Liv Hambrett

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Marching On

Time marches on, the days get a little warmer – even though the weekend delivered us frosty winds and sporadic rain – and we keep doing what we do. We celebrate birthdays – two this weekend, one with friends and Indian food so spicy, eyes watered and sweat beaded on flushes cheeks, the other with family and big plates of fresh food as Bondi beach whipped itself into a frenzy outside. We drink too much, eat too much, sing ‘happy birthday’ to the others celebrating their milestones at the next table. We feel grateful we can all be together on such occasions, happy and healthy. And then we vow to go on detox for a week.


Today, Spring is here and nothing seems to scream ‘change and newness and time, time, time!’ like new blooms and babies. Spring is here in the bees buzzing about the lavender, she’s here in the shy pink flowers quietly tipping their faces to the sun, the brightness of light and the warmth of the afternoons. It wasn’t long ago I was celebrating like mad, as Weiden burst into bloom. Now it’s Sydney’s turn. We keep marching on.


I went for a walk around my mother’s garden this morning. Did you know she has written a book on beautiful gardens? That she has created a haven here, for native wildlife to live and raise their little ones in peace? She is amazing. And so is her garden where, right now, everything is becoming new again. Everything is marching on.


  1. Sarah Ayoub (@sarahayoub)

    13 August, 2012 at 10:36 am

    I love your mother’s garden. Such a beautiful place.

    1. Liv

      14 August, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      You must get out here before it goes!

  2. dianasschwenk

    13 August, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    Happy Spring! These are wonderful photos. 🙂

    1. Liv

      14 August, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      16 more days left of Winter, I’m counting down. Although … this really isn’t what you’d call Winter, during the day we are hitting 18 sometimes.

      1. dianasschwenk

        15 August, 2012 at 12:05 am

        haha that’s warmer than some of our summer evenings!

  3. Adventures (@in_expatland)

    13 August, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you for the entree into the photogenic world of an Aussie spring. Your mother is one thoughtful, talented woman!

  4. cassmob

    14 August, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I love the garden, and especially the lavender.

    1. Liv

      14 August, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Simply buzzing with bees!

  5. innamazing

    14 August, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Your blog has been nominated for the ‘One Lovely Blog Award’

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