Changing Seasons – September

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It is spring time, with the days getting warmer and longer.DSC02302IMG_7630

But this is a strange month for me. Our daughters were born in September, so memories and my northern hemisphere brain will always associate the month with autumn. Even after three and a half years, it is the changing seasons that trip me up. Springtime should mean Easter not preparing for Christmas.

We’ve enjoyed walks along the beach and cliffs, a visit to the botanical gardens and seeing spring flowers and the sun shining on our city parks. I’ve been able to sit out on our balcony with a cuppa, after work.

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The RAAF Roulettes flew over the cenotaph to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

 

Other bloggers have posted about their month on Su’s Changing Seasons page.

Along the Rivulet

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This morning, I went for a walk along one of the rivulets that flow down from Mount Wellington. Two hundred years ago, these streams provided fresh water to the new settlement of Hobart, although they gradually became polluted by industry and the growing population. Today they are public spaces with walking tracks.
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New Town Rivulet has a couple of interesting sculptures representing local flora and fauna.DSC02710DSC02747

 

I wonder how long this bench has been along this track? How many people of rested here?
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The Peoples Library

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This month, there is an interactive literary exhibition, in a gallery in Hobart.

113 books are on display.IMG_7516

Multiple copies are available to pick up and read, to take over to a chair. Drinks and snacks are on hand.IMG_7534

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There are various events, book club discussions, audience with authors, silent reading parties.

We visited the gallery on a rainy Saturday. Randomly, I chose a book, chose a page and took a photo of the text. I’m amazed at the variety of content, prose, fiction, poetry, autobiography, even opera with music score.IMG_7526IMG_7524IMG_7531IMG_7522IMG_7529

I want to visit again and get inside more of these books.IMG_7538

More info at http://thepeopleslibrary.net

Wellbeing in the Workplace

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The Aged Care organisation that I work for has a strong culture of wellness and enablement for both clients and staff.

Each month, our office has a theme that encourages team work, inclusion, communication and encourages us to regularly get away from the desk for a few minutes.

In August, the theme was “Creativity”. We had lunch time sessions on origami, doodle art, zen-tangle, paper creations, toilet roll quilling, paper clip characters. We got knotted with a team macramé challenge. Colleagues shared their own creative passions and we had fun experiencing new crafts.

This month, the theme is “Air We Breathe”. As well as breathing exercises, lunch time singing sessions, we have quick challenges to roll the dice and complete the numbered task. We each have a pot of seeds to grow through September. We are all happy to take our seedlings for a short walk outside, to blow bubbles along the balcony or beside our desks. This is the most relaxed office I have worked in 🙂

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