Textured turtle: Tuesdays of Texture


© irene waters 2018

Hides in grass

dressed as grass

A home and garden in one


A commensal relationship

He doesn’t care

He’s happy letting his garden grow in the sun

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 Textured turtle: Tuesdays of Texture

  1. A garden on his roof!

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  2. Val says:

    I love both your poem and your photo – what a nice turtle!


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  4. Charli Mills says:

    What a cool shot! I’ve not seen a turtle wearing moss before!

    Liked by 1 person

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