The Wombat In My Cosmos

I’d like to think this cosmos of mine is a delightful eclectic collection of all things me.  I love sharing my thoughts, even those that are a little hard to get into words.  I love sharing my photography and admit I am no expert with a camera – I just love to point and click.  It’s been awhile since I wrote a Haiku, or poem of any kind, but I’ll work at remedying that.  I have been delighted at the response to some of my recipes and found joy in sharing the speeches I write for Toastmasters.

Throughout this journey of sharing that started almost four years ago when Dean and I were about to embark on our trip of a lifetime around Australia, I’ve made many friends within the WordPress blogosphere.  I have often thought it would be delightful to meet some of these fellow bloggers in person.  Alas though, many of them either live overseas or not within a reasonable driving distance.

And then I stumbled across Walking the Wombat.
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Pretty Poinsettias and More

I’ve now not one – not two – but three very pretty Poinsettias and all of them are currently in flower.  I just love the effect the cold weather has on my plants.

Pretty Pink – still blooming and complete with spider

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The Great Bat Reveal

On April 17, 2018, I introduced you to My Black Bat Flower and when I followed that up with an update in Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Bat, I said I could hardly wait for my bat to emerge.  This has finally happened and I have not only one bat to adore, I have two.

This is ‘the’ most amazing plant I have in my garden at the moment, and I show it off to everyone and, much to my delight, they ooh and aah over it like it’s a newborn.  I guess in some way it is, with the first umbel still not quite fully opened.
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Riding the Wheel

Poor Melissa.  When she was little, we had to find ourselves at the very top of the Ferris wheel when it stopped to let passengers on and off to discover she was afraid of heights.  She freaked out and started crying and we did our best to comfort her for the rest of the ride.

We had only just got on and I must admit, it was “THE” longest ride on a Ferris wheel in recorded history.
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My Main Distractor

I love blogging.  Sharing my thoughts and my photos.  Although I know I’m no pro photographer, I do try to take decent shots of the things that interest me and I love sharing them here on my blog.  As for the writing aspect, sitting here typing away is therapeutic, cathartic almost, and I look forward to doing it regularly.

I do get a little despondent when something takes me away from it.  However, that does depend upon ‘what’ that something is and Toastmasters is my main distractor.  But a distraction I am ok with.
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