Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Music of Memory and Dreams

March Nighttime at my lake in the Adelaide foothills, South Australia, 2011

Music by Vassil Tsabropoulos

In Memory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei2TmmZnoPw

Gift of Dreams http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-2cqeVzREM&

(blogspot is being naughty..please cut and paste if these links don't take you to the music)

March late gloaming at my lake in the Adelaide foothills, South Australia, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

A sampling of words

View from our place

From time to time my creative juices flow a different direction, away from making art to writing poetry and short stories. Here's a sampling, I don't suggest they're professionally written on any level

From the earth I stand

Absorbed in a blue-tinged moon


she wanted silhouettes to capture a calm night

mystery still quietly existed while everyone slept

growing tired of the slime of the camouflaged drain

when will they let their bad dream down


got my universal love

cried my tears of compassion

but they ain't got no power

As Winter passes the turquoise grows deeper

There are sprigs of sapling green and the scarlet of petals

The ocean is deep and dark in places

Just hold me and run with me

So we can begin

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Last weekend we enjoyed a gorgeous picnic in the Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens. Mt Lofty is our highest "mountain" in our state and really the only place that receives more than a very rare sprinkling of snow sometimes in winter. So it's cooler up there than elsewhere around and more suited to the growth of European gardens. The Gardens include beautiful eucalypts but there is also a rose garden, conifer garden, camelia garden and other areas.

We set our picnic rug up in the conifers area. The ground was cool and despite the heat of the day the air was cool t
here too.

We unpacked our curried egg and lettuce sandwiches made with homemade bread. It didn't take long for the local Bandicoots to scurry into the scene. These little creatures are native animals but they like living there under the bushes. They move a bit like a rabbit...

This was a small family picnic. I've had many picnics there before. Picnics alone and also romantic champagne picnics. The sweet Bandicoots are always there to keep us company.

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