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A SPECIAL GIFT

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compassion / creativity / Meaning and Purpose / Meaning of life and that stuff / Nature / Poetry

The pretty blue fairy wrens had nothing to do When one of them spotted a pretty blue stone One said “I will fly close and inspect it for you” He soon called out for help to carry it home. Just at that moment very close by, a little girl is born She is very sick and might not live Her parents are indeed quite forlorn The fairy wrens decide they have something important to give. […]

South West Australian Wildflowers

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Australia / beautiful / flowers / gardening / Nature / Uncategorized

I did a blog recently about the Busselton Wildflower Exhibition and my involvement in promoting the event that was held last Thursday and Friday. Below is a gallery of most of the flowers on show at the Exhibition. There are strict rules about what flowers can be picked in the wild and the quantities allowed so as not to impact on their sustainability for future years. I found it impossible to choose just a few! […]

A trip to Darwin …

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Australia / Nature / Numbulwar

A week ago we arrived home from a short holiday to see family in the Top End or Darwin, Northern Territory. It is about 4,800km N/NE of where we live. We visited the Aviation Museum as you will gather from the photos above. I was really taken with the size of the B52 Bomber. It was a central feature and the other planes were placed around it. I actually bumped my head on it (trying […]

Wildflower Exhibition in South Western Australia -Feature article

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beautiful / flowers / Nature / Western Australia

South West Exhibition includes hundreds of rare and exquisite wildflowers Now its 94th year, Busselton Wildflower Exhibition is gearing up to welcome local enthusiasts as well as visitors from further afield this September. The South West corner of Western Australia is renowned for having one of the richest and most diverse flora in the world and attracts visitors from around the State, Australia and overseas. Exhibition chairman Barry Oates said it was an opportunity to […]

Do 4 dolphins = 1 whale?

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Nature / South Western Australia / Western Australia

Yesterday we went on a whale watching tour and enjoyed over three hours sailing in Geographe Bay, Indian Ocean. The brochure highlighted that around 35,000 whales migrate through the Bay each year on their journey to Antarctica.This includes Humpback, Southern Right, The Blue and Killer whales. But … There were none to be seen yesterday! We were heading back to the Port when a pod of dolphins followed the charter boat for a short time. […]

Too much excitement …

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Australia / Nature / Uncategorized

As we were relaxing and eating lunch today my husband pointed outside and said “snake”. At first I thought he was joking. We do get an assortment of creatures passing by our patio. I got up and had a look and sure enough, it WAS a tiger snake! Once that thought registered I stood for a moment looking at it – it was quite beautiful really, in a reptilian sort of way! I even went […]

Character cottage

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Australia / Nature / Western Australia

We went to Augusta yesterday. It is only an hour’s drive from home. It was a nice spot but we decided to come home after one night. I took some snaps of the character features in the cottage we stayed in. They should have mentioned the loo was outside – a big oversight in the advertising. The location was lovely so we may go back to Augusta again but next time we’ll make sure it […]