The other day I went for a lovely walk, I went for a bit of an explore in blackburn along the blacks walk. There are lots of beautiful trees, flowers and shrubs and its hard to know what they each are. So I’ve been using an app called ‘Seek’ by iNaturalist. It uses augmented reality to identify plants, it will even give you the species.
The app is wonderful and really gives you a lot of insight to what’s in your own backyard. I was on the lookout for natives to plant in the backyard, so after surveying the local neighbourhood I have more of an idea what to get.
Mother Earth - by Nola Gregory I belong to this land It runs through my veins It’s the earth in my bones It’s the dry dusty plains It’s the whispering wind As she blows through the sand It’s the sparkling salt water That trickles through my hands It’s the feeling I get When I return to my place It’s deep down inside me It’s my Mother Earth space. I belong to this Country I’ve walked in her dust I have weathered her storms I have learned from her past It is respect for my Mother It meanders through my mind It clings to my spirit To my soul it does bind It’s that feeling I get When I walk in this place It’s deep down inside me It’s my Mother Earth space Source: Mother Earth - Creative Spirits, retrieved from https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/arts/poems/mother-earth