summer nears

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cooling down

playing with the breeze

bamboo chimes

These Indonesian wind chimes hang on our front veranda . They create a smoother more natural contrasting sound to the metal wind chimes hanging nearby. Many afternoons in Summer after a hot day the evening coastal breeze drifts up the hill from Port Phillip Bay and cools us  down with music from these chimes and breath from the wind.

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10 thoughts on “summer nears

  1. Lovely. I like the fern peering into the corner of the photo but am not used to seeing them quite so large. I would love some of that ‘Summer after a hot day’ weather to be transported here along with some music from your chimes right about now as the cold wind has been with us all week. Shiver!

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    1. The fern is over 20 years old. They have to be registered and tagged before they are sold as only limited ones are harvested , usually when logging takes place. In their natural forests in the mountains near here they are sometimes over 3-4 metres tall. I cannot imagine the cold when winter winds blow in off the Atlantic.

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  2. I was nicely surprised to find them growing wild here in Ireland when I used to sell them as house plants back in the States while working as a florist. Now I am just wowed by the thought of them growing tree sized!

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