White space is the wide open places in our day that gives clarity, rest, creativity, and soul restoration. It’s the space we cultivate from our schedules and circumstance so our insides match the minimalist outsides we aspire to.
Minimalism isn’t about your stuff; it’s about your soul—the “you” underneath all of the stuff.
off to Buddha's Day - The free annual Buddha’s Day and Multicultural Festival is a not-for-profit festival organised by Buddha’s Light International Association of Victoria and Fo Guang Shan Melbourne. The 2-day festival celebrates Buddha’s birthday and the diversity of our multicultural and multi-faith society through traditional Buddhist Ceremonies, arts, music, cultural performances, social and spiritual wellbeing lectures, world peace prayers, blessing ceremonies, children’s activities, vegetarian food and much more. #buddhasday#writer#buddhist#love#peace#fun#melbourne
sadly, dropped off Karlie The Kiwi, our trusty campervan - bittersweet. we loved getting tucked into our little home at night under her flowers & sparkling lights to watch a movie. off to the next adventure. Melbourne here we come.
what a joy connecting with my friend, Jane @theyogaconnection ~ Jane is the passion behind the hub for all aspects of yogi life in New Zealand. you don't have to be in NZ to enjoy all the YogaTalk happening online on her sites online. check her out.
off to Auckland - yoga friends there. when you dive into the yoga community the world becomes bigger with love, hope and beauty in every country - beautiful souls consciously lifting each other to a greater place of peace and unity. I am sentimental today as we plan our next trip. pieces of my heart are scattered around the world.
longest underground tramp ~
#author#travelblogger#nz#glowworm caves get a big thumbs up. What is a glow-worm?
In New Zealand and Australia, glow-worms are the larvae (maggots) of a special kind of fly known as a fungus gnat. Fungus gnats look rather like mosquitoes, and most feed on mushrooms and other fungi. However, a small group of fungus gnats are carnivores, and the worm-like larvae of these species use their glowing lights to attract small flying insects into a snare of sticky threads. One species, Arachnocampa luminosa, is found throughout New Zealand, and others occur in Australia.
Their lights resemble a star-filled night sky. Māori call them titiwai, which refers to lights reflected in water.
Glow-worms need damp places, where the air is humid and still, to construct their snares. Caves and old mining tunnels are ideal.
The glow-worm’s tail-light shines from an organ which is the equivalent of a human kidney. All insects have this organ but the glow-worm has a unique ability to produce a blue-green light from it.
The chemical reaction that produces the light consumes a lot of oxygen. An airbag surrounds the light organ, providing it with oxygen and acting as a silvery reflector to concentrate the light.
In caves the insects light up at any time of the day or night. Outdoor glow-worms start glowing shortly after dark and usually shine all night. Sometimes when a glow-worm is disturbed its light seems to go off suddenly. This is the larva slithering into a crevice, hiding its light. It actually takes several minutes for the larva to shut off the light.