Gorgeous Sunset

“A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.” Claude Debussy.

I am always thankful for the beauty that nature unfolds, changing as it does from moment to moment. I take great pleasure in saying farewell to the passing of each day, as each reflection presents a new picture upon the canvas of life. Nature is certainly the greatest artist indeed! 🙂 ❤

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Peace on the Eve of 2017

As we say goodbye to 2016,  and welcome in 2017, this is a good time to stop and relax and reflect upon the year in passing, and to find the calm and silence within.

To be as still and calm as this tranquil lake, brings peace and awareness, as still waters run deep. I feel grateful to have experienced natures’ bounties on this the Eve of 2017!

I send much love and peace for 2017. May we all find calm and places of great beauty. Blessings to all, Bridget 🙂 ❤

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Twilight Beckons

 

Little things matter

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Cabbage White Butterfly (Pieris rapae) drinks nectar from onion weed.

How often do we dismiss the ‘little things’, especially if they are common?  In our busy lives, we often forget to ‘stop and to smell the flowers’.  It’s a shame, because there is so much intricate and delicate beauty in the smallest life, and this vulnerability deserves respect!

I went for a walk along a local creek, and found a shady spot to listen to bird and insect choruses. It was here, that I watched this butterfly dance and feed upon the flowers. It was such simple delight!  🙂  ❤

Rainbow Dream

A little hypnotic music video I put together, inspired by a passing rainbow cloud…:)

Rainbow Dream

Life’s a big picture,
look at all the pretty colours.
Life’s a big picture,
on the big screen.
Open your eyes up,
see the beauty in the moment.
Open your heart up,
create your best rainbow dreams.

© 2016 Bridget Cameron

 

Fantastic August 2016 Planetary Alignment

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Crescent Moon/Earthshine, Venus and Regulus in Leo 4th August 2016

I had a wonderful time photographing the moon, planets and stars, on evenings and nights that weren’t overcast or raining, as this was an exceptional month!

August had a fantastic line-up of all bright planets in the evening and at night. The next time all five bright planets line-up is October 2018.

As well as seeing all the bright planets, there were several beautiful encounters between the Moon and bright planets, the planets themselves and the planets and bright stars which made August exquisite.

Also on the the 27/28th August was a very close conjunction of Jupiter and Venus, the closest it will be until November 2065. Wow! Weren’t we lucky! 🙂

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Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Crescent Moon/Earthshine 6th August 2016

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Venus and Jupiter conjunction, 27th August 2016

Rainbow Cloud

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RAINBOW CLOUD: Wow! I feel most blessed, as I’ve seen a rainbow cloud! I never seen one before, and it was wonderful watching the amorphous colours morph as the cloud slowly drifted by 🙂

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Interlude

Take a break to unwind to the calm within…

My new video Interlude, uses a a fractal animation I created in 1999, when all was new in this genre. Now I find the perfect complement to it, with my relaxing meditation tune, Interlude.  Sit right back and relax. Blessings to you, Bridget 🙂

 

Sun meditation

“A mind that is calm, without hesitation and anticipation is meditation.  Sri Sri

Much life exists on our planet because of the sun. Worshipping the sun has been a daily practice in many cultures, for thousands of years. Sun salutations is very auspicious and good for the body and the mind. The sages and preceptors have advised us to meditate during the morning and evening.

SUNLOVER BY BRIDGET CAMERON

Salutations to the Sun, by Bridget Cameron

Be still and communicate with soul.

For, this is how we are made whole.

© 2010 Bridget Cameron

 

A walk in the moon light

I’ve been creating lots of meditation music lately. Here’s my latest piece, A walk in the moon light. I hope you enjoy the video too! 🙂

Guardian of the night,
Awakener of inner sight,
Shine your light into my soul,
Fill me and make me whole.

© Bridget Cameron

Quiet waters

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 Quiet waters restore my soul…”  Psalm 23

“And the night shall be filled with music,
      And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
      And as silently steal away.” 

 

New Dawn

Here’s a relaxing video and music I created, called NEW DAWN, and my poem GRACE.     Just sit back and relax and let the waves soothe you. 🙂

GRACE

Taste the sweet nectar of life,
allow it to fill you to the brim.
And, let the joy in your heart,
walk the landscape of your soul,
in the light of wonder,
with grace to guide your way…

© 2016 Bridget Cameron

Golden ending

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Golden Ending

I just love golden endings 🙂

 

Happy Chinese New Year

Having fun in Sydney to celebrate the Fire Monkey Chinese New Year 2016! 🙂

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Fireworks over Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Chinese New Year 2016.

Harriet River Sunset Repose

Harriet River, Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island.

Harriet River, Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island.

 

Sun’s twilight reflections,

cast spells and inflections,

deep within meditations stare….

© 2015 Bridget Cameron

Superb Fairy Wren (Malurus cyaneus)

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I’ve been trying to capture the image of one of these beautiful birds for such a long time, almost as long as my memory serves me. They are quite rare and to catch the  fleeting aqua/blue as they fly past is quite extraordinary. It is only the male fairy wrens that have the bright blue aqua plumage, and only when they are breeding. When they are not breeding, they take on the brown colours of the female wren, although parading a blue/purple tail.  Males are usually found with females, as they are socially monogamous. The females brown plumage support a blue tail and they have red feathers around the eyes.

AUSTRALIAN RESEARCHERS HAVE DISCOVERED that crafty fairy-wrens can understand and respond to the danger calls of other birds, suggesting that they have an advanced level of awareness about the world around them. For more information about this, please read this article at Australian Geographic.

Fairy-wrens eavesdrop to avert danger.

p.s. Most images of superb fairy wrens have been enhanced to a more cyan/blue colour, yet their plumage in reality is closer to the photograph that I have taken above. I hope you enjoy his image!  I most certainly do… :).

IGNITION

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Star Light, Star Light,

Bring us Magic tonight…

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

Light Garden

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I’m experimenting with new techniques on illustrations that I have created. I quite like this effect of mirrored reflections and refractions, in the shape of a shamrock.  I guess it’s a lucky symbol for the Irish at heart! What do you think?

Golden One

Golden One by Bridget Cameron.

This is a picture from my children’s picture book, Tickle me Pink. This book introduces colour, tickles and rhymes to young children. I just love the image of this child, so carefree and happy. Such unbridled joy! 🙂

TORI AMOS Live from Her Majesty’s Theatre Adelaide, 16th Nov 2014

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Last night, I had the great fortune of experiencing Tori Amos, live at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, as part of her Unrepentant Geraldines Tour; which started May 5, 2014, with over 80 stops across Europe, North America, South Africa and now,  Australia.

Tori’s spell binding performance, kept people silent for most of the concert, emotionally connected to the ‘soul’ of her experience.

She felt at home in Adelaide, saying, ‘It’s Sam’s home, so I kind of feel like it’s my home in a way,” referring to  Samuel Adamson (collaborator on the London National Theatre production The Light Princess); which I think made her feel emotionally connected, adding richness to her performance, and our enjoyment of it  :).

For 2 solid hours she performed a wonderful selection of composition and songs, such as Parasol, Bliss off To Venus And Back (1999) China and Little Earthquakes off her debut album of the same name. She also sang Oysters off Unrepentant Geraldines before diving into Pandora’s Aquarium and Father LuciferShe’s addicted to Nicotine Patches, Lovesong,  her heart warming rendition of Somewhere over the rainbow, Cornflake Girl and Bliss came with the firm thumping close of the piano lid!  It was terrific, and the stage lighting set her off brilliantly, bathed as she was in a light show of multiple changing rainbow hues and stars.

With her distinctive and unique singing, song- writing and piano playing, just Tori Amos alternating between her Bösendorfer piano and her keyboard and rocking and straddling her piano stool. We were  transported on a roller-coaster of emotions and experience.

Thank you Tori Amos for coming to Adelaide and sharing your music!  You gave a virtuoso performance. It was inspirational and amazing!

 

Bridget Cameron 🙂 ❤

Here she is…

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Nature’s Tune

Carole with dog at Wigglies Waterhole, N.T. Australia.

Carole with dog at Wigglies Waterhole, N.T. Australia.

Did you see the Total Eclipse of the Moon last night?

 

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TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE: 8/10/2014 (from 7:45-11:55 pm. Adelaide Time):  My photographic compilation of the lunar show! The evening started off cloudy, but fortunately the clouds dissipated and I managed to get some excellent shots!

Total lunar eclipses explained

The Moon does not have its own light, but shines because its surface reflects the Sun’s rays. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s shadow blocks all the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface.

Lunar eclipse

Eclipses of the Moon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line. The technical term for this is syzygy, which comes from the Greek word for being paired together.

Why does the Moon look Red?

The Earth’s atmosphere, removes or blocks parts of the sunlight’s spectrum leaving only the longer wavelengths. Because of this, a totally eclipsed Moon usually looks red.

Eclipses in different colors

A lunar eclipse can also be yellow, orange, or brown in color. This is because different types of dust particles and clouds in the Earth’s atmosphere allow different wavelengths to reach the surface of the Moon.

Stages of a total lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse usually happens within a few hours. Totality can range anywhere from a few seconds to about 100 minutes.

There are 7 stages of a total lunar eclipse:

  • Penumbral eclipse begins: This begins when the penumbral part of Earth’s shadow starts moving over the Moon. This phase is not easily seen by the naked eye.
  • Partial eclipse begins: The Earth’s umbra starts covering the Moon, making the eclipse more visible.
  • Total eclipse begins: Earth’s umbra completely covers the Moon and the Moon is red, brown or yellow in color.
  • Maximum eclipse: This is the middle of the total eclipse.
  • Total eclipse ends: At this stage, the Earth’s umbra starts moving away from the Moon’s surface.
  • Partial eclipse ends: The Earth’s umbra completely leaves the Moon’s surface.
  • Penumbral eclipse ends: At this point the eclipse ends and the Earth’s shadow completely moves away from the Moon.

For more information about Total Lunar Eclipses click here: http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/total-lunar-eclipse.html

Pink Sun Orchid Beauty

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I love walking through the Bush in the Spring and discovering many of nature’s beauties.  This Salmon Sun Orchid Thelymitra rubra, is one such beauty, that inspires me with awe each Spring. I just love them! ❤

Winter Daphne blooms

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Winter Daphne, Daphne.odora f. Rosacea: I’ve waited all Winter for my Daphne to flower, and finally, now that spring is here, it has bloomed. Hooray!

It’s perfume is magical, with its strong lemony, rose, honeysuckle, magnolia and hints of spicy notes. It adds its fragrance to highly perfumed Spring blossoms and transports me to tropical frangipani scented breezes… 🙂 ❤

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Rain drenched yellow guinea flowers

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These delicate flowers looked so fragile, yet so beautiful, waterlogged after the rain :).

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Earth Horizon

This is a new painting I did to go with my poem,

At night, when the sea cradles the womb of the land.

Earth Horizon

 At night, when the sea cradles the womb of the land,
rippling liquid rainbows upon the sand,
I lie back on the dunes and look up at the moon,
moving from horizon to its zenith all too soon.
I hear the hush of the sea, its murmurs and swells,
and hear its rumbling, moving waves crashing like bells.
I feel the earth pulsing beneath me,
I feel the sea moving within me,
As I watch the stars above twinkle,
in a space-time distorted wrinkle,
Upon our Galactic home, Earth,
She is our hearth!

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

Southern Dart-Skipper Butterfly delight

Southern Dart-Skipper Butterfly delight

I was walking around some Wetlands yesterday, taking in the magnificent watery views with its abundance of wildlife. It was a buzz watching ducks and water fowl swimming and having fun, whilst magpie larks, parrots and pigeons glided on high or nestled in tall branches. I decided to investigate further and began to walk through the marshes where ducks nested and dragonflies and butterflies played. It was here, that I spotted this Southern Dart, Ocybadistes walkeri hypochlora, so small, yet so intricate and lovely. Once home I could zoom in and check out all of its fine details, and now I share this lovely little butterfly with you. 🙂

HOW DO I CREATE? My creative process.

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GALACTIC CONCEPTION

I was asked this question by my dear friend Eiry Rees Thomas, author of The Flitwits http://theflitwits.com/author/eiry/. She wanted to know how I created, my exact creative process, and thought that my answer would be good for others to know also.

So here’s my response… Generally my images are spontaneous, that is, I feel moved to create and create from my imagination. Other times, I sit on something that caught my imagination, and I think about it, feel it, and sometimes use other sources of references to fine tune my ultimate creation.  I read a lot and assimilate as I go, never knowing when some seeds may be sprouted. Quite often images come to me when I look at the moon, and I future creations, then I dream more about it, and when the time is ripe, ‘out it pops!’

My writings are like that too, especially my poetry, which generally pops out as I’m writing it, yet was formed already in my dream state prior to its manifestation. With longer writings, I use this same spontaneous process, but dream, research and think a lot about it, before I write. At times it needs no editing, it just flows out perfectly, and other times, editing is needed to give it a more sound structure or to make it flow/ sound better.  I like to read it aloud, to hear inconsistencies, as music and rhythm is important. Some works need quite a lot of editing, in order to remove the superfIuous and/or inauthentic tones.

It is important to be critical of one’s work, in order to improve it. However, knowing when to stop analysing and critiquing is essential, as it can really dampen the process; take the joy out of it, and lead to more mistakes, that need to be rectified, leading down a spiral of more corrections. I do this sometimes, when I am too much in my ‘head’ or tired or in lots of pain. Knowing when to stop, is essential to the path of any writer/creator, as I don’t think we should take the joy out of our creations. Acceptance and letting go are part of that process too.

In a nutshell: Trust in ‘self’ and the creative process!

Happy creating!  Bridget Cameron :).

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AT NIGHT, WHEN THE SEA CRADLES THE WOMB OF THE LAND

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At night, when the sea cradles the womb of the land,
rippling liquid rainbows upon the sand,
I lie back on the dunes and look up at the moon,
moving from horizon to its zenith all too soon.
I hear the hush of the sea, its murmurs and swells,
and hear its rumbling, moving waves crashing like bells.
I feel the earth pulsing beneath me,
I feel the sea moving within me,
As I watch the stars above twinkle,
in a space-time distorted wrinkle,
Upon our Galactic home, Earth,
She is our hearth!

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

UNIVERSAL CREATIVITY

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In the synthesis of the moment,
In a symbiotic attunement,

Consciousness becomes aware of creation,
Sublimation and ideation.
Bursting forth its inspiration,
Delivering fruits of the imagination,
Whole in its acted manifestation.

Recreation in the moment,
in a symbiotic attunement.

© 2014 Bridget Cameron

SEA DANCE

SEA DANCE

DELIGHTFUL KOALA VISIT

DELIGHTFUL KOALA VISIT

Look who has come to visit our garden. It’s a koala! What a lovely surprise…:)  I hope she finds nice refuge from the heat! It will be 43 degrees celsius, 109.4 Fahrenheit, today! Phew…

Here at the Seashore

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Here at the seashore

Boy and sunlit ripples play

On this fair Spring day.

©  Bridget Cameron