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au soleil – in the sunshine

huntsman spider in australia.

A spider will play, the warm sun fondly warming his legs as he feels his way along the path he is on.  A beautiful day for a stroll, I’m sure he is focused on his search  for his catch of the day. Yet he will be ever vigilant of the world around him.  Of course, realize that it will be from his perspective.

When we are out and about on a sunny day, do we focus on the moment or the day ahead.  I was myself not focused on my day, only on the moment, when a friend knocked on my door, saying, “come out and play”  Left on my own, I would have had a boring day. Sure I would have gotten things done, but having a friend to share some time with changed the whole “colour” of my day.  Not that we did something extra ordinary in a way that would win us, ooohs and aaahhhs…. but, it was an absolutely different and wonderful day, because it was shared with a friend.  So for ME, it was a fantabulous day..

How many times have I used the word =day=   hmmm doesn’t matter this is not a literary piece, it’s a shout out.. saying ” YAY” today was a good day!

What a nice way to enjoy such an interlude in the middle of the week.

Make times my friends to do something that makes you smile. Don’t squander all your day, doing the mundane.

Jai eu beaucoup de Plaisir, I had a lot of fun “living” today.

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no goblins or ghouls, I hope this “leaves” you with a smile.  Happy Thursday…

Q

Oyashikiri

 

photography,Hillwalker (D. Su)

 

 

PL Precept #1 Life is Art

Sydney Australia

A beautiful capture by Hillwalker (Darren Su)(Sydney Australia)

Life is about sharing, not able to see the vistas that Darren does in his travels, I enjoy his view of the world he visits and lives in. No two people will view the same sunset or sunrise the same way. It is always fascinating to see the world through the eyes of another.

Be open to new discoveries, as bloggers we are blessed with this opportunity many days in one given day.  I have discovered worlds and pieces of it, in so many ways, by sharing with fellow bloggers and readers.  You all participate in my world.  Thank you!!!

Give thanks and appreciation to all those that come your way today.

PL Precept #18  Each moment is a Turning Point

Oyashikiri

 

sister’s pictures

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The apostles, Great Ocean Road, Australia

miss Fisher, aunt prudence

If you are a fan of the mystery series out of Australia, Miss Fisher, they you will recognize, this home, as the home of Aunt Prudence.

Miss Fisher's house

The above is Miss Fisher’s home, the day my sister and nephew visited there were signs that they would be filming from that location later in the week.  I really enjoy this series, not only for the time (period) pieces, but the wardrobe the star of the show, Miss Franny Fisher wears.

This is a time in history, where I enjoyed the architecture of the homes, and the fashions of the day.  That Australia has such lovely buildings from the period would entice me at some time in the future to board a plane to see them for myself. I have seen wonderful architectural buildings from the Art Deco period on Florida..

Having a sister who loves to globe trot has its benefits =^_^=… I can appreciate she does all the packing, waiting in airports, doing tours,  and jet lag.  My nephew, whose photography you have enjoyed,  follows in her footsteps.  For now I’m content to be an armchair traveller.

Appreciate what others bring to you that enhances your delight of new experiences .. =^_^=

PL Principe # 3  I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

PL precept # 7 Everything exists in Relativity.

Photography V.Mersh

Wombat

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2nd clip on Wombats

Why  wombats, cuz, it seems I’ve got a new nickname.. =^_^=  what can I say.. I finally looked it up.

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Ok who is next to hold and cuddle me.  =^_^=

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I totally rock in the cute department don’t  I…..

Do  you think its my smile ..?

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Happy first day of 2017… let us do a lot more smiling…  a shared smile goes a long way.

Oyashikiri

 

Wordless Wednesday #2

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bnnies in Australia

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raw nature

Australian wilderness.a wandering memory

When we (a good majority of us) think of spending some time in the wilderness, we envision lush, rugged, environments, the pictures I use of sunsets and magical evenings under the stars, or calm waters on colourful fall days with the sun or moon reflecting of the crystal clear waters.  Ahhhhh yes… such themes make us feel warm, fuzzy maybe, for sure they are a for of eye candy…   The photographers have captured a still moment of beauty.

How about living near this location in Australia, where temperatures can be + 40 – 50 degrees centigrade (hot) and there is a lack of water.  Extreme weather can happen here, it is  wild country where  civilisation where it does exist, has to contend with the challenges every day.

Sitting in the comfort of an air climate controlled office with my morning super tall glass of ice coffee, I can admire the artist view that the photographer, took (awanderingmemory.com).  David and his wife travel all over the world visiting places they feel will enrich their lives with new experiences.  Through  his travels and his photography, we get to see place such as this that we wouldn’t otherwise see.

Australia the-endless-road

This is the endless highway that takes tourists and visitors through the Australian desert. David talks about some of what he felt was being missed by those who just drive through and not stop to explore. ”  It offers silence, true silence,” +”.. endless roads, dramatic sunsets, huge salt-pans, aboriginal heritage sites, hidden wildlife and clarity… ”

Have any of the above been on one of your “want” lists.  No of course we don’t have to travel over seas.. or for thousands of miles to find “true silence”… but we do have to make time to find what we want. AND to be in the moment, to always be aware of just what it  is we are “seeing” hearing” and “taking in”

silly smile

What can I say, there is silly in all of us… I’ve been living with a whippet far too long.. This pictures simply make me giggle and smile..  So… dearest readers.. who share these pages with me…. endure this moment with me…  S M I L E

Forget everything but the warmth of a smile  and enjoy a “silly”

much love to each and every one of  you..

I treasure you all.

namaste      –       oyashikiri

LOL… how many of you will see what I see in the above picture…. gosh you guys are so special…. xxxoo

 

1000 years

yew tree 1000years old

This is a picture of a 1000  year-old Yew Tree, in west Wales/Pintast  can you imagine walking under the canopy of these branches.  I have such appreciation for the natural wonders in this world.  You have only to walk up to any tree and take a close look at its bark, or the way it reaches to the sky, open and trusting.

“It is time for a worldwide moratorium  on logging all remaining ancient forests” Dr.Reese Halter-Broadcaster, conservation, and Educator.  It was appalling to learn that Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness could lose 44%  or 165,000 acres of its 389,000 acres.  “Foresters have more than enough denuded lands to grow plantations and practice the art and science of forestry”  Harmony Witherspoon.   The Huffington Post headline  read, Delisting Tasmanian Wilderness Impoverishes Australia.a9cc912d006b391dbff302468d8eff34

Australia is not alone fighting to save its forests. Even in the cities, we see people cutting down trees so that they can have more parking lots, or sprawling shopping malls, while not so old shopping areas, go dormant and become concrete run down buildings. left to die slow deaths.  Houses that once had nice landscapes, go from one home, to 2, maybe 3 on that very same lot, with no green space or room for a tree at all.

the old road, Ballynoe, Ireland

This old road leads to an ancient stone circle, in Ballynoe, Co. Down, Ireland, this didn’t happen overnight, it took years for the trees to grow into one another and form the welcoming trail that welcomes the visitor to  enter and discover a magical place.

PL Principle # 3    I will live with a mind of appreciation towards others and things.

 

Namaste    –    Oyashikiri

 

 

*** The old Road -Cat-Art on flickr

 

 

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