Day 26 – 366 Day Project

Day 26 – 366 Day Project

“AUSSIE FMX” Freestyle Motorcross…taking entertainment to the extreme Day 26 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   This Australia Day I did something a little different. Hubby and I decided to take a few days off visiting friends who own a beautiful cattle farm just outside the quaint countryside village of Tabulam. Australia Day celebrations were held at the Tabulam Race Course and for entertainment they went to the extreme and had Stunt Bike Riders perform from FMX. WOW…I was speechless, holding my breath each time they performed a jump. These daredevils put on a fantastic show and one of the local lads Brodie Carmichael, is the owner of Aussie FMX and doing great things in his business. Aussie FMX leaves crowds in awe as they turn themselves upside down and inside out in action packed demonstrations that showcase the most spectacular stunts in freestyle motocross. Freestyle Motocross (FMX) is a type of motocross where motorbike riders attempt to impress those watching with tricks, stunts and jumps. The riders usually perform with speed, height and in many cases acrobatics. The Aussie FMX Freestyle Moto X Team was formed in 2013 and performed their first event at the Lismore Agricultural Show. Since then they focus on attracting and exciting crowds producing extra ordinary shows that have thrilled and entertained audiences with spectators wanting more. There are various FMX competitions in Australia and Internationally.  Riders compete in America, Europe, United Kingdom, Australasia and New Zealand.  The sport is growing in popularity and gaining a cult following of thrill seeking action sport lovers. “Life is like riding a wheelie, too keep balance you must move forward,” ~...
Day 25 – 366 Day Project

Day 25 – 366 Day Project

Day 25 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   “Marking the end of an era – Tabulam Bridge”   How AMAZING is this bridge? It’s the longest, single-span wooden bridge in the Southern Hemisphere which is earmarked to be replaced this year, marking the end of an era for the northern NSW village of Tabulam. The 300-meter timber truss bridge was built between 1899 and 1903 across the Clarence River on the Bruxner Highway at Tabulam between Casino and Tenterfield. “Every person has a train of thought on which they ride when they are alone. The dignity and nobility of their life, as well as their happiness, depends upon the direction in which that train is going, the baggage it carries, and the scenery through which it travels.” ~ Joseph Fort Newton...
Day 24 – 366 Day Project

Day 24 – 366 Day Project

Day 24 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” “Bangalow Train Tracks, NSW ”   Something about train tracks whether it be the anticipated journey, where they are capable of taking you, or the workmanship and hours of labour put into constructing them. This image was taken at Bangalow’s abandoned train station. Bangalow is a relaxed and stylish village located by the popular town of Byron Bay. Bangalow’s riverside location and hinterland surroundings makes it an idyllic location to relax in the countryside   It’s not the beginning or the destination that counts. It’s the ride in between.   “Every person has a train of thought on which they ride when they are alone. The dignity and nobility of their life, as well as their happiness, depends upon the direction in which that train is going, the baggage it carries, and the scenery through which it travels.” ~ Joseph Fort...
Day 23 – 366 Day Project

Day 23 – 366 Day Project

Day 23 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” “Flower Power – Bird Of Paradise” How striking is this flower known as the Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia), it’s a much-loved plant in Australian gardens. Their common name comes from their striking flowers – bright, plumed blooms perched on long stems that look like the crests of tropical birds peeking through the leaves. They’ve more to offer than just looks though. Native to South Africa, Strelitzias are tough plants. They’ll withstand drought, salty coastal conditions, light frost and general neglect. They’re perfect for beginner gardeners, as they don’t ask very much once established, and are fantastic at bouncing back from just about any gardening mishap. Did you know that many of yoga postures are also inspired from plants, animals and forces in nature? It is a belief that yogis created these postures as a profound way to remind us that we are in an intimately connected relationship to each other and every living thing. Nature inspires us but it also sustains...
Day 22 – 366 Day Project

Day 22 – 366 Day Project

Day 22 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”  I can’t believe how more of ‘life’s magic’ I’ve noticed since doing this project. I’m finding that I’m constantly being inquisitive, looking at my surroundings differently, more intent and always being mindful that there is wonder and excitement everywhere if I stop long enough to observe. Today walking on the beach I came across a beautiful soul ‘Zaneta’ who was getting her yogo on whilst on holidays visiting her family. A practising yogie myself I plucked up the courage to ask if she’d like to feature in my photo a day project…yeah happy dance was on when she said yes.   I learnt that she is also pole dancer at Beyond Gravity Pole Fitness.  Now that’s an amazing workout in itself. You might also be curious about what the round object is in the photo…exactly what I was wondering too. It’s a Prana or Yoga Wheel and apparently they’re a fun and creative way to expand the flexibility in your spine, shoulders, chest and more. These crafted wheels have the ability to assist in increasing the flow of the Prana. Prana is often referred to as the “life force” or “life energy”; also the term refers collectively to all cosmic energy, permeating the Universe on all levels. Love yourself, love your day, love your life! In yoga classes I attend, the instructors always reminds us to take a moment to feel appreciation for something or someone in our lives and also to be thankful for our ability to do yoga. I love that. Yoga helps us learn to be grateful for the present...