In the mornings while we sniff pee-mail and investigate other interesting stuff.
SHE likes to look at flowers. The gum trees are flowering now.
And there are loads of gumnuts.
This reminds HER of May Gibbs. May Gibbs was born in England and came to Australia as a young child. She fell in love with the bush and its flowers.
She used the flowers and gumnuts in the many stories she wrote and illustrated later.
The banksia seed pods....
became the villains....the Big Bad Banksia men.
May Gibbs' stories were published in the early 1900s and the characters have become part of Australian culture.
But most of all.....
We like May Gibbs because she had a scottie!