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Every Day Needs A Little Sunshine


cyclamen in sunshineA cool, crisp, cloudy day. Then, suddenly the cyclamens shimmer in sparkling sunshine. It’s a sight to savour. Every day needs a little sunshine.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

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Small can be sensational


Sometimes the most sensational things are right under our noses. At times, we forget to look. I mean really look. But how worthwhile when we do.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

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Dive In, Splash About, Enjoy. Be Creative


One of my favourite backyard visitors, a blackbird, plunges into the bird bath. The blackbird looks pleased, perched on the bath’s rim, feathers dripping. And so am I, with my new bird bath–a recycled gardening pot.

Sometimes joy can be as simple as watching the antics of a feathery friend diving in, splashing about, enjoying. And being creative is so much fun, especially making something new out of something old–something even tweeting visitors can delight in.


Photo and text copyright Michele Gierck

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Watch and Be Amazed


Out walking in the Australian bush, we stumbled upon this little fellow. What a delight to stand quietly and watch. Watch and be amazed.

Photo: Morton National Park, NSW, Australia
Text and Image copyright Michele Gierck

PS. We have returned from holidays, so now it’s back to blogging.

An Air of Calm

leaves after rain

An irky, murky storm departs. The sky brims  bright blue, and leaves appear speckled with raindrops. Fragile buds and branches have withstood great gusts. What delight in post-storm calm— in nature… or in storms of a more personal nature. 

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

Wattlebird – A Favourite Perch

Wattlebird & Grevillea 2

A wattlebird has made itself at home in my garden. The grevillea is one of its favourite perches–and a delicious food source. Often I watch in amazement at the antics of this camera-shy, feathery friend.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

A Bee in Flight

Bee &Callistemon While waiting to photograph the wattlebirds in my garden, I snapped this beautiful picture. A bee in flight. A perfect example that the journey, and its suprises, can be just as worthwhile as the planned destination.

Text and photo: Copyright Michele Gierck