Day 122-128, 366 Day Project

Day 122-128, 366 Day Project

Days 122-128 : 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   “Daughters” Day 122 – (01 May 2016)   On this day 30 years ago I was blessed with the best gift EVER…my gorgeous daughter… Kaleah A Daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend. A daughter is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous. Her Smile makes me smile. Her laugh is infectious. Her heart is pure and true. Above all I love that she is my daughter. When I tell her I Love her I don’t say it out of habit or to make conversation. I say it to remind you that YOU are the Best Thing that ever happened to me.   “Dreamer of Peace”  Day 123 (2 May 2016) Dreamer of Peace – statue of Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy in a park in Yarralumla Bay on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra, ACT Be inspired by Sri Chinmoy the Spiritual Master, Poet, Musician, Athlete and more… Sri Chinmoy is a glowing example of the boundless potential of the human spirit. Poet, composer, musician, artist, humanitarian, athlete and spiritual teacher, his life and works have inspired millions around the globe… “There shall come a time when this world of ours will be flooded with peace. Who is going to bring about that radical change? It will be you: you and your sisters and brothers, who are an extension of your reality-existence. You and your oneness-heart will spread peace throughout the length and breadth of the world.” ~ Sri Chinmoy   “5twigs” Day 124 (3 May...
Day 115-121, 366 Day Project

Day 115-121, 366 Day Project

Days 115-121 : 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” “Faces” Day 115 – (24 April 2016) Out dining with friends I spotted this cool wall art mural along Ocean Street. Sometime about the eyes intrigued me…captivating yet a little crazy. “A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.” ~ Oscar Wilde “A man’s face as a rule says more, and more interesting things, than his mouth, for it is a compendium of everything his mouth will ever say, in that it is the monogram of all this man’s thoughts and aspirations.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer “Lest We Forget” Day 116 – (25 April 2016) Lest we forget : Anzac and the language of remembrance Anzac Day, 25 April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as Anzacs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. Today we commemorate our diggers, it’s a day to thank them for their service & remember those who died defending our freedom. Australians recognise 25 April as a day of national remembrance, which takes two forms. Commemorative services are held across the nation at dawn – the time of the original landing, while later in the day, former servicemen and servicewomen meet to take part in marches through the country’s major cities and in many smaller centres. Commemorative ceremonies are more formal, and are held at...
Day 114 – 366 Day Project

Day 114 – 366 Day Project

“Bug”   Day 114 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   How cool is this little guy which I spotted on a bush at Cotton Tree park on Anzac Long weekend. Did you know that Scutelleridae is a family of true bugs. They are commonly known as jewel bugs or metallic shield bugs due to their often-brilliant coloration. They are also known as shield-backed bugs due to the enlargement of the last section of their thorax into a continuous shield over the abdomen and wings.  This latter characteristic distinguishes them from most other families within Heteroptera, and may lead to misidentification as a beetle rather than a bug. These insects feed on plant juices from a variety of different species, including some commercial crops. Closely related to stink bugs, they may also produce an offensive odour when disturbed. There are around 450 species worldwide. Pretty amazing when you get up close and personal don’t you think? Next time you spot a bug or insect, I challenge you to lean in and get a closer look.  I guarantee you’ll be surprised and amazed by these creatures as much as I am.        ...
Day 112 – 366 Day Project

Day 112 – 366 Day Project

“Australian BrushTurkey”   Day 112 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” Spotted out on an afternoon stroll around the peninsula it’s not uncommon to come across what I call the ‘bush turkey’ foraging around the parks and bush land areas. They tend to mingle among the visitors in the local park and are usually friendly towards picnickers. The Australian brushturkey or Australian brush-turkey (Alectura lathami), also frequently called the scrub turkey or bush turkey, is a common, widespread species of mound-building bird found in eastern Australia from Far North Queensland to Illawarra in New South Wales. The Australian brushturkey has also been introduced to Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Despite its name and their superficial similarities, the bird is not closely related to American turkeys, or to the Australian bustard, which is also known as the bush turkey. It is a large bird with black feathers and a red head. Its total length is about 60–75 cm (23–30 in) and a wingspan of about 85 cm (33 in). It has a prominent, fan-like tail flattened sideways, and its plumage is mainly blackish, but with a bare red head, and a yellow. The male’s wattle becomes much larger during breeding season, often swinging from side to side as they run. The males’ heads and wattles also become much brighter during the breeding and nesting season. The underside of the body is sprinkled with white feathers, more pronounced in older birds. The brushturkey is a clumsy flier and cannot fly long distances, only taking to the air when threatened by predators or to roost in trees at night and...
Day 111 – 366 Day Project

Day 111 – 366 Day Project

“Bodyboarding”   Day 111 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   On an early morning walk on the beach I spotted these two guys heading out to catch a wave or two.  I noticed that their boards were shorter than the standard surf board so did some research… So What is Bodyboarding? Bodyboarding is an awesome sport that can’t really be described. It’s a board sport very similar to stand up surfing, but in bodyboarding, the rider lies on his/her stomach or kneels on a smaller soft board. The board is more flexible and allows more radical changes in speed and more vertical drops. The true father of modern bodyboarding is Tom Morey who invented the “Morey Boogie Board”. This board was once the choice of mainly kids and beginning surfers, riders began to ride the Boogie Board for more advanced maneuvers in progressively gnarlier conditions until the term “boogie” was stricken from the language and replaced by the much less silly “bodyboard.” The basic bodyboard is a 3-4 foot foam rectangle, but modern boards are designed specifically for riders and wave type. Bodyboarders can ride either “prone” or in the “drop knee” position. In the prone position, body boarders can complete maneuvers of much more difficulty and in a much more critical area of the wave than stand up surfers. If you want to know the rush of riding a wave, grab a bodyboard and get out...