We headed up to a favorite lake of ours over the weekend. Coomera lake was one of the outdoor sites used in the Commonwealth Games last year, and it continues to grow in popularity.

We took our terrier Billy, of course. He must know every step of the route around the lake, and our little stop off half way under the shade of a gum tree. Can you spot the cormorants, waiting patiently for their dinner? They know that the fish jump up, their fins sparkling in the sunshine.

To celebrate the clear fresh winter sun -which is my favorite time of year on the Gold Coast – I have a haiku poem that I’ve written. I love the sweet simplicity of haiku poetry and the awareness of nature and its beauty. This poem was written as a nod to the hibiscus flower that grows wild and free around the coast and lakes:

Swaying in the breeze

Mimicking yellow sunshine

Mother Nature’s gift

Happy writing everyone!

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