O, Colour of the world, but I can find you, most tender, pure and clear.
~ Dorothea Mackellar
(Excerpt From the Poem – Colour)
| the ocean is a mighty harmonist |
~ William Wordsworth
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
~ Mark Twain
‘My soul is full of longing
for the secret of the sea,
and the heart of the great ocean
sends a thrilling pulse through me.’
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”
~ Mother Teresa
Summer is reminding us it is still here in Queensland today. After a reasonably cool Christmas and New Year the hot and humid days have hit us again. Stay cool everyone!
Double Island Point, Queensland
‘To travel is to live’ ― Hans Christian Andersen
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Another overcast day in Brisbane. The autumn weather has started and after a long, hot summer the cooler weather is finally here. This photograph was taken by of the side of the State Library of Queensland. I love the way the building’s design incorporates the pants on the exterior of the building. It is a beautiful contrast of architecture and nature.
Live free. We have a lot of pressure in our lives to be who ‘everyone’ else thinks we should be. Recently I took sunrise photographs with my three brothers. We do spend a lot of time together as we are friends and feel most comfortable with each other. While I was taking photographs my youngest brother (pictured) decided he would scare the seagulls always. He is 19 years old and I thought it was quite funny to watch someone feeling ‘free’. This photograph made me ponder and ask myself the question, do I live my free? Or am I bound by other people’s expectations? Perhaps it is a good reminder to live our lives free (and chase those seagulls away).
“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”
Henry David Thoreau
As you may know I live in Queensland, Australia. Right now we are experienceing a heat wave. It is one of the hottest summers I have ever experienced. There is not much to do but try to stay cool and wait for the weather to change. Another negative to having heat waves is bushfires. There are hundreds of bushfires currently burning all over Australia. Most fires are well away from homes but unfortunately many homes were destroyed in Tasmania. My thoughts and prayers are with those families and communiities. I hope all Australians are staying cool and staying safe.