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Message in a Leaf

Leaf, play, sense of adventure, simple living, #considerthelilly, #momentintime

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

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Apple blossom finally bursting from its tight winter coat now in October

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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

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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

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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

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Then that very night
Photographed under mean kitchen lights
A fluke of a picture

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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.

May your week be Blessed

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Glamping … A new camping

Glamping...the new camping, pretend play, children, family time, grandmother, Imagination, imagination play, joy, make do, make time to play with children, Memories, play, raise a child, reconnect with children, camping with children, chill time, quiet time for children, play tent for one, visiting Grandparents, how to keep young being a grandparent , easy fun with grandchildren, frangipani tree, frangipani Glamping. A child’s perspective … We have fun glamping We have the glamping tents up lots It’s real cool Raining or sunny They are so much fun A place to chill Or pretend, ‘specially us boy cousins That’s the very “bestest fun” All you need are sheets and cushions LOTS Grandma always has heaps for […] Continue reading →

Autumn makes for memories

Autumn makes for memories, beach, sand, ocean, holidays, children , laughter, family Memories flitting through my brain as I do my pile of ironing this beautiful autumn morning, like moving grains of sand on a beach. There one moment then gone. Like life, fleeting. Little boy’s words….in tunnel driving to airport with two and a half year old little boy in back seat saying over and over […] Continue reading →

Thankful for these days

Thankful for these things, red roses, cheaper from Aldi 5 Random Things I am thankful for this day 1..Summer Fun and memories 2..Cool days a coming 3..New lavender buds-love them 4..Comfort food for a cool morning 5..Observations from being with little boys 1..Thankful for the lovely family and friend times we shared outdoors during our summer here in Australia. Summer fun, Beach fun, picnic […] Continue reading →

Wanting won’t get you there

Wanting won't get you there, study, nook, writing corner, inspiration “Want” So easy to say and yet so hard to get there. Sitting at my desk, one of my inspiration corners. …behind the story. I went for a walk yesterday to give out some leaflets in mail boxes in a suburb some distance away. Being a hot day I dreaded it but got on with […] Continue reading →

Fun times and teach the children

Fun Times and Teach the Children Driving to the hairdresser early this morning I had to remind myself that we now have a new school opened in a local street. Note to self was “watch out for the low speed zone” whereas for the last 20 something years we just drove without thinking… …and so my mind wandered…. It happens again, […] Continue reading →

Imagine this

Refreshing water on grass Hallo Word picture written on a Thursday 5th December 2013:- Sights and sounds of summer yesterday… A hot still blue sky Cicadas chirping, um screeching Missing the hiss of a sprinkler ….old fashioned sound from my youth …no water restrictions ….Children’s hysterical laughter as they run and play, chase and scream under the sprinkler’s rainbow […] Continue reading →

Family fun the simple way

Joy Silhouette of memories Photo{hotblack at} Utter joy is a small child running just for the fun of it with glee painted on his face. Even better when cousins join in and the lead child keeps running, looking back and laughing. Grandma watching and bracing for the inevitable falling over or crashing into a tree. […] Continue reading →