Tag Archive | photography

Glorious Gumnut Brightens the Day

How wonderful to step outside the front door and see the eucaplyptus silver princess in bold, bright bloom. No wonder the bees are attracted to it. And they are not the only ones. Even my little neighbours, aged 18 months and three, wonder at its beauty — the way the umbels pop their tops, and the blooms splay out.
This glorious gumnut brightens the day.

Image and text © Michele Gierck

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Michele is a specialist memoir writer, author, freelance writer, an interviewer and a speaker. She draws much inspiration, on a daily basis, from pottering in her garden.

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A walk in the park is good for the soul

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It’s amazing how lockdown can bring a greater level of appreciation of the world around us. Being out in nature is so good for the soul.

A walk in the park (we are allowed out to exercise) reveals nature’s sights and sounds, none more enticing than the sulphur-crested cockatoos. They are a delight to listen to and watch.

I could spend hours watching their antics and the group dynamics. This one, on the hop, caught my eye.

Pic and text copyright Michele Gierck

Gardens are Great, but the Bush is Best!

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Gardens are great, but it’s hard to beat a hike in the bush. There’s something about those tall tress and even the xanthorrhoeas. They are magical. Tramping through this bush is wonderful. Everything else, from city living, just seems to fade away.

This photo was taken at MtFrankland, in Western Australia.

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

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

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.

Appreciating a Tiny Patch of The World

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The reddish/orange wattle arches in the foreground. The yellow wattle stands taller in the background. A little red grevillea between the two. Such inspiration can be found, even in this tiny patch of the world that’s my front garden.

Michele Gierck (author, freelance writer and speaker)
website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au