Handstands at the pool at Bilagal, Borambola, photo Therese Spruhan

Farewelling a farm pool with a fabulous view

Back in the 1970s, when my sister, brother and I were kids, we spent many years presenting compelling arguments to our parents why we needed a pool in our backyard. We were always hopeful but they never gave in. Their view was we didn’t need...

Detail of clouds reflecting on the Murray River, Goolwa, South Australia, photo Therese Spruhan, Sept 2017

Novel experiences of pools

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been collecting passages from novels I’ve read that capture the bliss of being in water on a stinking hot day, the joy of swimming or serendipitously stumbling upon a beautiful  pool.My most recent find was...

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