Friday, 14 August 2015

What I wanted to tell you last night.......

I wanted to share this with you last night but couldn't write it as the phone was ruining the light and my special time but it was so strong in my mind I wrote this when I came back in..........thought about it over night and decided I did want to share it with you.........
​Last light....
the sun is gone............
it's the last light of the day............
a magical time..........
perfectly still......
not a breeze.....it's been breezy all day...........
the silhouette of the trees to the west...............
​the squawk of a cookatoo and a couple of gulars........
the last birds to settle for the night.......
slowly the stars are starting to appear...............
the silence is amazing.............
the fire flickers..........
a dog barks.............
I can hear the ducks on the water at the dam.............
slowly getting darker..............
a lamb bleats...........
I spot a satellite in the sky........they move so quickly........
every time i look up I see more stars........
​the milky way is starting to show up.............
i stoke up the fire.........
move a few branches round to get some ends going..........
the dogs are barking again...........
I hear a water pump start and stop........
someone must have turned a tap on in the house.........
it's getting colder..........but the fire is toasty warm..............
the flames are mesmerizing.......
I spot a plane in the sky......how high is it......how big is it.....
the ducks flutter on the water at the dam...........
I wonder if a fox has disturbed them........
i watch the plane track across the sky.....coming from the south............
it's above me before I hear it and I can tell immediately it is a jet.....
A bit of sap in the dead tree sizzles........
I watch the jet disappear to the north........it's lights flashing.......
I can hear the flicker of the fire..........
I see a light several km's away..............it's a ute...........
the driving lights are bright.......
the night insects make their calls............
finally I hear the ute...........gradually it gets louder, closer and brighter...........
the dogs hear it and start barking.......it drives past the house.........
the sound disappears again..........
the silence resumes............
it's getting darker.......harder to see the trees to the west...........
the light of the fire flickers more........
sometimes a burnt branch breaks in the fire.........
I keep turning around to stay warm......freezing one side burning the other..........
watching the flames flicker in the fire...........the glow of the fire......
the smoke drifting straight up into the sky..............
more stars appear.........there is no moon.......
I better go inside.........
not that anyone has missed me but I think i've been out here for a long time.....

I check the time and i've been out here for ages.........over an hour....................

51 comments:

  1. Lovely, what can be better than a fire....and some alone time to appreciate the beauty of the sights and sounds of an Australian night

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  2. Very poetic my clever friend xx
    Shame the girls weren't there with bubbles.....x

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  3. Lovely Chooky, you paint a beautiful picture

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  4. It makes you wonder what we miss when we stay indoors watching the tv all evening?

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  5. how lovely to have that time with you in the quiet and peace... thanks for sharing it...
    Hugz

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  6. Beautifully written Donna, you’ve taken a city girl to your Australian countryside for a while and I loved it!

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  7. Thank you very much for sharing!! Beautiful to read! I feel like I was there now!!

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  8. Thank you very much for sharing!! Beautiful to read! I feel like I was there now!!

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  9. A fire at night is so mesmerizing, you captured nightfall beautifully.

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  10. Well said Chooky, I enjoyed the read. Hugs......

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  11. Close to perfection ... thanks for sharing :)

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  12. I always love sitting by a fire. It is so relaxing and different. It is so peaceful even though the weather is so cold. Just beautiful

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  13. Just beautiful Chooky - what a wonderful place you live in.

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  14. Beautiful! I feel like I was there with you :-)

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  15. So much happening when you think nothing is.

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  16. What have you done! I can't get the sights and sounds of your campfire out of my mind. Your beautifully descriptive and atmospheric piece of writing gave me goosebumps! Clever girl.....xxxx

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  17. Beautiful! I didn't realize poet was one of your many talents. Thanks so much for deciding to share.

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  18. I felt as if I were right there with you, so descriptive were your words....when I was little, my grandparents lived in a big ole farmhouse with fireplaces the only source of heat...the ceilings were very high and the only warm place was right in front of the fire...I would stand and do just as you said, bake one side and freeze the other...thanks for this post.
    Mama Bear

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  19. Beautiful......Happy Birthday my gorgeous friend I hope your day is perfect xxxx

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  20. Happy Birthday to you...happy birthday to youuuuuuu..have a great day Chooky hope it's filled with lots of laughter, presents, family and most of all cake!

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  21. Happy birthday. Hope it's a good day.

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  22. Such beautiful words....
    Happy Birthday Chooky, have a chooklicious day!!!! Xx

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  23. Happy Birthday, Hope you have a lovely day.

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  24. Always nice to have some quiet time - I love fires.
    Was it all the birthday cake candles that started the fire??
    LOL...sorry not trying to ruin your solemn mood...

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  25. You've created such a wonderful image with these words, Chooky. I can picture that enormous sky and feel the warmth of your fire. Thank you for sharing these special moments. And how did I miss your birthday? Hope it was a good'un.

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  26. It sounds wonderful, and very special.
    All day it has been bothering me that it was someone's birthday today. The answer was it is Princess Anne's. But that can't be right I've never wished her a Happy Birthday. So.... It must be you. Have a wonderful day and may all your wishes come true.

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  27. Just popping back to send you Birthday Wishes!! Hope you had a great day :-)

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  28. Hippo birdie 2 ewes, hippo birdie 2 ewes, hippo birdie ,hippo birdie, hippo birdie 2 ewes. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hope you have had an awesome day.

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  29. Many, many happies Chooky. Hope your day was awesome xxx

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  30. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing that wonderful moment!
    It's your birthday? Hope you have a happy one and many more to return!
    Best wishes, Dagmar

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  31. Wishing you all the best for a very Happy Birthday xx

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  32. Very very happy birthday!!! Hoping you had a wonderful day!!

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  33. That was very beautiful Happy birthday Chooky,

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  34. It's so good when we have a moment like yours...alone, feling the universe around us,,, thanks for sharing, with your lovely words! I almost "see/feel" the same.
    Happy birthday! :)

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  35. Happy Birthday Chooky, I hope you had a lovely day! :) Barb.

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  36. That was beautiful - hope your birthday was equally special. *blows kisses*
    BB :-

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  37. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Have a great day. Celebrate well.

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  38. You have written it so well, and too true that you are hot one side and freezing the other. Makes me want to light up the pile in my yard. And hope your birthday was great. There are so many sounds in the "silence" that most people never hear. Thankyou.

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  39. There isn't much that beats a good fire...it really is meditative...hope you enjoyed your birthday,

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  40. Chooky these are wonderful words & images... I can almost hear the crackle of the fire & all those sounds you describe... thank you for sharing your thoughts ...

    ps, sorry to be late in wishing you a wonderful Birthday... hope it was a great day & that you got thoroughly spoiled!

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  41. Bravo - lots of applause from me for your beautiful words so perfectly capturing a moment.

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  42. And a very Happy Birthday to you!!

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  43. Beautiful! Is it your birthday?

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  44. What a wonderful picture you paint. Something that you can only experience in the quiet by yourself. Thanks for sharing.

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  45. a beautiful prose. thank you so much for allowing us in enough to see through your eyes for a moment. just lovely

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  46. Beautiful summation of a night at your place. xox

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  47. Oh lovely to read! You took me back in memory to so many Easter camping trips. Especially that "human" rotisserie ;) Gosh I miss (planned and controlled) open fire :)

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  48. Wonderful Words. A fire is so mesmerising and calming. I find the water calming too, always feel at peace when I can see the water. Shame I live in suburbia lol

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