Missive from under the goanna tree #5

This 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.

DSC_0003This is the place that we meet. Under the tree where the goanna finds shade.

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 panelAs is our bent, we’re planning a couple of adventures!

This past six months has seen travel to Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, New Jersey, New York and around New Mexico. We are planning travels in Colorado, Arizona, Ohio, and Calfornia, Washington D.C,  and some more explorations of New Mexico before the year is out.

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






My words

An image



Books that look interesting

Marilynne Robinson, Lila

Kristine Schellhaas, 15 Years of War

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

Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In

A Quote

“So our mothers and grandmothers have more often than not anonymously handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see.”  – Alice Walker



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Anna Blanch Rabe

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. She works as the Executive Director of a non profit which serves children and families who are navigating the court system as a result of abuse or neglect.