Archive for the Nature Category

My friend’s garden

Posted in Architecture, Nature, Photography, Poetry, Scenery with tags , on November 22, 2013 by randomrose

My two dearest friends spent years building their own home ready for retirement and have worked steadily in the garden ever since and this is the fruits of their labour in one small area of their heaven.

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She sits quietly, we think… but that is not true.

She sits and chants softly to the various hue

Rise little one, rise and shine

Your colour is needed on the deep green vine.

Rise little one, rise and shine

Your pretty white carpet helps to define

The deeper hues of purple and blue.

Rise little ones, rise and shine

This is heaven, yours and mine.

 

 

 

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She visits at night

Posted in Nature, Photography, Poetry, Scenery, Strange and wonderful with tags , , on November 21, 2013 by randomrose

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She visits at night

before the moon does rise.

She visits the lilies

she is secret – she hides

her identity to one and  all

Only lily knows her secret call.

She comes to tell of a long ago past

When she herself flowered

And cast

Her perfume far and wide

On the wings of an angel.

When she was a bride…

She comes to tell of a long ago past…

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I dreamed a dream

Posted in Nature, Photography, Poetry, Scenery with tags , on November 17, 2013 by randomrose

I dreamed a dream

I dreamed a dream of the weeping willow.

I dreamed a dream of still waters.

I dreamed a dream of peace.

I dreamed a dream…

Azalea

I am beautiful

I am  Azalea

I AM…I AM…

Posted in Nature, Photography, Poetry, Strange and wonderful with tags , , , on November 1, 2013 by randomrose

I live on land (Large)

I live on land

I live in the sea (Large)

I live in the sea – I was born from…

I was born... from a phsycadellic tree (Large)

 – psychedelic – tree

I live on land

 

I was stitched – by – a – witch …

I glow when its dark (Large)

…in the dark. Touch me – I spark

Inside a volcano (Large)

I live in a volcano where I grow and glow and flow…

I AM I AM 

Folds of Beauty

Posted in Nature, Photography, Strange and wonderful with tags on October 31, 2013 by randomrose

folds of beauty

 

Busy little things

Posted in Nature, Photography, Strange and wonderful with tags , , , , , , on October 19, 2013 by randomrose

Our spring weather has been crazy here in Melbourne. One day is like the middle of winter the very next almost summer. Today was probably termed as a magic spring day. I was sitting outside soaking up some of the warm sun when I spied this little ant. Of all the things on the ground he chose something that was almost as big, if not bigger than him. I don’t think he was the brightest ant in the nest as he tried for so long to pull his treasure up what he might term as a mountain which was in fact a tiny clump of tiny stones that has not been smoothed out when the concrete was laid. He struggled with all his little might. I so wanted to get down and talk ant and tell him that the rest of my yard was smooth. I realised after watching his effort I needed to take a photo so I dashed inside for my camera. When I came out, miracle, he must have had an epiphany because he was down from his mountain and on his way. I took a photo, congratulated him on his humongous effort and wished I could be that industrious.

The photo is not the best as he was a tiny fellow and I only have a small digital camera, so I apologise but I do think he needs media attention.

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Once I satisfied myself that little ant was well on his way to his nest, I looked around to see who else was busy in my garden. A couple of bees that wouldn’t stay still and a butterfly that just couldn’t make up her mind where to land so I gave up and so did she and flew away. I must not have anything to her liking.

On the windowsill, that I keep promising myself to clean, was spider. Spider didn’t seem to be doing much, I thought maybe sunning in the sun like me. After looking at spider close up there was no way I could get the broom or hose and clean him off. How would I like it if something came along and either brushed or hosed me and my house into oblivion?  Not Nice at all. I let spider catch the sun and I continued to do the same.

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Sydney and Melbourne

Posted in Nature, Photography, Scenery, Strange and wonderful with tags , , , , , on October 17, 2013 by randomrose

My daughter lives in Sydney and I live in Melbourne.  She rang me today as she walked to work saying it was 36c and the bush fires were terrible in the Blue Mountains only about 72 km away.

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In the meantime here in Melbourne which is about 8 hours drive or 1 hour flight it was 12c and hail stones.

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I fly to Sydney often to visit my daughter and grandchildren so it always amazes me the difference in our weather.