Bullet Journal

The analog system for the digital age.  All you need is a notebook and a pen.

Really?  I like iCal and my iPhone and my iPad.

But, I like to sketch and make lists…….I decided to give it a try.

My notebook of choice is the blank Jane Davenport journal from “Michael’s”.  I “gessoed” and painted the cover and created some page dividers so it should be fun to be organized!

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Youth Scuba – PADI

PADI Bubblemaker:  Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water.  Kids must be comfortable in the water, but no prior experience is necessary. Parental approval is required.

Bubblemakers get a chance to:

  • Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro.
  • Take their first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 feet.
  • Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults.
  • Have lots of fun.

PADI SASY:

It’s time to snorkel – a new and exciting way! Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (SASY) lets you experience the underwater world the easy way – by snorkeling with scuba equipment instead of a snorkel.  Kids age 5-7

Resource:  PADI website:  www.padi.com

The following video is of family members taking the courses at “Great Adventures Bonaire”.

“Coralpalooza” 2017

“Coralpalooza” 2017, an event organized by STINAPA Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire took place yesterday, June 3rd.  Volunteers helped clean the various coral nurseries on Bonaire and Klein.  This video features the Harbour Village site and we were lucky to have the STINAPA Bonaire Junior Rangers participate!  Thanks to GAB dive shop crew and manager Christine Ball.

Moon Musings

Full Moon 2

March’s Full Moon 2017 just occurred on the 12th. The New Moon will come later in the month on the 28th which signifies the end of one cycle and the beginning of another.

The next Full Moon will be out on Tuesday, April 11.  April’s Full Moon is known as the Pink Moon, but don’t expect it to look particularly pink. It is named after pink flowers called wild ground phlox, which bloom in early spring and become widespread throughout the U.S. and Canada this time of year.

For me, as I am not much of a mystic, I will think of Nick Drake and know I’ll have to get out my paints…..and maybe my guitar.

“Pink Moon”

Saw it written and I saw it say

Pink moon is on its way

And none of you stand so tall

Pink moon gonna get you all

[Chorus]

And it’s a pink moon

Yes, a pink moon

Pink, pink, pink, pink

Pink moon

Pink, pink, pink, pink

Pink moon

Sources:

Farmers Almanac

Album, Pink Moon by Nick Drake (I think he just wanted to write a pretty song about a moon.)

Watercolor, inspired by Diane

Lessons from the Mat.

View from the “Yoga Terrace” at Spice.

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We have a gentle and encouraging Yoga instructor.  Her lessons serve us well on and off the mat.

1) Find your balance

2) Breathe

3) Be in the moment

4) Create space

5) Nice and stay

6) Be aware

7) Expand

8) Feel the sensation

9) Don’t judge

10) Just let go

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“Namaste” What does it mean?

The gesture (a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest) and word is used mainly throughout India, Nepal, and parts of Asia.  We use it in Yoga class.

It is a respectful way of greeting hello and saying goodbye.

It can also translate to:

“I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides.”

“I honor the place in you of light, of love, of truth, and peace.”

(Yeah, that one word means a whole lot, but it’s a great saying none the less.)

Namaste my friend. Namaste