The travel bug has left me, at least for the moment. Unfortunately it’s been replaced by a nasty head flu bug, that seems to have hit Melbourne with a vengeance.
And we all know the only place you want to be when we’re unwell – BED.
Still, life goes on. Outside winter is slowly drawing to an end. The cold days are
still bloody cold giving way to blossoms and colorful displays and distractions of Spring.
The wattle tree next door hangs over our gray fence, like a beacon, teasing me with temptations of warmer weather.
In the Main Street our “community” tree has been dressed up once again by keen artistic hands in preparation of the town’s Wattle Festival next Sunday.
It seems like only yesterday this Festival was a big deal and a huge day out for my kids.
These days they’re busy pursuing their own very different interests.
It’s another reminder to me of how quickly the years are flying by, and how important it is to enjoy every fleeting minute.
Harry knows that.
Dogs have an innate way of living in the moment, even though they too can be easily distracted. He sees a rabbit and he’s off.
I’m a pretty focused person but sometimes something comes along that just grabs my attention.
Like this kookaburra.
Seriously, how cute is this guy?
Such a curious and friendly bird who let me get so close to him. I was distracted by him but be sure wasn’t fussed by me.
Then there are those sunsets that always grab our attention. Like this one on the foreshore at 1770 in Queensland.
Of course no distraction is complete without a glass of red to savor as the sun kisses the day goodbye over the horizon.
A warm campfire will always get my attention: we enjoyed so many camp fires on our recent travels, so many golden sunsets and yes, a few glasses of red as well.
What can I say, if you’re gonna camp, you may as well do it in style!
Ahh, memories … diversions, distractions, and delightful detours. They keep life interesting.
But I digress. What was I saying about music?
Last week, before the flu hit me, I was inspired back to my guitar by my dear lovely friend Deb from Once Upon a Hot Flush.
Hopefully once I’m better I’ll be back into it, as we collaborate and create more music together from her wonderful poems and songs.
Can’t wait to get my focus back and to share a bit of sunshine with you all.
In the meantime I wish you all a peaceful and focused week ahead.
What about you: what is guaranteed to distract you?