The Nature of things…

Today, we are going to do something different, taking our travel mugs & treat with us for a walk…we are going to find a spot by the water to have our time of reflection together…adding to our physical activity for the week.

As you may know, I have been trying to increase my physical activity…with Fibromyalgia it’s rather challenging but little by little, step by step (literally) this is happening! I am rejoicing!     

Shall we look at this wonderful day through the wonders of nature…

Even with its icy blasts of wind coming up from the Antarctic here on the east coast of Australia…A little adventure outdoors is enticing! Let’s go!

After walking around the corner at the end of my street we come to the waterfront & notice it’s low tide…at high tide the waves lap this grassy shoreline & the little beach disappears beneath the tide.

Entering a small Pine forest, we hear the eerie whispers of the wind as it races  through the trees & plays tunes upon the pine needles.

A little path has been etched out by the feet of fellow walkers. Who frequent this spot to appreciate the wonders of God’s creation…as we amble through we hear the scuttling of disturbed creatures of the under brush while our eyes adjust to the darkness under the canopy.

Exiting we discover that an Oyster colony has left an irregular heart shape on the rocks…we marvel at this & notice most have vacated their homes…or fallen victim to the Pied Oyster Catchers.

As we continue we comment on the tides ability to sculpt drift wood into amazing shapes…Just like a seal raising from the sand to greet us…


What is reflected in our lives?

And we come to a spot where the beautiful clear blue sky is reflected in the waters of the estuary, as the boats sway too & fro on their moorings with each gust of wind & pull of the current…

I often ponder, when I see the sky reflected on large bodies of water like this, either a blue sky or a dark & moody one, for both are reflected on the surface…what my life reflects…

I’m reminded of the wisdom left to us by the ancients…

As waters reflect the face, so one’s life is reflected from the heart.

Proverbs 27:19

My hubby always says;

‘what is within a person, their true nature, will be reflected through the heart attitude in the little everyday incidents of life’.

Whether the heart is truly loving or not, whether true kindness abounds or meanness lurks, whether the heart is generous or holds tight to selfish motives…food for thought, don’t you think?

I ponder my own heart attitude & which nature it reflects, great × great granny Eve & grandpa Adam or the renewed nature of the Holy Spirit, we sip our hot cuppa’s having found a sheltered spot from the icy wind, drinking in the breathtaking beauty of this beautiful water wonderland.

Today is a good day my dear friend, thank you for joining me!

Until next time,



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      1. Had to skip yesterday evening, hoping for every evening was being too optimistic! Cooking and ironing for my mum who is practically wheelchair bound since beginning of summer hols because of a fall and fractured pelvis, left energy bank depleted! Roll on another two weeks!

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  1. So beautiful! Thank you for taking us with you on this virtual walk! I have been praying about my own attitude so much–prednisone withdrawal leaves me grumpy and jumpy. But may I pause to reflect and glean from my Lord’s own peaceful water. Blessings to you!

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  2. Nature is so good for any ailment. I struggle with Fibro, and several other ailments that have kept me down for a while. Looking forward to some more test to get some answers. We just spent four weeks at my daughters in northern Mn. My grand daughter cat had kittens and I would love on them every chance I got, did a lot for my mental health. I cannot have a cat where we live but someday I hope to have a fur baby to love on me. Great post.

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  3. You live in such a beautiful place, Jennifer! Thank you for sharing photos of your walk with us. I love the verse from Proverbs. I am sure I had read it before, but seeing it by itself like that makes it stand out. Your husband is a wise man!

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  4. I enjoyed this walk with you, Jennifer (gosh I really need to get out more!). Looking at the view with the sail boats could almost look like my view here in the Virgin Islands on the other side of the world. How amazing that God would create such beauty for us to enjoy!
    Blessings to you,
    Marva | SunSparkleShine

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  5. Jennifer, this is such a beautiful post with lovely photos. I felt like I was with you there. When you wrote: “Entering a small Pine forest, we hear the eerie whispers of the wind as it races through the trees & plays tunes upon the pine needles.” I can hear that sound. I remember when Kenneth and I were on our honeymoon in Maine and hearing the wind in the pines and both of us connected even further through that sweet moment. I see that your last name is Ross. My maiden name is also Ross. My father’s family emigrated from Scotland and Ireland three generations back from me due to religious persecution. So glad you were my neighbor at a link-up today. ~ linda

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    1. That is such a sweet story Linda of you & Kenneth. I’m delighted it triggered that sweet memory for you today 😀
      Yes, my husband’s family ‘Ross’ come from that part of the world.
      My heritage is also from Scotland & Ireland our Clan is Clan Lamont we come from high King N’ahll of Ireland in 900AD. That’s as far as we can trace back but there’s evidence that the Celts (our family line included) migrated from the Bavarian region of Europe escaping persecution.


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