One would have to have quite an imagination to be able to create such characters. Something nature does with ease.
Mmmmmmmmmm that’s all I have to say about this….
Just look at these absolutely incredible birds. With something very handsome but rather tough and intimidating about them too, don’t you think?
Some birds are stunning to look at, some cute, but these do look like a hard muscley, flying, killing machines. The equivalent of the commando or special forces of birds world.
I can only imagine what it must be like to be their prey. To suddenly see any of these gods of the air flying at you or chasing you, would be truly terrifying.
I can’t get over the variety either, I had no idea. Though realistically why would this be any different from any other species. Natures is infinitely boundless and beautiful in its variety in all species.
Wonderful isn’t it….
Today I am grateful for this. X
This works everytime for me. If you get a chance to listen to it in the sun, even better. You can really feel like you are there.
Don’t forget that the mind often can’t tell the difference between a real experience and an imagined one.
That is why in sports the players now use this mental imagery to visualise the shot, the win etc with amazing effectiveness.
So surely this must be the same. Even if you only drift off for a quick 5 or 10 minutes on the beach. It is still 5 or 10 minutes, of properly appreciating and enjoying the experience, on a beach and you can go whenever I feel like it.
How great is that.
Listen to the waves and breathe. This is often all I need to centre myself again.
There is something quite primal about it. Another way to connect with the planet, yourself and everything really.
It almost washes right through me, rather than just over me. As though it washes away all other vibrations.
No matter how tight or stressy or tightly wound I feel going in. It always seems to find a way of slowly lapping away at it all. Patiently massaging the vibe until eventually it gets you back to breathing in sync. With them, yourself and the universe.
Where all is, yet again, possible.
By then I am home and back to being me.
The real me. The little me I was before life kicked in.
My essential me.
I do love her. She is so much more fun and never wastes time on any future past. She is always here, always happy and always ready for anything.
Worth taking the time to get back to the real you, don’t you think?
The one that doesn’t lose it with bad drivers ( even if only in her head now, @progress) or even just reacts in ways that later we know aren’t really us.
Worth a think about ?
I have just returned from a fabulous 4 day break in the country, by the sea with some of my fabulous friends.
We did everything we could fit in. Walked up rivers, along beaches, mooched around the beautiful town, saw a fab castle, a pretty church, climbed hills, swung over rivers, went on tiny railroads and even did a bit of wild swimming.
Well not me exactly, as the half Italian in me does not permit me to be able to swim anywhere chilly. Lol. I am without a doubt a fair weather creature that thrives in a hot place and by the sea best.
I realised that I physically NEED s time with elements, as It genuinely seems to feeds my soul. Nothing quite restores like nature does.
Apart from nature with gorgeous friends, kids and dogs that is.
I am a Part Rock chic, yes absolutely. I love people and cities. Capitals especially because I love the diversity, the buzz and the cosmopolitanism. That feeds me too, but I am also the kind of tree hugger and lover that is happy to wander through the woods just listening birdsong, the wind in the leaves or any and all water and get lost for hours.
Maybe because I am half extrovert and half introvert perhaps I feel like I need both. But I am guessing we may all need this balance of life and peace, people and trees. Community and communing with nature and the earth. Grounding ownself. This seems like equilibrium to me.
Spending this time amongst the green trees, blue skies, seas and rivers makes me feel alive, healthy and happy and revitalised.
This photo above was the view Just coming out of the local pub at 10.30 at night. After trying the rather strong local scrumpy cider, which is very alcoholic apple juice basically. A speciality in Somerset after all, so it had to be done.
We had a delicious meal and then came out to this stunning view at 10.30 at night. So understandably I am feeling super grateful and restored.
Followed by Flopping down with full bellies to lay out with cushions and covers to look at the glorious star lit sky all together. What more could I want.
I realised this post was turning into an epic, and there are so many photos to show. So now a pair of posts perhaps, for a little alliteration or even a trilogy even if needs be, starting with this day one.
I Love my friends, I love this planet, being with my son and thier amazing bouncing nee flying dog !
More on that tomorrow with photos to prove it.
Love to all of you Big hearts. X