Today we will discover a writer and artist named Trace Balla who lives in Central Victoria, Australia, and finds inspiration for her books by connecting with nature, often early in the morning.

She notices small details such as dew dropping off leaves, or tiny yellow fungi, as well as the birds and their calls.

Here is her story, as presented on the 15th of October 2020 on the TV programme Gardening Australia. The video is about 7 minutes long.

Come for a walk with her around the Australia bush - I'm sure you will find it calming, restful and inspiring.......

My Garden Path - Trace Balla
To celebrate book week, we meet illustrator and author Trace Balla, who paints delicately detailed pictures of plants and wildlife in her storybooks for children