Missive from under the goanna tree #4

This missive is the opportunity I take to share a summary of my words, some of the words of others that I find inspiring, an image, and some fun facts about who is reading! You can read the first missive here. And see a list of all the missives here.

This is the place that we meet. Under the goanna tree.

This is the place we dream, and wander, and imagine. This is the place we hope and plan. This is the place we question and laugh and doubt. This is the place we mourn and rejoice.

This is the place we bask in the sun and shelter in the shade.

This is the place we write, create, make and imagine.

This place.



It’s a small world!

insta panelWe’re planning a couple of adventures! It’s going to be some time before we can put these plans in place – there’ll be quite a bit of local Texas and New Mexico adventures planned for 2014.

From the Baltic to the Mediterranean

Adventure around America (via Amtrak)

This solo adventure will give me the opportunity to explore the sights of the USA from the window of an Amtrak train. Now if only Amtrak were still doing their Writer in residence program!

I often post instagram images from our travel adventures – you can follow these glimpses here.



My words – Missive

An image


Books that look interesting

Ana White, The Handbuilt Home: 34 Simple Stylish and Budget-Friendly Woodworking Projects for Every Room

Preston Yancey, Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again

Rachel Held Evans, Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church

Anne Lamott, Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair

Matthew Paul Turner, Our Great Big American God: A Short History of Our Ever-Growing Deity


A Quote

“It’s never too late to do the brave thing.” ~ Crossing Jordan



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Anna Blanch Rabe is an Australian-born writer and photographer.  You can follow her adventures on Not A Pedestrian Life, or Facebook. More of her photography can be viewed here. For more of her writing take a look at Quotidian Home or her previous website, Goannatree.