Aussie Poems for Gnome and Garden
4 journalers for this copy...
Rush has a marvellous sense of humour and this shows through in his poetry
Journal Entry 2
Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, August 23, 2012
Thank you so much, dear Glenystasmania for this great book and postcard. I am loving it already! Fabulous illustrations, too!!
Journal Entry 3
Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, July 21, 2014
I have so enjoyed having this little book in my hands, again, thank you, Glenystasmania! Some of my favourites were "Cauliflower" and "Garden Party". Philip Rush does not write your stereotypical "nose in the air", la dee dah, boring poetry, he tells funny stories about his life and garden that just coincidently rhyme. There were a couple that I thought were filler, but on the whole...brilliant!
With many thanks to my friend Glenytasmania, I will be sending this wee book to the winner of the latest Australian Literature sweeps. I hope you will enjoy "Aussie Poems for Gnome and Garden" ( love that title!) as much as I did!
Journal Entry 4
Calgary, Alberta Canada on Thursday, July 24, 2014
Released 7 yrs ago (7/24/2014 UTC) at Calgary, Alberta Canada
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
Oops, I forgot to release this book. It is now in the hands of our "Beloved Canada Post" and on its way to the winner of the Australian Literature sweeps. Enjoy!
Journal Entry 5
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Friday, July 25, 2014
This looks so cute. And very appropriate for the time of year because this is the height of the Canadian summer and the gardens are looking their best. This is the time of year we wait for all winter long. Too bad it is not longer.
Thanks Herchelle for the book, the tea, the postcards and the lovely thoughts in the card. I am sure I will love this book.
Journal Entry 6
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Saturday, October 31, 2015
Although I thought many times this summer about reading this book I just never got around to it probably because in the summer there is so much to do outside. This morning, the last day of October, the book called out to me and I read it while eating my breakfast looking out at the leaden grey skies and trees with bare branches. The book reminded me that this is just another phase and spring will come again. (Of course, in Tasmania where the author lives the gardens are probably looking pretty lovely. His poem "Spring" on p. 68 is about this time of year in the southern hemisphere.)
I think my favourite was "Peace and Quiet" in which the author talks about his attempts to sit in his garden and enjoy it. At breakfast he is harrassed by a magpie, in the afternoon March Flies stung and bit him as he tried to read his book and after supper his cup of coffee, biscuits and cake were spoiled by mosquitoes. That is pretty much my experience in trying to sit quietly outdoors although I've never had a magpie attack my bald pate.
As I was reading this book I found a lovely watercoloured bookmark made by Herchelle. I will certainly treasure it.
Journal Entry 7
Second Cup – Graham & Edmonton in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, December 17, 2015
Released 5 yrs ago (12/18/2015 UTC) at Second Cup – Graham & Edmonton in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I will take this book to the Winnipeg BookCrossers meeting tonight. If no-one takes it home you will find it on the Winnipeg OBCZ bookshelf located at Cafe D'Amour.
Journal Entry 8
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Friday, December 18, 2015
This book is currently sitting on the Winnipeg Official Bookcrossing Zone bookshelf in Café d'Amour, 685 Osborne Street, Winnipeg MB.
It is waiting there for a new reader to take home, read, and release back into the wild! Winnipeg bookcrossers meet at my location on the second Wednesday of every month at 5:30 pm to chat about books, swap great reads, and release on the OBCZ shelves. Please join us! We love to see new faces! You will enjoy the comfy atmosphere, the fabulous coffees and teas, and the yummy treats!
Journal Entry 9
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Sunday, February 14, 2016
This little book has left the OBCZ shelf. Hope it will let us know where it is and what adventures it has had.