Sometimes it feels like an achievement to go on putting one foot in front of the other. Sometimes you need to stop to take in the view.Continue reading “Walking into Autumn”
Thanks to Becky Ross Michael, a glimpse into the U.P. Reader #4 has set off in me a nostalgia for a place I’ve never been: the Upper Peninsular of Michigan.Continue reading “Steaming across the pond”
The September equinox brings with it a change of diary.Continue reading “September equinox: back to page one”
As the Northern Hemisphere leans into spring, I enjoyed this post about autumn in Brisbane so much I chose it for my first ever reblog. Thanks to Gretchen for giving us the tour of the lovely Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.
Thinking locally to me (in Dorset, SW England) a visit to Abbotsbury Sub-tropical gardens might be in order. Curious to know what they have in common and what the differences will be.
What’s March like in your part of the world? Come back and leave a comment!
Coming out of a hot dry summer, March weather is beginning to soften the sky and offer the cooler, more gentle mornings of autumn. There is no definite change of season, just a calmness, almost a feeling of relief after the insistent tropical heat.
Apart from, whack, an insect, there’s something serene and relaxing about strolling through a garden, touching leaves, sniffing flowers, following a creek and hearing the splash of a small waterfall through the trees.
To quote Rudyard Kipling “The Glory of the Garden it shall never pass away!” so…
Here’s what I experienced one lovely morning…
Arriving early at the Brisbane Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, I strolled through a cool, green gully and thought it was strange to be in a capital city yet hear no traffic sounds. I floated along, enjoying the stillness, until my personal calm was shattered when the garden crew came on…
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