August 14th: All Seasons

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© irene waters 2017

By the middle of August we are well and truly getting ready for summer. A pool for swimming and cooling off perhaps.

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© irene waters 2017

The wattle is blooming.

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© irene waters 2017

The paperbarks not quite ready to shed their winter skins.

In response to All Seasons

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. Commenced a masters by research in 2014.
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7 Responses to August 14th: All Seasons

  1. A pool for your new home? That will be wonderful.

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  2. jesh stg says:

    Hope they’ll be done with the pool soon so you can make use of it! Wattle (in my country of origin – Holland) we call mimosa – which I love because of it’s fragile texture and its fragrance. Many thanks Irene for your experience and sharing it with All Seasons! These tree barks have an interesting texture. Have a beautiful week:)

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