Our October meeting was a bit special. Melody, Suzie, Yvonne, Noela, Dawn and Gayle were all able to attend along with Bernie and Peter, and we gathered at the Osprey House Environmental Centre, right alongside the North Pine River. As we tucked into a delicious morning tea provided by Bernie we heard the whistling of the ospreys along with the calls of various other water birds. The boardwalks beckoned, and while sitting in a viewing spot we were privileged to be entertained by two juvenile ospreys practising their diving from the nearby mangroves.
Gayle chose the venue as a place to inspire us and challenge our haiku abilities. We were also asked to think of subjects for future months.
November’s meeting will be the last for the year when we celebrate the year’s poetry efforts with an early Christmas lunch!
Our small Bombora group was very lucky to get together the last week in July, just beating another COVID lockdown by a few days.
Once again our venue was indoors; a meeting in the park had been suggested, but a spate of chilly Brisbane weather put paid to that idea – maybe in September. So Dawn, Yvonne, Melody, Suzie and Noela all met in Gayle’s lounge again, with Gayle’s husband Peter providing welcome coffees. Gayle has had us on our toes with some very different monthly challenges –
Our small BOMBORA group had a most enjoyable Christmas luncheon at a local tavern in mid December. Discussion varied from our haiku learning journey to how great it was to be able to actually all go out to lunch together after all the difficulties of 2020. Thankfully we are all fit and well.
We then had our first meeting of the year late last month in air conditioned comfort at Gayle’s house, deciding against a meeting in the park in hot, humid Brisbane weather. Present were Gayle, Dawn, Yvonne, Melody and Suzie, and we welcomed new member Geoff.
Hello to everyone. I extend winter good wishes to you all and hope you are well.
Bombora group is thriving (despite my inexperience) as none of the members are short on enthusiasm. Every meeting is a happy one, with lots of haiku being discussed and analysed. We aim to vary the meetings and our most recent meeting saw us all in a nearby park.
What a unique but sad time to be writing a report for the Bombora Haiku Group. My husband and I began to self-isolate on March 11th, and my mind began working on ways to lead our group online. I think Covid-19 will show many of us just how resilient and inventive we can be. With advice from the younger generation, I downloaded the app, Zoom, and four of us held a short shaky meeting on Tuesday March 31st . We agreed to weekly catch up meetings each Tuesday thereafter. If all goes well, there will be six or seven of us for the next meeting. Also, we may be able to include Ulla currently in Spain by planning an evening meeting.
Bombora Haiku Group met in the Japanese gardens at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens for their May meeting. What a treat! We all enjoyed ourselves tremendously and stayed afterwards for lunch at the Summit Restaurant. We immersed ourselves in the beauty of the Japanese gardens where everything was bright green. Misty light showers added to the atmosphere. We briefly inspected little waterfalls set amongst rocks and ferns and clipped shrubs as neat as round bald heads. Lastly, before retiring to eat, we viewed marvellous old bonsai, some of which were started back in the fifties.Continue reading “Bombora Haiku Meetings”
Congratulations to Ulla McFarlane of Spain who is the winner of the Bombora members autumn competition with her haiku:
settles in every crevice
I’m proud of our members, three of whom have been writing haiku for only a year now. Well done Dawn, Melody, Yvonne, and Ulla, who’s been writing a little longer. Continue reading “Bombora Autumn Report”
Tuesday 26th JuneBombora Haiku Group met for its June meeting last Tuesday with four members. Present were Melody O’Neil, Dawn Toomey, Yvonne Lockwood, and Giddy Nielsen-Sweep. Continue reading “Bombora Haiku Group”