Monday, 2 December 2013

1st December - December Daily

This month l’ll be recording our lead up to Christmas by participating in Ali Edward’s December Daily. December Daily is a project that captures the magic and joy of the festive season and allows us to recognise the blessings in our life. See here for more details.

Hello the first of December, and my first layout for this project.

Planning on keeping everything super simple, clean and fresh this year.  Hoping that increases the number of layouts l actually complete for this project.  It's such a hard time of year to be undertaking projects, but l love the process and looking back at years gone by.

For those visiting here for the first time, some background to the layout below.  We live in Australia, and are licensed wildlife carers, who rehabilitate injured and orphaned native wildlife at our home. Whilst we also did some holiday related activities yesterday, l chose to record this moment because it captures who we are, and what we do.  I really like the idea of capturing everyday moments in my December Daily project, as well as all the holiday related activities.
 



12 comments:

  1. Oh I know that feeling of release date! What a great story to start your December Daily!

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    1. Hi Katie - awesome to have you visit.
      I'm intrigued now, what have you released? Off to visit your blog to see if l can find some clues :)

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  2. Very nice page layout and story. I think it would be so hard to release animals that you cared for (& loved), even knowing it is the right thing to do.

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    1. Hi Mary Lou, always love seeing your name pop up in the comments.
      It is hard, but rewarding at the same time. To me, it's a different sort of attachment than what you would form with a pet cat or dog. You know from the moment you receive the animal, they're going to be released. They're also wild animals, and if you hand raise them properly they always maintain some of that wildness.
      Once these little possums stopped drinking milk, they really didn't want anything to do with me. By the end, they didn't even like it if l came near the aviary at night.
      So it’s different, but still quite emotional. :)

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  3. Beautiful story!! And a lovely simple layout. I like it!!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Marie, lovely to have you here.

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  4. I think a similar feeling to sending your foster dog off to its new home. Glad to see a happy ending, but also sad because you have become emotionally attached while caring for it.

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    1. Hi Katie :) l think it would be a similar feeling. Whilst you try to not become attached to the wildlife you have in care, it's inevitable to some degree. They often do get to a point where it’s obvious they’re ready to be release – when they no longer seek your company and obviously want more more room to run, climb or fly…. then you know you’re doing the right thing by them :)

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  5. What a beautiful start to your December Daily.... Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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    1. Hi Kathy - great to have a fellow Aussie visit. :) You probably see a lot of ringtail possums around Brisbane !

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  6. Best of luck to Captain Hook, Wendy, and Tinkerbelle. You've given them the best gift....a second chance.

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    1. Thanks Julie, that means a lot to me. :) It's truly what wildlife caring is all about.
      When you are given an animal that's either badly injured or orphaned and you help it become a fit, wild animal again......there's not a word to describe that feeling. :)

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