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Perth Daily Blog: “Seduced by the Yellow”

This week, we paid our bills by selling our wares at the 50th Dowerin Field Day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

A small country town with a normal population of 352,  Dowerin explodes with the event, attracting about 20,000 people  from all around the South West and maybe further.

Held in the middle of nowhere  – actually on the edge of the Australian Wheatbelt,  farmers flock there to check out the latest equipment.

Some fly their planes in, those in the know stay on farms which suddenly transform into B & B’s while others (like us), drive the 150 km there and another 150 km back on small country roads, each of the three days.

The planes are no surprise given that many farms are the size of small European Countries!

My sister-in-law also took the trip (not by plane but enjoyed our Winter countryside) and did a wonderful job of covering the event on her Perth Daily Blog.

Here in Western Australia, tomorrow is officially the first day of our Spring – also the beginning of the Kings Park Spring Festival.   

As the article says, when I first arrived I made a bee-line for the beautiful park overlooking Perth City and the gorgeous Swan River, but it looked very different then and I can’t find the photos… so I’ll share a poem instead.  🙂

 

Sun kissed

 

Like a cobra,

I am coiled

ready to strike

any who dare

limit my growth.

 

Germinating new

species hidden

deep in the earth

waiting to bloom

colored with sun.

 

Tension-ed taut,

fire ravaged, I am

nature harnessed

before springing

back to life.

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2012

 

#FrancesMacaualyForde  #SpringPoems  #KingsParkPerth  #SwanRiver  #Spring  #Nature  #Poetry  #Poems

 

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