Report on Perth Ginko: 29 October

What a glorious sunny Perth spring day for a GINKO in Araluen Botanic Park on Saturday October 29th. 2011. Forty five minutes to individually observe and soak in the sights, sounds and smells of the picturesque setting with roses and pansies of all shades in full bloom.

We were immediately immersed in the perfume and beauty of the prolific rose gardens, accompanied by an abundance of tiny white butterflies and the murmering of innumerable bees (and of course the ubiquitous bush flies!)

Taking copious notes we re-assembled at a rustic table setting in the shade alongside a stream frequented by ducks diving and preening. There we compared notes, shared ideas and commented on how to best present our haiku. This was also a perfect setting for lunch accompanied by the soft sound of a small waterfall in the background.

A great opportunity to hone one’s haiku skills was missed by other members of our Mari Warabiny Haiku Group.

Hope to see you next time,
Meryl Manoy.