there is nothing quite as exhilarating …

as the wind filling that sail
after abiding in the calm

or the balmy breeze
lifting my hair on a sweltering day

or inhaling that fresh sea air
to replenish my oxygen intake

and nothing quite as revealing …

as we’ve all known weeks
of heavy ashen smoky skies

not seeing the sun or
breathing fresh air was glum

knowing that trees are nature’s filter
to purify our air so essential

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snow peas … see the third seed finally came up beside this one!

so let’s rejoice, raise our voice …

to sing praise
I need to fill my lungs

with air so precious it makes up
sixty five percentage of my body mass

oxygen is used to treat those with respiratory problems
and is vital for plants and animals, divers and astronauts

dVerse, elemental, Sarah


  1. Yes, oxygen! YAY!!! 🙂
    Praying for more fresh air, sunny, clear, blue skies, no more fire, no more smokey days!
    Your snow peas made me teary-eyed! So sweet, so beautiful…they are shouting hope and promise! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  2. In her later years MIL used oxygen… I’m not sure her reasoning but she tried to use less to make it last. We had to convince her to make her ‘last’ she had to use the settings the Doc’s told her to.

    Thanks for showing us your advancing plant growth. One year in winter I grew peas…when my son was young. I pollinated the flowers… we got three pea pods. But it was a lesson for him to water and care for something.

    We still have a coating of snow on the ground, not the roads or sidewalks. And the wind knocked most of the south facing snow off the trees… Lovely breeze but it was 19 F or -7 C this morning… but then it is winter here.

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  3. We need oxygen and we need trees. Thank you for this reminder. The scenes of fire in Australia are utterly terrifying. I know the bush will regenerate, but the animals? And the people? We need to wake up and take notice.

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  4. Bracing celebration of sweet, vibrant mouthfuls, a delight not experienced in weeks.

    Even the ash confers benefit, now that it has settled below lungs’-reach. Nature often makes creative use of troubles, and the fires were no exception, as they blanketed the land with the best fertilizer there is.

    Good, ultimately, for all greenery, including your triumphant peas. How they thrive in your care, Kate! Your reward, soon enough.

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    • oh the fires have picked up again today Keith … they are expected to burn for months and any wind fans the sparks to create new fires. Several cities are under threat and Kangaroo Island has been decimated 😦

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