“On This Day” Repost – Christmas in Tasmania

It’s that time of year – the week before Christmas.  Are you feeling it yet?  Facebook reminded me how I felt back in 2014, when I wrote this post.

Raspberries and Strawberries,
picked fresh from the bush,
the smell of fresh cut hay,
on a summers evening hush.

A thunderstorm with lightning,
flashing in the dark,
the mouth-watering aroma,
wafting from bbq’s in the park.

All of this says Christmas,
in the place that I call home,
my island state of Oz land,
what means Christmas where you’re from?

© ceenoa

A Quiet Day In Summer

I’m sitting under green cool trees,
with D1 by my side,
occasionally D2 will come out to us,
but she mostly stays inside.

We sit in shade and read our books,
the breeze gently gliding by,
eating peanut butter sandwiches,
and making contented sighs.

The dappled shade, warm summer air,
cats sleeping on the grass,
to spend time with my daughters,
is all that I would ask.

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Diasappearing Days

I’m supposed to be on holidays to have a little rest,
but the weather is atrocious and all I feel is stressed.

There’s so much I should be doing to fix this place of mine,
but no matter my intentions I just can’t seem to find the time.

The grass is growing rapidly, there’s gravel to be spread,
the pile of mulch is waiting to be placed on garden beds.

I look out every morning with hopeful heart for sun,
but all I see is drizzle, which isn’t any fun.

I wasted all of yesterday on a computer glitch,
I didn’t find the answer, now it’s like an unscratched itch!

I’ve promised not to waste today, that I’ll do something that I like,
I’m thinking that this qualifies – morning coffee, as I write.

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Last Day of Summer

So here in sunny Taswegia, it’s the last day of summer.  Took a picture of the sun rising over the hills this morning at about 7am.

last morning of summer

I don’t mind being up at 6.15am, to get D2 ready for the 7am bus to college, it’s “getting” up, out of bed, that I don’t like!

Off to work, driving beside the beautiful river for 20 minutes isn’t a hardship either, actually stopped and took some photos this morning, it really is beautiful and most times I just don’t notice it because I’m in going to work mode.

boat on the huon (1)driving

Actually, this is a picture of me coming home after work – taken whilst I waited at the roadworks.

Off on another type of search tomorrow – the Op Shop Crawl.  I love Op Shops, and I have indoctrinated D1 and D2 from an early age to appreciate the thrill of the search, the joy of the find, and best of all, the money left over after the buy!

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Baby Steps

I am tottering around here, well, actually I think I am crawling, trying to figure this all out.  Seemed like a good idea earlier this evening, but it has taken me ages to get this far, and my “Blog” still doesn’t look like anything at all yet.

Baby steps, baby steps ……

What do I have to say/show, that I would want the world out there to know anyway?

Well, for one thing, I live in one of the most  beautiful parts of the world, the Huon Valley, in Tasmania, Australia, and I’d like to share that with others.

So, just because it will look pretty, here is a picture of my garden (I hope) ..

Winter Orange 2

Wow, that actually worked.

It’s the last day of summer tomorrow, and this is a nice reminder of how much I appreciated the shade on those hot days.

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