I am home & I think I am in love. with this country. it is like a veil has been taken from my eyes. As we rode along, I saw the bush and land as if I were seeing it all through the eyes of a different person...maybe it is my inner wise woman who was on the back of the bike..... I felt like i belonged here, that the trees welcomed me and that I was being hugged.
I did learn a few things while riding along, some very wise thoughts and some very practical ones. I learned that you cannot just stop anywhere on a bike to take a photo.. there must be a large verge on the side of the road that is not made from gravel. Quite often, I saw something that I wanted to take a photo of but by the time we could stop, we were miles down the road. So I improvised. I started to take photos while on the back of the bike. They seem to have turned out ok, not professional at all, a little blurry.. but who cares. I will share them soon. I also learned that you miss quite alot of different side tracks and lookouts because riding on dirt or gravel roads is not alot of fun.. but the upside of being on the back of the bike is that you see & experience the scenery in more ways than when in a car. It seems as if you absorb it into your very soul
it has been hot while I was away and my garden suffered a little. Even with Marion who lives down the road looking after it while I was away, it just needs some love n care which I will give it today. I am going to let my chooks out to scratch.. they have been locked in their pen since we have been gone and even though it is a large area, they really do love to get into the extra yard to fossick for worms.
I am supposed to be taking part in the Next Chapter (12 secrets of highly creative women) with Jamie ... Secret One is 'Acknowledging your creative self' - not sure where that will take me, but I think I will do it all on my blog "the Onion" like I did with Soul Coaching... so if you are interested, there is a link on my side bar. I will do the first chapter later today.
I am also committing to Simple Abundance again this year. I love it.. a book that has helped me tremendously over the past few years. to find gratitude seems to me to be one hell of an important goal in my daily life.. to help me ground, to help me stay sane and to help me be in love with life..... it is good to be home. As we rode into the mountains where Woodford is, I knew, deep in my soul, that I was blessed to live in one of the most gorgeous parts of the world. It is not deemed a World Heritage area for nothing.