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A Wind Has Blown (the rain away)

a wind has blown the rain away and blown
the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand.  I think i too have known… 154 more words

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Greetings from Geelong: finding a comfortable place

I’m often uncomfortable in crowds, and can find cities – even small ones like this – overwhelming. Without a clear plan of what I’m going to do for a few hours, I sometimes wander aimlessly trying to figure out how best to spend my time. 112 more words

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In Praise of Handy Blokes

I watched my old man repairing something today, and realised what is probably true for most girls: for better or worse, our dads (or leading male role models) are usually the men we measure up our male partners by. 55 more words

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Broken, Mirrored: windmill and gum tree

For some time I have been driving past this broken pair, admiring their mirrored, broken shapes, promising myself to take a photo sometime; recently I stopped, despite the springtime green grass (I prefer the dried grasses of summer for this kind of landscape photo) and grabbed a shot, in case some industrious farmer comes along and pulls down the wrecked windmill. 6 more words

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Fulham Streamside Reserve: some kind of blue flower

Probably I’ve heard of this flower, but can’t think what it’s called. Can anyone remind (enlighten!) me? Please click to view full size.

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Fulham Streamside Reserve: salmon sun orchid 4

There was a sandy area under slight dappled shade with a good scattering of these pretty little orchids, Thelymitra rubra, whose colouring was a light pink with a bronze tone – I suppose one might call that “salmon”.  6 more words

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