Painting the Dawn

“Of all the things we fashioned for them that they might be comforted, dawn is the one that works. When darkness sifts from the air like fine soft soot and light spreads slowly out of the east then all but the most wretched of humankind rally. It is a spectacle we immortals enjoy, this minor … More Painting the Dawn

There are Places …

“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I … More There are Places …

Grey Days

“It was a grey day, that least fleshly of all weathers; a day of dreams and far hopes and clear visions. It was a day easily associated with those abstract truths and purities that dissolve in the sunshine or fade out in mocking laughter by the light of the moon. The trees and clouds were … More Grey Days

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

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

If Dreams Die …

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” — Langston Hughes Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge … BROKEN Yeoval, Central West NSW Cowra, Central West NSW Wattamondara, Central West NSW Napoleon Reef, Central West NSW Lithgow Iron Works, Central West NSW

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

Home

    “In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that does not mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us, like shadows, until we come upon … More Home

Convergence

  This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is CONVERGE …   Global Star MO59 converging with Venus against a Milky Way backdrop 10 Milion Suns converging to form the Omega Cluster Winter jet trails converge above a Bathurst Dawn sky Convergence of sky and ground – Storm cell over Bathurst  

Road to the Stars

    The Brewongle Road turns to dirt a few minutes from the Great Western Highway east of Bathurst, and you are suddenly alone. In the far distance are red and white car lights, the tall grass beside the road rustles in a slight breeze, hidden cows settle down in darkened fields and the city … More Road to the Stars

Harvest Moon

Come a little bit closerHear what I have to sayJust like children sleepin'We could dream this night away But there's a full moon risin'Let's go dancin' in the lightWe know where the music's playin'Let's go out and feel the night Because I'm still in love with youI wanna see you dance againBecause I'm still in … More Harvest Moon

Hill End

    Hill End owes its existence to the New South Wales gold rush of the 1850s, and at its peak in the early 1870s it had a population estimated at 8,000 served by two newspapers, five banks, eight churches, and twenty-eight pubs. Its decline when the gold gave out was dramatic: by 1945 the … More Hill End

The Silence

“I saw old Autumn in the misty morning stand, shadowless like Silence, listening to Silence.” – Thomas Hood Stewart's Mount – Ophir Road, Bathurst  

Autumn Skies

“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay.” Ray Bradbury Glanmire – Central Tablelands, NSW  

Light and Sky

Occasionally, themes for the Weekly Photo Challenge (Let there be Light) and Ailsa's Travel Theme (Sky) converge and make it difficult to distinguish which images to use …. And today's duo are a classic case. So these 3 images used previously are interchangeable for either theme …. No image in my collection says “sky” like … More Light and Sky

Fog Bow

Fog Bows (white rainbows) are formed in the same way as rainbows in that light is reflected inside tiny water droplets and emerges to form a large circle or arc opposite the sun. This one was shot over my back fence at dawn yesterday. It was gone again in 5 minutes.  

Southern Milky Way

Looking south into the Sagittarius_Carina Arm of the Milky Way as it rises above the Ophir Road, in Bathurst NSW Australia. Yellow-white Alpha Centauri lies at centre of the image – the 3rd brightest star in the southern sky and the closest star to our own at 4.3 light years. Below Alpha C lies the … More Southern Milky Way