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Winter Sun Haībun

January 28, 2014

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Originally posted on Friendly Fairy Tales:
Sometimes life gets away from me. Like the winter sun, the central things I care about seem too distant to keep my focus. I start to pay attention to the cold, the ice, the blocked flow of my life. And yet, through the trees, the sun returns, to remind…

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finding Mary

March 31, 2013

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In January I submitted the review of my studies of the Druidic Bardic grade. It was deemed that I had not done enough work to proceed to the Ovate grade. This was OK. I was telling myself that I was ready but deep down I knew I was not. There was something else bubbling underneath. I’ve always […]

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random thoughts on the elements – fire

January 24, 2013

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Quelled by water, contained by earth, fuelled by air. Every Summer we look to the horizon, alert to the smell of smoke. We track the weather forecasts for hot days, the risk of lightning, the hope of rain, and which direction the winds will come from. We live in a bush fire prone area. Fire is […]

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random thoughts on the elements – water

January 4, 2013

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I live in the mountains, where on a good day the mist rolls in and stays all day. I could sit and watch that mist all day. I could live in the Pacific Northwest of the USA that has a high rainfall. That town of Forks in the Twilight movies where everything grows mossy and […]

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time of ngoonungi

December 28, 2012

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Murrai’yunggory – cool getting warmer (September to October) “The time of the gathering of the flying foxes. A magical time of the year when the flying foxes gather in the darkening skies over D’harawal Lands. They come in from the north-east, the north, the north-west and the west, and swirl over the Sydney area in […]

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time of parra’dowee

December 28, 2012

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Goray’murrai – wet and warm (November to December) “This season begins with the Great Eel Spirit calling his children to him, and the eels which are ready to mate make their way down the rivers and creeks to the ocean. It is the time of the blooming of the Kai’arrewan (Acacia binervia) which announces the […]

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time of wiritjiribin

September 4, 2012

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Tugarah Gunya’marri  – Cold and windy (August) “The lyrebirds’ calls ring out through the bushland as he builds his dancing mounds to attract his potential mates. It is the time of the flowering of the Marrai’uo (Acacia floribunda) which is a sign that the fish are running in the rivers. At the end of this […]

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time of burrugin

August 5, 2012

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Tugarah Tuli – cold, frosty, short days (June to July) “This is the time when the male Burrugin (echidnas) form lines of up to ten as they follow the female through the woodlands in an effort to wear her down and mate with her. It is also the time when the Burringoa (Eucalyptus tereticornis) starts to […]

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random thoughts on the elements – air

June 3, 2012

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I am an air sign (Aquarius). I don’t put much faith in astrology but this I know to be true – I am an air sign. All my life I have strived to be grounded, and failed. Now, I realise that may never happen and I am learning to accept my flightiness, loftiness, and constant need to […]

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time of marrai’gung

May 30, 2012

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Bana’murrai’yung – wet becoming cooler (March to May) “The time of the year when the cries of the Marrai’gang (Quoll) seeking his mate can be heard through the forests and woodlands, and when the lilly pillys ripen on the trees. However, when the lilly pillys start to fall, it is time to mend the old […]

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