Waking up to a full day.
I have a few drafts of interesting thoughtful wordy posts, yet they will have to wait as here and now I am wiped out by the heat of the day, the long hours on a blazing highway (sydney to Melbourne) the crisp golden tortured landscape, glaring light and engine buzz, cranky hot kids and it’s just been one of those long travel days.
It’s forecast to be 43’c tomorrow so we have tried to position ourselves close to Melbourne so a little morning drive completes the trip. I will be putting wet tea towels in the fridge to cool us…
This day began so cool in Jugiong with a chill wind, deep shade and a patch of thick grass for stretching, I had a great session, so inspired by my days at mangrove yoga centre last week. Finding it has strengthened my ability to focus quietly inwards despite external distraction. Simply connecting with my own breath and being.
then Jesse was joined by Cedar who mimics our postures!
Cutie boy had his second hair cut last night by his own insistence and was coyly hiding behind his big leaf for his portrait, also at his request…
I had a sweet date with the two shorts at the cafe but the shots are on the other camera…
Anyway there was
Lots of kilometers …
Lots of gold, parched slopes…
Little water, yet lush willows are squatting down in dry gully’s so it must be wet sometimes…
Jesse and I are both revelling in the feelings such an expanse of vivid sky reveals…
He reminds me I originally wanted to call this blog ‘ under open skies’ which was evocative and original i thought, but turned out to be a famous song and used by various others for a myriad of causes already. Boo.
And some swimming gratefully in man made lakes and then finally a halt is called and we spill outside as the sun finally lowers its invasive glare for the eve. Phew we survived.
This land is so crunchy underfoot , the fire hazard is extreme. I hope the rains come before any burning disaster.
Lily is showing a new found appreciation for food and commented today was a great eating day how do we do it mama?
Eggs and sourdough toast with tomato compote( cafe)
Nori rolls with all the trimmings
Cherries and lychees
More sourdough loaf with goats cheese pesto and salad.
Mm simple and tasty and no cooking for me today! Yay!
What do you feed yourselves when in transit?
And then I was so tickled by the beauty of the suns departure tonight!
I rarely see it set over lake water and tonight it really shimmered so peachily and peacefully
Ah sweet relief as the day cools
We are at lake nillahcootie, not an official camp spot but it seems quiet enough for an overnight stay.
Oh bed I love you! And I’m loving the new wool stuffed pillows I chose as our family Christmas gift!
Ps my blogging/boggling may not be chronological or consistent for a while as I adjust to being a traveling lady again and work within the bounds of technology and time on the road, I do a lot of imaginary blogging on busy days so I hope you enjoy those as much as I’ve enjoyed composing the words and stories which you may never get to read…
Your travels look amazing! Sending you chilly breezes from frozen Canada!
Thankyou! Remarkably the following day was cooled by a chill wind! How did you do that!!
Beautiful Rosi, you spectacular woman! I think I’ve worked out why I like to spend so much time with you. It’s because I think WE should be married. I’m not sure what the boys will do but I do love you. Wishing you a wonderful new year ahead filled with abundance of absolute happiness, pure joy, real love and the discovery of your sankalapa. Happiest of birthdays Capricorn woman. I sometimes read a blog called ’95 acres of sky’ think you’d like it. I need some help identifying some flowers from Mangrove on my blog – if you would oblige xxx Stay cool. Enjoy the wedding, Tasmania and dropping in at our place on your way home ; ) I love you, Katie xxx P.S Your photography is fabulous!
Wow Thankyou dear friend! I’m overcome by your beautiful words of encouragement and support! I can’t comment on your blog, so you never know when I visit!! I will help you with flowers do you want to email me?
Yes I accept the truth, we really should be married!
Happy Birthday Rosi. It is my birthday on 4th January. Is yours the same day? How could it never have come up that we are both capricorns? I hope your day is filled with love and laughter. Love Rae xxx
That’s so great Rae we share the birthday! I laughed to realise we never worked that out!!
I hope your day is filled with fun and joy and family love:) r
Happy Birthday travelling lady! Wishing some cooler days and a more relaxed journey. Love Jane x
Thankyou Jane! We are in the Melbourne hills now ready to spend the rest of the day by water. Phew!! Thanks for your gift, I am saving it for later:)