Saturday, October 18, 2008

Young (Lambing Flat)

A work trip to Young: too late for cherry blossoms,
but I found a flying horse instead.

Murrumbateman Field Days

Some views of steam machinery at work,
and the amazing people who bring them to life
for us to marvel at, and remember...

Murrambateman field days


Hakea is a very Gondwanan thing,
a fossil in flower, not quite a spider, but almost.
Not showy but full of energy.

This week began with a storm (26mls)
which for once did not result in mucky red everywhere
A refreshed iris !

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Earth stars

Quite the strangest things to appear in the garden
This year have been the earth stars

The lily pond and sky reflections, prompting thought
I can look at this for hours and find myself again

The dreaming spires of Tharwa
Are the old poplars along the river
And the muted mountainous backdrop
And the dying mistletoe clusters in an old eucalypt

On the other side of the Anzac Park West tunnel
A moment of birches and globes

Friday, October 3, 2008

Blue, bluest blue.

I've been collecting snails for the guineahen girls.
They laid their first egg this week.

Commonwealth Park, recognisably Canberran!
Must get some proper landscape icons here soon,
Meanwhile the rainy spring garden calls....

It rained last night - dewdrops on tulips and bluebells.
The garden is in heaven.