Branching Out

And the wind said, may you be as strong as the oak, yet flexible as the birch. May you stand as tall as the redwood, live gracefully as the willow and may you always bear fruit all your days on this earth.   Native American Prayer 

After the Storm

Within the eye of a storm things can change so quickly, with skies, black with anger, wreaking havoc. In many parts of the world we’re seeing so much unpredictable weather, overwhelming and fierce in it’s intensity. Mother Nature can be dramatic and unforgiving, but so can human nature. In the depths of a storm positive … More After the Storm

The Calm Hour

Most people have heard of  ‘Happy Hour’ but how about the calm hour. That hour, on sunrise or sunset, when light illuminates the beauty around us, when anything seems possible and everything feels right and balanced.  Now, more than ever, we need that calmness and balance in the world. There are so many places where … More The Calm Hour

Finding some Peace and Quiet 

I’m such an over-thinker. I worry incessantly about things. But I’m realising, as I get older (and hopefully wiser) that it doesn’t have to control me. Even though life is busy and, like most people I have family commitments, bills and busy routines, there are things I can do to try and slow it down.

Travel theme: Playing

Life’s been serious lately.  Too serious. So when I saw Ailsa’s travel theme on Playing this week I knew it was a great chance to lighten up. It seems like only yesterday that my two munchkins were playing in our back paddock, chasing the chickens and making daisy chains in the long grass. Ah, those … More Travel theme: Playing

Fierce Creatures

Australia has a reputation for having some of the fiercest creatures in the world. We have deadly snakes, stingers and the odd croc up north, but sometimes things aren’t always as they seem. What can appear downright scary on the surface can be pretty harmless, if we’re game to look closer. Still, I have to … More Fierce Creatures

Travel theme: Pastel

I love photographing bright colors.  Nature has an array of mind blowing ones: dazzling red orange sunsets, turquoise seas and mountains so intensely green you feel you’re part of the easel. But sometimes we can feel blinded by the brightness and the intensity and that’s where a bit of softness and balance is good.

Travel theme: Pairs

Life is so much more fun in pairs. That’s not to say I don’t enjoy time alone, which is fortunate as hubby’s interstate for work again. I’ve kept myself busy, especially with a four legged energetic Lamborghini in the family.  But it’s always better when he’s around, sharing the highs and lows, the good days … More Travel theme: Pairs