Meeting Classic Aussie Literature in the Bush

It’s a girls weekend with school friends. Walking in the Blue Mountains this morning, returning from the Conservation Hunt where we went for breakfast, I slowed the pace after pulling out the camera. There are so many interesting shapes, lines and textures in the Australian bush.

See the gum nuts and Banksia takes me back to my favourite book at a child, May Gibbs’ Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie.

There’s also a bird’s nest, butterfly, and the reflections on Bec’s backyard bird bath.

 

The Journey Begins

One very hot night,
when the Cicadas were singing so loudly
that Snugglepot couldn’t hear his father snoring,
he and Cuddlepie
crept out of bed and out of the house.
“Where are you going?” asked Cuddlepie.
“To see the Humans,” said Snugglepot.
“Only in the distance,” pleaded Cuddlepie.

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