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Bottlebrush (haiku)

 

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rainbow lorikeets

love the red bottlebrush,

in spring they partake

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collection of red

bottlebrush on show in spring,

lorikeets enjoy

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Bottlebrush (genus Callistemon)

Photos by Gabrielle Bryden

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Drunken Cumquats

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Cumquat harvest at winter’s end in the sub-tropics of Australia

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August fruit

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Cumquat Liqueur

 

drunken cumquats –

at winterโ€™s end the cumquats

celebrate harvest

 

 

The End is Nigh

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No, it’s not the end of the world as we know it (though I am finding it hard to recognise anymore, what with all the crazy leaders around).

It’s the end of the ducky apocalypse.

Not that long ago we had an accidental flock of Muscovy ducks rampaging around the property.

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Now there are but two โ˜น

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What happened?

Somewhere out there is a very fat fox ๐Ÿ˜’

Frog Fast Food Factory

Dear Lord, thank you for the frog fast food factory

Frog Fast-Food Factory

I happened upon this bug catcher,
a wondrous cage of light
in downtown veranda-villa,
sparking up most every night.

There is a family, they flick a switch,
the cage lights up, so sweet.
The bug-eyed bugs, too mesmerised,
are zapped and ready to eat.

The electricity, it does its job
the moths and flies, deceased,
with a flavour slightly BBQโ€™d
they become a sumptuous feast,

for frogs of all persuasions,
itโ€™s an easy, laid back affair,
care of the fast-food factory
for us frogs, without a care.

~

frog fast-food factory
Stay away from my bugs!

Friday Photos

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Dog (haiku)

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belly growling,

the puppy contemplates

the sound of hunger

Look at Sheba now!

Sheba looked the worst for wear after her surgery a few weeks back.

Now you would never even know (she has been sheared as well ๐Ÿ˜‰ ).

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Greece and Italy

My son and I had a short trip to Greece and Italy with a group of school students (teachers and assorted parents) – an ancient history study tour. We had wonderful time ๐Ÿ˜€

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Delphi

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Amalfi

Happy birthday Mum ๐Ÿ˜

A Tree to Remember

1st of September,
Spring in Australia
thinks itโ€™s summer.

Birthday tree,
sapling Norfolk Island Pine
begins the journey

to remember
my late mother,
treasure in my eyes.

Rain, wind, salt and heat
pray on hard scaly leaves,
majesty in growth.

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2013

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2014

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2015

mum's tree 2016

2016

Note: Mum passed away on the 3rd of October 2010 and I planted the Norfolk Island Pine in 2013 (yeah, bit slow off the mark, but it was just as well I waited until we were living on acreage because they get really big ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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