Day 31 – 366 Day Project

Day 31 – 366 Day Project

“ Paw Print”   Day 31 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   Todays photo and image is about a precious free-spirited little girl who owns my heart. This little girl has expressive brown eyes, a beautiful smile, and amazing black makeup, with a white, tan & grey coat that she never takes off. She also has a huge black nose and four very fast legs. Her name is Kodie. “Dogs Leave Pawprints on our Hearts”   Paw Prints In the Sand As I walk along in solitude the wind gently blows and the leaves rustle in dance, I hear a step behind me and look over my shoulder to see four paw prints that seem to follow me. Noting the absence of the owner I turn and continue along my way, and as the tree’s begin to sway I hear then a gentle bay. I turn to see just what it could be and see the most beautiful wolf has appeared beside me. She looks at me with golden eyes and she says to me…   “My sister I walk with you in peace, and you are never alone. In spirit and soul I am your protector and friend. When you need a shoulder, one for you I will lend.”   The gentle spirit then nudged me along, his soft fur I felt where my hand rest. We walked in silence creating footprints in the sand and when time our journey to end she spoke once again. She said… “Whenever you feel alone, or frightened or just want to share, just look behind you...
Day 30 – 366 Day Project

Day 30 – 366 Day Project

“ Kodie”   Day 30 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   Today was another cloudy, wet and stormy day here on the coast. Kodie, our favourite four-legged fur friend was itching for a walk because… she missed her evening walk yesterday because of the storms. So I took her out mid afternoon today for a frolic around Point Cartwright and snapped this cute shot of her watching children playing in the water. Kodie is a little afraid of the ‘deep’ water so was content just sitting, watching, waiting and hoping that they would come out and play with her…which they did. “Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer (author)  ...
Day 29 – 366 Day Project

Day 29 – 366 Day Project

“Rain Drops” Water ripples, rings and circles   Day 29 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   Have you ever stopped to observe the ground around you when it rains? Well today I did, so my image is raindrops falling onto the back deck creating circles far bigger than their size. I love all the different water rings, ripples and circles created and the gloomy result it gives in black and white. A ripple is a small wave on the surface of something, such as these ripples that form rings around the spot where the raindrop landed. The word ‘ripple’ was first used in the 1670s to describe something that causes a ruffled surface, sort of like how water seems to momentarily gain texture as it’s stirred. Ripple later came to describe a very small wave, but you’ve probably heard of the “ripple effect” in which tiny waves spread, setting off more and more waves. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” ~ Mother Teresa ~...
Day 28 – 366 Day Project

Day 28 – 366 Day Project

“ Sand Artwork by Sand Crabs ”   Day 28 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” While these arrays of small balled-up sand may look like the work of a nimble-handed artist, they’re actually just the remnants left behind where a sand crab has been snacking. After resting underground for several hours the crabs surface the beach and begin to feast on the particles washed up after tides go out. Their method of eating is quite odd. They grab small clusters of sand very fast and filter the particles, all the while creating a small sand bubble within seconds, rinse, wash, repeat until tide comes back in and they burrow underground and wait for the tide to go out again. Sand crabs are common on the sandy shores. They are almost the same colour as sand, and as round as the sand balls they create. They bolt into their burrows at the slightest sign of danger. To observe them, stay still and avoid casting a shadow over them. Then look out for a moving ball of sand! Check out the video below, nature…fascinating at it’s...
Day 27 – 366 Day Project

Day 27 – 366 Day Project

“A RUSTY OLD TRUCK”   Day 27 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” Spotted on a country road on the outskirts of Tabulum was this old abandoned truck. Something…not sure what…drew me to stop the car and snap this image. I’m thinking curiosity but mostly the beauty and wonder of the trucks journey and what led it to be abandoned in the fields. “Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand,” ~ Neil Armstrong   Like abandoned buildings, abandoned vehicles can have a profound effect on those who see them. They represent the sadness of losing those comforts that we’ve come to rely on, and the end of someone’s dream. Every abandoned car was once a brand-new machine, a source of pride for its owner. Of course, not every abandoned car evokes a sense of nostalgia. The reaction to abandoned vehicles often depends on the location and condition of the cars. If an abandoned car is left carelessly in front of a house, at the side of the road, or in a parking lot, it becomes a public nuisance and may even be a safety hazard. But at some point, abandoned cars become less of an eyesore and more like art. The bright, shiny paint begins to fade, beginning to resemble the muted and earthy tones of nature. The leather and metal begin to disintegrate, with rust reclaiming the iron and eventually turning it back into soil. Regardless of the environmental damage these abandoned cars do, it’s hard to argue their strange, eerie beauty. As they lie out,...