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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer snowstorm.

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colours, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Now the men are on the mend I am busily throwing anything that doesn't move in the wash with loads of disinfectant but for  the second year in a row we have so much gum blossom the brick paving below our line is white with fine feathery stamens & feet roll on the myriad of tiny gumnuts scattered like floral stars across the ground.  The bats & white cockatoos have torn whole bunches of gum blossom away from the trees to lie in untidy bunches everywhere we look & like chaff the tiny threads itch at the back of the throat.  Summer is on its way.  The days are getting warmer, the nights nowhere near as cold.
I swept my front path yesterday.  Today I will do under my line.  By tonight it will look like a fall of floral snow has dusted everything again.  Everything has to be well shaken before it can be folded & brought inside.

Anyone else experienceing a floral snowstorm?


Anonymous said...

Yes, we have a tree that drops it's leaves now and is then covered with glorious yellow blossoms...which then drop and stick to all of our washing. Just when it has finished and we think the coast is clear, the mango trees of CQ will fruit and the bats will drop their sticky left overs on the clean wash.

Anonymous said...

oh, it's Ruby calling :-)

Gerry Snape said...

I love those words that you have put together Ganeida. Lovely post. Thankyou!

Julie said...

What a beautiful post.

Even though it's August and a little early, I saw some leaves turned yellow and falling in the breeze the day before yesterday. It's the first sign of autumn I've seen. Within a month our trees will be ablaze with color and then the grass will be covered with the maple leaves as they fall.

I would love to see cockatoos in the wild!


seekingmyLord said...

I am a bit tired of the blazing heat and ready for cooler weather, while you are going in the other direction. It's just...weird.

Ganeida said...

Ruby: are you still having trouble leaving a comment as yourself? I have tweaked & tweaked & I do not know what else to do to pacify Blogger ~ too weird & a right royal pain.

Gerry: thank you. I am over it now. ☺

Julie: I so love the autumn colours ~ but not the cold that follows! Cockatoos are actually very destructive & I'd rather not have them round. I don't encourage their presence.

Seeking, my friend, tis you what's weird, being all upside down & back to front. ;P

Jeanne said...

No, not yet, although a friend was complaining of having his worst hayfever attack ever this morning.

Ganeida said...

Oh Jeanne, we have so much blossom the birds fight all day & the bats squabble all night! It's unbelievable. It's crowded out there. ☺