“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”~ John Lubbock
There’s a place I go, here at my farm, when I need to think or meditate or to ease my worries.
I go to the river.
It’s a peaceful place, but not empty. In fact it’s brimful with life, and the quieter I am the more I am likely to see.
Sometimes I go on my own. There’s a rock I use as a meditation chair, looking out over the platypus pond. Or I might find a quiet spot and sit on the grassy bank.
Sometimes I take the dogs. They’ll go charging into the shallows no matter how cold it is, and we’ll watch the turtles and the flying fish, or laugh at the water dragons dropping off the banks into the river with a gigantic splash.
There’s always a friendly face, and some wisdom to be had.
Come sit with me a while. And when we’re done we’ll walk back up the hill together and have a cup of tea. 🙂 Much love to you, Nicole xx
16 thoughts on “Down at the River”
Thanks for making me smile!
Wow that looks amazing 🙂 I like to walk my dog to the river but the best likely to see is a heron or a swan. If only we had koalas smiling in trees over in the uk. My life would be complete! Love your blog Nicole xx
Your country is so amazing …I can not imagine seeing such amazing animals by the river . I am drinking my coffee with you and contemplating making some lemon shortbread mmmmmm!!!!!!!
Enjoy your wonderful river
Looks like heaven on earth, wish I could be there now!
beautiful animals down by the river
Oh so beautiful! Kudos~
typing too fast….sorry for the typo! i meant to say “yours”!
Thank you for your lovely post! I wish I was a friend of your in Australia so I could come over for a visit! You live in a magical country. xoxo
Love your photo’s, truly blissful! I’ve enjoyed sitting there with you this morning,is the kettle on yet?
What a beautiful place of zen. xox
So well written I was there with you. Thank you. Love and warm hug! X
thanks for the walk and resting time with you and yours friends by the river. Very calming! 🙂
Beautiful spot! How lucky you are xx
Calming photos Nicole just what I need this morning. Gorgeous sharing 😘 Thankyou.
yes..so nurturing indeed..thanks for the reminder to go and ‘sit’ at my favourite secret spot..much love…X
I want to go there too!