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Moving Haze: Taking Care Of Myself.

The horses we looked after for 3 months. Photo by me.

The horses we looked after for 3 months. Photo by me.

This is going to be a very short post, I’ve just spent two days moving out of our bush paradise back into town and I’ve hardly stopped all day and now it’s time to take care of myself. I don’t want to re-blog something without some kind of good reason so I decided to just be totally honest with you and make this really brief and to the point.

The Single Mother's Club, both of these wallabies have joeys.

The Single Mother’s Club, both of these wallabies have joeys.

There are times when you have to let go of things you would like to achieve in order to take care of yourself, on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, whatever you may need. Yes I could have had a post prepared early but it didn’t happen, if you stick with me and read future blogs they will come from someone whose brain is actually functioning. I promise you it will be fun, informative and sometimes even a bit profound.

Big Rainbow

But for now farewell and goodnight, sweet dreams to you all, or sweet sunshine depending on your time zone!

Until further notice celebrate everything! ( St Germain through Azena Ramanda).

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The Single Mother’s Club.

My very first Bliss Balls!

My very first Bliss Balls!

For anyone who actually noticed, big apologies for not offering my usual Wednesday post. I got up in the afternoon having done an overnight shift and I spent the day with my Beloved having cups of tea and making bliss balls and omelette stuffed with garlic and onion and turmeric. To say nothing of the pot of fresh lemon and ginger tea, I was very conscious of having food that suits the season. For us here in the southern hemisphere its full Winter and the fruit trees are groaning under the weight of lemons and oranges and mandarins, a good example of nature providing lots of support to the immune system at a time when people often get colds and flu.

Mama with joey in pouch having a well deserved rest.

Mama with joey in pouch having a well deserved rest.

Mama with joey out of pouch, if you can't see the little one click on the image to make it bigger.

Mama with joey out of pouch, if you can’t see the little one click on the image to make it bigger.

We also had some particularly good entertainment from the wallabies, there is a mother we have been watching for the last three months as the joey in her pouch has grown bigger and bigger. He didn’t have any fur at all when we first used to see him, just very pink and tiny. They decided to hang out in the garden yesterday and the little one is not so little anymore, he was out of the pouch and even grooming his mother at one point! It was wonderful to watch and my Beloved decided to say thank you by giving her some of the macropod pellets we give them every morning. We ended up with three mums turning up with babies in pouch and I decided that it must be a single mother’s support group.

The Single Mother's Club.

The Single Mother’s Club.

It’s so special to see the wallabies lounging around the garden as they often do here, apparently they are nocturnal and spend a lot of the daylight hours resting. There is nothing quite as chilled as a wallaby stretched out on the grass, and lovely to receive their trust as they make themselves so vulnerable to we dangerous humans. The most dangerous animal on the planet without a doubt, the animal known as man, but methinks we are learning to be softer and more pliable, prepared to be a part of our environment rather than lording it over everything.

Hope you enjoy the pictures, I don’t often wish for a good camera but if I had one then I could easily have enough great pics to start a career as a wildlife photographer!

Here are a couple more for you to have a look at.

Mama with joey.

Mama with joey.

The Single Mother's Club.

The Single Mother’s Club.

Life, Death, And Animals Galore!

Jinki 1An afternoon of a dancing, prancing, splashing horse, some wild galloping and a bit of cantering while thirty year old Katie continues to quietly crop the grass. Unfortunately I didn’t get any happy snaps but I did ask her to pose for me after she had settled down and she was happy to oblige in return for a couple of pieces of licorice.

I have had such fun with the array of wild animals who share the beautiful land that I am currently living on, and the horses of course. The wallabies who come for breakfast every day and the parrots and other birds, ducks swimming in the pond, a huge four-legged wild brown mare splashing in the water kicking up her heels!

Another part of my day is that it is a public holiday here in Australia for Anzac Day, remembering soldiers who served in war. I can feel something brewing on that subject, with a dear friend just left us through cancer thoughts of mortality have been weaving in and out of my mind and war brings death to many. Not just in those better known wars but for the millions affected by it every day, many of them civilians.

But for now I am going to focus on the beauty that is around me, my Beloved and the dear friends who are gathering to farewell a good man.

smiley face daisy

And I will appreciate my own good fortune even more!

The Earth, A Sanctuary For Us All!

Photo by Kerry Laizans.

Photo by Kerry Laizans.

We need to clean up our act on so many fronts as a race of beings, not only do we treat each other abominably, we also behave shamefully with the creatures we share this planet with. I am thinking very much about animals at the moment while I am living in a bush sanctuary, the rescue animals are not here but I feed wallabies and birds every morning before feeding the horses. To see wild animals so relaxed and at ease right next to human habitation is heart warming, there is nothing quite so chilled as a wallaby lying down!

Right by the verandah! Photo by Kerry Laizans.

Right by the verandah!
Photo by Kerry Laizans.

Quite apart from inhumane treatment our industrial culture is destroying habitat at a rate of knots, I am still actively appalled at an Australian Government that is allowing mining companies to dredge the Great Barrier Reef! If you are not from this country and not familiar with the reef I suggest you look it up, it is one of the natural wonders of the world, at least what’s left of it is. Not only is it being destroyed for our children, animals and all kinds of amazing plant life depend upon this jewel in the tourist crown of Oz. What right do we have to condemn whole species to death for our own short-term gain? Look at this beauty below, surely it needs to be preserved and honoured.

And then there are the incredible people out there who dedicate their lives to helping animals, “Last Chance To See” by Douglas Adams is full of human beings who truly care about our fellow inhabitants. To read more about that project check this out:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Chance_to_See And if you feel like being profoundly touched and moved, I cried towards the end, have a look at this footage of the rescue of a humpback whale and her beautiful dance of gratitude: http://www.nextworldtv.com/page/26178.html