Tag Archive | Australia

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

B is for Bee, and for Beautiful

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B is for bee, and for beautiful. There’s joy to be had from simple moments in nature — like watching bees in a bush of rosemary as the autumn sun shines. Another beautiful relaxing day; a day off from writing.

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

Bee-autiful

The simple beauty of an Australian summer: my crepe myrtle in full bloom, and all the visiting bees. Bee-autiful!

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The crepe myrtle breaks into bloom each December and then blooms for the rest of summer. It’s such a treat to see — right by the front door.

The perfect place to take a break from writing, and ponder.

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

The Tides of Our Lives

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Sometimes the tides of our lives make it near impossible to go anywhwere, to set sail. But don’t give up. As surely as tides go out, they also come back in — sometimes with a surge.

Image: Harvey Bay, Australia, looking out towards Fraser Island
Image and text copyright Michele Gierck

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

A Tiny Vibrant Bloom

Flower or Butterfly July 2014

Winter here in Australia. And as in life, a tiny vibrant bloom in the midst of dull, dreary winter, can bring so much delight.

What attracted me to this flower, apart from its vivid colour, was that it could almost be mistaken for a butterfly. Well, it just takes a little imagination.
And gardens are places of such inspiration and imagination.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

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

Michele’s writing blog: http://www.michelegierck.com.au/blog

Top Of The Tree

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A bright blue sky, the tall eucalyptus silver princess sways in the breeze, its load of gumnuts begins blooming. It’s entrancing, almost magical to watch.

(The eucalyptus silver princess is common in Victoria, Australia. I’m not sure if they grow in other parts of the world.)

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