Life got very busy during July, with judging the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, editing books (one is off to the printer – Yay! and the other is very close!) and dealing with countless other deadlines – but I am now in the middle of two weeks of home-holiday; permission to recharge and refresh. Which isn’t always relaxing, as Wednesday proved. Click on the arrow (right) to see more of my ‘backyard’ – and one of our Aussie charmers.
The video was especially for my PoetryFriday friends. Usually I would holler-and-run … but the thought you might like to see this whopper red-bellied black snake, helped me be brave.
Speaking of Australian animals… Michelle Kogan had some fun reading up on our critters, which she then worked into a gorgeous artwork and delightful poem for me, for Poetry Swap – courtesy of Tabatha Yeatts. There has been a suggestion that animals might have found shelter in wombat burrows during the recent catastrophic bushfires, and whilst we don’t actually know if it’s true, we sure do want to believe it! This story inspired Michelle’s poem, ‘Burrow Sharing’ – and her adorable artwork, which she also sent as a signed print, and a trio of bookmarks.😍
This week we are gathering at Laura’s and Writing the World for Kids. (How appropriate!) I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve all been up to, as the rain lightly falls on my side of the world. I cannot think of better weather to settle in and enjoy PoetryFriday with friends.