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2nd RUDIMENTARY DAY OF SUMMER

THE GEM COLLECTION JANUARY 2

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The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Tuesday 16 January 1951,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23048310

sunburn The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.  1848 - 1956), Tuesday 16 January 1951,

THE YAAN : I didn’t say much about Summer in the previous post. I got hooked into the astrological side of 2012 and then the mega BOOK OF DAYS. Next thing, I was leaping from Southern Cliffs in the late 1890s with LAWRENCE HARGRAVE. It was the kite flight that got to me. And the people thinking he was mad to think he could fly.  What possessed Lawrence to leap from a cliff on the 2nd day of January, I wonder? Wonder how he felt, floating there for 14 seconds. A Summer’s day and a kite. Today would be good for kites. Wind and sun. Anyhows, I will be back with Summertime Snippets and more Photo Challenges about WINTER. First a Siesta ( I don’t think there is a specific Australian concept – hang on. There must be . An afternoon Snooze perhaps. ) Then the SUMMER/WINTER COMBO. 

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The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Friday 19 January 1951,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article23043859

sunburn The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.  1848 - 1956), Friday 19 January 1951,

5.28 pm. 24.7 degrees Celsius. Clear and Sunny.

I found a pic of myself on the last time I saw snow in lie-on-the-ground quantities. Its 1970 so things have changed greatly- for me – since then  I ’m using it while I hunt round the Blogs for the WINTER BLOGGERS.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGERS

http://cadencies.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://nylondaze.com/2012/01/01/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://mairedubhtx.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://badpanda22.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://rutheh.com/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://thismansjourney.net/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com/2011/12/30/weekly-photo-challenge-winter/

http://eof737.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/weekly-photo-challenge-winter-and-happy-new-year/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2011/12/30/weekly-photo-challenge-winter-365-day-32/

http://blackcatsramblings.info/weekly-photo-challenge-winter

http://moonsixpence.blogspot.com/2012/01/weekly-photo-challenge-winter.html

http://www.lucyswebdesigns.co.uk/blog/?p=2639

 

I haven’t chosen my favourite challenger for the week as yet and nor have I chosen my own entry in  the Challenge. I will be back.

Now- back to SUMMERTIME.  SUMMERTIMES PAST. BECAUSE THIS ONE IS RUDIMENTARY THUS FAR.

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The second 2012 day of our rudimentary Summer. The corral at our place in Raleigh.

1. Of or relating to basic facts or principles; elementary.

2. Being in the earliest stages of development; incipient.

3. Imperfectly or incompletely developed; embryonic

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rudimentary

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PREPARATIONS FOR THE DEVELOPING SUMMERTIME. TAKEN ONCE MORE FROM THE TROVE. WHEN SUMMER DOES GET HERE, SHE WILL NOT CATCH ME UNPREPARED.

Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1900 – 1954), Thursday 29 December 1949
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article52711183
The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 – 1954), Friday 23 September 1949,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47672207
summer Examiner (Launceston, Tas. 1900 - 1954), Thursday 29 December 1949, BEACH COAT The West Australian (Perth, WA 1879 - 1954), Friday 23 September 1949,
The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 – 1954), Wednesday 18 December 1946,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article26374476
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 8 January 1949
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article46938724
BEACH HATS The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. 1860 - 1954), Wednesday 18 December 1946, SUMMER The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 8 January 1949
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1956), Wednesday 2 January 1957,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71774139
summer The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. 1848 - 1956), Wednesday 2 January 1957,

AND ON MY WAY TO BED : “Advertising.” The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982) 2 Nov 1940.

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51184991

MOSThe Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 2 November 1940

20 DECEMBER 2011 : A DORMANT SANTA CLAUS.

ALTUCHER CONFIDENTIAL.

Tip No 26 : Sleep eight hours a day.

http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2011/03/33-unusual-tips-to-being-a-better-writer/

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THE YAAN.

SLEEP. Hah! I was a non sleeper for many years but that was pre Hep C and low Platelets. Nowadays Sleep and Benches are fundamentals in my lifestyle. I tried for years to push past the barriers of fatigue, especially during the Driven Era of the 1990s and all that happened was increasing weakness and muddled thinking and emotional lunacy. Nowadays, I shamelessly “ take to my bed”.

Doesn’t seem to make a writer of me but I feel a lot better. Hey – and that’s despite its meeting considerable amounts of resistance over the years. A lot of People don’t seem to like you to sleep. Or even rest. When I sit on the benches as I so often do, the Restless Ones tend to go a little frenzied.

For a goodly length of time, years indeed, professionals and amateurs alike were very clear with me that I would develop depression from sleeping so much. In my Uncertain Times of early recovery, I struggled to activate so that the depression didn’t come upon me unawares while I was sleeping. After a bit of experimentation I decided that I was far more depressed struggling 5 kilometres on a walk to work in Rainbow Street with a backpack of teaching gear than I was in bed.

I have a knack of choosing residences with good bedrooms where I can lie exotically and not feel trapped and I tell you that’s not easily done on a pension where the rents are often, make that almost always, more than half of the income. What I don’t have a knack of is – interior decoration. My beds suck. I still have a sheet that belonged to my mother and she’s been gone for a decade. My siblings are another matter entirely. The bedroom where I sat with my sister while she passed smelled sweet, was decorated with magical bits and pieces and was soft with satin sheets and pillows.

My brother’s rooms are high class mattresses and sleep-inducing with linen I could happily wear out to a function.  Even if with the Princess and the Pea syndrome, I would sleep deeply at his place.

My bedroom – well – its not the best of the rooms I have had but its pretty good. A passionfruit vine is growing up and over the windows and the birds and other critters live in the trees outside it but the bed itself is an acrobatic feat. It creaks and screams for mercy and seems to slope slightly. I do have the satin pillowcases now and I have duck feather pillows – but I am not good at  creating a sleeping environment.

My daughter and daughter in law are pretty sharp at the bed creation. They make quality beds and I used to like visiting them. Up in the mountains at my son’s place, they always put 5 pillows and 5 doonahs for me. I liked that. Especially with  towels folded in a fan shape with motel soap on top of the spread. The word for my bed which comes to mind is SCHEMOZZLE.

Nonetheless. I like sleeping. THE WORLD OF SLEEP.  Sometime before the SHEEPLE YEARS, rest was understood and embraced.

LET US SLEEP !

Here’s a kindly era when little ones were allowed to be little ones.

The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954), Saturday 18 May 1946
“SLEEP.” The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 – 1954) 18 May 1946.
SLEEP The Mail (Adelaide, SA 1912 - 1954), Saturday 18 May 1946,
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Wednesday 6 February 1952
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44802401
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 9 December 1944,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47217964
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The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 3 March 1945,
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47117836
The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Saturday 15 March 1941
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47501478
bile beans The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 3 March 1945, sheets The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Saturday 15 March 1941

The Australian Women’s Weekly (1933 – 1982), Wednesday 6 August 1980,

http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51602133

bed The Australian Women's Weekly (1933 - 1982), Wednesday 6 August 1980,

FEBRUARY 19 2011: Day 49 : These are the days when birds come back, A very few, a bird or two, To take a backward look.

Emily Dickinson.  [1830-1886]  INDIAN SUMMER.

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GEM COLLECTION TOPIC :  To take a backward look.

MAX BARRY TECHNIQUE NO 2 :  The Quiet Place.

What: You go to your own particular writing place and close the door on the world.

Its quiet here now. Just me up and about. There are horses to feed later and other animals but I can do my 500 words now with the heat of an old summer on me and kookaburras all about as they have been all week. I sat by my sister as she passed away the other day. My younger sister. Then there were people all about and we talked and wept and laughed.

Now I am home for the weekend before going South to farewell her amongst the mega family.

There were solar flares all about this week, so NASA tells me. solar flare 17 febAnd a full moon in Leo.

The GEM COLLECTION topic is “to take a backward look.”

It’s about the Indian Summer and here we are with the heat and blue skies which we didn’t have in early summertime at all.

We have more birds than Emily seems to have in her writing. The lorikeets come every day and the satin bower birds. This week, kookaburras have sat on the fence poles and the lower branches of the tree near the Cottage and fed on worms and other critters.

I look backwards – take a backward look – as we prepare for my sister’s funeral. I search through old photos and memories come unasked for when I lie down and try to sleep. A backward look to young girls and young women in the spring and summertimes of their lives. Now I am an old woman looking back and she is gone. That thought cuts my 500 word quota short.

I am tired now.

FROM JONATHON CAINER

Now where are you? Is this quite what you had in mind when you first set out on your most recent journey? There are two things to consider here: 1. The journey isn’t over yet; 2. You need more time to get used to what’s happening. Even the finest things can seem undesirable when they are strangely unfamiliar. Life is obliging you to look at factors and issues that you would far prefer to draw a discreet veil over. Once you overcome your initial reluctance and resistance, you will start to make a series of valuable discoveries that radically alter your understanding of what’s possible. As the powerful moon grows full, your future can be revealed… and changed.

MY 2011 FROM JONATHON.