Adventure 172 ~ Go Photograph Hunting In A Forest

MuirFor today’s adventure I went for a walk in a local forest in search of  images to make into backgrounds for some  “quote pictures”. I experimented with the settings on my phone and really paid attention to what was drawing my attention.

I noticed that taking photographs really encourages exquisite levels of presence. After the expedition, I sat quietly in the woods for a while. It was only after I sat down and started to pay attention to my feelings that I noticed an incredible energy and aliveness surrounding me. Being still helped me to sit in this energy ~ I really enjoyed it!

I have put some of my favourite images below today’s video.



I  am just going outside and may be some time.


Adventure 28 ~ How To Tie A Maedate Knot

maedate knotIn 47 years, I’ve never tried macrame and so today’s challenge is a decorative knot-tying adventure!

I have chosen to learn how to tie the Maedate Knot . This knot was inspired by the kuwagata, or twin-horned crest, of the samurai helmet.

I followed this brilliant (and very short) YouTube tutorial which also gives more fascinating information about the origins of this knot.

Watch me in action with a piece of old climbing rope here 🙂 ~

I am just going outside and may be some time.