ILLAWONG HAIKU SPRING GINKO

Tuesday 2nd October

Joseph Banks Native Plants Reserve at Kareela proved a good choice to hold our Spring Ginko. The perfect weather allowed us to observe the native plants at their best.

Several Gymea lilies stood straight and tall and in full flower to greet us at the car park entrance. As we meandered down the curved pathway to seek out a suitable table we passed a spectacular bed of pink and white paper daisies, native orchids of various size and colour, kangaroo paws and numerous species of callistemon and grevillea.

We finally settled on a shady spot but as the sun moved position so did we.

We had six members, the best attendance so far. Thank you again to Gavin and Barbara for making the pilgrimage from the north side. Unfortunately Margaret Mahony was unable to attend for the first time ever.

IHG_Spring 2018 Group photo
L to R: Lana Wayne, Ros Pitt, Barbara Strickland, Carol Reynolds, Gavin Austin and Patricia Meredith

We are revisiting the haiku basics with the assistance of Quendryth Young’s Haiku Workshop notes (courtesy of the AHS website) in order to assist our novice members. Everyone had been diligent with their homework exercises and we managed to go around the table a few times sharing ideas and suggestions for improvement. During our picnic lunch we read haiku from the haiku bowl and enjoyed some of Carol’s 70th birthday cake which Ros had kindly brought along.

Cream Grevillea_JBNPR

Photos by Gavin Austin

Sadly time passes so quickly when you are having fun in good company so we ended our Ginko with a short observation walk.

Carol Reynolds
Convenor