For All the Days to Come

“To undiscovered waters, undreamed shores” …. William Shakespeare – A Winters Tale  Here, on the shores of Jervis Bay, are a hundred white sand beaches and rocky headlands waiting to be explored as I begin my 2nd year in this turquoise paradise. Scottish Rocks and Bristol Point in the Booderee National Park are wonderfully located at the end of … More For All the Days to Come

The Fleeting Darkness

“Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.” Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Gray Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. Half-Light and Ailsa’s Travel Theme … Sensory Altair rises … More The Fleeting Darkness

The Gates of Day

“I saw the first light, fore-running the sun, gather in a cup of the eastern cloud, gather and grow and brim, till at last it spilled like milk over the golden lip, to smear the dark face of heaven from end to end. From east to north, and back to south again, the clouds slackened, … More The Gates of Day

Nightfall at the Asylum

Late at night … Foreboding is the only way anyone could describe the deserted buildings situated at the top of a hill outside Beechworth in northern Victoria. Beechworth Lunatic Asylum, originally known as the haunted Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum is a decommissioned hospital located in Beechworth, a town of Victoria, Australia. Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum … More Nightfall at the Asylum

Moon Dance

“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.” Edward Lear – The Owl and the Pussycat Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … Dance

Night Shores … Autumn

I’m often asked why I love rising at 4am and driving dark lonely roads to capture the pale light of stars being chased by the dawn …. Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge – One Love Murray’s Beach Boat Ramp – Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay 12 March 2016

Harmony

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” Alan W. Watts Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. Harmony Moon and Venus in early Autumn dawn twilight – Jervis Bay, … More Harmony

Awe and Wonderment

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” Albert Einstein Inspired by WordPress … More Awe and Wonderment

The Waning of Summer

“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumour of sadness and change.” E.B. White – Charlotte’s Web Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … More The Waning of Summer

Clouded Twilight

“I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are … More Clouded Twilight

The Waves of Paradise

“The sea answers all questions, and always in the same way; for when you read in the papers the interminable discussions and the bickering and the prognostications and the turmoil, the disagreements and the fateful decisions and agreements and the plans and the programs and the threats and the counter threats, then you close your … More The Waves of Paradise

Breathing the Clouds

“When you beat a drum, you create NOW …. when silence becomes a sound so enormous and alive it feels like you’re breathing in the clouds and the sky, and your heart is the rain and the thunder.” Ruth Ozeki, A Tale for the Time Being Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. NOW Storm cell approaching … More Breathing the Clouds

The Passing of Spring

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. Transition Between Spring and Summer – Twilight … More The Passing of Spring

Night becomes Day

“From the east to the west sped those angels of the Dawn, from sea to sea, from mountain-top to mountain-top, scattering light from breast and wing. On they sped out of the darkness, perfect, glorious; on, over the quiet sea, over the low coast-line, and the swamps beyond, and the mountains above them; over those … More Night becomes Day

Horizons of Change

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man … More Horizons of Change

Memories of Summer

On a cold and windswept early spring day (top image below) it’s easy for the mind to move to the silent soft dawn of endless summers of the past. “… teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme … Move

The Path to the Moon

“The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Only the men of old, when there were no lights, could understand the true joy of a moonlit night.” Yasunari Kawabata, Palm of the Hand Stories Inspired by Cee’s Which Way Challenge  The rising full moon over Point Perpendicular, Jervis Bay

The End of Fear

It is easy to harbour a fear of the dark. We live connected to light throughout our life, and find it difficult to head out into the night away from our suburban backyard and stand under the stars. The unfamiliar, the strangeness. Alone. But Fear is the factor to overcome if you want the reward … More The End of Fear

Dawn Wind

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world, For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the dishevelled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame.” ― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme … Wind

Lunar Inspiration

“Her antiquity in preceding and surviving succeeding tellurian generations: her nocturnal predominance: her satellitic dependence: her luminary reflection: her constancy under all her phases, rising and setting by her appointed times, waxing and waning: the forced invariability of her aspect: her indeterminate response to inaffirmative interrogation: her potency over effluent and refluent waters: her power … More Lunar Inspiration

Sunrise Grasses

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” John Lubbock, The Use Of Life Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme …. Grasses

Frozen Memories

Memories of Winter 2014 – Macquarie River, Bathurst NSW. Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. Close Up “He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love … More Frozen Memories

Completion

“According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs and a head with two faces. Fearing their power, Zeus split them into two separate parts, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.” ― Plato, The Symposium Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. Half and Half

Last Dawn

A final frosty, fog shrouded but beautifully vivid dawn on the Macquarie River before leaving Bathurst for the blue waters of Jervis Bay tomorrow. “October knew, of course, that the action of turning a page, of ending a chapter or of shutting a book, did not end a tale. Having admitted that, he would also … More Last Dawn

Days of Earth and Sky … River Story 2

George Harrison was right …. “Sunrise doesn’t last all morning”. There is a defining moment, where the sun illuminates clouds with red and pink. That moment lasts a few minutes at most. Afterwards – at dawn, the sky turns orange and “normality” returns. This image was captured a few days ago on the Macquarie River at Dunkeld … More Days of Earth and Sky … River Story 2

Cloud Theory 7

Storm cell at sunset over Bathurst, NSW 15 April 2015. A lone cow stand firm against the angry sky. Canon 7D, Rokinon 14mm, ISO 100, Exp. 25 sec, f/2.8

Autumn

At this time of the year (Autumn in Australia) standing on this hill overlooking the Macquarie River valley at Dunkeld, the convergence of sunrise and the river mist floating above the landscape is always worth the time spent standing in the cold and dark. Once again inspired by WordPress Photo Theme Afloat “He found himself … More Autumn

Points of Interest

  Inspired by this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge … Rule of Thirds.   Here in this interpretation, the focus of attention or point of interest in the images is placed away from the centre within the right or left third and also close to one of the 4 intersection points of the 9 part grid. … More Points of Interest

Descent

This week's WordPress Photo Challenge is to interpret the concept of Descent …. Touchdown – Bathurst, NSW Tracy Arm, Alaska Falling – Glacier Bay, Alaska Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island Shannon Falls – British Columbia, Canada A Steep One ….. Malyne Canyon, Jasper National Park Slow but inevitable – Hanging Glacier – Columbia … More Descent