Julie Green

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Short Trip to the Blue Mountains NSW in Winter – Part I: Katoomba and Blackheath

Blue Mountains Photography by Julie Green

Vital lives are about action. You can’t feel warmth unless you create it, can’t feel delight until you play, can’t know serendipity unless you risk.”  ― Joan Erickson

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“Wherever you are, be there. If you can be fully present now, you’ll know what it means to live.” ― Steve Goodier

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“Life is full of surprises and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success.” ― Condoleeza Rice

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I had a most beautiful windy three days in the mountains. It reminded me what I value and love about my life. It also reminded me of the importance of being present, getting out of my comfort zone and keeping active.

How has your week been?

Love,
Julie

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Preparing for the Summer Season in Australia – #NSWRFS HR Sunset

Sunset after a Hazard Reduction, Australia

“The only order in the universe is just a cycle of calm and chaos.” ― Toba Beta

Sunset after a Hazard Reduction, Australia

“Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” ― Henry David Thoreau

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“I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man than a fire engine.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

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“You have to do something in your life that is honorable and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself.” ― Larry Brown

Sunset after a Hazard Reduction, Australia

“One man practicing kindness in the wilderness is worth all the temples this world pulls.” ― Jack Kerouac

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Australian firefighters are conducting Hazard Reduction burns around the country when the weather permits in order to prepare for the upcoming bush fire season. It certainly makes for a sight worth seeing.

Love,
Julie

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Hiking Day Trip to the Blue Mountains (NSW Australia) with my Love in Winter

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“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being” ― Ansel Adams

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“Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb.”   ― Greg Child

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“What are men to rocks and mountains?” ― Jane Austen

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“Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.” ― Jeffrey Rasley

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“It’s always further than it looks. It’s always taller than it looks. And it’s always harder than it looks.”  ― The 3 Rules of Mountaineering

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“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity.” ― John Muir

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“Take only pictures; leave only footprints.” ― Anonymous

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What can you say about hiking in the mountains except that it’s ethereal and timeless? I hope to preserve these memories forever in my mind.

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“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” – Anaïs Nin

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Happy Food Revolution Day from Australia, #FRD2014

Kale, Common2Us

“Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.” – Frances Moore Lappéauthor

OzHarvest, Feeding the 5000

“This magical, marvelous food on our plate, this sustenance we absorb, has a story to tell. It has a journey. It leaves a footprint. It leaves a legacy. To eat with reckless abandon, without conscience, without knowledge; folks, this ain’t normal.”
- Joel Salatin

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 “Nature shrinks as capital grows. The growth of the market cannot solve the very crisis it creates.” – Vandana Shiva

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If you looked into my brain you’d probably see most of it lighting up for food. I admit, I’m a small-scale food advocate. Not for all foods. Gimme fresh, local produce from the farmers. Homegrown. Wholefoods. Organic. Bring it! Today’s a day for global change. Spread the word & cook up some storms! Happy Food Revolution Day (Food Revolution Community)!! ‘Nom’aste.

Love,
Julie

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Quote on the Loveliness of Nature

Mary Cairncross Reserve, Queensland

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca 

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