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Scrubber's Journal

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17 April 2017 21:06:35

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Some people might say I have a sad life! I am sitting here and looking forward to tomorrow. Now there's lots of work to be done, weeding, strimming, clearing...BUT today i was down in the scrub and as I glanced down at the bottom path I suddenly saw that one rock that bordered the path was really striking and that if I were to-no not move it!!!--- if I were to cut away the reeds that were at the back of it it would enhance the stone and show up the edge of the path and make it more defined. So before I do any work tomorrow I'm going down to do that and Im so looking forward to seeing the difference. As I said above -a sad life! but a happy one! And there's NO MOVING INVOLVED!

Im going to put up some egghunt pictures. There not very  eggciting but as Micileen would say they gave the children eggshepshional fun! --and the adults!I enclosed below the clues I gave them. If you have been to the Scrub you may recognise some of the places!

Easter Egg Hunt First set of clues 16/4/2017


1)            Down the stone steps in a basket I see

Where a statue is minding a nice egg for me!


2)There’s a goose in the scrub and an egg she is minding

Although it’s not golden, it’s really worth finding!


3)A tree with four trunks, a stone head in the middle

Might just show you an egg and answer this riddle!


4)I know a wise owl who sits in a tree

And who possibly has a small eggy for me!


5)Theres a wheel in the garden that never turns  round

But within its bent spokes a nice egg might be found!


 Easter Egg Hunt  Second set of clues 16/4/2017


1)The Lantern of Knowledge may show where you find

The first of your eggs, the rest not far behind!


2)If you walk the wood path and look up to the skies

A bird’s house might harbour a pleasant surprise.


3)Who knows the mind of Buddha? let those who  would draw near

A nice surprise before your eyes, behind the Buddha’s ear!


4) Across the little wooden bridge, there lies a leaning tree

And in its core there’s something more, a little treat for me.


5) Of all the rhododendrons, the nicest is the white

And up among its branches there is the strangest sight!




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accsean accsean 17 April 2017 21:18:05

I have always thought from your photos that the scrub was like somewhere out of Lord of the rings and I am further convinced now with your puzzles, Gollum woiuld have approved.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 April 2017 21:24:41

Sean, I couldn't agree with you more. 

Peter, what great grandparents you and Anna are. You utilise brain power, eyesight, and whatever other senses that are required in the egg hunt. Much better than just handing them an egg.

Scrubber Scrubber 17 April 2017 21:31:15

Yes Sean its a very preciousss place! Jacinta the red velvets are indispensible! You are so kind!

Jackie Jackie 18 April 2017 07:53:31

Fantastic egg hunt!! 

By the way it's not SAD at all that you can't wait to get out there today!!!! I feel like that everyday too and my garden hasnt a patch on your mystical, magical place. It's great you still have the enthusiasm and excitement for it and that definitely shines through in your journals.......as I've said many times you should put these journals into book form and they would be a best seller for sure!! 

Have a terrific day in the Scrub and look forward to that journal too!! 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 18 April 2017 08:18:54

The fact that I know your garden, your clues brought me on a little tour of the Scrub. Great grandparents to put so much effort into giving your grandchildren such lovely memories.

Liztai Liztai 18 April 2017 09:34:15

We knew you were a writer

(an audience delight-er)

But though we didn't know it,

Turns out that you're a poet!

Elizabeth7 Elizabeth7 18 April 2017 13:42:40

Never knew my Granfathers but would have loved one like you.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 18 April 2017 13:47:14

I toured the Scrub with your grandchildren too!


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