It’s in the elements

Terri’s Sunday Stills: The Power of the #Elements

Quotes about Earth element (27 quotes)

Water“All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop.” Kabir

Air“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” Thich Nhat Hanh

Fire“Set your life on fire, seek those who fan your flames. ” Rumi

Earth“To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi

“A great silent space holds all of nature in its embrace. It also holds you” – Eckhart Tolle

Smoking

Cady’s Photo Challenge: Just One Person Around The World

To acknowledge the traditional lands where we gather sometimes there is a Smoking Ceremony performed by the Indigenous people to welcome us. The people gather around the fire in a circle where green Eucalyptus leaves from the area are burnt giving a scented smoke that pervades the air.

I have been lucky enough to be involved in a few Smoking Ceremonies over the years and it is quite a powerful way of welcome. As the smoke rises, the singing and playing traditional instruments happens. A didgeridoo and clapping sticks plus the singing does send shivers down your spine.

The eerie atmosphere of a bushfire

Time for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

I am sorry for bombarding you with fire stuff but it’s my life at the moment.

I was in town when the atmosphere turned a different shade than I am used to seeing which gave my world an eerie glow.
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Looking across the Clarence River at the Jacaranda trees which usually stand out in the landscape191109_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_clarence river_grafton_jacaranda_tree
Looking upstream towards the Great Dividing Range where you see mountains. My place is in there somewhere191109_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_clarence rivert_water

At 12:45pm
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The reflection of the sun on the water which was being whipped up by a very strong wind. There was even small waves on the river191109_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_sun_reflection_water

The fires smoke darkened the sky

It’s time for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

Over the weekend the wind blew like the fury and of course there have been fires. Why people are lighting fires when the bush is tinder dry I don’t know. I was driving on my way home from my besties and I could see the smoke in the distance and knew there were fires near where I was heading. I caught up to the Rural Fire Service truck not far from town and followed along behind as he going the speed limit or a bit over.
The smoke ahead was quite thick and covered the horizon190810_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_smoke
Of course some dickhead decided to overtake me. The closer I got the more the smoke started to cover the landscape. The fire truck put on their flashing lights.190810_blog_challenge_six_word_saturday_fire_smoke2

The day almost became night as the sun was blotted out by the smoke from the fire
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After I was home I found out that that road had been closed due to the heavy smoke from the fire. It is most unusual for so many bushfires at this time of year.

This is the map of where the fires are. I was on the yellow road running down the picture

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