Monday, March 2, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 17 Trip to Queensland, 2nd Day

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Along the Darling river
deep in its weary bed
the goats were dancing under trees
as busily as buzzing bees
high upon their tippy toes
stripping leaf and twig of those
trees still green upon the bank

Greedy for the other's leaf
they rolled their eyes in disbelief
and glancing blows with horn and head
fought for the right to be first fed

We hapless humans munching lunch
enjoyed the sight while they
with honour satisfied
went on their merry way.

These little flowers gave us cheer

though bumpy was our road and drear

until from sealed road once again
spied Warrumbungles far away

but those await another day!

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61 comments:

  1. The photo with the blue flower is wonderful. And,... my middle name is "Darling".... it's a family last name here. And you have a Darling River. Small world!

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  2. Lovely pics and poem and trip! The goats are so funny.

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  3. I'm a softy for goats. And these are soooo adorable!!

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  4. I love those goats, so cute and indeed the blue flower is wonderful. Lovely photos and poem.

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  5. such a unique color of flower.

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  6. Such cute photos of the goats and loved the poetry. The photos of the nmountains and flowers were also pretty special. Thanks for a very nice post. I enjoyed it immensely.

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  7. Absolutely lovely Arija - those goats are so agile - we have so few goats here and I do love them.

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  8. This was again a lovely poem and a wonderful trip in Queensland.

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  9. Goat dancing! what a great way to put it. Loved all your photos!

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  10. Oh Arija ,this is a lovely post! The goats are so cute and the flowers sooo great! I love the blue bells so very much! Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. And I forgot the mountain! What a great silhouette! Looks like a pregnant woman, in a way!

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  12. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing your part.

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  13. This is another beautiful series of photos. Goats really look cute and fun but the flower photo are just wonderful.

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  14. Love the little flowres,they look so cherrful.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  15. Terrific post! I love the animals, flowers and distant mountains! The flowers are especially cheerful!

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  16. Very nice and colorful!
    A joy to see!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  17. Beautifully written. Love the goats!

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  18. Love your poems always was well as your delightful photos! It looks to have been a fun day! Thanks for sharing your world with us!

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  19. Interesting series of pictures!

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  20. Love your poem your photos and that word, "warrumbungles!" Don'tcha just love goats!

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  21. Australia to me really is another world and it's always so lovingly shown to us through your posts.

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  22. Lovely pics and thanks for taking us with you.

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  23. The goats are so funny! Ha! Excellent photos Arija, as always and very nice poem.

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  24. I heard lots of good story about QL..soon we'll be there. Cute shots!Joyoz Photography

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  25. Love the poem, and great photos, too. I've never seen a goat standing on its hind feet before. Funny.

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  26. What a wonderful post, the photographs, the poetry of the words, the whole thing was great. I love how you caught the goat dancing under the tree.

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  27. Arija wonderful poetic words and surprising photos! I just love seeing goats among the fields..but to see them in the wild!!
    If I could live in the country I'd have a pet goat to mow the grass..LOL
    Precious little blossoms posted!
    I trust you are getting better each day..thinking about you.love and light aNNa xo

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  28. Great to see these nice pictures of the other side of the world

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  29. I like your poem - it has shape in the way you presented it.

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  30. Well..I lost my nice long comment twice...I love the poem and the goat does look like it's dancing...Michelle

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  31. All are wonderful shots, well done.

    Have a great week!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  32. Excellent! The lines, the shots all so beautiful! It was a pleasure to read the post. :)

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  33. Oh, yes, I meant to say that you were quite right about the noise of the glaciers. The sound is as impressive as the sight.

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  34. Arija, I love your creative prose. How unusual to have lunch with the entertainment of goats. Great post and captures. Can't wait for the rest of the story.

    word verification: torch

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  35. It just growed and growed. I loved it all and the goats the most. Great shape on the mountain.

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  36. Dear Arija, what a nice trip! love the goats, love the little flowers, love the mountain, and love your poem! thanks for sharing!

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  37. Your poem about these goats is great. Such interesting looking guys too. That must have been a fun little show to watch.

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  38. Those goat pictures made me smile.

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  39. thanks for your visit! your photos are wonderful and the verse as well.

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  40. Have to love those resourceful guys!

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  41. Hallo Arija,
    ein wunderbarer Beitrag und das vorletzte Bild ist perfekt.

    Danke für die Nachfrage zu meiner Frau. Sie muss noch zwei weitere Wochen in der Behandlung bleiben. Sie hat grosse Venenprobleme und der Aufenthalt in der Klinik soll eine Operation Tromboserisiken und eine Operation vermeiden. Am 13. März werde ich sie wiedersehen und wir hoffen das der Erfolg so ist, dass wir unsere Kalifornienreise antreten können.

    Liebe Grüss
    Hartmut

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  42. Wow...love the goats and the flowers both! And that mountain shot is beautiful.

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  43. The goats are too cute and the poem such fun. Enjoying your journey and await the next instalment.

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  44. Great pictures of the goats. Also, another wonderful poem.

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  45. Arija: What a neat post from the zoo and the neat landscape.

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  46. Oh, I love goats. So whimsical creatures.

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  47. Well I have never seen a goat that colour brown before and so little too. Nice trip you took.

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  48. Looks like a great place to visit ~ Thanks for sharing!

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  49. LOve your photos and poems. I can't wait to come back soon!

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  50. Queensland looks like a beautiful place! i love those little delicate lilac and blue flowers.

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  51. The peom made me smile, silly goats :) And the photo of the blue flowers is just amazing

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  52. Great photos. This looks like a strong fight.

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  53. Arija, your blog is wonderful and your poems are unique and uplifting.
    The photos are just as wonderful. The bunch of daisies (?) for example. Little suns each of them.

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  54. I have to say, I love the goats and (of course) that little macro flower. Nicely put.

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  55. Arija I admire how you can set a landscape into poetry with heart and soul and grains of fun.

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  56. Those goats are quite a sight,
    especially the one standing on the hindlegs.

    It is raining here. Dark grey clouds moved in as the day turned into night and rain has been falling incessantly since. Thinking of how well it would serve in your parts of the world. Have a safe weekend!

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