In Florida we visited an enchanted butterfly forest
It's Christmas Eve here in Australia, a wet and kind of cool Summers Day which feels nice and Christmasey.
Tonight our family will gather to eat and be merry and be grateful that we have each other.
Today I reflect upon this amazing year
through the lens of wonder,
through the eyes of a child,
as a believer in magic....
thank you for being a part of my magical journey.
Remember to leave a comment on each of my nine 2015 reflection posts for a chance to win each day.
fresh from the chrysalis...beautiful transformations often happen out of struggle
in Mexico I wrapped myself in the verdant embrace of a 2000 year old tree, the widest in the world
in Palm Desert, Ca I stood in the light which danced through this magical oasis
In Ireland I found myself a tree to hug feeling elated after overcoming my fears and kissing the Blarney Stone!
and in Florida we spied some fantastical Chihuly flamingos dancing in the jungle
High above the California desert I acted all calm and collected for this photo on Potato chip rock while inside my heart fluttered and outside my legs trembled
while in England I cocooned myself in an ancient stone henge at Avebury
I sat in a rocking chair and breathed in the peaceful Ohio River in Newburgh Indiana
and I sat with mi amor on sacred ground at the pilgrimage site of St Dwynwen in Wales
I celebrated the sunrise in la Ventana, Mexico for 21 glorious days at the end of our trip
Centering myself and giving thanks for the wonder of each new day
I stood in places where men made miracles happen
and in places where Nature spoke hers....
I looked through ancient windows and wondered about all of the eyes who had done the same at Tintagel in Cornwall
and in La Paz I stared into the eyes of a 38 foot Whale shark as she twirled in rapture, feeding at the surface for almost an hour.
In England in the New Forest we felt transported to another time as the wild horses came to nuzzle a while
and then go on their way...
At Avebury we walked the entire henge for more than an hour, slipping off our shoes
relishing the softest grass I'd ever felt and connecting with the ancient Earth beneath our feet.
At Tintagel we felt the awe of another time in Merlins cave
and in Barcelona Gaudis incredible vision took our breath away at la Sagrada Familia...
Soooooooooo grateful for this miraculous year and all of the wonder that mi amor and I experienced.
Wishing you all a wonder-filled holiday season.
I'll be back on boxing day with Day 4; 2015 through the lens of nourishment...
lots and lots of love