Zephyr & Blackwood

Friday, August 31, 2012

On my forty-second birthday my second son Blackwood came into our world. One of the many pleasures this week has been watching Zeph and Woody get to know each other.

Zephyr is a geographical/gardening term for a gentle warm breeze or fructifying wind. In Greek mythology Zephyrus is the god of the west wind.

Blackwood is a wattle (Acacia melanoxylon) local to cool mountainous climates in Victoria and Tasmania, and thus a tree local to where we live. Blackwoods are soil builders and companion plants to eucalypts and native cherry (Exocarpos cupressiformis), named because of their intensely dark wood.


ronnie said...

the gentle breeze of your news blew hard through the (still) flowering acacias here to the north yesterday --- much congratulations --- oooo I can imagine all the fun ahead for you all!

Permapoesis said...

thanks ronnie, happy days indeed. now i must go and get some sleep.

Permapoesis said...

hi belinda,

thanks for your comment too, although i don't know where it has disappeared to. this seems to happen frequently with comments???

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