Day 60 – 366 Day Project

Day 60 – 366 Day Project

“Wonder”   Day 60 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   Todays photo is a portrait of a special friend Matt Jones portraying ‘wonder’. When Matt, from Property Resources Shop asked if I would do a few portrait images for his online business I jumped at the opportunity of helping innovative businesses that help and support communities.  I chose this photo for today because it fits the theme of my 366 Day Project; exploring, being inquisitive with life and finding the magic that surrounds us everywhere everyday. “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats Meaning of Wonder is a feeling of amazement and admiration, caused by something beautiful, remarkable, or unfamiliar (noun). Desire to know something; feel curious (verb). “Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.” ~ Betty Smith   Wonder is probably not an emotion many of us experience on a regular basis; a childlike sense of wonder is hard to achieve when you’re busy avoiding giant slush puddles on your way to work. But perhaps we should seek out the feeling more often, as psychologists keep finding new ways that it benefits us. Research has indicated that wonder seems to encourage collaboration, for one; it also appears to slow down our perception of the passage of time. And the latest study, published recently in the journal Emotion, suggests that wondering promotes good health.  “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”...
Day 59 – 366 Day Project

Day 59 – 366 Day Project

“Wall Art”   Day 59 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” Todays photo is the wall art outside one of our local hangouts, Bfresh Market Café Deli at Warana Village shopping centre. From the road it’s not all that inviting and flattering, as the premises look more like a warehouse shed rather than the delicious deli café that it is.   The wall art instantly grabbed my eye, it adds to the outside ambience making it more inviting and removes the industrial shed look. Once you enter the café it’s a whole new experience. It’s always buzzing with atmosphere…with delicious smorgasbord of deli goods, chutneys, sauces, bread, fruit and vege – mostly sourced on the coast. They have Paleo and organic selections too as well as sweet treats and of course simply amazing coffee. If you haven’t checked this place out yet…you...
Day 58 – 366 Day Project

Day 58 – 366 Day Project

“Curiosity”   Day 58 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” Marcia continues to make her presence felt on Sunshine Coast today. It is a week today since the category 5, tropical cyclone Marcia hit at its peak strength over central Queensland, near Shoalwater Bay. People flock to the beaches and lookouts to witness the wild wind, high tides and extremely rough surf. Some dare devils braving the big waves whilst others sit and watch from high dry and safe places. “Let the waves of the universe rise and fall as they will. You have nothing to gain or lose. You are the ocean.” ~ Ashtavakra Gita     “The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~ Jacques Cousteau...
Day 57 – 366 Day Project

Day 57 – 366 Day Project

“Koala”   Day 57 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   How bizarre is this little stuffed Koala? I walk past this little guy everyday.  He’s tied to a palm tree in the front yard of property down the road from where I live. He always grabs my eye as I continue to wonder why? Is he there for a meaningful purpose or just to be a little weird and wacky to get passerby’s attention? We’ll he gets mine every day! Koala has been perched in the palm tree for well over a year now and surprisingly has handled the weather well…so I thought why not include him in my 366 day project. One day I’ll pluck up the courage and ask the owners when I see them why? Until then I’ll have to continue to be amazed and curious. See if you can spot him when you are next in the area…he resides on Point Cartwright Drive. Did you know Koalas aren’t bears as many people are led to believe? They aren’t even related to bears. The koala is related to the kangaroo and the wombat and is a marsupial mammal....
Day  56 – 366 Day Project

Day 56 – 366 Day Project

“Rock Erosion Holes”   Day 56 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   Every time I walk around the rocks at Point Cartwright I can’t help but stop to explore the amazing rock formations…they are so fascinating especially the formation of lines, holes, colors and shapes. Today’s image shows the pits that have been eroded into the rock. The phenomenon is called “weathering” and “erosion”, which is basically a chemical and physical decay process. Natural processes of decay, weathering and erosion, cause these trapped minerals to decay faster than the surrounding rock, making ‘holes’ in them, which many times are semi-circular to circular. “I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful—an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” ~Ansel Adams So next time your out exploring at a headland or hopping around the coastal rocks by the sea…check out the rock formations, I’m sure you’ll be amazed by the beauty of nature...