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My secret joy

 

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The Secret Joy

Face to face with the sunflower,
Cheek to cheek with the rose,
We follow a secret highway
Hardly a traveller knows.
The gold that lies in the folded bloom
Is all our wealth;
We eat of the heart of the forest
With innocent stealth.
We know the ancient roads
In the leaf of a nettle,
And bathe in the blue profound
Of a speedwell petal.                           Mary Webb

 

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, may your weekend be filled with joy, and thank you to Jo Bakas for these glorious pics of this year’s Floriade Festival in Canberra.

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5 comments on “My secret joy

  1. Eliza Waters
    September 25, 2015

    Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots of spring. They are a treat!

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    • debhuntwasinbrokenhill
      September 25, 2015

      Thanks Eliza, hope you’re enjoying autumn on your patch of paradise.

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      • Eliza Waters
        September 25, 2015

        I am, thanks, fall in New England is pretty, but I wish it wasn’t such a long wait until it is spring again! 😉

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  2. monsoonwendy
    September 25, 2015

    Maybe next year you can come down and stay with us for Floriade! Enjoy the alternative! W xx

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  3. debhuntwasinbrokenhill
    September 25, 2015

    I’d love to, thanks for the invite!! Am watching the rain fall in Sydney, hoping some of it might end up in Broken Hill x

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I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.

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