QUOTE OF THE WEEK

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower
 Albert Camus
Despite the gusty wind and overcast day yesterday, I couldn’t help but admire the Japanese Maple leaves tossing around above my balcony fence.  Thank goodness the dead branch is on the other side of the tree next to the road and I can barely see it from my desk chair.
I sat and watched the leaves in lazy silence as I ate my lunch at my desk.   Who could resist getting the camera out and making a few images.   For a change, I didn’t actually worry whether the results were in focus or not.   I just enjoyed the tangle of colour as the wind picked up speed, died down, and then picked up and raced faster than ever down my steep cliffside short road.
The Fairy-wrens and House Sparrows are out in great numbers today and I’m hoping the sun will stay out and give me an opportunity to get out in the fresh air.   Hard to believe Winter is on the horizon and the last 3 months of Autumn have flown by in a haze of TV News and mostly deserted streets.
I feel as though I’ve missed Autumn altogether this year.
I came across this sunset captured in early Autumn – 3rd March 2018 BC (before construction across the road) as I looked back to see what was happening the same time in previous years.
It never ceases to amaze me how one minute the sunset is gold and orange and next minute……..pink, mauve, blue or purple…….in the same night.
SUNSET up on the clifftop opposite my apartment balcony – 3rd March, 2018

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, “Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?” To which the man responded, “That’s your worry.” 

Max Lucado

INSTEAD OF WORRYING ABOUT WHAT MAY (or may not) HAPPEN, WHY NOT GO FISHING FOR YOUR DINNER.   THEN THE ONLY THING TO WORRY ABOUT IS WHETHER YOU’LL HAVE FRESH FISH FOR DINNER (which you love)  OR HAVE TO EAT ANOTHER CAN OF BAKED BEANS (which you hate).

 

Fish or Baked Beans?

Hmmmmmm.

No matter what you do you can’t predict the answer.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK(end)

The best way to capture moments is to pay attention.  This is how we cultivate mindfulness.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

It’s not what you look at that matters;
it’s what you see.

~ Henry David Thoreau ~

( I had a different quote & photo for today, but I can’t find it, so we’ll have a quote which I have posted before.  My image library has lost its ‘date taken’ order too, so it was first image which I could find   LOL  😀 )

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. 

 Anonymous

 

The thunder roared. The lightning flashed and when it started raining this morning, it REALLY rained.

Heavy, soaking, real rain  ALL day, and now, at 10.00pm it’s still raining heavily.   None of this pretend rain that sprinkles a few droplets that dries up before I go back indoors.

Rain for the next few days according to the forecast.

Please, please rain in the countryside, down the coast and up in the mountains!   Please, please rain on the bushfires.   I don’t care how muddy it gets.   I don’t care how many puddles you make or dams you fill.   I don’t even care if you create new creeks, rivers and lakes.   Just keep on coming.