A Moment With The White Viola

There is so much perfection in one tiny flower. This white viola is one small part of a constellation of blooms in my organic garden. Like stars they light me up when I see their pretty faces and I watch how the native bees love to sip their nectar. There is such grace in a … Continue reading A Moment With The White Viola

Life As A Garden

Reflecting on how I might incorporate writing about my and other gardens that I have experienced, into writing about various aspects of life in the content of The Holly Tree Tales blog, I scribed the following piece in 2017. At first, this was written onto a landing page, entitled "Life As A Garden", and I … Continue reading Life As A Garden

If You Can ~ A Poem

If you canLive where you love the sounds that you'll hearWhere you love the sights that you'll seeWhere you love the feelings you getWhere you love the hope that you hearIf you can.Where you love the people you'll meetWhere you love the beat that you'll feelWhere you love the sunrise or sunsetWhere you love the … Continue reading If You Can ~ A Poem

An Eagle’s Journey

Today my daughter leaves lockdown, after nearly 5.5 months. I am so grateful for the time we have had together, a real bonus for our family in this difficult time, and we have been able to support one another during remote working / studying etc. It feels like the boarding school days again, both son … Continue reading An Eagle’s Journey

The Talking Hearts Podcast Story

My podcast has now landed on Spotify. It is called TALKING HEARTS. 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 I have made 12 trial run episodes for the first ‘season’, a practice run, “Fridays Live With Holly”. There are many chinks and clinks and a few techie glitches, but there is also a ton of authentic, real, raw content and a … Continue reading The Talking Hearts Podcast Story

The Artist Is In All ~ A Poem

The Artist Is In All The architect creates beauty in structure, The gardener paints beauty with plants, The poet sketches beauty with words, The musician shares beauty through sound, The dancer carries beauty in movement, The actor frees beauty through expression, The designer styles beauty with form, The artist nurtures and captures it all ... … Continue reading The Artist Is In All ~ A Poem

A Writing Fundraiser Story

    Dear Readers, Today I have set up a fundraiser on the JustGiving crowdfund platform.  I am raising funds to support the writing that I do on a daily basis and to help fund daily life, while I am getting various projects off the ground. Writing is a wonderful way to convey thoughts and … Continue reading A Writing Fundraiser Story

My First Book Is Launched!

Dear Readers, I have MORE exciting news! My first book is published and it launched today!!   This is such a welcome and thrilling milestone for me.  It is also highly significant, in that I have overcome many obstacles to get to this point, only some of which are noted in the blog. You might have … Continue reading My First Book Is Launched!