Forever Summer

Here, in this land across the mountains and far from the sea, I found sun bleached dry grass plains and a sky of intense azure blue A wide river with red soil banks of eucalypt and willow providing dappled shade; dragonflies and midges hovering at midday above languid pools. Pelicans and screeching black galahs flying [...]

Breathing 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   Storm cell approaching Dubbo, Central West NSW on Boxing [...]

The Gathering of Day

“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 not far off', said Gamling, who had now climbed up beside him. 'But dawn will not help [...]

Days of Earth and Sky – The Way to the West

“The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can, pursuing it with eager feet, until it joins some larger way where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.” J.R.R. Tolkien - The [...]

Days of Earth and Sky – Bathurst Retrospective

In a few days I will move from this place … the place where fog is born, and where the icy dawn has been my companion for many days. I truly embraced the winter cold waiting for sunrise, and the lonely silence of the night sky waiting for Scorpius and Orion. The memory of frozen hands will [...]

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

The Wheat Fields of Wattamondara

Scattered around a gently sloping hillside between the railway line and Olympic Highway located approximately 14 kilometres south of Cowra, the village of Wattamondara sleeps quietly - a shadow of the thriving rural village it once was. In the 1840's Wattamondara was one of the busiest stations on the Cowra-Harden railway line with a butcher, [...]