Leave of Absence – En Congé / Glory Tree – Cinquain


This is it! No more procrastinating! I’ll be away for some time. Two to three months, I’d say. I need to do some serious decluttering, as you can see.

Enfin, j’ai pris la bonne décision. Un petit congé pour faire le grand nettoyage. Je serai absente deux ou trois mois.

Glory Tree- Cinquain



The corner- Wow!

Tibouchina’s newborn

Purple stars shimmer in glory

And joy

Tibouchina /ˌtɪbuːˈkaɪnə/ is a genus of about 350 species of neotropical plants in the family Melastomataceae. They are trees, shrubs or subshrubs growing 0.5–25 m tall, and are known as glory bushes or glory trees. They are native to rainforests of Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America, especially Brazil.

Happy spring or sweet autumn to you all!

Bon printemps ou douce automne à tout le monde !

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Pink Rose – Haiga


Rose Petal’s Kiss – Haiku

Here’s a link for more on The Haiga: Haiku, Calligraphy, and Painting


“Modern haiga” allows the use of photography, as well as digital or graphic images.


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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Looking Up At Things


Looking Up – Cinquain



The canopy

Of a palm tree, I see,

Looking up, a host of angels



A small plane flying into the picture



Blessings from Heaven ❤



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End of Summer – Cinquain

Today 1st March is the first day of Autumn in Australia.


Murraya or Orange Blossom is now in bloom in my garden.

This evergreen shrub from south-east Asia grows to around 3m (10′) tall. Its genus name commemorates Dr. Johann Murray, an eighteenth-century Swedish botanist. Murrayas, along with such plants as choisya and citrus, belong to the Rutaceae family, which explains why their creamy white flowers smell just like orange blossom. The flowers are produced in abundance in spring then again in late summer or early autumn, but they also tend to appear after heavy rain. The plant has a dense, twiggy habit and glossy, dark green foliage, and makes an excellent privacy screen or hedge. Murrayas grow best in warm climates from Sydney to Perth and areas north. (Burke’s Backyard)

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Your First Love Should Be: Yourself

I’m sharing this inspirational post by Cheryl as I need to work on some aspects of my life. “Start your day with love (not technology)” is one of the headings.


 : We’re so busy waiting for someone to love us that we’ve forgotten about the one person we need to love first—ourselves.

The most important decision of your life, the one that will affect every other decision you make, is the commitment to love and accept yourself. It directly affects the quality of your relationships, your work, your free time, your faith, and your future.

Why, then, is this so difficult to do?

FamilyMaybe you grew up in a large family with many siblings and your origin within the family left you feeling as if you never fit in. It could be you felt your sisters were prettier and had lovelier hair than you, were thinner and taller than you, and you had short fine hair, and were short and curvy, which caused you to feel a bit negative about yourself. Or maybe your siblings were the ones who…

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Australia Day 26 January 2017!



I wrote this poem in 2013, I think, and my Facebook friend Ag Nes created this digital photo.


Citizenship ceremonies will be held all over Australia today. People will celebrate in green parks and on sandy beaches, in pubs and clubs and at home. They’ll put lamb chops, sausages and shrimps on the barbie, delicious Aussie tucker, and keep cool and merry sipping cold Aussie beer or any other Aussie beverage.

My hubby Sasha and I will be celebrating with our feathered friends.


With colourful Rainbow Lorikeets



With Magpies singing praises of this special day.



These two rascals won’t be welcome. The Sulphur-crested Cockatoos were good fun until they decided to help themselves, in our absence, to our outdoor timber furniture.



I’ll let you join the party, Mr Currawong, if you pop in at your hairdresser’s first.



The Laughing Kookaburra is always welcome.


Happy Australia Day to my fellow Australians!

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Martin Luther King, Jr. – Quotes

Inspirational post! Thank you, Cheryl. ❤


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We must accept infinite disappointment but never lose infinite hope.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

The time is always right to do what is right.


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Nominations and Thunderclaps

Please support Anita Stewart, a very fine poet.

Welcome to Avalon

Hello all, readers, minions, assorted others.

Today I come to you on bended knee asking for your support. I have two requests, one for votes and one for social media support of a Thunderclap. Plus, I have a short announcement, so read on to the end.


First, I have good news. My book, Horror Haiku and Other Poems, was nominated in the Preditors & Editors Readers’ Poll in the Poem category. So yay!

This brings me to my first request. I need votes! So I ask you to find a spark of kindness and go check out the poll, and perhaps grant my poor book a vote.

Here’s the page: http://critters.org/predpoll/poem.shtml

One to the next request. My thunderclap.

I’ve mentioned this event before on the site, but the campaign has only 9 days to go, and has stalled. It still has nearly 30 supporters to go to reach its goal…

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O Holy Night

I’m still in Christmas mood, so I’m reblogging this beautiful post by Millie Thom. ❤

Millie Thom

carol-singersI’d intended to include this section in my post about the history of Christmas carols yesterday, but decided against it when I realised I had more to write about than was wise for a single post. In addition, the focus on this carol is very appropriate for today, considering what day it is! Of course, carols like Silent Night and Hark the Herald Angels Sing, While Shepherd’s Watch and several others would also fit the bill, but O Holy Night was on my mind.

So here we are again, enjoying another Christmas Eve. Children everywhere will be getting very excited. What the heck …. I’m excited, and I want to wish everyone in Blogland a really wonderful Christmas.


Now for the serious stuff . . .

I was reading one of Natalie Scarberry’s posts a few days ago on her blog Sacred Touches and on it she’d put a…

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Holy Night – Triolet


Nativity scene at Bridegpoint Shopping Centre, Mosman, Australia

Nativity scene at Bridgepoint Shopping Centre, Mosman, Australia


Holy Night – Triolet

Tonight is the Holy Night
Christ the Saviour born unto us
Blessed is the holy sight
Tonight is the Holy Night
To save our souls he’ll always fight
His healing Love a sacred gift to us
Tonight is the Holy Night
Christ the Saviour born unto us

Merry Christmas, Peace, Love and Joy to you all!

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