Retreat Musings

A few weekends ago i went on a meditation retreat ….it was in silence apart from the sounds of nature…weather, birds, bees and other creatures….the odd sound of a car in the distance… and further away human habitation.

Our meditation hall…

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Despite the new roof  an old building…peaceful and tranquil…where we sat.

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Our surrounding views… a rocky hill on the horizon…gazing into the southern sky clouds to muse on.

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a  magnificent old hoop pine spotted on the dirt road in.
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a row of hay bales  above a crumbling stone wall….

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lichens clustered on stone….an abstract painting in progress over millenia…

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another rocky hill horizon…a sculpted eucalypt deceased.

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a glorious old eucalypt stretched high….

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a glimpse into its interior….

A wonderful weekend and opportunity to explore my mind’s interior and all its layers.

Thank you Anna Markey

Morning walk on the beach

A crisp sunny morning walk with friends …


a smorgasboard of seaweeds and kelp
and other fascinating sea offerings ……


A hermit crab venturing out of its shell


A soft pale pink sponge



A glistening red shell the size of my little finger nail with an occupant!


Skeletal remains ….think its a skate


A perfect feather carefully draped atop

A glorious autumn morning’s walk which we finished off with a swim in the ocean…. Happiness is a beach!