Have you noticed that signs are everywhere … unless we don’t pay attention and then we miss them.
It’s a good thing I was paying attention on our recent trip through Central Australia and the dusty red earthed roads of The Outback Way. If I hadn’t we’d have likely run over some stray Aussie icons.
My eyes were wide open to these typically Australian signs.
The usual signs were there, warnings of kangaroos, camels, emus, corrugated roads, curves, trucks on hills and sparse camping grounds in the middle of nowhere
Some were more unusual than others, like this one above.
Well, we are in the outback after all!
We passed through five states and stopped to take photos of the border signs, some way more elaborate than others.
Yes, signs guide us to our destination … like the one below taken yesterday on route to our camping trip this weekend. It was a bit more civilised!
The historic gold mining village of Yackandandah was our destination, Yack for short, a picturesque spot nestled in the hills and valleys of Victoria’s north east countryside.
We’ve passed a memorable weekend with lots of signs that have lead us to some lesser known tracks and attractions in the area.
Then there are those less subtle signs from the Universe. You know, the ones that make you feel like you’re on the right path, or that perhaps someone you miss dearly is looking out for you.
I mentioned to a blogger friend recently that I was missing mum and couldn’t ‘feel’ her lately, I couldn’t remember how she sounded. She told me to keep an eye out for any sort of sign.
Life went on and I forgot the conversation
Then last Monday, the morning of my birthday, I stepped outside to water my new veggies that I recently planted in my garden. I’ve been watering them every day for weeks.
As I stepped out, it started to rain and I realised I wouldn’t have to water. It was gentle but enough of a drink for my plants.
I then walked further into the backyard, and that’s when I noticed them.
15 beautiful white peace lilies in my patch of garden that Lamby recently pruned. The flowers weren’t there the day before. They had sprouted up, literally over night, and they were completely open and in full bloom.
Mum loved peace lilies. It was like they’d come up for my birthday, like a gift from her.
I stood there breathless, a tear in my eyes.
Then, just in case I hadn’t noticed the lilies, the very next day a flock of colorful rainbow lorikeets landed on my outdoor decking.
It was like another gift.
Purple, orange, green parrots, a whole rainbow line of them, they were so beautiful … I haven’t seen them here in years. I’ve never seen so many lined up like that.
I turned away to grab my phone to snap a photo but they flew off. They haven’t been back.
It was such a fleeting moment, so unexpected and so incredibly magical.
It almost felt like a dream but it was real. Hubby saw them too.
Sometimes the signs can be there but if we’re not ready to see them we won’t. I feel as though, finally, my eyes are wide open. I love it.
Are you paying attention? Are you open to the signs around you, all the wondrous signs of the Universe, those signs letting you know that you’re on track?
Are you open to change, to letting things into your life, even though you may not understand the grand plan exactly?
Open your heart, your mind and embrace all that life has to offer. It’s waiting for you. All you have to do is notice, and believe.
Remember, you are unstoppable.
Happy October everyone.
Have a magical week and month ahead and keep your eyes open. You never know what amazing things are waiting for you, just around the corner.
In response to Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Signs