Natural Beauty

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What natural beauty. How calming for the soul, in these torrid times, to be out in nature — even if it’s in my own garden!

Time for some collective calmness, particularly between countries.

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

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A Pink Bloom — A Way of Remembering

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A crisp day, a little sunshine and an autumn bloom. It’s the kind of scene my late mother would have loved. Out in the garden, I often remember her.

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

Taking a Break in the Garden

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Taking a five-minute break out in the garden can be so refreshing — especially for those of us who work for home.

Michele comments, ‘The wattle birds are not the only species who enjoy being around grevilleas. So do I. This one pictured is often in bloom, colourful, and provides food and shelter for native birds.’

Michele Gierck is a writer, who loves nature. She says the garden has become a special place full of daily delights.

‘It’s a great place for calmness and quiet.’

Michele’s website:
http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Striking Pink Petals in Autumn Sun

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Striking pink petals, with a patch of redish-pink dots, lit up in autumn sunshine.
(This azalea is right near my front door, and I must have walked by tons of times without even noticing it.)
Oh for a little sunshine, and the slowness and spaciousness in which to enjoy it.

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

So Intricate, So Delicate… Yet So Strong

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How can a flower which is so intricate and so delicate stand up to whipping winds and heavy rain? Strength, it seems, is not always where we most expect to find it.

How wonderful to be out in the garden — if not with hands in soil, then at least observing, taking in delights of nature.

Michele Gierck is a writer who spends her spare time in the garden.
Her website is: http://www.michelegierck.com.au