Last time we were at Heartwoods I took some shots and never shared them, so here we are!
The dam with no water except dried up mud...its most common state...it leaks!
The little tiny honey eaters love to swim in those same bath tubs, so we can't move them or clean them. This is the pool in the moss they love. Look carefully and you can see one in the centre of the left photo.
Birds above, wombats below!
Here are some more head torch photography experiments. I love how it isolates. You notice things you wouldn't in the day.
And just as a bonus because you made it this far, here is a photo of my reality. Sitting at the keyboard, in a renovated jumper, a gifted silk scarf and a handknit poncho, with my hat on my head from when I was digging in the garden, because I forgot I still had it on until I saw this shot! Hee!
I love the wild mysterious forested feeling in this photo.
This is the edge of the National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, where the kangaroos come down from Black Mountain to feed on the grasses.
I wish I looked as graceful when jumping! Don't you?
from wild to planted
and back again
Mr Actor chose this shot for today, and told me what it looked like to him. That or a skateboard ramp or a frisbee.
What do you see?
whirling circular saw
I've heard of burying your head in the sand...!
You frequently see kangaroos with long legs sticking out of their pouches.
A cosy hideaway that transports you to places...why leave?
it's the people
let me back in!
hello sweet frog
living in the door jamb
our worlds abut, suddenly
Last time at Heartwoods I discovered head torches make interesting spot lighting for photos. Here is an experiment. Have you ever tried it?
head torch discovery
stars having a rest
In my search for a more relaxed state, I have been exploring various options.
The first was the book by Marie Kondo called :
In this book she sets out a new way not only of tidying, but of a new relationship to have with your "stuff".
Basically it boils down to "does this spark joy?" If it doesn't give you a thrill or a lift, then thank it for its role in your life until now, and let it go. Don't hold onto things because you feel obliged or a sense of duty...eg. Wedding gifts. I've found this philosophy has also helped in deciding which items to buy and bring into your space.
I have always been rather ruthless about discarding my clothes and my belongings...growing up overseas and travelling ingrained that in me. But I found I was able to let go of even more since I started implementing this method.
I haven't finished the house yet, and other people's things can be a difficulty, but the process is starting.
Another book that has helped me is:
This is a tiny book that packs a punch. Talking about how to create a quiet space in your life to think of higher things. How to create space to appreciate what you have. How to appreciate the fine things in life like food, dining together, taking time to enjoy your daily activities.
This book has inspired me to rethink my daily tasks. Now, I light a candle when cooking to encourage me to think of serving my family, rather than being rushed and cranky about cooking as usual. I also light the candle when making lunches, and doing dishes to encourage positive thinking around these activities.
The third book that found its way into my life is Breatheology the art of conscious breathing.
All these books and methods have one thing in common...they all address the mindset or spirituality of the situation. They talk about your motivation and what is behind the state you've got yourself into.
By studying these different works and sites, I'm hoping to observe and change my mind set from the points of view of my house, my mind, my body and my voice.
This is where you come in. I am also changing my blogging, and so for the moment, in order to clear my mind of extraneous noise, I will be restricting my blogging to my BeautyScopes.
'Til next time, keep creating your own beauty!
Pseudo PJ day, with fluffy snuggles.
Dressed up on top and down on bottom.
Daffodil in "hair" for Northern Hemisphere spring.
Newly knitted necklace.
Love this vest, and my inside shoes.
A change of pace.
Oranges to warm me.
Day of the dead leggings with new neon sneakers.
A formal look...see I can do them.
What to do with a sarong in Winter.
I took my leggings to my son's circus performance!
And here is some random needle felting I did on my beret when I was bored. Like it?
'Til next time, keep on creating!
Hi there awesome ones!
Here is another scarf roundup from the last few days. (I am doing a scarf challenge with the scarves that Mascha from Maschas Buch generously sent me. A new outfit a day, inspired by a new scarf a day)
|Shoes, pants, vest - thrifted, cardigan - old retail|
Shoes, pants, vest - thrifted, cardigan - old retail
Cardigan, shirt, pants - thrifted. Tie - gift...see below!
Jacket, top, dress - thrifted, leggings - Black Milk retail, boots - old retail
Jacket, jeans, belt - thrifted, shirt - generous gift...see below.
Jacket - Kathmandu retail, pants - thrifted.
Jacket, skirt - thrifted, boots - old retail
Jacket, shirt - thrifted, pants- old retail, uggs- new!
Jacket, skirt - thrifted, vest -old retail, boots -new, ebay
Vest, skirt - thrifted, shirt, boots - old retail
This lovely shirt is a new gift from generous Joni of An Artful Closet. It just happened to perfectly match the next scarf in line!
Nestled in the parcel was this lovely surprise bolo tie, which went beautifully with that day's outfit!
Thanks Joni. You rock!
So there you have my fashion adventures for the last few days.
On another note, I promised to update you on my health woes. I have been back to the GP who has given me a provisional all clear! With a confirmation ECG in two months. It may have all been an artifact of the medication. So looking positive!
Of course that means I'm without the medication which I need for sensory overload, so I am exploring ways of dealing with that, which I'll outline in another post. But the fact that I also had toxic levels of B12 which has since been eliminated and reduced may have gone a long way to explaining my sudden overload explosion. (My soy milk was fortified with B12 and unusually I am a person who retains B12 in my system. This can cause heart problems and probably also increased my systemic jitters, but wouldn't have caused my other heart problems)
So the complex picture is slowly being unravelled. I'm grateful for my long suffering family, and my wonderful GP!
Thanks for all your support as well. It's so nice to have such lovely friends.
Keep on creating and being fabulous!
All my love,
PS linking with Visible Monday for the last link up before Summer