go to http://www.michelegierck.com.au
You’ll also find her writing blog on her website.

Believe in Yourself

sole gumnut in goldern light

A project I’ve been working on for some years has just been offered a contract. For creative people, the need to believe in your work is as essential as your own determination and persistence. This gumnut reminds me that sometimes we have to stand alone for things we believe in, regardless what others say, hoping one day a little light will shine on us or our creative endeavours.

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Michele’s writing blog: http://www.michelegierck.com.au/blog

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck