This month I went to stay with an old friend who lives in Derby, WA. So. Some pictures and a soundtrack to go with them.
My favourite times were dusk and dark. The stars were ripe for wishing.
Here’s a map, in case, like me, your geography isn’t so good.
On the way to from Broome to Derby.
This boab tree with the resting bird made me think of the last line of Chasing Charlie Duskin (or A Little Wanting Song, depending on where you are in the world).
And the best part of my stay… I did some work at Derby District High where my friend teaches. It was a great privilege to work with the students there. You can see some of the fantastic stories in the pictures. (See a drawing of me in the picture too – thanks to the artist – I love it!)
Huge thanks to the students who made this display – the card throwers – you know who you are. Thanks for letting me read your picture storybooks, thanks for telling me your stories and being so generous with your knowledge of the area.
I could see the sky from my shower.
I really should go outdoors more often.