My life was described by one of my editors as “impossibly exotic” – although really it was not my life, but me, that was the exotic, the uprooted plant, the one who didn’t belong, always living in someone else’s backyard...
Now I am back in Australia, the returning native learning to live where I was born. Writer, traveler, environmentalist. Author of The Isles of Glory trilogy (The Aware, Gilfeather, The Tainted); The Mirage Makers trilogy (Heart of the Mirage, Shadow of Tyr, Song of the Shiver Barrens); The Stormlord trilogy The Last Stormlord, Stormlord Rising, Stormlord's Exile, and writing as Glenda Noramly, a stand-alone book Havenstar. LATEST:
THE FORSAKEN LANDS
A clash of cultures and magic as traders and buccaneers hunt for spices and wealth in the Va-forsaken half of the world ... even as the unidentified darkness of plague and murder stalks their own land.
THE LASCAR'S DAGGER and THE DAGGER'S PATH available worldwide now! Final book, THE FALL OF THE DAGGER out mid-April.
Help, one week since I blogged. I am neglecting this lately...just two many other things going on in my life which are simply too dull to mention!!
Well except this. Now this is cool:
This is the front of our house, looking from the front lawn at the front door.
Note the red X in the middle.
Behind that X there is a pair of tailorbirds industriously building a nest - tailoring it, in fact, using their own brand of thread. More photos will follow, but for now, I don't want to disturb them.
Here's another photo showing the front door to the left. The nest is inside that big leaf directly to the left of the 'N' in NEST. These birds are tiny...less than 12 cm/5" from the tip of their beaks to the tip of their rather long tails. Their bodies are half that! They could sit on your finger and you wouldn't even feel the weight.