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Christmas in Australia 2007
by Joyce I Devenish

Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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About our changing weather.

Christmas in Australia


We had a cool Christmas in Queensland in 2007

It was great for us, the rain it came, and here we were in heaven.


It was as hot as hell in Adelaide and in Perth bush fires had them beat

But it was okay in Ipswich while Melbourne copped the heat.


The north coast had a cyclone, while we were safe and cool,

So I’m going to stay away from the bay ‘cause I’m no crazy fool.

Our beaches had a pounding, some are washed away

Yet somehow we were happy on our Christmas Day.


The world is ever changing, as it was right from the start

For better or worse we love our world, the Creators work of art…


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Reviewed by John Domino 8/14/2008

Great poetry Joyce! Your creator gave you a gift! It's your ability to write and touch others!

By the way, Ipswich is a town in England as well. I used to live very close to Ipswich. Now I live in Florida. Yea!

Please come visit me at my website and check out some of the poems. See Ya!

John Michael
Reviewed by William Bonilla 1/3/2008
Hope you Had a Merry Christmas
Wishing you & Your family A Great HappyNew Year
Love & Peace be with you forever

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/2/2008
Always enjoy learning about new things and new places. Thanks...

Be safe,
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 1/2/2008
I love this beauty of a poem.
Best wishes and love
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 1/2/2008
A wonderful write, powerful imagery...amazing how the weather is so different at the same time all over the world..we had a beautiful and unusually warm Christmas, but we've got our first snow yesterday..temps in the teens...I like you am just glad to be alive and well...we do serve a wonderful God! Enjoyed my friend, may 2008 bring you joy, peace, happiness, love, good health, prosperity, and laughter...
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 1/2/2008
I am so glad through it al you had a wonderful Christmas Downunder. Thank you for sharing with us Joyce. Happy New year.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/1/2008
Neat way to learn of down unders local weather...hope your weather stays the way you like it...Happy New Year...Ed & rufuz
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 1/1/2008
Joyce so nice to see the world,,, Happy New Year!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 1/1/2008
Joyce, what a great positive attitude,and a wonderful praise for our Creator who made it all! You are a marvelous example for us to follow! May you be blessed with everything you always wanted in the New Year!

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 1/1/2008
It's cold and windy here
Thanks for your weather info down there..
Have a happy New Year
Reviewed by Paul Berube 1/1/2008
Very well done Joyce.
Reviewed by George Carroll 1/1/2008
For better or worse we love our world, the Creators work of art…
Can't say it any better than you have. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our true friends down under.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 1/1/2008
Yes, indeed it is the Creators work, surely not Al Gore and his wacky lies . . . Very nice takeoff of Christmas and the world we live in . . . A world which changes . . . Just like we do . . .
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/1/2008
Not just Australia...but Europe...the crazy all over. Last year, we couldn't get rid of the rain; two years ago, we couldn't buy it. So far, this is the warmest fall and winter on record. Hopefully, this year will straighten out this year, but have my doubts: Katy, bar the door, it's gonna be a bumpy night! LOL Well done, Joyce, Happy New Year.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/1/2008
Crazy weather all over, not just in Australia! Here we've had a relatively mild winter with relatively little rain; we are under a high fire danger here today. Windy here, but with brght blue skies; gorgeous! Cold too, which I love! :) Supposed to be near seventy by the end of the week; grrrr!! I HATE Texas winters; not cold enough for my northern blood; when it DOES get cold here, it never stays long enough!!

Very well penned; brava!

Happy '2008' to you and yours; hope it's your best year EVER!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texxas. :D

From Ohio originally; moved to Texas eight and a half years ago; I HATE it here!!!!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/1/2008
Thank you for sharing these "slices" from your travels, Joyce. Best wishes for the new year with love and peace to you,


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