Always Fresh

I walked down to the sea at high tide this morning. A very high tide, 2 metres! Water was flowing freely over the sand into the lagoon, a rare sight with calm seas. The lagoon is washed clean, full of fresh sea water, just perfect for life to proliferate. One large branch was circling lazily in the water, undecided about whether to make a break for the ocean or remain in the calm lagoon. Aren’t we like that sometimes … sticking with the known when the unknown beckons?

Mullimburra ICOLL overbrimming at high tide

Mullimburra ICOLL overbrimming at high tide

I had an email asking about yoga classes … and hmmm … I am undecided. How many classes will I offer this term, when, and for how many weeks? Having a year off (well, I did teach a few short series last year) has loosened the grip of the school term planning. Having a new grandchild in Paris keeps it loose, since I know we will be travelling more often. I replied by mentioning a class another teacher runs here on Saturday mornings … she is reliable! I am looking forward to teaching again, I feel really refreshed by the break, but I am not sure how much to commit myself yet. You can see how overcast and wet the morning was … on the way back from the sea I stopped by the dam to photograph raindrops.

raindrops on Crinum Lily

raindrops on Crinum Lily

For several years the dam has been thick with red azolla, but after heavy rain a few months ago it was all washed out, and has not returned. These tropical waterlilies at the northern end of the dam struggled with the thick weed cover, but they are celebrating the new year with an explosion of leaves and flowers. You can see the pink flowers in the background of the photo above, and here is a close up of the blue lily.

blue tropical waterlily

blue tropical waterlily

Wishing everyone a very happy and healthy 2014, with lots of blogging fun. Thanks so much for your support and comments and likes, they are the icing on the cake of blogging! I look forward to following your writings and photos throughout the year to come. Let every post be fresh and new, in the moment!

My friend sent me this wonderful greeting, so please let me send it on to you, all of you precious beings.

As a whole new year begins, we reflect upon all precious beings who are part of our lives… who have come into our lives… and who will become part of our lives…

Wisdom comes with the knowing that great love… happiness… and peace…. are fleeting moments…
They come and go…
They rise and fall…
Appear and disappear…
For all of us…
Irregardless of success, fortune, fame…

Without pain, suffering and struggle… we would not… could not… know… value… or embrace the moments of ecstasy… joy… and bliss… with full presence and engagement…

So let us hold on tight… cherish and devour… those precious moments when they arrive… the simple joys that light up our hearts… fill up our souls… and are the true treasures and riches of gold…

Connections of the heart are what matters most…

We thank you for the joy you have brought into our heart… for the memories we will cherish forever… for the inspiration, learning, patience, compassion, and for the pleasure of your company and the gift of profound love that brings…

May your love spread far and wide across the mountains, ocean and sky!!!

22 thoughts on “Always Fresh

  1. Here’s wishing you a wonderful new year…one filled with love and joy…and a ‘thank you’ for the artistic gifts you’ve shared this past year…Cheers!

    • hey Charles, and your poetic/prophetic gifts … that fine tuned nuance of language neatly dividing fact and fiction … the storytellers gift of perceiving the story and making it visible … thank you Charles πŸ™‚

  2. what a full, fresh post – stand still and let uncertainty be your guide! Wishing you all the best for 2014 and many thanks, Christine, for all your blog visits πŸ™‚

    • I love the way you express it Laura, uncertainty! I do remember having a goal of letting go of should’s and must’s in 2013 … maybe that has happened πŸ™‚

    • You are such an inspiring person Amy, I am happy if you could be inspired by my words, I thought that greeting was truly deeply beautiful … blessings, Christine xx

  3. Azolla doesn’t know when to stop does it?
    Thank you for sharing the message precious being, and thanks for another lovely year of Dadirri Dreaming, every visit has been a haven of peace to treasure.
    Happy 2014 dear Christine, with love G.

    • this time last year S was pulling the azolla out of the dam and using it for mulch in the vegie garden … it made incredible soil! So glad you enjoy visiting dear Gilly, I do wonder at times what I am doing but it just flows along like a stream … so pleased others find it peaceful … we are all so blessed to share the beauty in our lives heart to heart with each other πŸ™‚

  4. You’ve a reminded me to beach-visit. Family-visit has somehow derailed the daily peace of the early walk. As always wonderful photos – and a challenge! Maybe I will go to Poland via Bulgaria. I’m looking forward to a full year of your blogging and your photos, revealing to me your world nearby.

    • thanks Meg … our family is now arriving later today, so we will down at the beach earlier too, enjoying the peace after the housework is done … Bulgaria sounds exciting!

  5. What a beautiful post, Christine. You have such a generous and open spirit, I am certain those who have experienced you as a yoga instructor miss what you have offered in the past, but you also seem to really thrive with the freedom to pick up and go! It will be interesting to see what you decide. A very peaceful and special new year to you and your most excellent traveling partner, too! πŸ˜‰

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