Thursday, August 31, 2006

Balmy Summery Day - Coastal Scenes




An early taste of summer?
It was balmy today, as if time
had shifted to the tropics,
and winter was suddenly over.
The air is sweet with blossoms
and fruits, now, a heady time of
year. Memory of the dark
at once forgotten.
copyright Imogen Crest 2006.


Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Spring is in the Air

I love Spring
I love the buds on all in the garden plants and in
the parks the Poplars .
Their new shoots like green arrows
They seem to be stretching toward the sky
to salute the changes in their limbs.

My park has Lombardy Poplars,
planted there in 1928
Over many years they have been pruned
Badly ,very badly,quite disastrous pruning
And as my frind Angie and I walked this morning
They were there again " Those Abourists"

We tried to keep calm ,we tried to be pleasant
we tried not to sound know-alls we really did try
2 young men names on their overalls COPP. Arbourist
Mark F. and Dwayne E.
We asked the question.....WHY are you cutting off those branches now at this time of the year
Their answer " They are across the path they might fall on someone:" The council can be sued for millions.
These trees are meant to have cascading limbs

We advised them that a meeting on the 20th of September
with the MAYOR of the City of Port Phillip and we concerned residents
was to ratify the Heritage Listing of the Park and the TREES as well
They knew nothing of this meeting ,they had not heard of it from
their supervisor who would also be at that meeting.

They then left the park after Angie had quoted where these(Using the Botanical name)
trees come from,and that they are not even in the Heritage listed Melbourne Botanical Gardens.
I came home and opened up my computer
Sent them an email as to the details of the meeting on the 20th
Perhaps I should not have done this ,going over the head of their boss
But too late its done
Lois you are sometimes,perhaps,only perhaps
HOT HEADED.....
Think Girl,think before acting emotionally.

I open up Imogen's site at the Hermitage
and look at her beautiful photos
and I am calmed
Do these 2 young men see trees in the same way
I doubt it...but I am open to my mind being changed

Lois (Muse of the Sea)31st August 2006.

Spring Maiden

In Spring she
is white,
dusting off
the dark,
resplendent
in pale
finery.
copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Going Green

Glowing, going green
a hedge in the sun,
surfacing, rising,
coming out.
Bright to the eyes,
after the dark earth,
the sun warms
the green and it
glows.
copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Black Wood Light


copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Persephone's Seeds

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Eve's Apple

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Adam's Life

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Rich Bounty


copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Shower of Stars

I saw a shower of stars,
in the sky and on
the earth.
I saw a shower of stars,
expertly placed,
and artistically worked,
and they were
just so.
No hand had made
them so,
they were expertly
placed.
There was a shower
of stars in the
sky and on
the earth, no
human hand had made.
copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Hope

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Faerie Traveller

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Early Spring Stars

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Early Rainbow Spring

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Peppercorn Dream

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Cypress Pollenation

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Early Spring Sky

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cross Over

Prompted because of a post of mine on 'the other blog',
I searched on the phrase 'how to do' and found this ...

Work of the Trees

The children came to dance beneath the trees,
to laugh and tumble in the rusting leaves,
and learn of simple life by Nature's touch.

Then they grew tall, broad and long of hair,
And knowledge was seized like a stolen pear
while the wisdom of flowers was trampled.

As men and women they forgot to sing,
of such natural truths that wonders bring,
and their spirits withered in sad decay.

Yet some still heard the laughing leaves of dawn
and became shaman, wizard, seer and crone,
and rekindled the spark of innocence.

They live where what was, is what now will be,
nurturing powers drawn from memory,
for within yourself is rebirthing Light.

Living challenge will dictate 'what to do',
but 'how to do' must be found within you,
each by each to wonder where ever when.

faucon

Monday, August 14, 2006

Daphne & Wattle Bird Spring


copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Woodland Snowdrops

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Light Jonquils

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Postcards From Cyberia




Just because Imogen has decided to take a working holiday in Cyberia at the new Hermitage Villa does not mean she will be abandoning Lemuria. No, there will still be things happening here, as nature never stops. These postcards are taken of a wonderful place in Cyberia, found while Imogen was out exploring. This place changes colours, according to dreams. It is called the "Villa of Dreams", after all.
copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

He found it!


In 1964 my brother and I took a trip to Yosemite National Park. Half Dome you may recognize. The other formation is 'Old Man' -- many miles away and more than 2,000 feet above the valley floor. That is my brother sitting there --

I took this -- just because we could.

Never more!

faucon

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Earth Fires

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sepia Gums



copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Italiano Spring

Everything is covered in
sugar, sweet-like
bee-honey,
sugared almond colours,
like bonbons on every
tree.
Edible magnolias,
dainty pink
blossoms,
Italiano Spring
is good enough
to eat.
copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Pink Icing Spring


copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Sugar Coated Blossoms


copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Fine Porcelain Camellia

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Porcelain Magnolia

The Hermitage Gardens are
blooming with ancient Magnolias.
copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Ancient Magnolia In The Sun

{c. 20 million year old lady}

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Latin Tapestry - Ancient Magnolia

copyright Imogen Crest 2006.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Sunny Italiano


Villa of Memories
copyright Imogen Crest 2006.