My Mother’s Garden

Coming soon …

Travelling home to  Australia for my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary in June this year was really stressful. It was the first time I had been separated from Jerry, the little boy in the Philippines who has become a major part of my life; both of us were really struggling with it.

Arriving in Nambucca Heads it was unseasonably cold and I felt miserable, in a complete state of resistance. But after a few days of wandering through my mother’s garden, I began to settle into the cold and back into myself. Going out every morning to take photos was where a poem a emerged: the one I would later read and perform at her party. The genesis of a book.

My Mother’s Garden

I invite you now to wander through ‘My Mother’s Garden’ and rest for a while among the bush orchids and bright coloured flowers. Brush rainwater off spiky cactus prickles or spend time with mum’s little hand-potted frogs, funny shaped owls and vintage ornaments. Using the latest digital technologies, find yourself inside ten little poems about family, childhood and that feeling of home.

My Mother’s Garden is a multimedia eBook available for iBooks, Kindle, Kobo, Nook and as well as PDF* format. It contains original photographs, music, narration and video. Coming Soon!

Mel Irvine
October 2016

*PDF version contains still images only.