"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Thursday, 15 January 2009

i love a sunburnt country...yes, I do.

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.


amelia said...

I'm happy you are home and with some inner peace!!! What a great feeling!

Kathryn Knoll said...

You are a wonderful inspiration to us all as you open up to the beautiful growth you are now enjoying. Thank YOU! There is so much that Mother Earth Down Under wants from you, to help her through these next few years. Heave and Earth depend on you and on all of us...hugs, Sr.K

Moonroot said...

I'm so glad you had a good trip. And I know what you mean about a veil being lfted from your eyes... I had a similar experience when I lived over there. Australia is a beautiful and magical place.

Tracy said...

I am reading Simple Abundance & am also doing the book study, too! Glad you had a wonderful the tree photo! xo

Wendy said...

Welcome home! I think you have returned a wiser woman than when you left.

Fire Byrd said...

welcome back dear Robyn.
Looks like we've both being doing some journeying, both mental and physical.

Kavindra said...

Hello Wise Woman~
I'm so glad you're back and we get to see photos soon. The tree photo is amazing. Glad you found exactly what you went searching for.

Fatma said...

Hi, caught up with your blog. So happy to see you had a wonderful trip.

I am also doing Simple Abundance as well as the Soul Coaching again for myself.

Krissie at winterwood said...

robyn... SO glad youre back I have really missed your posts!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Welcome home! :) Looking forward to your land´s photographs. :)

gemma said...

My Dad loved Australia. He often talked about his travels there. I would love to see your beautiful country Robyn. I'm sure it is breath taking.
Glad you are home safe and sound.

peppylady said...

There no place like home so glad you had a safe return.

I've been doing 12 secrets of highly creative women with Jamie.
So far 1st chapter went well.

I've read parts of Simple Abundance and enjoyed what I read.

Coffee is on.

linda may said...

Brave lady! I still haven't got on the back of the bike. I does sound great but I am still a chicken. My inner voice is still warning me. It tells me I want to have all my feet planted in the earth not Arse over Apex above it. He he. Just wanted to add the whole world is beautiful and we are all on it together no matter where we live our lives.We are just lucky we live where we do eh.

Sheila@Simple Indulgences said...

It has been a long journey to find yourself Robyn, but it seems you are finally on the right track.
I'm so happy for you.
It sounds like the bike trip was quite an adventure, I'll be back for a report..!

Genie Sea said...

YAY! You're back! Welcome home! I missed you sweet Garden Goddess. I feel like your garden, a little dried up without my frequent dose of Robyn. :)

I am looking forward to the photos! I am also looking forward to taking the 12 Secrets journey with you. :) I will keep an eye on the Onion :)


linda may said...

Say G'Day to Maddy for me if you see her again. :)

Leanne said...

welcome home robyn

leanne x

solsticedreamer said...

welcome home dear heart and so pleased you sound at peace and happy (hugs)

Tori said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you had a fun trip. =)

Yolanda said...

Me too. YOu have lovely phots of your beautiful country.