Being inspired

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115: Inspiration

Have a listen to a bit of Aussie music while you have a read

Inspiration. What inspires me? Who inspires me? The list of bloggers who inspire is far to long to list and I am afraid I would leave someone out which would be unforgivable. Probably if you are reading this YOU are an inspiration either with your wonderful photos (whose ideas I might steal every now and then) or incredible your poetry and words.

With what I do in the shed, my inspiration has to be my Grandfathers and Father who gave me the innate skills to use tools

This is the first shed I built to do stuff in.

Music has always been part of my life inspired by my Mother who played piano and encouraged me to pick up a guitar. I have lots of music and mostly always have music playing.

A few of my CD’s

Me in the foreground playing with my mate Steve at a dance I think

I still have that guitar in the above photo

Probably my early life in Scouts gave me a love of the Australian bush and our environment. I became part of the solution and still do my part to try and make our world a better place. Landcare is a wonderful way to help others.

An Australian poet Nan Whitcomb who wrote The Thoughts of Nanushka, inspired my poetry. My Mum saw her on TV and told me about her while shelling the peas in the kitchen when I got home from work.

’tis early

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Early

A song to listen while reading. It is the early song from my early life

Awaken
my love
the sun has
tried to
break through.
The distance
shrouded
trees appear
await
bird song.
I am
the mist
ready
to envelop
your senses.
Awaken
my love
love
has broken
through.
The mist
has risen
my body
awaits
gentle touch.
Awaken
my love
’tis early.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Awaken

Making faces

The Weekend Challenge: The Face

So many
objects
have a face.
Do you
see them
walking
through the shops.
I do
they are
making faces
they are there
inanimate faces
they are always looking
waiting
for you
making faces.

Smug tree

Ghostly water

Skeleton tree

An unfortunately named Jap Pumpkin *why

The goofy slippers


The shocked incense burner

Bully

He said,
all we did
was come to taste
the nectar,
my friend
and I.

His friend said,
we flew in
when we saw
delicious flowers,
my friend
and I

They flew
onto my grevillea
coloured clowns
so I pecked
his head
I’m not a bully

Now it’s time
for a fly away
leave my flowers
just go,
his friend
and him

Online

Fandango’s FOWC: Online

Hello
can you hear me
I am calling
to say
I love you
online
Hello
can you hear me
are you there
I am here
online
Hello
can you hear me
we are far apart
but I can
feel you
online
Hello
can you hear me
I feel your heart
beating
online
Hello
can you hear me
I am calling
to say
I love you
online

Sparkles like diamonds

Jez’s Water Water Everywhere #43

The dam in the distance
in the early morning sun
ducks cruising along
swimming for fun.

Long green grass
on the edge of the dam
provides enough food
for cattle, sheep and a lamb.

Overhead Egrets and Ibis
wheel about in the sky
ready to descend to feed
in the grass nearby.

Sparkles and shimmer
from way over there
thinking of course
of water water everywhere.