A Magical Sky

Have you ever had such an urge to write that it just flows out of you?
That’s how I feel right now. I’ve never posted anything while camping, completely unedited and from my phone, so this is a first for me.

Tonight I’m camping on the banks of the Campaspie River in Victoria. A place called Aysons Reserve near Rochester. We’re about two hours from home but I feel like I’m a world away.


Our day has been lovely. We arrived, set up camp, had some lunch, relaxed and went for a walk along the river. Nice but nothing extraordinary.

Later we went for a short drive, came back, lit our camp fire, settled back with more drinks then prepared dinner. And so the night went.

You get the drift, our camping weekends are generally pretty cruisy and relaxed.


It was during dinner that the magic began. As we were enjoying our char grilled steak (cooked to perfection I might add) the sky behind us began to change.

From moody grey clouds it intensified to pink and orange to a golden red that looked as though the sky was on fire.


I was in awe and had to jump up from dinner to snap a photo of the blazing sunset sky before it disappeared.

Eventually it faded and the sky darkened but still the night was not black.

Later as we sat round the fire the conversation turned deep and meaningful.


I looked up and noticed the band of white light in the sky. It was like a long wide band of cloud that went right over our head.

Even hubby commented on how unusual it was. It seemed to have appeared out of nowhere. Then it changed and seemed to dissipate. But the night was still young and the show had barely begun.

It was around 9pm when we saw the first lights. At first I thought it was lightning but there was no storm in the air. Then I thought perhaps it was strobe lights, perhaps from an air field, but there’s nothing that I know of nearby.

We didn’t have THAT many drinks.


I still don’t know what the streaks of light in the sky were but I know the feelings they inspired in me. They inspired a sense of awe, a sense of wonder, of openness and expansion. A sense that wonderful things lie ahead.

There’s probably a logical explanation but right now all I feel is an overwhelming sense of wonder.

There are few stars that I can see in the sky tonight, there’s far too much cloud cover, but still I feel the magic in the air.

There’s so much mystery in the world. So much we don’t understand but perhaps we don’t need to. Maybe we just need to keep our minds open to new possibilities and opportunities  that awaits us.

Keep your eyes open to the magic of the sky, in nature and the universe. Who knows what it could be saying to you?

As I sit here by a warm fire the air is still, the sky above me is vast and I can now see part of the moon. She’s finally poked out from behind the clouds.

And every so often, though I think it’s fading, I see the occasional streak of light.


I think I’ve worked it out.

Perhaps the universe is winking at me!

Wishing you all light and love as we continue the journey together. πŸ’«βœ¨

Sharing for Frank’s Tuesday Challenge: Sky


P.S.  Since coming home, speaking to some people and doing a bit of googling I think the streaks and the lights may have been part of the Orionid meteorite shower. Apparently it’s still possible to see some fragments of the meteor right up until the beginning of November 2017, both in Australia and across the world.  

No wonder I felt so excited … it really was an out of this world experience … and maybe a wink (or two) from the Universe!

Keep looking up. Maybe she’ll wink at you too. 


132 thoughts on “A Magical Sky

  1. Miriam, can you please adopt me so I can spend the weekends with you guys?!?! I am so thankful you took the time to write this post because it has brought me so much joy. These are the moments, the most wonderful and magical ones, and they mean everything. I love that you got to experience such an extraordinary sky and night. Tonight, I have plans to sit around the fire with one of my best friends, and I am already hopeful that the universe will wink at me too! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Lots of love to you. xo

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    1. Love your comment and especially your first line Tanya, it made me grin from ear to ear! Consider yourself adopted my dear! πŸ™‚ By the time you read this you’ll have already had your night time fire with your bestie. Hope you had a great night and a fabulous weekend. Wishing you many moments of magic in the week ahead. And lots of winks from the Universe. Big hugs and love from me to you xo βœ¨πŸ’«

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  2. Oh how awesome were your inspired words that you shared unedited from your phone.. Just magical Miriam.. And yes so much we do not know about our Universe..
    And that Sky.. wow.. just beautiful.. Is could so feel your wonder and almost as if your breathed OUT with the Universe, in a Sigh of contentment..
    Just so loved your post and photos..
    Enjoy your days and weekend.. xxx ❀ Hugs Sue ❀

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    1. I’m so glad that you could feel the wonder though my words Sue, I just felt I had to share. It was so very special, the sky, the stillness, everything about the night. ✨
      Thank you for sharing in that magic and your lovely comment. I hope your weekend’s been lovely too. Big hugs back ❀️

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  3. Beautiful Miriam, love the tree reflection and what a wow sky. I don’t know how many cold dinners I’ve had because “I’ll be right back, I have to get some photos of this!” Cheers Glenys

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  4. Hi Miriam, Great job doing the post on your phone. Lovely post and the lights and sound amazing. Yes I believe the universe winks at you too. Check the text above the photo of the logs.The sunset shots are stunning and the i love the one with the reflection.I will send you a text about the personal for this week if you are still interested. Louise

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    1. Thanks for the tip Louise about the words, maybe I did have too ‘many’ drinks! Haha. Not really, though it really was an extraordinary night.
      Yes, please do text me next week when you get a chance, I’ve just been very distracted of late. But still interested. Talk soon. xo

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  5. OMG Miri…goosebumps!! Do you think they were meteors??? You manifested them! Magic in the air, winking at me below??? You did exactly that…manifested. Isn’t that so exciting! See how it’s done. I love that pic of the reflection of the tree in the water and you!! What a most magical night indeed. That feeling you had is exactly the feeling that I had the night I saw the meteors…it’s unexplainable just how thrilling it makes you feel…so excited and giddy and feeling wow! Here’s to many many more magical nights and days!! Big magical hugs…xo

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    1. It really was a magical night Deb. I honestly don’t know what the lights were, I don’t think they were meteors, though I’m not really sure. What I do know is how I felt and you’re right, it was thrilling, exciting, peaceful and giddy all at the same time. Amazing to think that I wrote and posted the whole thing while sitting around the camp fire on one finger on my phone. And then, I have to tell you, when I pressed the Publish button back inside the van I looked at the clock and it was exactly midnight. Yes, here’s to many more magical nights and days ahead for both of us. Big hugs xo βœ¨πŸ’«

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      1. Ohhhh I know what you saw….you saw the vortex!! hehe. You saw the Universe responding to you. Your inner you was responding to this communication and that’s where all those feelings of thrills, excitement, peace and giddy came from. It is amazing that you wrote and posted your story with ONE FINGER on your phone! HA….see what our inner selves can help us do when we tap in, tune in and turn on. You were right there, right there for that to happen. Ahhh and then the magic hour of midnight…how cool and goosebumpy was that….there really is a song in this too…hmmm I think I’ll see if I can incorporate this experience and mine into the one I’m working on. Afterall it’s starts off “Dear Universe”… Milk this feeling for as long as you can as it will only attract more feelings like it!! And when you start to feel low or sad or negative let your mind wander to here and just sit in what you were feeling at that moment when you saw the clock at midnight! Cheers to magic!! Big hugs xo πŸ™‚

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        1. “Tap in, tune in and turn on” ha, I love that Deb. Oh yes, I definitely was turned on this weekend, no doubt about it. Just need to hold onto those feelings hey? Yes, cheers to magic! Happy song writing my lovely, Dear Universe, love the start … talk more in an email soon. xo

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        2. That’s what Abraham says all the time!! Yes you definitely were all of those and then some! Thanks and happy song creating to you!! Big Universe hugs and yes talk more in an email…have a manifesting Monday!! xo πŸ™‚

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  6. Wow! πŸ˜€ Miriam I’m tingling reading your post…sensing the awe and mystery of the evening. The sunset alone is breathtaking and demanding the full attention of one’s soul and spirit….then the streak of white light. Magical blessed times…an enthralling unique and wondrous experience. I love the idea of the universe winking at us! Thank you so for sharing with us…it’s as I’m there with you. Also, well done on writing a post on a mobile!! I’ve had difficulty enough with an iPad; this was just brilliant. Wishing you many more such amazing camping trips -and I for one will be looking out for all your news!πŸ˜€β€οΈ

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    1. Aw Annika, your comment brought a big smile to my face. Thank you, it really was the most extraordinary night. It’s the first time I’ve ever posted completely on my mobile, somehow it just all flowed and worked beautifully. But could I do it again, ha, I don’t know! I guess when inspiration hits we just go with it, don’t we? Thanks again, hope you’re well and I hope you’ve had an equally enchanting weekend. Hugs ❀️✨

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      1. It was a wonderful post and reading it I got tingles down my spine…a magical mysterious time. One of those occasions you had to write it straight away!! So glad you did! I’ve had a lovely weekend, thank you…nothing quite so dramatic but warm family dinner parties, full of laughter and fun conversation (and a little bop!) Also it was my first piano lesson today (I know, finally!!).Absolutey loved it and had to practice more as soon as I got home! So far my jingle bells is rather a slow mournful affair but I’m ever hopeful! πŸ˜€

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        1. That’s so great! You know, after I posted my comment to you I honestly thought damn, I meant to ask you whether you’d had a piano lesson! And you had, I’n so glad. I thought you’d love it. Remember, slowly, slowly, that’s what it’s all about. Enjoy it all. Glad you had a happy weekend too, sounds perfect. xo πŸ™‚

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  7. Beautiful pictures and well written post Miriam…Initially I too used to sit on lappy and edit things a lot…but it’s different for a long time now…I write where ever I feel whenever I feel…and post it… It’s mostly on the move…😊

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    1. Yes, I can see the beauty in that Mann, writing as you feel like it and not being restricted or posting on a schedule. It’s definitely liberating. πŸ™‚

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  8. What a wonderful thought Miri – the Universe winking at you – YES!!! Maybe it’s someone sitting on the magical moonbeams looking down and smiling at your transformation! xx

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  9. I loved this post, Miriam! πŸ™‚ I’m always writing in my head. Never taking the effort to type it on a trip. I used to take notes earlier. It’s wonderful to see how you created magic out of a seemingly simple day out in nature. Your camping adventures always inspire me! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, yeah I write in my head all the time too. Problem is, unless I get the words out on paper or a device fairly quickly, the thoughts often fly out the other end lol πŸ™‚ hugs back

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  10. Nature never ceases to amaze, does it, Miriam? I LOVED these pictures and I thank you for sharing them. Life is a mystery and if we look at it with that attitude how exciting life becomes. Yes? Much Love to you! πŸ’ž

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  11. What lovely photos…and I must admit, I noticed the glass of wine in your hand and imagined similar evenings enjoying watching the colorful night grow old. Great post and I’m sure it was a wink. Or was it a nod?

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  12. Ayson’s is one of our favourite places. So easy to get to and always a spot to camp. Good pub meals in Rochester. Could that sky activity have been the Southern Aurora? It can sometimes be seen on the Peninsula when conditions are right.

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    1. Carol, I think you might be right. I remember reading about it and it said the peak time to see it was the weekend before (which I forgot about). But I’ve just googled it now and apparently the meteorite shower can still be seen up until early November. It MUST have been that. How wonderful! Thank you!!!

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  13. Hello dear Miriam,
    I feel such an air of contentment, hope and excitement in your beautiful words. It’s as if all is right in your world for you at present and you have some great things unfolding to look forward to.
    I’m glad it was such a magical experience for you last weekend. Great captures as always too. Great to see your smiling face.
    Hugs from me to you πŸŒŽπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ’•

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Di and yes, you’re right, all feels well in my world. The occasional stumble and down moment but overall life is good. Hope all’s well for you too my friend. Big hug πŸ’•πŸŒΈ xo

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      1. Thank you Miriam…And those little stumbles are certainly part of normal life aren’t they. I have them too but still say life’s good, as you have said.
        Thank you for my hugs in return…received gratefully πŸ’β€οΈ

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  14. What a gorgeous sunset! How wonderful to have had such an beautiful experience with the meteorite shower. Perhaps the Universe truly was winking at you πŸ™‚ It holds many more mysteries than we’ve begun to uncover! Thanks for sharing the magic you experienced. It reminds me to pause and take in the wonder of it all. ❀

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    1. Thanks Barbara. Funnily enough, there were a few other people around, and other vans camped along the riverbank but at night it all just goes quiet and peaceful. I love it.

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