Archive | October 2013

Laying Low

WattleBirdLayLowOct2013Some days, like today, laying low, hoping to remain camouflaged from the world, seems like an excellent strategy. How well the wattlebird does this, seeking refuge in a flowering grevillea.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

An Air of Calm

leaves after rain

An irky, murky storm departs. The sky brims  bright blue, and leaves appear speckled with raindrops. Fragile buds and branches have withstood great gusts. What delight in post-storm calm— in nature… or in storms of a more personal nature. 

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

Wattlebird – A Favourite Perch

Wattlebird & Grevillea 2

A wattlebird has made itself at home in my garden. The grevillea is one of its favourite perches–and a delicious food source. Often I watch in amazement at the antics of this camera-shy, feathery friend.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

Time to Be


BeeCloseUpStepping out in the garden, immersing oneself in nature, other thoughts, ideas, anxieties, fade. The inticacies of nature, its vivid colours, its scents, sounds and seasons beckon. It’s time to be.

Text and image Copyright Michele Gierck

Standing Out From The Bunch

Loan Tulip 2013

Sometimes gazing at spring scenes, like this one, is calming. That little red tulip, with a brushstroke of white, stands out from the bunch of irises. The natural beauty, sprinkled with morning light, is a treat. And so pleasantly peaceful.

Text and photo: Copyright Michele Gierck

A Bee in Flight

Bee &Callistemon While waiting to photograph the wattlebirds in my garden, I snapped this beautiful picture. A bee in flight. A perfect example that the journey, and its suprises, can be just as worthwhile as the planned destination.

Text and photo: Copyright Michele Gierck