Nature

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Still, lilly leaves float

in cloud reflected water

my mind calms: all quiet

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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16 Responses to Nature

  1. pommepal says:

    That is an interesting photo Irene it almost looks like moonlight but the sky is definitely a day time sky

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  2. Lovely capture–the light bringing a silver glow to the lily pads. Along with your poem you’ve shown in your image some effects of nature. Happy Phoneography Monday.

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  4. Lovely, Irene, both photo and haiku. Nature calms me, too.

    janet

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  5. Love the light on this Irene, and thank you for the ping back too 😀

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  6. FireBonnet says:

    I was wondering about the light as well, earlier morning makes sense. I like the cloud reflections hiding among the lily pads.

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  7. Amar Naik says:

    wow. it is beautiful

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  8. It is the good thing about having a dog – you find all these incredibly beautiful places on the days we go on an exploring walk.

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