Archive for April 2012

29 apr 2012 – Sunday

Sunday beautiful Sunday,

a day of rest,

a day of peace,

a day to venture out into your joys…

For me that involves being outside,

it was a glorious day,

so so grateful..

Happy dogs....happy people....

Skimming stones....."joie de vivre"

I thought it looked like a aardvark...



I get great pleasure looking out over the ocean, I never tire.



posing peewees..







"drop bear" - from todays paper

elation colourful, joy to the tummy ; D







28 Apr 2012 – Yeah the ‘Dry’

I love the dry season in Darwin

This morning we woke to a beautiful cool morning

twas crisp and clear

and the sky soooooooo blue.

The fires have also started

not as welcome

but it does make for some stunning sunsets…

No more rain for 6 months…

Last nights moon..




moving trees


smoke on the horizon














dry season gold

golden haze

Posted April 28, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

27 Apr 2012 – Big Love

This is what I call Big Love…..

Tonights Sky....

Have a glorious weekend


Sweet dreams

Much love

Posted April 27, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

Lest we forget….

Lest we forget.

But more importunately

may we remember

to love ourselves



and without bias

for until we love ourselves..

We cannot truly love another


Love to earth


and that is a divine purpose

and we are all Divine


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see the magic in you..

smile upon yourself like the sun kisses the earth..

for Mum, in the forefront my mangrove trees



migrating birds in flight


totally there..





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Surrender - this is the majestic tree that trickles natural resin sculpture...natures artist.



love your expression..

love your art...

 Love You

Cos your so worth it

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Posted April 25, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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I have been feeling in a quiet space all weekend,

enjoyed a walk in the rain

and a drive in the country

a bit of a read

and just watching the sky….




















Posted April 22, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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Morning’s Blessing…

Every morning is a blessing..

Lately we have been getting up before dawn to walk and experience the birth of a new day.

So wonderful…



crossing into day...



tide at 820am

blue day

tide at 640am



Fairy land..

From the tree

live sculpture


free fall



Nurtured light

Posted April 21, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

16 apr – the web of life..

We take our first lesson from the ancient symbol of the Spider by contemplating its web.

Just as the Spider weaves a web, so too must we weave our own lives. The Spider symbol meaning here serves as a reminder that our choices construct our lives.

We have webs popping up everywhere in town


choose wisely, choose with love and choose with joy….

and tonights glorious sunset…..

choose gold

choose sweet

choose peace



Choose Magnificence..

may your choices of today fill your tomorrows with rapture…..


Posted April 16, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

15 apr – Gifts of the Earth

I am in love with Mother Earth

the sky

the sea

the colours 

the light

the animals

the trees

and you and me.

I am in love with Mother Earth….

Some beautiful tree resin…..

fluid sculpture

tomorrow's amber.....




natures chandelier

golden light


When finches come into our awareness it is a sure sign of ebullient times ahead.

Finches are a sparkly omen of high energy and bright days on the horizon

or Tachiopygia bichenovii

Doubled-Barred Finches

or Branded Finch

 As a creature of the wind, the dragonlfy totem represents change.

It’s iridescent wings are incredibly sensitive to the slightest breeze, and so we are reminded to heed where the proverbial wind blows – lest we run into stormy weather.

Most of the dragon flies were gone today...where do they go....onto the next adventure

Posted April 15, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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14 apr – my day of miracles cont….

I asked for miracles,

I promised to to look out for them

 and I got Miraculous...

the miracle of nature

Darwin Sailing was open day today thought we'd drop in.

Was the prettiest day..

Finally became members...wearing out sailing club hats.

our miracle...

I waxed the bedroom the other day...only in a boat..

where our dream begun...


the miracle of clouds

sun lit

I have had the most glorious day







barramundi in blue...

make it happen..



Thankyou and goodnight xx


I have had the most amazing day

watching life’s miracles…



Posted April 14, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

14 apr – 100 Miracles…

Today I woke before dawn, which I love and in my meditation I asked for 100 miracles today and promised that I would see each and every one.

I did and I have

but oh so many more then 100.

The air is full of dragonflies, each a little miracle.

I love this time of year in Darwin when the southern states are cooling down Darwin is spring to life, you can feel it in the air there’s a feeling excitement after the heat of the wet.

This is when the ‘Darwinites’ come out to play, and play they do…

Morning Sky

the miracle of light..

the miracle of each new day

the miracle of connection

Two very happy water puppies...

the miracle of water

the miracle of light and colour

found my pot of gold...

heaven's colours

A bit of Dragonfly symbolism

Power and Poise
The dragonfly’s agile flight and its ability to move in all six directions exude a sense of power and poise – something that comes only with age and maturity.
The dragonfly can move at an amazing 45 miles an hour,  hover like a helicopter fly backwards like a hummingbird, fly straight up, down and on either side. What is mind blowing is the fact that it can do this while flapping its wings a mere 30 times a minute while mosquitoes and houseflies need to flap their wings 600 and 1000 times a minute respectively. 

The awe inspiring aspect is how the dragonfly accomplishes its objectives with utmost simplicity, effectiveness and well, if you look at proportions, with 20 times as much power in each of its wing strokes when compared to the other insects.  The best part is that the dragonfly does it with elegance and grace that can be compared to a veteran ballet dancer. If this is not a brazen, lazy, overkill in terms of display of raw power, what is?

each one a little miracle...

everywhere you look...miracles...

Rudy did get one to sit on his finger...I wasn't quick enough..




good luck








12 apr – Dragonflies

The change of season has come to Darwin,

the dragonflies are here…

Pure magic….


Rudy had me up at 5.45am for a walk before work

It was worth it….


morning light




























Posted April 12, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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9 apr – Easter Cruising Log

A gentle sail back 9/4/12

Left Craw Claw with the outgoing tide and slight breeze to get us to Bynoe Harbour entrance,

just in time for the inward tide and the afternoon sea breeze back to Darwin.

Decided to wait around and watch the sunset,

In on the 7pm lock swing.

Big tide

A great time had…

gentle waters





looking to land



Heading in











Back home Cullen Bay


Posted April 12, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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8 apr – Easter Cruising Log

Happy Easter 8/4/12

Anchored at Crab Claw

Took the ‘tender’ out for a run,

put out a crab pot and threw out a line .

Hot now sitting on the boat watching the tide and playing Upwords.

Morning moon

Dragonflies dance around the setting moon..










zooming around the mangroves

Crab Claw at higtide





the car...


Upwords in the cockpit....





Posted April 12, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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7 apr – Easter Cruising Log

Quiet Morning 7/4/12

Up with the  rising sun, and a beautiful breeze lasted throughout the night.

Headed over to the west side of Indian Island, put out the crab pot though no luck.

Too hot for them, too hot for us so we decided to head back to Crab Claw, more breeze.

I do love cruising up the river systems, snaking around the twists and turns.

We were treated to an afternoon storm, lovely to cool down the decks.

The birth of the day



I was hoping to do my blog daily, but we were out of range and truthfully I just love watching the world..

Only crazy men and fisherman in the heat of the day......

Tide breathes in.....

Tide breathes out


Mangroves of Indian Island



It's hot and a storm is brewing..

this is what hot looks like...

getting dramatic...




then we were blessed with a cooled refreshed evening…

Posted April 11, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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6 apr – Easter Cruise Log

Set sail 6/4/12 – 730 am

Heading Bynoe Harbour (next harbour SW of Darwin)

As big as Darwin Harbour yet largely uninhabited dotted with fishing shacks and pearl leases and Crab Claw Island resort. A fisherman’s haven.

We sailed flat waters under clear blue skies…

cruising along..

Our new 235watt solar panels working a treat.

beautiful blue


fishing camps

"the only way is up....."

pure joy

We watched as the Full Moon traverse the sky…..













not bad with a hand held instant on as boat.....

let go..

who am I...

Posted April 10, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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5 apr – Easter Cruise Log..

We  set sail for Easter destination Bynoe Harbour,  we have been doing a major refit on Tiata and this was our grand reacquaintance.

Left 5/4/12 – 1600hrs.

A sail around the harbour.

Cullen Bay to Fannie Bay

Beautiful sunset, first boat for the season to anchor in Fannie Bay – Only this morning we did an early morning walk and I said to Rudy “won’t be long till the boats are back for the season” and it was us…

We started the day early, nothing like a pre-dawn walk to nourish the soul…

Morning Walk

Lapwings sleeping by the water's edge

through the she oak..

golden rising



Nurtured Light

Evening sail 

Leaving Cullen Bay

Night falling

Moon over Darwin Art Gallery





moonlight on the water

alone on the water

a sssssssizzler


Posted April 10, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside

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31mar to 4 apr – A Flurry

Life has turned into a gorgeous flurry of late,

a reunion with a friend.

The restocking Tiata after a long hiatus,

it’s wonderful.

5 nights on the water…

a full moon…

perfect weather.

We are ready…


A have a bevy of photo’s to add but it not happening, so they will come….

Happy Easter xx

Sun set

setting sun



Sky scape..


Posted April 4, 2012 by lynsoutside in Outside