When I think back to deciding to jump right in a do this I had no idea of the journey it would take me on. I had no idea of the hugely supportive and inspiring community I would find in CY365 and how important their encouragement would become for me. I had no idea of the creative solace and strength I would find in taking my photo each day. I had no idea of how with each photo I took I would move just that little bit closer to myself. I had no idea of how, as I moved countries and leaned into a new life, I would struggle in these last couple of months as I no longer had the time to immerse myself within the CY365 community, but how I could survive anyway and learn to appreciate the now and what is enough in each day. So as 2015 draws to a close, and I get closer to completing my year in photos, I am immensely grateful for all these things I had no idea of before taking my very first photo of that red rose on January 1 2015. And I am immensely grateful to all those who, have in many different ways, walked alongside me on my journey. My heart thanks you.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.