Tag Archive | awareness

Appreciating the little things in life

Bee and Grevillea

What are you appreciating today? (Feel free to let me know.)

When times are tricky, it pays to really appreciate the little things in life: a phone call from a friend, a walk in nature, or even a bee buzzing around a blooming grevillea in the garden.

Image and text copyright Michele Gierck
http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Appreciating a Tiny Patch of The World

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The reddish/orange wattle arches in the foreground. The yellow wattle stands taller in the background. A little red grevillea between the two. Such inspiration can be found, even in this tiny patch of the world that’s my front garden.

Michele Gierck (author, freelance writer and speaker)
website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Striking Pink Petals in Autumn Sun

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Striking pink petals, with a patch of redish-pink dots, lit up in autumn sunshine.
(This azalea is right near my front door, and I must have walked by tons of times without even noticing it.)
Oh for a little sunshine, and the slowness and spaciousness in which to enjoy it.

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Slow Down, Look Around

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It’s easy to get so involved in the chaotic pace of life, in doing, that sometimes we forget to slow down and look around.

I spotted this wattle bird in my front garden, in what appears to be its favourite grevillea. It was so delightful to take a break from all my writing, and actually see the birds just outside my window.

Image and Text: copyright Michele Gierck

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Natural Beauty

Spring Clivias Sep 2015

Spring is such a wonderful time of natural beauty, of slowing down, of treading carefully, of celebrating nature — all those brilliant blooms in the garden.

It’s also a great time to start a new writing project!

Picture: clivia, Michele’s garden.
Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

To find out more about Michele’s writing go to her website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Taking Time, Slowing Down,

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Sometimes such delight can be found by slowing down, and seeing what’s right at our feet — like these red cyclamens, two bathed in winter sunshine.

Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

Michele’s Website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au

Michele’s latest book: Fraying: Mum, memory loss, the medical maze and me

The Tides of Our Lives

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Sometimes the tides of our lives make it near impossible to go anywhwere, to set sail. But don’t give up. As surely as tides go out, they also come back in — sometimes with a surge.

Image: Harvey Bay, Australia, looking out towards Fraser Island
Image and text copyright Michele Gierck

Michele’s website: http://www.michelegierck.com.au