Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Love Affair...

I have a love affair with Australian native flowers, especially the Bottlebrush that is flowering everywhere at the moment. The delightful specimen above, a Callistemon Viminalis came from the carpark at school (knocked down by the roofracks of a huge 4WD) and is now being appreciated on my linen chest at home. Thanks Mother Nature (and Land Rover) for my gift! P.S. A couple of thoughts for today - "If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen." Henry David Thoreau


"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story." Linda Hogan

Don't forget to take a moment out of your day to smell the flowers and touch your bare feet to the grass. Take a deep breath outdoors and be thankful that we live in such a wonderful part of the world.

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