Lilly Pilly textures: Tuesday’s of Texture


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017


© irene waters 2017

Succulent pink

Textures vary, soft, crunchy

Luscious, edible


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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6 Responses to Lilly Pilly textures: Tuesday’s of Texture

  1. A lovely poem that compliments the pictures beautifully, Irene.

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  2. Unique and intriguing – but what is it?

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    • OK, I’m a ding bat – Now I get it. Lilly Pilly is what it is! (We don’t have them here. At least I’m unfamiliar with this lovely plant.)

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    • A lilly pilly is an Australian native tree/shrub. It is a bush tucker tree and the pink berries are edible often made into lilly pilly jam. Here at my place they just land on the ground and create a nuisance. My job for this morning is to chop all the berries off. They are sweet so of course the ants love them and make temporary homes in amongst the berries which is also annoying when you walk under them as you get them falling down your shirt front, getting in where they shouldn’t be then when terrified biting hard. The new foliage is a really soft pink so they are a pretty tree well suited to our climate and often used as a hedging tree.

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