Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

The wisteria caught my eye during a weekend away and reminded me of my  childhood home.The photo of my three sons reminds me that childhood passed so quickly; the seasons come and go and the road-trains pass through the State 24 hours a day. Postcards embody the life of a traveller passing through different places.

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Poem: An Australian Sunrise

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Brooking Springs Station

By Robert Louis Stevenson

The morning star paled slowly,

The cross hung low to the sea,

And down the shadowy reaches

The tide came swirling free.

The luscious purple vapour

Rose from the river’s breast,

The kingfisher came darting

Out of his crannied nest.

The bulrushes and reed beds

Put off their sallow grey,

And burnt with cloudy crimson

At the “Dawning of the Day.”

How do you listen to your music?

I tidied up my office over the weekend. I came across some old music cassettes from the 1980’s. I also remembered my cassette player was on top of my bookcase. Before I knew it I was listening to Anne Murray singing You Needed Me. It took me back to some tough times down memory lane as only music can do.

The cassettes and recorder are rare items today. We have a large CD collection that we hardly ever use. I have taken to asking random people “How do you listen to music these days?” We have various USB’s with songs on them and we occasionally use them at home and in the car.

I feel I am not keeping up with the technology. I would love to get your feedback on what other 21st Century options are available. Help please!!!

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

ev·a·nes·cent [evəˈnes(ə)nt]
adjective

  1. Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.

I have interpreted this week’s photo challenge with images that seem to capture a momentary glimpse of something beautiful – mainly due to the light at that moment.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Heritage

Many pubs in Australia have heritage value. They may not be on an official register but they are an important part of our history. I have included the Busselton Jetty among this disparate collection as it is one of the main heritage sites in South West Australia.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Here we have a colourful reflection with the sun shining on our cups of peppermint tea.

There are some objects reflecting my past.

I like to reflect on some of my books from time to time.

Finally we have replica tea-set like I had when I was a little girl.

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I am thankful for so many options in my life

I wrote this post in 2011 and it was good to re-read it and remember how much I have to be grateful for!

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In reality, I am a bit grumpy about having so many options. I believe I should be thankful and I will blog my way into convincing myself.

Today I tried to find a poem to express how I am feeling at the moment. I couldn’t find one. I am puzzling over living “in community”. For example, my sister and her husband live in a small farming community. They have lived there for many years. They are well-known and have many friends. When our father, and later, our mother passed away, they received lots of support from friends and neighbours.

I left my home town a long time ago and have moved around a fair bit. I tend to have a few close friends and don’t know many people in the wider community/city or town. Hardly anyone knows when there is a crisis in my family. A few years ago I lost my sister-in-law…

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