Sometimes I get tired of my own voice – which is silly because I’ve tried to spare you every little thought that passes through my mind 🙂 . So I thought I would share another blog I came across recently – Shared Space, Musings of a Dawn Bird. There is a calmness in it that really speaks to me. I guess I’m just a country girl at heart. Enjoy.
I’ve just returned from my last trip to Kalgoorlie for the year. The two days went fast. Too fast. As I’m booked back-to-back on these trips, I always ‘escape’ to the Aboreteum during my lunch break. I love my time with the gum trees and birds.
The gum flowers blossom on straggly trees, their boughs droop with leaves, nuts and flowers. They are ordinary to the naked eye. I know this because I have ignored them for as long as I can remember. But, in the absence of other things that catch my eye, Kalgoorlie has introduced me to the beauty of these flowers, and, the perfume of eucalyptus.
The gum nuts are hard, and each frosted nut, perfection-in-waiting.
Evenly sliced around the crown, the flowers frill into bloom.
Delicate and fragile, the bees and birds lead my lens to them.
Some resemble a lashed eye.
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