Floral Friday

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Into the yellow

cone of nectar bees and ants

clamber, drink; pleasure



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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7 Responses to Floral Friday

  1. Oh Yes!! Flowers! am needing yet another fix 🙂


  2. M. R. says:

    Absolutely bee-yoo-ti-ful, Irene! And I do not say that simply because they’re Aussies, either! But it’s terrific for you to be showing the rest of ’em some of our lovely gum-blossoms! Goodonyer!


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  4. I love thiese blossoms. Are they from a swamp mahogany?


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