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Savour The Moment

Savour the moment, winter comforts, children, circle of friends, food for the soul, grandchildren, joy, Memories, Memory snaps,  nature versus man made, peace, reflection, reinvigorate, Reliving memories, savour the moment, Sharing,  time to ponder

Winter is on its way

Wishing with all my heart that I could paint…
Longing to paint and capture that emotion

Holding our youngest grandson recently

At one with the calm Australian bush scene before me

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Savour the moment, children, circle of friends, food for the soul, grandchildren, joy, Memories, Memory snaps,  nature versus man made, peace, reflection, reinvigorate, Reliving memories, savour the moment, Sharing,  time to ponder, the Last Rose of summer,  a last scent of summer, little Tykes pedal car, time is fleeting, the passage of time, Autumn , rain in the Australian bush
Quietly standing sheltered from the rain
Under the pattering metal roofed verandah

Falling big plops of rain
Dripping from the corrugated iron roof edge
Splashing on the bottom step
One footstep away

Little fingers outstretched and reaching
Little brain processing that new-found sensation
Cold rain in an endless stream of splashing
Splashing on a tiny hand

Watching
Escapee hens enjoying new-found freedom
Speckled, black, white
Iridescent red with browns
Leading endlessly long charmed lives
For now
No fox getting near enough for a taste

Savour the moment, children, circle of friends, food for the soul, grandchildren, joy, Memories, Memory snaps,  nature versus man made, peace, reflection, reinvigorate, Reliving memories, savour the moment, Sharing,  time to ponder, the Last Rose of summer,  a last scent of summer, little Tykes pedal car, time is fleeting, the passage of time, Autumn , rain in the Australian bush, escapee hens, homesteading chickens

Escapee Long Legs

In the rain
Sparkling orbs of reflected light
Rain drops on lush green grass

Clucking hens pecking merrily away
Beady eyes endlessly searching
Then darting for that perfect morsel
Around and under and over
an abandoned for now toy car
Brightest of primary hues
Yellow, red and blue,
Little Tykes, a pedal powered car

Like a artists paint palette before us
Those vibrant and clashing hues
Eye popping in the ozone charged air

Nature versus man-made
It’s own tapestry creating

My arms were full of a sweet munchy little boy
…so precious

With no room for camera
…so sad

No candid shots today

Memory snap shots will have to suffice
So too that all surrounding Earthy, clean washed and lingering remembered scent

No “wow” for all the world to exclaim over

But

A simple still moment

Try it

Savour it

Food for the soul

Balm

Savour that moment today because these ever rolling years have wings and stop for none…they run without a pause button

Savour the moment, children, circle of friends, food for the soul, grandchildren, joy, Memories, Memory snaps,  nature versus man made, peace, reflection, reinvigorate, Reliving memories, savour the moment, Sharing,  time to ponder, the Last Rose of summer,  a last scent of summer, little Tykes pedal car, time is fleeting, the passage of time

Time is like a child, it runs

Indeed wings as I found.
This draft was prepared near a year ago and only published now

It was a time of rain

of sand, summer, peace, family, ocean, beach,Heppenheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany

As the Flower of the field, it toils not nor spins…

Cherish each day

Savour the moment, children, circle of friends, food for the soul, grandchildren, joy, Memories, Memory snaps, nature versus man made, peace, reflection, reinvigorate, Reliving memories, savour the moment, Sharing, time to ponder, the Last Rose of summer, a last scent of summer,

A last burst of summer sunshine to gladden the heart

Embrace the seasons and stages of life
Finding joy and beauty where you may

Savour the moment, children, circle of friends, food for the soul, grandchildren, joy, Memories, Memory snaps,  nature versus man made, peace, reflection, reinvigorate, Reliving memories, savour the moment, Sharing,  time to ponder, the Last Rose of summer,  a last scent of summer, little Tykes pedal car, time is fleeting, the passage of time, Autumn

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Finding Beauty in the Broken

Finding beauty in the broken, beauty in brokenness, circle of friends, family, Finding beauty in the broken, how to find inner beauty, How to see inner beauty, kintsugi, Life is a mosaic, Texas, Wellness ,Memories Whilst having a quiet day home today I came upon an interesting article. It made me think. About life, people and things. But let’s take a few steps back some years to when my son and his wife came visiting from Texas. Texas shares it’s border with Mexico, so naturally there is quite a connection […] Continue reading →

Remember

Remember, cancer, peace, help and support for cancer, family support, women and cancer, Today I have just a few little lines on “to remember” From Webster Dictionary re·mem·ber verb : to cause (something) to come back into your mind : to keep (information) in your mind : to not forget (something) Today I remember Those who would love to feel the dew on the grass again To walk […] Continue reading →

Rose of Jericho…a lesson

Rose of Jericho...a lesson, life giving water, gift of love Today I share with you an email received from our son in Texas Mum Thought you’d like this time lapse video of the plant called the Rose of Jericho. With water it goes from a dried up tumbleweed to a beautiful fern over a couple of hours. I watched it and was thinking that people […] Continue reading →

#simple thoughts

#simplethoughts, #simple thoughts, children, circle of friends, family, grandchildren, joy, memories, motivation, motivational, simple living, Thoughts from this day Yesterday the shortest day for us Down Under Today a grey and dismal dawning Yet…Later graced by sun to warm and skies of blue Hearing of dear old friend passing Yet…Remembering about his many deeds and kindnesses Realizing that the years roll on for all, young and old alike One moment […] Continue reading →

#Change

#Change, retirement on a budget, staycation, holiday at home, adventure at home, mini holiday, holiday from home, free holiday from home, high tea at home romantic high tea at home Change… “To make something different. You can cause something to change, or you can bring change upon yourself.”… Google Business Dictionary Change When change is as good as a holiday Dust out those gorgeous china cups and use them more Change enlightens the spirit You are aching for a holiday, a change to the everyday […] Continue reading →

# Networking..Do more than care, help

bulk meat, bulk buy, bulk cooking, country fresh , home cooked meals, roast beef, farm gate, pasture fed, pasture, farm, farmer's market, country, carry a child, family outing, older help the younger, family fun, camping, staycation, team work, many hands The power of networking Sharing, supporting each other, extending oneself, opening new horizons, searching out new ways to help yourself by connecting with another My example of networking came to me randomly as I was reading about the struggles farmers go through. We support a butcher who is I guess is semi rural. When I […] Continue reading →

Starry night in the country

Starry night in the country, stars, night sky, country driving, night driving, fuel economy, earth in space Starry night in the country…and travelling in a fuel efficient car…..we took the small car!…Do you think before you travel? Last night we had to do an unexpected trip down from Sydney to past Goulbourn and back again. We left after work driving into the evening sun and me being the first driver wished that […] Continue reading →