Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

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417. Spring

September 10, 2010

30 August 2010 - Mobile Phone Photo

Flowering gum tree in a car park. The end of winter, start of spring, heralded by the arrival of pretty red gum blossoms.

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Thoughts for the day, 23 August: weddings, semi colons and pirates

August 23, 2010

I’ve been thoroughly immersed in homework and trying to maintain a house lately (all those fun motherly things that arise when the family is ill). So much has happened recently that I think my brain has been overloaded.

Things that I’ve been thinking about include:

  • Why isn’t the semi colon key on my PC work as well as normal? It feels a little gritty (just thought of this one right now).
  • Why do I find weddings so emotionally distressing? Don’t get me wrong, on a philosophical, moral and religious sense, I am for weddings. From a sociological sense, I am for traditional rituals as important and significant means of signifying life stages and transformations, marking the movement of time and age. (It probably, dare I admit it, comes down to plain jealousy. I feel so darn insecure when I attend other people’s weddings. It makes me feel like my own wedding was a failure.* I think of all the little details I wish I had paid attention to. Okay, okay – it was heading on for 9 years ago now. Time to get over it, right?)
  • I am studying environmentalism, vegetarianism, food and nutrition sociology and animal rights at the moment. I have lost count of the times I’ve said (as I read the material before me), “I am soooo glad I don’t eat meat.” Purely on the gross-out level. That alone is enough!
  • How will I best go about marking International Talk Like a Pirate Day? [19 September.]
  • I love postgraduate student benefits at uni – like the right to borrow more books. Woo hoo! I have only just reached the conclusion that it is entirely feasible for me to visit one of the nearby campuses of my uni (my home campus is almost 2 hours away) to borrow books. Goody!
  • Spring is in the air. Birds are singing and fruit trees are starting to blossom. Everything smells like wattle flowers. (Sneeze!)

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*My marriage, on the other hand, is not a failure. It’s more like a success-against-difficult-odds testimony. As the marriage is clearly more important than the wedding itself, I guess I should celebrate this.

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395. Yellow Daisy

December 7, 2009

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Photograph, October 2009.

 

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394. Puddle With Gum Leaf

November 30, 2009

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Photograph, October 2009.

Spring, in south eastern Melbourne.

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First Day of Spring – Part 3 – Mobile Phone Photos

September 15, 2009

Let’s see if this gallery thing works….

All photos, 1 September 2009.

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First Day Of Spring – Part 2

September 14, 2009

All photos taken on mobile phone camera, 1 September 2009.

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Can attack! Hehehe I’m sure it fits the garden theme, somehow.

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First Day of Spring 2009 – Part 1

September 11, 2009

First day of Spring (September 1) – some slightly crummy mobile phone photos of the flowers in various gardens around here. 🙂

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