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I am a nature lover who is lucky enough to live in Queensland in one of the most beautiful spots ... the Sunshine Coast. Photography has always been a passion for me and is a great way to escape from the daily stresses of life .... I try to share natural images to encourage others to be aware and participate in life and our natural world and enjoy each moment that we are given on this precious earth.
In more recent times I have been reminded of the fragility of life once again and the importance of being mindful to live and experience each moment as if it could be our last.
Now living with secondary breast cancer I am finding it has changed my view of the world even after living with the threat for thirty years since y first occurrence.
This is my life ....
So I am just going to jump in head first and start writing about what is happening now … kind of like speed dating only … well speed blogging?
So much has happened this summer … the good the bad … and the ugly …. that the whirlwind of events knocked us clean off our feet in my household … so a few moments with my daughter and friends in the calm of Mary Cairncross rainforest in Maleny was just what the doctor ordered. Ahh breathe …… sometimes it’s hard to remember that important function.
NO …not the flying nun!! SInce chemotherapy was going to knock my hair out within a week this beautiful hat was a welcome gift from my daughter.
As I was having fun slicing and placing such colourful food, I decided it would be nice to set the dish among my herbs in the garden to add to the sense of taste theme …. imagine my surprise when a beautiful little Lady Bug decided to taste as well !!!
An invitation to walk in your neighbourhood and tell us what you see that inspires you , brings you joy or even makes you sad . Every day I make sure to observe something that gives me joy , and to be honest, living in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, it really is not hard to be inspired. I am forever grateful for the fact that I can breathe clean air, listen to a huge variety of beautiful birds sing and feel the green grass under my feet somewhere close by . I may see beauty in the colours and textures of a native plant such as this beautiful Banksia
or as I stop by the local pond I just might get lucky enough to see this amazing creature…. gives a whole new meaning to catching a dragon!!
And right outside my front garden was this noisy little Brown honey eater enjoying the nectar while the dew is still on it first thing in the morning. Isn’t he sweet?
As I was trying to catch Mr Brown, I had that feeling that I was being watched… and lo and behold there was this crazy fella just staring at me from about waist height in the bush next to me….. he is a Spangled Drongo, that is more familiar with the northern ends of our country and hails from the New Guinea area, but with our mild climate many of them decide to settle and call the Sunshine coast home. I am glad to have them and all their silly craziness…such agile fliers and hilarious loud cacklings…. they look amazing in flight with the fish tails and their acrobatics.
I am often amazed at how beauty struggles through to even the most industrial kind of surroundings ….
I would love to see some of your local areas as you walk about each day…. feel free to post and tag this page so that I can see what a day in the life is like at your place.
Lets start with things that put a smile on your face and then we can progress to other challenges .
This is our forth week of a new series that I am calling a Habits and the 5 Senses.
This week’s topic is the colors of the sense of hearing. You can be simple like I did this week and used instruments. You can also get radical and show someone blasting apart a sidewalk with a jackhammer or the soothing sound of the ocean waves. This week you can post anything that stimulates or delights you when you hear it. Be creative and have fun. Feel free to dig around in your archives for photos if you don’t have anything new you can photograph. Most of all I hope you have fun.
I had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s color are Sense of Touch. I want to say thank you to each of you. Here are the featured bloggers for this week…
What colours my life? There are so many beautiful things that make the heart sing, and behind much of it is the sun , and the glorious light that it shines on everything around us to create a variety of captivating colours and hues. Instead of just one photo I will choose three things I have seen that absolutely colour my world
My world through my camera …. while I practise mindfulness and being in the moment as often as I can, I am never the less inclined to record so much of what I see on a day to day basis. I find solace behind the lens, it brings me joy to create beautiful images and fulfilment to record something that just needs to be told. I fell as if my camera at times is just an extension of myself and it will find an image in what may be the tiniest little part of the day or the world around me . Living with depression for much of my life I have been able to use it as a tool to refocus ( pardon the pun)