Summer officially hits Australia on the first of December, yet we are already experiencing days of up to 35c or 95f. The weather promises to be hot and dry this season and for some states such as Victoria this reads the 14th year of drought. One has to feel compassion for those residence, who experienced horrific bush fires last year....goodness only knows what this year might bring. My eldest daughter and family are one hours drive south of me and in view of the Pacific Ocean yet also among tall fuel rendering eucalypts. The smell of smoke and sight of fire is never an accustomed desire.
Our precious water is ever restricted, often saved from bath and kitchen to be recycled onto gardens. Duel flush toilets and special nozzles on shower heads save consumption. Our government subsidised water saving washing machines and home water tanks. Yes, most homes possess their own tanks with or without city water as well. When the kookaburra laughs long and hard around noontime, it signals a weather change. Eyes turn skyward to watch for rain clouds... grey (good) or green (oh no, hail!) .... Run and put the vehicles undercover!!!!
You know, I'd never change a thing about my country, I love it just as crazy as it is.........
"So I'll keep my home among the Gum Trees" ................
And we'll go a "Waltzing Matida" and say "It's alright Mate," when the goin' get's tough.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
A Home Among The Gum Trees
An author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.