Category Archives: PLANT DREAMING DEEP

The older the ginger the hotter the spice.

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The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
H. L. Mencken

foto – bellingen show 2010

Don’t plant pumpkins where they never sprouted. Serbian.

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http://www.oldaussierecipes.com/tartssouflesandpies.htm

Gramma Tart or Pie

Ingredients

1 lb. cooked gramma

Juice and rind of 1 lemon

1 dessertspoon butter

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon sultanas or raisins

1/4 lb. sugar

1/2 lb. rich short crust

Method

Steam or boil gramma in very little water till tender, then strain. Beat with fork till smooth and add other ingredients and mix well. Make rich short crust, roll out and line a tart tin with half. Place prepared mixture in and cover with other half of pastry. Glaze with water and sugar and bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve hot or cold.

Delicious if served hot and covered with hot vanilla custard or serve hot with ice cream melting over the top. Note – Gramma Tart is not made with pumpkin.

foto – pumkpin from raleigh and gramma from ulmarra 2010

In creating, the only hard thing’s to begin; a grass-blade’s no easier to make than an oak. James Russell Lowell

http://www.gardendigest.com/trees.htm

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SILENTLY

I meetYour non-existence

I touch grass

Leaves of trees

A stone

But yearnFor Your touch

Lidija Šimkutė
(born 1942)

http://www.efn.org/~valdas/simkute.html

foto – tree at the towers in ulmarra

The answer to the question, lies in the eyes of the beholder. Because their perspective on life, colours the solution. Rosemary Winters

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Plant not a palm tree in a house

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf05.iii.iii.iv.xxiii.html

foto – palm trees in bilambil ‘09

“A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.” Honore de Balzac.

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WOODEN SHIPS THEY are remembering forests where they grew,The midnight quiet, and the giant dance; And all the murmuring summers that they knew Are haunting still their altered circumstance. Leaves they have lost, and robins in the nest. Tug of the goodly earth denied to ships.

"Ships in harbour"

 

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foto – W.W. JACOBS COLLECTION COLDSTREAM STREET 2009

http://www.readprint.com/author-182/W-W-Jacobs-books

HE WHO WOULD REST, MUST WORK.

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The sleep of the labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. Ecdes, Y, 11.)

foto – lawnmowing in  Ulmarra 09

ROAD BUILT ON HOPE

Boys must not have the ambitious care of men. Nor men the weak anxieties of age.

The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix Containing Proverbs …" 1882.

blinkybill


Origin of Yew Trees being planted in Church Yards. Before the invention of gunpowder, and use of fire-arms, every parish in England was obliged to have yew trees in their church yards, the branches of which were made into bows for the use of the archers ; and to this it is owing that in many of those places we find yew trees still growing ; al- though the use of shooting with bows has long been discontinued in the armies of Europe.

"Curious Antiquities, Or, The Etymology of Many Remarkable Old Sayings, Proverbs, and Singular …"

Breaking the silence Of an ancient pond, A frog jumps in — Plop! Japanese

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An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest:
“If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?”
“No,” said the priest, “not if you did not know.”
“Then why,” asked the Inuit earnestly, “did you tell me?”
Annie Dillard, from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

FOTO – NEVER NEVER CREEK AT GLENIFFER VIA BELLINGEN 2008

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Try MACPHERSON, Robert
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia born 1937

Al Neuharth The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective.

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Mountains inspire awe in any human person who has a soul. They remind us of our frailty, our unimportance, of the briefness of our span upon this earth. They touch the heavens, and sail serenely at an altitude beyond even the imaginings of a mere mortal.

Elizabeth Aston. The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005

FOTO – MT WArning from TERRANORA RESORT BILAMBIL

There’s a snake lurking in the grass. Virgil

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EXTRACT FROM 
SINGING THE SNAKE
(A poem of Ayers Rock)
Take time to look, look again -
feel the land through your feet;
the Snake will not harm those
who show the proper respect.
Those who rush in must be strangers.

"It will attack strangers."
http://www.geocities.com/stoneking31/snake.html
FOTO - SNAKE IN WEE GARDEN BILAMBIL COTTAGE 2006

A dead elephant cannot be covered by a lotus leaf. THAI.

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Extract from the Song Cycle of the Moon Bone

The Evening Star goes down across the camp, among the white gum trees …

Far away, in these places near Milingimbi

Goes down among the Ngurulwulu people, towards the camp and the gum trees,

At the place of the Crocodiles, and of the Evening Star, away towards Milingimbi …

The Evening Star is going down, the Lotus Flower is on its stalk …

Going down among all those western clans …

It brushes the heads of the uncircumcised people …

Sinking down in the sky, that Evening Star, the Lotus …

Shining down on the foreheads of all those Sandfly people …

It sinks there into the place of the white gum trees, at Milingimbi.

Sung by the Wonguri-Mandjigai people, translated by Ronald M. Bernd

http://archives.univ-lyon2.fr/112/1/10_a_Australian_Poems_toward_Reconciliation.pdf

FOTO – BRISBANE BOTANICAL GARDENS. LOTUS GARDEN 2007

“Persons living entirely on vegetables are seldom of a plump and succulent habit.” William Cullen (1710-1790), Scottish physician & professor.

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The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
because they go to the garden for their meals.

http://www.moplants.com/

FOTO -MOB’S VEGIES IN ARMIDALE IN A GREEN PLASTIC BASKET.

I am of the east-coast country; Not from the great cities that play Faust, With flats for souls. VAL VALLIS.

AFRAME

But my daughter… said, “Tell them about how you’re never really a whole person if you remain silent, because there is always that one little piece inside you that wants to be spoken out, and if you keep ignoring it, it gets madder and madder and hotter and hotter, and if you don’t speak it out one day it will just up and punch you in the mouth from the inside.”

Audre Lorde in Sister Outsider

FOTO –FOR ZARA HABLETHWAITE. A FRAME AT THE END OF URUNGA. WITH BARINA.

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning. Cyril Connolly.

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I can remember walking as a child. It was not customary to say you were fatigued. It was customary to complete the goal of the expedition.
Katherine Hepburn

FOTO – MORRIS STREET PADDINGTON BRISBANE 2007

“We’ve heard that beyond the next mountain where men have never gone before there is an even yet wider valley and more abundant water."

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MTC CRONIN

SEVEN MYSTERIOUS SONGS VI
AUTHORSHIP

Mountains, valleys, rivers merge
The land hides itself
in landscape
The day’s form buried in my eye
like a grandmother in her coffin

FOTO – BILAMBIL VALLEY 2009