Stretching this a bit ... looking to capture light, shape and form ...even the dried petals bring me something new ...
Day 337 Composition
Hard to think critically about composition when my breath is taken away each day by the shining blues and turquoise of the harbour ...
Day 338 Collection
Beautiful collection of woven bags from many different islands at a local NGO ...
Day 339 Dress Up
Nothing is needed to dress up this day ... a perfect day spent eating fresh fish and cooling off in tropical island waters ...
Day 340 Favourite Things
One of my most favourite of things here - stunning island flowers glowing in the sunlight ...
Day 341 Illuminate
Seeking inspiration in the ordinary ...
Day 342 Observe
Weeknight scene - transporting firewood across the lagoon the old skool way ...
Day 343 Look Up
Looking up tonight ... paintings in the sky ...
Day 344 Give Thanks
The christmas flower of the Pacific - Merry Christmas! Giving thanks for all that I have!
Day 345 Focal Point
An unexpected half day off led to an unexpected celebratory drink - grateful to simply be here.
Day 346 Light and Dark
The sun goes down after a wonderful day spent in Erakor Village. Am so blessed to have met such a wonderful group of women - mana wahine!
Day 347 Uplift
Preparations for Sunday lunch cooked in the hot stones. Coming here to visit is uplifting in so many ways - kindness and connection; simply being. It's a true gift.
Day 348 Scarlet
A setting sun peeks through the petals ...
Day 349 Blossom
A stunning tropical blossom - shape, colour, form, texture - these flowers have it all!
Day 350 Texture
I have been neglecting my macro lens lately so this prompt provided the perfect chance to make the small and insignificant meaningful. I love the feathery texture of the tiniest of seed heads I picked as I walked home from work - reminding myself that it is all there in front of me, I just have to see.
Day 351 Treat
I walked out into my kitchen/lounge this morning and the first thing I noticed was this tiny gecko under my front door. He was eyeing up some ants as a tasty treat I think. I managed to be quiet enough to take this shot, although didn't have my phone on silent and as soon as he heard the click he beat a hasty retreat. Then I marveled that this was the first thing I noticed this morning - that my eyes went straight to this tiny detail, this early morning visitor. And I gave thanks for that.
Day 352 Enjoy
Each evening I pass by this beautiful tree and each day I enjoy its beauty and fragrance - the perfect Pacific flower!
Day 353 Happy
This guy is always pretty happy as he greets me when I go for my surfing sessions!
Day 354 With Ribbons
A gift for a bridal shower on the 23rd in Santo - just perfect for this prompt!
Day 355 Xmas Bokeh
Raindrops on hibiscus - a day of thunderstorms bringing much needed rain to this dry island - a different type of Xmas bokeh.
Day 356 Backdrop
My backdrop this morning at 5am ... birds starting to awaken ...an island arising ...
Day 357 Believe
I can't believe my Xmas holidays in Santo have begun! What a magical place to be!
Day 358 In Front of the Tree
Vanuatu's Xmas tree and my Xmas tree for this year. The Flame Tree which seem to be especially magnificent in Santo!
Day 359 Shine
Xmas day in Towoc. What a beautiful place to be! Day started off with a swim under cloudy skies in the tropical waters - warm with spots cooled by natural underground springs - but the sun soon appeared!
Day 360 Evening Lights
I don't think you can get any more spectacular than these evening lights! Taken from the balcony of where I am staying in Santo - truly an amazing spectacle.
Day 361 Secret
A secret hiding in the garden - hidden beauty is everywhere, if only we take the time to see.
Day 362 Reflection
A day spent at the wedding of some dear friends. Reflecting on what has been and what is to come. Giving thanks for all the blessings in my life. Giving thanks for being able to see what happens when one trusts and has faith, but at the same time commits to showing up for oneself in the best way they can.
Day 363 Review
A walk through the bush, caves, canyons and rivers at Millennium Caves . What is there about that is perhaps symbolic of my year, of my recent journey? The challenges, going uphill, accepting and receiving help, going downhill, being scared, giving in and just floating, digging deep .... Meaning is to be found everywhere, in all the small details.
Day 364 Arrange
My arrangement of woven bags! I think I am addicted to them! All bought from the families at the caves who were so happy for me to buy them as the money goes for the children's school fees.
Day 365 Wish
The last day of 2015! And I ended as I started - with a stunning red bloom. My wish for 2016 - that it is as stunning, challenging, exciting, scary, creative, quiet, noisy, love-filled as 2015! 365 days of taking a photo completed!