On the first day of August
Which now seems light years away
It being the last month of official Winter in Australia.
I was wishfully speeding the approaching Spring on
to valiantly burst out of Winter’s very tight coat
I took a stroll with one of the grandsons
A quick walk before the early winter darkness encroached
Because little boys need to wind down for sleep soon
Hand in hand for a run up the winding path to our little park
Quickly a swing, a slide and another swing
See the street lights are flickering on
Time to run back
But wait, what a find
Usually all finds end up in little hands
Look at this leaf
It is mine
I carefully hold it by the stalk
and selfishly do not give it to my little companion
It is mine
Much too precious to share
Brim full of the essence of life
Then that very night
Photographed under mean kitchen lights
A fluke of a picture
The rivers of life
Days and nights of weather encapsulated in one single leaf
Alone on the path
“I study the leaf veins
they are little streams of life
yearning for the sun
static trees stand sentinel
watching our brief lives go by ” A Poem by Andy Brookes
I sit here now enjoying the afternoon sunshine after this mornings grey gloominess.
The Simple Life.
So easy to find.
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Thank you for visiting my camping blog. You take some beautiful pictures, I shall enjoy visiting your blog.
Cheers – Joolz xx