Who the Why and There-fore

Who I am is irrelevant, what I do is relevant, therefore I will enlighten you as to why I’m here and writing this blog.

The reasons for being here are many and varied but I’ll expand on some of the reason I have a blog.

I  write words that connect to who I am, what I feel, what I see and what I experience.

Sometime the words connect in the form of a poem, other times it will be about what I am experiencing at any given moment, like mending a fence and a shadow hovers over me, causing me to look to the sky to view the source of the shadow, A magnificent Wedge Tailed Eagle  hovers overhead, I feel in awe as the eagle searches for prey.

I travel a lot, I see and experience the vast island called Australia, I travel thousands of miles, meet a great many people, visit many towns, experience the natural and man-made wonders, get up-front and personal with the environment, I eat when I want to and sleep when I have to.

For I have no time to dwell on who I am and what I do because I am so busy experiencing life.

The main reason for writing this is to gain experience in writing a blog, maybe be judged by my peers, the more I write the more power I give myself to succeed in my endeavours.

As a learner in this domain, I want to learn from others who have had years of experience in writing Blogs.

At the ripe old age of 68 and with osteoarthritis pulling me down with pain and stiffness this could be my only outlet left to stay sane and worthwhile.

I hope this makes sense to those who read.

Thanks and have a good day.


Eucalyptus Gunnii (cider gum)

The full Moon ablaze in the night sky

Beams down on the dead and dying Cider Gums

Their ghostly silhouettes, so white and stark

Now just a reminder of the past

The Central Plateau, the High Country of Tasmania

Is or was home to these magnificent trees

Now there bleached skeletons tell the story

That the environment in which they flourished has changed

Grazed extensively by native and domestic animals

Used by the aboriginals, settlers and trappers

The Cider Gum leaf, was used to make cider

And the sweet scent used to freshen homes

Eucalypts Gunnii (Cider Gum) unique to Tasmania

Once so prevalent and used in a variety of ways

Now standing forlorn, dead and slowly dying

Their limbs and branches bleached white by the sun

Many attempts have been made to re-introduce the gums

But the changing environment and pressure from the wildlife

Has meant that the Cider Gum is facing a loosing battle

For the seasons have changed, not enough rainfall and hot summers

And the  snow no longer on the ground for weeks on end

Such a unique and magnificent shade tree, stepped in history

Will soon be a distant memory and extinct

Will be left to the old timers to tell about the Cider Gums

For I have doubts that mother nature can revitalize Eucalyptus Gunnii100_1082

Respect Mother Nature


By Kevin L Fairbrother

Mother Nature has no boundaries, has no rules

We live within her bosom, for she demands respect

She alone has the power whether you live or die

No one can control her, though some have tried

Mother Nature the mother of this Natural world

A world that we can see, feel, touch and experience every day

Provides us with every- thing we need to live or die

With respect always we must treat her

Unknown where she comes from but she is here to stay

Has been with us from the day the world was born

For if we miss-treat her, prepare for an early grave

For she has the power to create hell on earth, for us al


Forget religion it has no truth, for the gods were not born on that first day

Mother Nature has given us a world where we have evolved to what we are today

For only she has the power that controls the world we live in

And she can undo what ever humans create and say

We all must treat Mother Nature with respect

Think about every-thing you do that may upset her

For Mother Nature created everything her way

To balance the flora and fauna, the atmosphere, the rivers and sea

Created and nurtured all the animals that live to this day

With delicate balance of the planets, the sun and air we breathe

That provides everything we need to live on this earth every day

Respect Mother Nature for otherwise she will make you pay

In death we part the natural world in which we lived

Be we buried or burnt we are still within the bosom of Mother Nature

For composed of carbon we will survive in a different way

So we should thank and respect Mother Nature everyday