Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries – Beauty

IMG_3973 IMG_3975 IMG_3978 IMG_3990 IMG_3996 2013-03-14 IMG_4028 IMG_4010 IMG_3948 2013-03-141 IMG_4003So we’ve finally come to the end of The Sling Diaries. I really can’t quite believe it – 6 months gone in a flash. Kiran has grown from a little baby into a walking, talking (well, grunting!) little person. I’ve had so much fun going on adventures with my baby on my hip and exploring the themes of delight, connection, discovery, expression, tradition and beauty.

So beauty – here is what I know. I’m lucky that my children get to grow up in such a beautiful place as Bali. They are lucky they get to see the world from our height instead of seeing nothing but feet. We are all lucky we get to explore the beauty around us whenever we want.

This is one of my favourite walks in Ubud and I learned recently that the land is for sale and there may very well be a big hotel being built here within a couple of years. There’s a very real possibility that many of my favourite places and walks in Bali may simply not exist by the time my children have kids of their own.

Thank you Sakura Bloom for inspiring us to get out and see all this beauty while it still exists. I hope in some small way by getting out, exploring and posting up my pictures here I will inspire some others to enjoy the natural beauty of the rice fields, forests, hills and rivers in Bali as they are instead of putting up another hotel or villa.

We wear simple linen and silk slings from Sakura Bloom

This post is the final part of a 6 part series for the Sakura Bloom Sling Diaries. We are one of 15 families documenting our babywearing experience over a six month period. You can follow the Sling Diaries on Pinterest, Facebook or Tumblr. You can read all my other blog posts for the sling diaries here.

Photos by my beautiful and talented friend Stephanie Mee

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  1. Gillian says:

    these photos are absolutely wonderful!!

  2. Rachel says:

    Thanks Gillian! Although I didn’t take them so I can’t take the credit :p

  3. Lisa says:

    I discovered this blog through the sling diaries… and glad I did!

  4. Alys says:

    I just love the photo of Made ‘dancing’ with the sling with Maya. So Balinese and so cute. Your kids are beautiful 🙂

  5. Grandad says:

    Great shots by Stephanie:)

  6. Emily says:

    Oh! Such a beautiful end to the series! Lovely!

  7. Wow! wonderful life. love it! 🙂

  8. Erica says:

    You have such a beautiful family!

  9. Rachel says:

    Thank you Erica! 🙂

  10. Rachel says:

    Thanks! Love your blog too – I would really love to get out and explore some more of Indonesia 🙂

  11. Ashley says:

    Gorgeous! (And true, not the same walk. 🙂

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  13. Tammy says:

    Love your diary entries and the pictures! So jealous of your caribbean sling too, I so want this colour!