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I Spy … a Wattlebird who Spies Me

Took a break at lunchtime in the front garden, and watched the antics of this wattlebird that occasionally poked its head out of the grevillea it spends so much time in. It was spying on me, checking what I was up to.

A few minutes in the garden can feel so refreshing. It’s one of the pleasures of working from home.

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Text and image  © Michele Gierck

Early morning inspiration

My best ideas rarely come sitting in front of a computer. Being out in the garden is inspirational. It’s one of the places where I can wonder, ponder, imagine and daydream. It’s my go-to space between bouts of writing.

Text and images © Michele Gierck

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

We All Need Inspiring Spaces

It’s spring in the southern hemisphere. Even though we are still in lockdown, my garden, which is drenched in sunshine and blooms, is an inspiring space — not just for me but all the creatures that live there.
Thought some of you might enjoy this video –a glimpse of my garden.

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Text and image © Michele Gierck
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Time to Bloom

Just like flowers in the garden, we can never be sure when we, or those around us, are going to bloom.

This flower, a grevillea, which for quite some time I thought was an evergreen, suddenly burst into flower seven years after I first noticed it!

Just shows that sometimes in life it’s worth the wait.

One of two places I love: the garden and the library.
Two things I love: stories and flowers.

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

Michele Gierck is an author and a freelance writer.

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

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

Delicate Wings

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What delicate wings. What fragility, yet strength. Another inspiring spring delight. Wouldn’t it be grand to be able to fly!

What a wonderful way to spend a break — after hours in front of a screen — discovering simple joys to be found in the garden.

Such are the musings of an up-to-her-neck-in-work writer.

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