Thursday, December 24, 2015

Where Ausies don't oft go

Places I've dreamed:
Monsoonal weather approaches Bali by sea... (Candidasa)

Yes... that's a waterfall (Munduk)

Our secret bungalow in the hills (Munduk)

Subsistence farming... in these conditions it really seems to work (Amed)

A garden of delights and a lot of hard work (Amed)
Kingfisher (Amed)

Carting fodder (Amed)

Fruit trees above the field (Amed)

Padi below Gunung (on the road to Tirtagangga)

I cannot write words for these images or to describe the gradual sense of relief I felt having disconnected from all electronic media for two weeks. I hope you can get a sense of it from the images. The challenge now for me is how to continue to live in that space rather than return to my mental and emotional hedonistic, escape from reality cell.


Anonymous said...

Sentiments well conveyed mate!
Beautiful place and the best way to relax.
Glad you are enjoying and bringing us some of the joy, David!
Have a Beautiful Day!!
Peace :)

David J said...

Thanks Chandra,
Often traditional practices and 'organic' farming are only practised because people don't have access to the farm chemicals we have come to know are so detrimental to the environment. Bali however does have a strong spiritual and social connection to maintaining environmental equilibrium. I hope they're able to continue this, although the work is very hard, at least the magical Island is able to continue producing food. (sorry I lost your original comment, accidentally deleted on my phone... those buttons are so tiny!)

GreenComotion said...

Thank you for your feedback. I am so thrilled to hear of Bali's commitment to organic farming.
May such practices flourish, because they are the right thing to do.

Peace :)

Kate Fern said...

Wonderful photos

David J said...

Thanks Kate, yeh... Not sure it's possible to take a bad photo in such a beautiful place. Of course I did focus on the ideal views. No harm in looking for beauty and ignoring all the rest occasionally.