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Stopping by to say hello to one of my favorite people on site!!  @avecalluna I hope you're having a truly wonderful day/night hon!!  Much love and respect from myself to you!!

From aflalimo

Good morning, beautiful. =) 

- The Heather and the Fern

There have been strong links for a long time between Scotland and New Zealand. The tartan created for Dunedin includes red to signify the blood ties that have been left behind. But there is also green, to signify new pastures. John Liddell Kelly (1850-1926) who wrote "The Heather and the Fern", part of which is shown below, left Scotland for New Zealand in 1880. While appreciating his new country, like many emigrants, before and since, he still had a yearning for the land of the heather.

 

from The Heather and the Fern

From this isle in the wide Southern Ocean, 
How oft does my swift fancy flee, 
On pinions of love and devotion, 
Dear home of my father, to thee! 
In a land lapped in bright summer weather, 
I sigh for one rugged and stern; 
I long for the bloom of the Heather 
In the Land of the Kauri and Fern.

Though here there is nought to remind me 
Of the dark, misty land of my birth, 
Not tears and not distance can blind me 
To scenes that are dearest on earth. 
As I list to the Tui's clear whistle, 
I sigh - 'Shall I ever return 
To the Land of the Heather and Thistle 
From the Land of the Kauri and Fern?'

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Though dear to my heart is Zealandia, 
For the home of my boyhood I yearn; 
I dream, amid sunshine and grandeur, 
Of a land that is misty and stern; 
From the land of the Moa and the Maori 
My thoughts to old Scotia will turn; 
Thus the Heather is blent with the Kauri 
And the Thistle entwined with the Fern. 

aflalimo:
Have a wonderful day. =) <3
avecalluna:
Good evening, my dear^^ after this hard day you are the ray of sun, thank you)

From aflalimo

Hello, professor Heather. I will be late with my assignment due to my dog eating it. Please accept this apology in lieu of my term paper. =)Image result for monets garden gifsMonet's-Garden-giverny

From aflalimo

Speech is our second possession—after the soul, and perhaps we have no other possession. Gabriela Mistral. Hope you’re enjoying your evening. I’m just messing around online and found this new poet—for me, anyway. Thoughts on her idea expressed above? Please?? 🙂 Take care. ❤️

From user3864

You are the prettiest Yen, whenever I’ll read the witcher, I will always see you.😈❤️❤️❤️❤️

avecalluna:
It seems today I will turn on an letsplay The Witcher in HD - gotta be perfect evening) Thank you^^

From aflalimo

You could cover the whole earth with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through. ILYA EHRENBURG, writer  Sleep tight, friend. I found this while online and thought you might enjoy it. =) <3

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aflalimo:
@avecalluna And I am in no way saying my grasp of English lit is beyond yours. I am merely saying that my inability to communicate effectively with you in your language makes the game hard to play. I bet you know more than I do. I still find it hot. I love a woman who shows me up to make me better and who makes me want to achieve greater heights, especially intellectual and artistic ones.
avecalluna:
@aflalimo  Enjoing each time when read your posts (anythemed). I see in the text a very intellectually savvy person, open to new knowledge. And about my answers - rarely and briefly answer, cause want to be accurately understood (and have been thinking about it for too long). I'm not pretending that English is my second mother tongue, just a good level, no more. But when someone stopped just a difference in languages and cultures?) In fact it's only more interesting^^

From aflalimo

Hey, wonderful woman. I just wanted to say hello and tell you I appreciate all the tine you take to read my blog. You are amazing and I have a special blog—not erotic, I swear 😁—coming up that is in tribute to you. Take care. 🖤❤️

avecalluna:
OMG!!! Would wait to read your blog^^
avecalluna:
Even if it contains erotic ;)

From aflalimo

Hello, friend and fellow literature lover. I hope your Saturday was all you hoped for and more. I shall scroll downward and leave my inimitable mark on your new blog post shortly. I appreciate your unflagging support, dear one. You have showered love on my blog from its inception practically and deserve to be first in line when it comes to my support. You have my sincerest thanks and my faithful support in return. Even if you can't read my blogs anymore, I will shower your sets and career with love. Take care. =) <3

From aflalimo

Just dropping by to say hello and return the cyber love. I can't wait for your set. The length of the wait is, in my much respected/sought after opinion, ridiculous and needless. Anyway. Best wishes and have fun. =)

avecalluna:
Hi^^ waiting with you - curious for reaction) 1month seems now like year, but i'll try to share more interesting stuff while time goes ;)

From aflalimo

Hello. Just dropping by to wish you well and ask how life’s going. 🙂

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aflalimo:
I’m so happy to hear you were able to enjoy much needed downtime. I don’t know you or your life intimately enough to say, but I sense you may work long hours. At least, you are very busy. To dream is bliss. It lightens the load of daily living. May you never stop indulging that grand escape.Take care.
avecalluna:
@aflalimo Awww thank you, sweetheart^^

Thrilling to wake up to a follow from you @avecalluna ! Good friends in tough times aren't that easy to find...you inspire me, be well!

From ezio

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aflalimo:
So pretty. Nice work with the flowers and camera. I need botany lessons. My roses are gonna mutiny.
ezio:
Oh thank you 🤗 @aflalimo I could give you some advices if you really want , so let me know😉