Spring playfulness

by | Dec 4, 2012 | Uncategorized | 8 comments

 Yes, I know that spring has just officially ended. But I’ve been busy, as you know, with book production. And I must show you what I’ve been collecting over the last few weeks. First of all, leaves peeping cheekily out through a fence.

 Then there was Italian Day in Freemans Bay. The children loved playing around inside these giant bubbles. Some clever person worked out how to get them inside and then inflate the bubble all around them. They had a wonderful time, somersaulting and tumbling around.

 Some children from a local school gave a performance of folk dancing.

 Italy’s colours of green, red and white looked fresh and clear. This little girl was a natural, really enjoying herself.

 And finally, as I was walking home one windy day, a balloon bounced across the road and down the footpath in front of me. Remember that movie, The Red Balloon’? Well I felt like the little boy following the balloon, only mine was yellow. It then bounced down a long drive way

 and I followed . . .

until it finally eluded me. I hope the family living in this house had a nice surprise when a yellow balloon bounced up their front steps.
And I hope that you too have some nice surprises bouncing their way towards you.


  1. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Juliet – lovely thoughts here and am so glad you’ve been busy with the book .. the dancers look like they’re enjoying themselves. The balls are great fun to bounce around in …

    The yellow balloon – yellow for sunshine and summer ahoy .. gorgeous place you live – cheers Hilary

  2. Ruth G

    Lovely surprises, Juliet, thank you. Lots of air energy around you at present with balloons and giant bubbles.

  3. Penny O'Neill

    How fun to think of The Red Balloon once again, Juliet, and see all of this playfulness around you. We are at an unseasonable 55°F here today. Quite warm for December. It’s the midwest and we could have a frigid temperatures soon, so I shan’t complain. Instead, I’ll imagine my own red balloon.

  4. juliet

    * Hilary, I’m bouncing the yellow balloon in your direction. The dancers were a delight to see.

    * Ruth, air energy, you are so right. I need lots of lightness as I focus on the big tasks.

    * Penny, how nice for you to have that lingering warmth, and good to know that you remember the Red Balloon.

    Hilary, Ruth and Penny, thank you for your comments, much appreciated.

  5. Hotly Spiced

    What a lovely looking house. My Alfie loves to play in those big bubbles. They have them in a shopping centres during school holidays and I always let him have a turn – such a novelty xx

  6. juliet

    Hi Charlie, I’d never seen those bubbles before. I can imagine your Alfie having a good time in them.

  7. Lynley

    What a great story you have related here Juliet.

    I remember The Red Balloon too. Thanks for the reminder.

    I hope your work is filled with lightness and air too.

  8. juliet

    Lynley, so nice to connect with others who remember The Red Balloon. Lightness and air in my work – that is a lovely blessing, thank you.


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