Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Eat, Pray, Love

I've not read the book
neither have I seen the movie...

but we had a slice of our little paradise
when we visited the island of Bali again....

so, here's our little adventure....


Balinese fried noodles


Fried rice


Pancakes made with local produce


 breakfast with a view of the hills and the river right below


spicy dips , sauces and fresh vegetables..
  
deep fried crispy duck...a specialty in Bali...

and onwards to a spiritual journey.....


 Prayers offered at the century old temple
at Gunung Kawi


a ceremony or upacara (in Indonesian language)
as it was the eclipse of the moon..



Locals taking a bath in a pool with
continuos flow of mountain spring water said to be holy water...

Love the arts, the craft...
and...

Beautiful and hospitable local Balinese..


these moments are so precious..


..... at peace with myself and the beautiful countryside..



sunset from our room..
we were awaken by the sounds of birds, crickets and
livestock from the farms right below the hills.....


So, in the true spirit of 
Eat, Pray and Love...

"We must make good use of this life for the time
that we have left, This brief flash of light,
like the sun appearing through the clouds"

Kalu Rinpoche

Happy T Tuesday!!

Love always...

steph

10 comments:

NuminosityBeads said...

Great photos Steph. Eating is one of my favorite things about travel. I'm so lucky I have a brother that lives in Bali and I get to visit him every once in awhile. I'm about to embark on the India segment of Eat Pray Love
myself next month.
I've been enjoying your blog.
xoxo Kim

~*~Patty S said...

as always what you share and write is what I need to hear...the quote at the end made me sigh dear Steph

Your Bali visit is magical and you are wonderful to share some of your visit with us

I did read the book
and
saw the movie
but getting to visit Bali is still a dream
Happy T day and Blessings to you and yours!
oxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I swear, you eat better than anyone I've ever known. And you celebrate those moments filled with beautiful photos of food and the surroundings. It's always a wonderful experience to share a trip, a meal, or a bit of your art with you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

BTW, I didn't even know what book or movie you were referencing (and still have no idea. Sometimes I feel I live in a vacuum where not much gets in.

Nancy said...

I could read this post over and over, beautiful :) I LOVE your wonderful photos....each one is special, as are the words! Thank you so much for sharing this bit of Bali life. Happy T day :)

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wonderful walk through eat, pray, love and the poem at the end, a flash of light, wow. Thanks Steph! xox Corrine

Christine said...

Just wow, sounds like a dream trip! Thanks so much for sharing!

kimmie said...

What a wonderful post of a truly wonderful experience! Thank you so much for sharing this with us Steph .... It is truly beautiful!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I loved the book, but was a bit disappointed in the movie. Definitely much nicer to experience Indonesia for yourself and it looks like you had an absolutely wonderful and incredible trip! Best wishes, Tammy

*jean* said...

oo steph! your photos are incredible!! that pink lotus flower is especially exquisite!! looks like your camera and sketchbook are keeping you quite beautifully busy...thank you for sharing