The Graceful Light of Stars

"Everyone has his dream; I would like to live till dawn, but I know I have less than three hours left. It will be night, but no matter. Dying is simple. It does not take daylight. So be it: I will die by starlight” Victor Hugo

Ambient Shoreline

“You finally found my hidden shore with grains of time and ocean of the most secret secrets, violet and red; left a trail of deep blue footsteps on my glowing beach of soul, and no matter how many times tides wash the golden sand anew, your prints can never be erased. Each one a shining [...]

Intimation of Summer Days

"At first flash of Eden we race down to the sea. Standing there on freedom's shore. Waiting for the sun. Can you feel it, Now that Spring has come? That it's time to live in the scattered sun. Waiting for the sun ... Waiting for you to Come along" Jim Morrison  

Searching for Heaven

'At least for a while,' said Elrond. 'The road must be trod, but it will be very hard. And neither strength nor wisdom will carry us far upon it. This quest may be attempted by the weak with as much hope as the strong. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the [...]

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 [...]

Summer

“Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That's why I loved [...]

Endless Summer Days – Inception

These are the days of the endless summer These are the days, the time is now There is no past, there's only future There's only here, there's only now These are the days now that we must savour And we must enjoy as we can These are the days that will last forever You've got [...]

Night Shores – Moonglow

"One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life ...... [...]

Postcards from Spring #1

“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.” A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young Crescent Moon at Dawn - Greenfields Beach Dawn - Nelson Beach Evening Twilight - Plantation Point Moon and Venus at Dawn - Greenfields Beach Sunrise - Greenfields Beach Shearwater at [...]

Night Shores

“Not just beautiful, though ... the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.” Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge .... Monochromatic Greenfields Beach, Jervis Bay NSW

Venus and the Dawn of Spring

In one instant, the horizon became a faint line suspended in the darkness, and then the line was drawn upward, higher and higher. It was as if a giant hand had stretched down from the sky and slowly lifted the curtain of night from the face of the earth. As I sat and watched, the [...]

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

Sky Fire over the Bay

... And after a Good Day, a storm at night to charge the air and wash the sky “By early evening all the sky to the north had darkened and the spare terrain they trod had turned a neuter gray as far as the eye could see. They grouped in the road at the top of [...]

Winter on the Shoreline – Days Like These

When you stand at the shores of paradise, and meditate on the approaching dawn .... Every day is good "Aragorn looked at the pale stars, and at the moon now sloping behind the western hills that enclosed the valley. 'This is a night as long as years,' he said. 'How long will the day tarry?' 'Dawn is [...]

Nightscape – Nelson Beach

“Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth.” ― Ptolemy A 180 Panorama from Nelson Beach, Jervis Bay NSW - At left is the Point Perpendicular [...]

Winter on the Shoreline 5 – Glimpses of Paradise

“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” ― Rachel Carson Its hard not to be inspired every day in this special place  Huskisson Huskisson Murrays Moon over Collingwood Beach Orion Beach

Belonging to the Wild Places

 Ailsa's Photography Travel Theme this week is Belonging .... Society, as we have constituted it, will have no place for me, has none to offer; but Nature, whose sweet rains fall on unjust and just alike, will have clefts in the rocks where I may hide, and secret valleys in whose silence I may weep undisturbed.She [...]