Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #6 – Time

my poem about time

Here's my latest poem for this week's Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   Sweet friend of time No need to be frantic Dream soar play love life and watch over me This week I had fun using the Original magnetic poetry kit. I try to use different sets each week as it …

Keeping it local – Weekly Photo Challenge

Blue and green

Local = Put your money where your house is Local is the prompt for this week's photo challenge and Jen H asks us to share what “local” means to us, and show where our heart is. “Home” is more than where we sleep at night. It is a place that is familiar and comforting, and it gives us …

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #5 – Awesome

I'm happy to present my latest poem for this week's Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   This week I have had fun using the Geek magnetic poetry kit to create this little gem! Go ahead, click the link and start creating for yourself, it doesn't cost anything but be aware …

H2O experiment – Weekly Photo Challenge

Water, water everywhere. I have had just about enough of water, as I have mentioned in my last few posts. I don't mean to whinge but it has been a very wet spring with our annual rainfall usually 985mm a year. So far this year we are already well over 1200mm with almost 3 months of the year …

Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge #4 – Life

  I'm happy to present my latest poem for this week's Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge, joining in with others at Specks and Fragments.   This link will take you to a weekly wrap-up of all contributors - there are some very talented people out there!! I was born to explore this magic universe to devour life never let …

Wordless Wednesday – demise of the bendy tree

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday  On this very spot used to stand my favourite tree, 'bendy tree' which I would silently greet every time I went out for a walk.  Today on my walk this pile of newly harvested trees was in its place.  The thing is that my bendy tree was a gum tree, not a pine …

Magnetic poem #3 – Longing for summer

I am just about over the coldest wettest winter in years and the seemingly constant spring showers.  I know this statement could be classed as blasphemous in some areas and I apologise for being so heartless. But I'm longing for some real warmth, some bright sunshine, some lightness - so when I saw the collection …

Magnetic poem #2 – The waterfall

Water tumbling down near Tumbarumba at Paddy's River Falls

Today's poem was inspired by a magnificent waterfall, Paddy's River Falls, which is very close to our little town of Tumbarumba (in New South Wales, Australia). I've matched my waterfall poem with some photos and video just so you can share my delight. My sister and her husband came for a visit over the weekend, on a …

Magnetic poem #1

I found this magnetic poetry challenge on the home of the elusive trope's  Specks and Fragments blog and promptly read the guidelines  as it intrigued me.  I discovered that it was quite an addictive and fun way to while away a few hours on a Sunday evening. What's it about? It's a fun activity where you …

Therapy via Instagram

Therapy comes in many forms The last few weeks haven't been much fun for our family.  I won't go into details, suffice to say it's been hard. But I have learnt that therapy comes in many ways - one of mine happens to be Instagram. Despite what's been happening I like to think that I'm …

Shock and grief – two years on

Cliff, Carol and Grant

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die  I wrote this piece two years ago but it is still so relevant that I can't think of any reason to change a thing.  We all miss Cliff and there are still times I forget that he's not here anymore.   One thing I …

Run Melbourne

The Run Melbourne event and I don’t have a good history.  I first entered the event in 2014 and was excited as I’d been in training for many months.  I raised funds beforehand for Parkinson's Disease as my father suffers from this insidious disease and was proud to help out in this way. Tragically my …

Contemplation – Week 14: Challenges

Run quote

Hello! I really enjoy Desleyjane's weekly contemplation posts as they make me think about things - which I suppose is what contemplation is all about!  Each week desleyjane gives us a prompt from her journal and this week it is: What challenge did you overcome today? I admit to feeling very challenged lately, about all …

Contemplation – Week 13: Mood

Hello readers I have to say that I've had the nicest weekend!  It helps that today was a Public Holiday for the Queen's birthday (thanks Queenie) and it also helps that we went away for the weekend and had some fun. I must admit that it was with surprise I saw Desleyjane's contemplation post pop …