Friday, 12 October 2012

life and new chapters...

fresh apricots.

This is shaping up to be a year of new chapters in the lives of those close to me. Today, I'm going on a one-week interstate holiday. In the next few days, I'll be celebrating my cousin's wedding and embracing my sister's new baby.

In contrast, this has been a fairly stagnant year for me... but I feel that I am on the verge of a breakthrough.

The photos in this post were taken a long time ago. I never found a place for them, but I found it fitting to include them here today. The way the light falls upon the upward-reaching apricot leaves. A sweet potato that looks like it's inching forwards in search of a delicious destiny.

I have plans and wishes for the future. They are not coming together yet, but I can almost see them fall into place, piece by piece, gradually, over the next year or so. And I hope the results will be tasty and satisfying for the soul. I know it's a little cryptic at this point, but I will try to divulge more as I make progress. Promise!

But for now, off to Sydney and Canberra, to be with wonderful people, to chat, to laugh, to reminisce, to celebrate, and yes, to eat and to drink. I'll be back in about a week with pictures and stories - see you then.

sweet potato and thyme.

25 comments:

  1. Lovely:) Cheers to new ventures all around!

    Enjoy the holiday, and your time with your family - I hope the weather is wonderful!

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  2. Beautiful pictures! Have a lovely time!

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  3. Can't wait to hear where this new journey takes you! Though I'm deeply upset that you're going to Canberra when I'm not there. Bah, humbug. ;)

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  4. oh wow!! Have fun in Canberra & Sydney!! :D

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  5. Enjoy your holiday and celebrations! Good luck with the future plans and wishes :D

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  6. A good one.. Enjoy dear ..

    First time on your Blog, glad to follow you :)

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  7. Have a wonderful time in Sydney-town Leaf! Hope the weather fines up for you! Biggest and best wishes to you for your plans and dreams, you totally deserve for them to be realised. :)

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  8. take care Leaf :) safe travels :)

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  9. Well, you've definitely piqued my curiosity with your imminent breakthrough, plans and wishes. Look forward to hearing more! (the photos are lovely).

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  10. have a great trip! these photos are stunning!

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  11. I wish you the best of luck as your plans play out. Have a lovely holiday!

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  12. Congratulations on your sisters baby! And yayy for new breakthroughs :) Have a lovely time at the wedding too :)

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  13. Life sometimes has a way of falling perfectly into place when you don't fully expect it to - I hope this is the works for whatever you have on your mind!

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  14. These photos are amazing :) Congratulations to your sisters baby and your cousin's wedding!!! How exciting :)

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday and may all your dreams come true in the near future!

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  15. It's wonderful when you're working towards making a dream come true - no matter how tedious and slow and impractical it seems at times. Good luck!

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  16. i have had such a turbulant two months that i would loooove some stagnation :-) having said that, moving towards your dreams, especially those that satisfy your soul, is always a good thing.

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  17. Sounds like you're at a very interesting stage of your life, Leaf. No matter what happens, I'm sure your kind, gentle and approachable spirit will take you further in life than you would've imagined. You've definitely touched a lot of lives in the past (including mine) and will continue to do so in so many ways in the future. Cheers to the future!

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  18. I love the food imagery and the relation to your life x

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  19. Can't wait to hear your Sydney stories! Hope it was everything you wanted it to be x

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  20. Hope you get to were you need to get to - you wok! As cheesy as it sounds = it's all about the journey, I for one can attest to that. Wishing you all the best, let food be your BFF throughout 'the climb' :)

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  21. Enjoy the trip, dear. Let life grow and embrace all the unexpected and wonderful opportunities coming your way. I've been at a turning point before - we all have - and wow, did those changes overturn everything in the most positive way possible. Can't wait to see how things turn out for you!

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  22. I am really pleased you feel that your path is going in a happy place. I look forward to hearing more.

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  23. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments while I was away! I had a great time in Sydney and Canberra. :) Looking forward to achieving some goals now that I'm back in Melbourne. x

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