Tuesday, January 1, 2013

1st of January, 6.20pm.

I'm sitting in a small timber cabin in the hills of the Byron Bay hinterland. Georgia is fast asleep on her bed. Cushion is having a rainwater shower in a tiny bathroom with big windows that look out into the rainforest. It's very quiet. I can hear the wind which is quite strong. 2 different bird calls I don't recognise. A kookaburra. The koala that was crying on his ghost gum not far from our deck has gone into hiding. The night insects are coming out and we've just lit a mosquito coil.

Not a bad way to spend the first day of a new year.


18 comments:

Rose ~ from Oz said...

Mmmm, heaven! I can smell it. Mmm.
Byron Bay ...... yay hippie heaven.
Cool.
Safe journey
x

georgia little pea said...

Ohm shanti shanti ohm. Peace sista ROSE. Having din dins now at Bangalow X

Kenzo said...

A cabin in the wild outback sounds like the best way possible to start the new year!
Have a Happy New Year!

Jan said...

Back in my summer camp days we used to sing a song: Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, merry merry king of the bushes he, laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra, gay your life must be.

I always wondered what that was about. Til now.

Jean said...

Sounds heavenly! My kinda place!

rottrover said...

Sounds most wonderful!

-Bart and Ruby

nodogaboutit said...

I'm officially jealous. What a wonderfully beautiful way to begin the new year. Tell Georgia that Daisy, Jasper and Cupcake are wishing they could join her.

Tootsie said...

Definitely the Boddhisattva path!

Love,
Tootsie & her mom

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Sounds lovely! We, on the other hand, were taking in the sounds of the snowplows! Happy New Year!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

2 Punk Dogs said...

Great way to start the new year!

Friko said...

Some people really have it hard. My heart bleeds for you.

By the way, does Georgia have any ideas on how to stop a dog trembling with fear every time a fire cracker goes off?

Barb said...

Oh - I love this description - it could be a small stone (the mindful writing I'm doing in Jan)

georgia little pea said...

Dear MS FRIKO, we get to hear fireworks a lot where we live. Every week, after some footy game or other. My humans ignore my fear and distract me by laughing and saying silly soothing stuff. They also desensitised me by clapping their hands loudly near me and going "Boom! Boom!" But they made it fun, like a game. I also get cuddled a lot if I look nervous (as if a fearsome pigdog like me would look nervous). That sounds very unscientific, but it worked for me. I still don't like fireworks, but I'm okay with them now. Worth a try? Otherwise, google "thundershirt". That costs a lot so maybe just put Millie in her jammies and see if that works. Good luck!

georgia little pea said...

BARB, small stones. I must check this out. Thought you were talking about taking pictures of small stones (in your post) ;)

What Remains Now said...

What a beautiful way to usher in 2013. I'm wishing you a magical year.

houndstooth said...

It sounds like heaven to me! What a great way to welcome the new year!

chandra said...

Devine!

I'm totally in love with your holiday and I'm starting to feel like you're going to be on the road for a while ... is this the prelude to The Move?!

Happy happy new year!
-c at ddy.

georgia little pea said...

MS C, you are uncanny. Are you actually living in my head? It's test 1 for Georgia which she has so far sailed through except for yesterday. Not her fault that, she's just a city girl.