Blue Lotus Love

“The Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson If that’s true then the flowers at the Blue Lotus Water Garden in Yarra Junction must be the happiest on the planet. Located just off the Warburton highway, barely an hour from home, I found a glorious landscape. Lakes and ponds, filled with thousands of water lilies … More Blue Lotus Love

Birds need Extra Water

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think”. Rumi Except that the birds aren’t singing very loudly today. There’s a heat wave moving across Australia this week. As I sit down to write this post and share a long overdue book review, it’s a sweltering 41°C outside.  The trees … More Birds need Extra Water

Open in 2019

If you could choose one word to describe how you’d like to live your life this year what would it be? Would it be confident, focused, brave, balanced or something completely different? It didn’t take me long to figure out mine. In fact, after my last post about Stepping into the Unknown it was obvious. … More Open in 2019

A Slow Challenge

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Lao Tzu I love that quote, it’s so apt at the moment, as the lead up to Christmas has been such a change of pace for me. This year has whizzed by. It’s brought plenty of challenges, joys and disappointments, however the past month or so has … More A Slow Challenge

Reflection

“Time spent in self reflection is never wasted. It is an intimate date with yourself.” Paul TP Wong The past few weeks have been a time of quiet contemplation. Although I’ve been busy writing for a number of magazines things have been otherwise quiet. I’ve had some ups but also a lot of stress that’s … More Reflection

Big dunes and big thrills

Dear Ocean and Sand Dunes, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, salty, windswept and free all at once”. That’s how this place made me feel. From driving on massive sand dunes to riding the ocean waves, the area around Cape Bridgewater blew me away, nearly literally.