Tag Archive | Writer

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

Appreciating the little things in life

Bee and Grevillea

What are you appreciating today? (Feel free to let me know.)

When times are tricky, it pays to really appreciate the little things in life: a phone call from a friend, a walk in nature, or even a bee buzzing around a blooming grevillea in the garden.

Image and text copyright Michele Gierck
http://www.michelegierck.com.au

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

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