October in Canberra (Australia) – We scent a change. Spring is so poetic.
It has been six days since Canberra recorded an infection of Covid-19. Canberrans send their best wishes for the gentleman’s recovery. With only one active case in my small city, my attention has turned to living.
It has been a relatively wet and stormy month in the national capital – the wettest October in 44 years. On those days when the sun shone, I focused on my garden and on my mosaic projects. For these reasons, and due to magpie hazards, I have had little time for exploration, but it being spring, there are always flowers, and wouldn’t you know, not one rainy day photo in sight. Here’s October.
From The Wellspring
Days stretch longer in hope renewed
to light upon fragrant petals wrapped in honeydew
and I am duty bound to raise this goblet to my sweet lips.
Gulp the scent of spring
pulled from the depths of cold storage.
Before day is done.
Darkness pools inside my veins and oxygenates.
Offers softest caress from the universe –
so gentle, so profound, so innocent of malice or greed.
while perfume swirls in sweet rebuke for time wasted.
Before darkness fades. discovery.
We sense a change – that day when we can welcome home
faraway family and friends.
And for my Victorian friends,
a reminder of that commitment uttered.
“Not on my shift [more Covid deaths].”
This is my response to the Changing Seasons – October 2020 photo challenge, the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – What A Treat, and my Friday song day. My song choice is a nod to the rainy days we have been having lately and also the loneliness that many have been feeling due to being separated from their loved ones during the pandemic. Finally, I want to send my heartfelt congratulations to my countrymen in Victoria who have worked so tirelessly to bring their Covid daily infection numbers back to single digits. Hooray. Sing it with me.
Take care, everyone. Stay safe, stay sane and stay kind.
PS. I have more photos of the magpie chicks to come later.