Thursday, August 28, 2014

Australia's Vineyards and Olive Groves

Barossa Valley Vineyards- South Australia/Hunter Valley Vineyards-New South Wales/Margaret River Vineyards- Western Australia/ Celebrating the Olive Harvest- Victoria

Some images from Australia's beautiful wine growing regions and olive groves which produce world class wines, olives and olive oil.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014

I will not forget you ...

Now that your words fall silent
And I can no longer feel you near
I still look for you, searching
At the edge of my world
In the spaces of time
In the soft colours of dusk
Beneath star filled skies
Hoping to find something of you
Something that once was…
I hear echoes of your words
In the haze of memories
And wonder why
You have left me here, alone
Lost in this confusion of silence
And sadness
I do not understand you.
I will not forget you
As you have so easily forgotten me…

Prose - Dianne Dawes ...
For C.B.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Anonymous Comments

Due to an unprecedented number of Anonymous Spam comments I have been receiving recently, approximately 100 per day, I shall be removing the Anonymous option from my comments in the very near future. There are only one or two people who use this option for commenting and now one of those people doesn't comment at all so I don't feel the need to keep this feature any more. Sorry Neil, I will miss your sweet poems and C.B. I am sure you will understand.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Such Sadness Befalls Me ...

Words of love
Where tears have fallen
Wasted words
For they are ignored
Paper bubbles
And my words are blurred
I pour out my heart,
But I am never heard...

Poem - Dianne Dawes ... ♥ 
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Monday, August 4, 2014

Say Something ...

Save one last thought for me
Before you walk away
Say one last word to me
Before you say goodbye
In this material world of coldness
And its superficial ways
Spare a thought for me
A true friend is hard to find
Has nothing we have shared?
Ever meant one thing to you
Is my friendship so meaningless?
You could so easily let it go
Are my feelings so worthless?
You would crush them so
Too much time has passed
Since your last words to me
Each morning I look for you
In the first light of the day
But you are not there
My heart fills with sadness
Disappointment and despair
So save one last thought for me
Before you say goodbye
Say something, please
Give me one reason to stay…

Prose - Dianne Dawes ... ♥
For C.B.
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Dear C.B. The Internet is a vast space but even so I found your new blog completely by accident, unaware at first that it was yours. I wasn't searching for you, I found a familiar image. Sorry, I did not wish to disturb your privacy. Don't concern yourself, I will not leave any comments there to embarrass you; after all you did not invite me to become one of your followers or tell me of the existence of your new blog. You obviously did not wish me to know about this blog for your own reasons. Its theme is completely different to the blogs you have had before. I do enjoy your writing, it is always interesting and I have enjoyed your photographs. I am "heart" as you have said and also a gentle person, I have made myself look foolish and humiliated myself by writing this poem. I should not have to plead with you in a poem to write to me or comment but since I have no other option I hoped you might read this. I thought you were my friend and I cannot understand your recent silence, you have been most kind and attentive to me until recently. I do hope that you are in good health and spirits? Not that long ago you asked me to write poems for you and I have. You also said I must have faith in you and I did but since you do not visit any more or leave a poem or comment, I have concluded that you do not wish to be my friend anymore. You leave me wondering, is there a reason? If so please tell me why. Your absence makes me very sad as I have enjoyed our communications over all of these past years, we have shared so much, you have enriched my life in so many ways. Enjoy your adventures in Italy and take care. Your friend, Dianne.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Winter's Fragrance

Sweet is the fragrance
Which scents the air
Exotic and tropical
Its perfume beguiles
My thoughts are carried
To warmer climes
Belying the chill
Of a Winter’s afternoon…

Prose - Dianne Dawes ...♥ 

These photographs were taken in my garden this afternoon. They are the creamy-white blossoms of Michelia Doltsopa “Silver Cloud”, a compact form of the Michelia genus and also a member of the Magnolia family. The shrub is evergreen, flowering profusely from late Winter to early Spring. The flowers have a delicate tropical, lemon scent; the wood is also fragrant. Please enlarge the images.