Twelvetide in the land of Oz

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas, also known as Twelvetide, is a
 festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus 
Christ. In most Western ecclesiastical traditions, 
"Christmas Day" is considered the "First Day of Christmas" 
and the Twelve Days are 

25 December – 5 January, inclusive.
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Uluru ~ is fascinating because this entire area is of cultural significance to the traditional owners, the Pitjantjatjara and Yankuntjatjara. Aboriginal peoples who refer to themselves as Anangu.  Aboriginal Uluru Dreamtime Story – Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia
uluru-australia.com/about-uluru/aboriginal-uluru-dreamtime/
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In Aboriginal legends, the kookaburra’s morning chorus was the signal for the sky people to light the great fire that illuminates and warms the earth each day. We can’t help but feel a sense of amusement ourselves when we hear a chorus of Kookaburras at sunrise and sunset and the name Koala is an Aboriginal term meaning ‘no drink’..

 

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After 3… 1, 2, 3… at Lucky Bay, Esperance.
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Five Santa’s surfing’…

yep, this actually happened! 320 surfing Santa’s cracked the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest surf lesson, organised by RedBalloon and LETS GO SURFING.
Dominic Loneragan Photography | Bondi Beach,Sydney.com — with Australia.com at Bondi Beach, Sydney. — at Bondi Beach, Sydney 

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Six Cyclists resting 
There was a whale chilling out down at Bronte Beach in Sydney and this bunch of local cyclists decided to take a quick rest break to watch 

Australia.com 
Photo: Laura Rigby) — at Bronte Beach 

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Lighting up The Swan River, Experience Perth

 

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The Swan River, by day, Experience Perth
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Emus
This family of emus were spotted cruising down the road in the seaside town of Denham, which is the gateway to Western Australia’s Shark Bay region and the beautiful Francois Peron National Park. — with Australia.com in Denham, Western AustraliaA constellation used in Aboriginal culture in Australia is the “Emu in the sky”, a ‘constellation’ that is defined by dark nebulae (opaque clouds of dust and gas in outer space) that are visible against the Milky Way background, rather than by stars.
Australian Aboriginal astronomy – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Aboriginal_astronomy
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Tassie
And the best part… having the most divine breakfast of fresh local Tassie produce served up by Bay Of Fires Bush Retreat hosts Tom and Anna! 

Clearly it’s not too early to wash it all down with a bottle of Clover Hill Wines 🥂🍾😋! That’s how they roll…. 

Photo: @lizajanesowden — with Australia.comBay Of Fires Bush Retreat and Clover Hill Wines at Tasmania.

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Camels
There’s something magical about watching a procession of camels on the beach/ This is a standard scene on Cable Beach in Broome, where a camel ride along the sand is a must-do activity. 
Photo: @paulmichael (via IG) — with Experience Perth in Broome, Western Australia
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Planning a road trip… 
Mahbilil Festival in Jabiru, Kakadu is held on the the 26th August and is an annual festival that celebrates Kakadu Culture, both traditional and contemporary. 

The event program includes a mix of local and national live music, workshops, bush tucker demonstrations and cooking competitions, traditional dance, performance and lots of markets to feed your mind and body. 

For more information visit: http://mahbililfestival.com/
#Kakadu — with Northern Territory – Australia’s Outback at Kakadu National Park. — with Northern Territory – Australia’s Outback at Kakadu National Park

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Boab Tree
Time to take your tree down.
In Western Australia year after year, this Christmas Boab tree in Chinatown gets everyone feeling all festive and merry. Hope everyone had the best christmas yet!! 

Jan. 5: Take your tree down on this day, traditionally considered the Twelfth Day of Christmas — i.e., the last of 12 days of Christmas merriment. 
Think of it as getting closure on the holiday season…. See More
 — with Western Australia at Chinatown Broome.

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at Numerology Daily Matters.

 

Dedicated to and in loving memory of my special dear friend and inspiration,

Mr Don Dimock, who first told me that ‘Dreams unassailable by time, can not be broken’

I am ever thankful that our paths had crossed and that I had the gift and privilege

to know him.

 

Don wrote:

“My trains of thought have no brakes,

They have rested in places where I have never been before.

My trains of thoughts have different routes, different times and different destinations . 

Today I boarded the fantasy special…

Oh what will be at the next destination?

God Bless you Don. 

 

Yes, you were right…

Passion is the flame that sets our lives glowing, that lights our life path

Thank you ~ Mr Don Dimock ~ ‘The Oceanus Haiku’

 

 

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