27 December 2013






'Inner peace'








The hungry dahlia.

I don't think the geranium suspects a thing.



25 December 2013






'Someone's in a mood'




23 December 2013







I'm playing with new photo editing software.

Here's Poppy Buzz after a makeover.
Very overdone, but so much fun.

:)



20 December 2013

18 December 2013

17 December 2013

16 December 2013






The new power poles popping up around our area.

Ugly but fascinating.



12 December 2013



Ghostly shapes loom in and out
of the early morning mist

a smothering eerie silence





A dilapidated truck leans
drunkenly
shakes off its hangover

Its throaty roar
arouses
the dawn chorus

First sign of the work ahead





It’s a man’s job

He grasps his metal chain

Each link
holds tight the hopes
of his chainsaw gang




Each felled trunk
sawn down in its prime
hoisted
one by one to safety


As evening draws near

a pile of rounds
aged worn
in fine ringed detail
wait forlornly as the fog rolls in




For another dawn
another day

Open wounds, bleeding sap.


~~~





Words by Amanda Edwards  Images by Niki


We won the November Words/Photo challenge.

Yay! 

:)


9 December 2013



This is my favourite rose.

It is called 'Erotica' and has the most gorgeous smell.

It was raining softly when I took this image yesterday.






Then thunder and lightening boomed and cracked and it bucketed down.

Quite spectacular until the kitchen box window leaked so much that it required several towels to mop it up.






Now the roses are ruined, all droopy and sad.

But everything else is beautiful and refreshed. I love that feeling.

And I'm quite relieved that I'd mowed all the lawns before it happened.





6 December 2013



My peony has lost his petals.






3 December 2013




I made some new friends today.





Chatty bunch ... I couldn't get a word in edgeways.