Saturday, 27 June 2009

to bedugul and back...

Saturday 27th June 2009

snapshots from a road trip to bedugul, today...27 June 2009, the wonders of bali never cease...

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

a peek at mt. agung...

Tuesday 23rd June 2009
the view from Patal Kikian Homestay,
Sidemen, Bali

i was in Sidemen over the weekend for a wedding and nothing anyone said could have prepared me for the view from the homestay that the wedding was held at...i walked up the stairs and turned to see Mt. Agung in all it's mystical greatness laid out before me. if you are ever in the Sidemen area i would truly recommend stopping in this homestay for some lunch and just taking in the stunning vista.

Monday, 22 June 2009

oh blessed sunbed...

Monday 22nd June 2009

living on an island that is full of offerings in the most interesting places...i just had to get a photo of my latest discovery...offerings for a a whole new meaning to sun worship, huh?

Thursday, 18 June 2009

the sea is a hungry dog...

Thursday 18th June 2009

taken at Batu Belig beach 18/6/2009

The Sea

The sea is a hungry dog,
Giant and grey.
He rolls on the beach all day.
With his clashing teeth and shaggy jaws
Hour upon hour he gnaws
The rumbling, tumbling stones,
And 'Bones, bones, bones, bones!'
The giant sea-dog moans,
Licking his greasy paws.
And when the night wind roars
And the moon rocks in the stormy cloud,
He bounds to his feet and snuffs and sniffs,
Shaking his wet sides over the cliffs,
And howls and hollos long and loud.

But on quiet days in May or June,
When even the grasses on the dune
Play no more their reedy tune,
With his head between his paws
He lies on the sandy shores,
So quiet, so quiet, he scarcely snores.

James Reeves

Monday, 15 June 2009

woman's best friend too...

Monday 15th June 2009
there's a new addition to the family...Diva, the golden retriever, currently aged almost 7 months...and this is what we've learnt living together so far...
A Diva and a Drama Queen can get along under one roof...except when one chews up the others prizes as to which one does the chewing!
A Diva thinks it is perfectly acceptable to chomp on whatever is nearest...favourites so far include stones, vaccination booklets, flowers, phone chargers and we could go on...but let's not!
A Drama Queen does not enjoy trying to decipher what each chewed up blob left lying on the floor was in a past, no, no!
A Diva made a Drama Queen very happy when she stopped peeing and pooing all over the house
A Drama Queen makes a Diva happy when she brings home doggie treats and fresh meat...
A Diva and a Drama Queen can have long luxurious walks on the beach together that neither ever want to end...
A Diva and a Drama Queen can give each other lots of love...but expressing this love does not always have to be in the form of jumps with dirty paws on white skirts...

Saturday, 13 June 2009

a golden sunset...

Saturday 13th June 2009
with sunsets that are generally full of pinks, reds, blues and purples breath was taken away all over again this evening when i had the pleasure to experience my very first golden sunset...and what a sunset...i'm at a loss for words (rare thing for me!) and am, as always, humbled and awed by the wonder of the planet...

Thursday, 4 June 2009

never-ending sky...

Thursday 4th June 2009
one of my favourite views on any given weekend...a little bit of umbrella and a whole lot of blue blue sky...with my feet in the sand, salt on my skin and sun in my just doesn't get much better than this...