Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Joy Of Many Wonderful Arrivals

And Lo and Behold
the joy shines high 
as beautiful Crocus
reach for the sky.
Yes you know I am thrilled
and so do I.

The joy abounds:
bounds and rebounds

The Little Owls Know

Were these
the three Tawny Frog-mouths
you saw in the trees?

Photo Credits:
Ist - Australian Geographic
May 2018 
photo 1 - Chris Watson, Australian Geographic
photo 2 - Andrew Beeston, Sydney, Australia

All photos through Australian Geographic

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

And The Crocus Came For You

They came for you, the tawny frogmouths.
They came for you. 
We all came for you dear one.
Your dear friends are each and all there for you. 
The red gum stands tall with you. 
The sea flows through Airey's Inlet for you. 
The river smiles to see you return to walking her banks
Through all weathers you walk
And always know many walk with you in their own places
In their own spaces
You have walked so many steep and winding trails 
You carried packs on your back 
And now you know 
All Presence is with you
All Presence will always be with you.
The first Autumn Crocus and the little ones arrive today

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

For All The Small Creatures

Where have I been?

I have been among the Violets,
the Daphne, the Buddlea
and the Jasmines in their dormancy.

I have been calling in the nature spirits,
the elvin-folk, the flower-fairies.
I call strength each morning for landscaping
with the dog, frogs and lizards
being helpers in the healing of all of us here.
And monarch butterflies float around.
I wonder if an autumn crocus
will bloom through disturbed ground.

Weeks of garden care and clean-up there.
Saving plants and transplanting.
Planting another violet leaf lawn.

Golden bamboo waltzing.
Now I feel rejuvenated.
All the rocks are resting. And so will I.
Today it is done. At last.

Long Gabion bluestone walls 
have been installed
by a good team of earthworkers
who have dismantled and removed
all the timber retaining walls
in our cottage garden.

And I thank my strong helpers
and my willing friends who lent their strength.

Faith and trust the beauty will come again.

In the spring there will be
a heart-shaped leaf lawn 
for all of us to picnic upon.
I will show you photos then...

I am most happy
to be back here writing a note to you.
Verses will come
with a good sleep in the lavender air...
I am grateful. I am content.
I care for all the nature everywhere.

Blessings for this day, this garden
this greening life in the hills.

These photos were taken yesterday
in my kitchen garden 
which blooms abundantly for butterflies and bees.