Life can be a bitch… and then it’s not… and then it is again… and… oh… wait… no it’s not again… all clear… as you were.
And so are the days of our… damn, that ship has already sailed. Can’t use that one.
So hello there from the front veranda where I’m coming to you today sharing my exciting, exuberant life and musings ( raises one eyebrow). Check photographic evidence at top of post.
I was around the back veranda where the cooler breeze was blowing on this muggy first day of March but, neighbours (again, raises one eyebrow). It’s not all bad – I just may catch a glimpse of the fairy wrens who have been frequenting the little birdbath in the flourishing front garden bed. I can’t believe how much this garden has grown.
From time to time I have heard the little wrens flitting about under the gum trees over the fence but they were quite elusive. I did have a little weep when I first saw them in our garden enjoying the cool water and the protection the small shrubbery gave them. I so miss the darling little family of wrens we had at our old home.
For some technological, totally bewildering and beyond my depth of intelligence reason you, dear long time reader/sufferer of my musings, have not been receiving my very important emails notifying you when I have published a new post.
I know?! Crushing!
Don’t fret, you haven’t missed much. I only posted three blog posts last year. You know what it likes when you want to do something so desperately and then when you make time to sit down and do it your brain switches off? Happens to me ALL. THE. TIME. Mostly when I head in the direction of the desk that holds paperwork and filing… that’s another story.
I’m not going to apologise for being absent because upon reading back through my blog I seem to apologise A LOT for not being consistent at turning up here. It got very old very quickly for me so can only imagine it gets old quickly for you too.
Instead I’ll just say…
“Hi, thanks for sticking around! Here’s some things I’d like to share with you!”
A few weeks ago I was honoured to take part in the amazing “Women of Courage” series over on Denyse Whelan Blogs. Denyse is a lovely caring soul and fellow cancer survivor. If you’d like to check out Denyse’s blog and my post in the series you can do that here.
If you do nothing else today other than head on over and follow @rust_emporium on Instagram and Facebook you’ll have done yourself THE biggest favour you’ll thank yourself for again and again.
And suddenly, there it was. All those times she’d felt hidden eyes upon her, the quick flickers of movement half seen, the searching, the knowing, that there was another layer of this magical place she hadn’t yet explored. Finally, hidden in plain sight, that little secret door into another realm had revealed itself. Now, how to fit through there? Alice would have simply nibbled a mushroom and shrunk to size. There were certainly plenty of mushrooms to be had, but she suspected Lewis Carroll had been partaking of certain fungi himself and this was, after all, no fairytale, this was real life….
This morning we roamed the forest in the half light of dawn, watching the wombats frolick on the hillside as the moon waved farewell and the dawn’s tendrils reached through the trees. There was a strange light this morning, as though a gossamer web hung between this world and the next. A strange light that I couldn’t capture. Maybe the light of those shifting worlds can only be seen by the minds eye, maybe it’s reserved for those that venture out in the camanhaich. Let me know, if you roam with the dawn, if you too glimpse those hidden paths….and have you ever followed them? .
Told ya didn’t I. This last one is one of my very favourites. (Pics and words by @rust_imporium) What a wordsmith. I just love her magical posts that transport me to another place and time and leave me in a state of such wonder. So gifted.
Nadine curates collections of antique and vintage wares (as stated in her profile) selling online and at the @dargo.store Dargo. She hopes to be operating out of her new shed/shop from home in beautiful Briagolong very soon. She also enjoys wandering through the local forest with her dogs and shares her gorgeous pics and wondrous words with her followers. Soooo pleased you share Nadine.
It’s no secret that I love the writing of Mrs Woog from Woogsworld. Recently she decided to send off a very funny and brilliant email pitch to some editors of “Impressive Online News Sites” (her words) whom may be in need of her very witty freelance writing and wordsmith skills. Mrs Woog shared that email on her blog with her readers and it is hilarious. You can read it here. (And yes, she did hear back from some prospects – I did comment that if they didn’t hire her after that pitch they don’t deserve her).
And finally, before I escape the escalating heat to lay under a ceiling fan in my yellow polka-dot bikini (laughs hysterically), because I have not spied one fairy wren so far, here are some links to a few posts you may have missed from me that may help to explain why life has been a bitch… and then not.
Sandra ? Xx
(And thanks to Shauna Round the Corner who I drew inspiration from today. May it help to know that you are not alone, my bloggy friend, when it comes to owing some special people a blog post… or three ? )
Linking with #lifethisweek at Denyse Whelan Blogs Pop on over and discover some great blogs joining the link up.