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Observations of a Sydney girl rocking Germany

Opening my eyes

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Some times things get a little too much – I begin to dwell on things and often forget to breath. I am having one of those weeks.

Without getting into too much detail, this week has involved a lot of personal reflection – career-wise. There may have been a mini-meltdown, a heavy migraine and the phrase ‘it’s too much’ replaying over and over in my head.

As a much welcomed relief, I have found peace in appreciating the beauty all around me.

Autumn, herbst – my favourite season – has slowly revealed its beauty with;

crisp mornings,

golden, afternoon light,

blankets of fallen leaves on footpaths,

multi-patterned pumpkins stacked in open fields, and

skylines of change –  green, yellow, orange, red and brown.

Just walking through this natural beauty brings wonders to the soul. In my neighbourhood houses have begun preparing for the winter – some with piles of firewood stacked in yards, some having already warmed their fireplaces.

Drinking my morning coffee from the balcony I smiled as I saw the squirrels return – chasing each other along the tree branches, their golden coats often camouflaged amongst the leaves as they gather the tree’s delights.

It is the season of foraging and storing, wearing scarves, roasting chestnuts, holding onto light and appreciating the gradual slow-down of life.

Sometimes all we need to do to break us away from our thoughts is to breathe again, open our eyes to the what God has provided us all around and be grateful for this beauty.

Enjoy,

Alexandra

p.s. Sending all my thoughts to my fellow Australians affected by the horrific bushfires.

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Schloss Nymphenburg

Schloss Nymphenburg

Park Nymphenburg

Park Nymphenburg

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Morning

Morning

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Crunchy

Crunchy

Hofgarten

Hofgarten

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These boots are made for walking

These boots are made for walking

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Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

Englischer Garten

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Rose hip

Rose hip

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Two in one

Two in one

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2 thoughts on “Opening my eyes

  1. Delightful images and thoughtful words Alex. A good reminder to us all – taking stick, reevaluating and breathing from time to time is necessary and good x

  2. It can be tough when we try to wrap our head around a path we have not travelled before, can’t it?
    The good thing is that we don’t have to wrap our head around it as a new path emerges through each new step. 🙂

    The images you posted reflect perfectly the beauty of being in the now. Just like breathing, a good “medicine” in times when our worries melt down to a break-through.

    Sending you love and warmth!

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