Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Magpie's Gift

On arriving home from a Big Morning recently, a lovely music caught my was the song of a Magpie, singing for all he was worth, right outside our window. We all stopped in our tracks, tiptoed over, pulled up chairs and enjoyed the concert.

For me, this is such a quintessential sound of Australia. If it's not familiar to you, you can listen to a short Magpie call here on Youtube. Stacey, soon you'll be hearing that lovely Magpie song again!

He sang for ages; for all the world it felt like he was doing it just for the sheer pleasure it gave him. And it certainly brought us a lot of pleasure too.  Thank you, Mr Magpie, for your special gift to us. You brought a beautiful spell of peace and calm to us all.

A Little Rainforest Walk

A beautiful way to spend a morning, walking through the rainforest at Maleny, with one of our lovely adopted nieces.


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Full Moon

The full moon was breathtakingly magical the other night. As Matt was working away, Rachel and I had a barbecue dinner at the beach. It really reminded me how lucky we are to live where we do. Sometimes we talk about moving to the country, or somewhere more "beautiful" or natural, but really. Who could ask for more than this? I am very grateful to be able to bring up my children in such a safe, friendly, fun, supportive and beautiful place. I keep coming back to that line of the song: "Love the one you're with". Usually what you desire is right in front of your eyes.

Happiness is not having what you want,
but wanting what you have.  

I hope you enjoyed the full moon at your home. xx Cath