Nina Joan

Category: Brisbane

|beside the lake, beneath the trees|

| beside the lake, beneath the trees |

~ William Wordsworth

| sunsets & silhouettes|

Lake Samsonvale, Queensland

| towered cities |

| wilderness and wet |

| What would the world be, once bereft 

Of wet and wildness? Let them be left,

O let them be left, wildness and wet,

Long live the weeds and the wildness yet |

~Gerard Manley Hopkins, Inversnaid

| the harbour | 

| a ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for | 

~ William G.T. Shedd

| jacaranda season |

| splendour of ended day |

| splendour of ended day | ~ Walt Whitman 

| if winter comes, can spring be far behind? | 

| if winter comes, can spring be far behind? | 

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

| every flower | 

| ‘Tis my faith that every flower

Enjoys the air it breathes! |

~William Wordsworth 

| beauty in the sky | 

| still waters |

| still waters | 

| to watch a sunset | 

It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream

~ Bern Williams

| the river called Brisbane |

| the river called Brisbane |

| beautiful things | 

| every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It is enough to drive one mad | 

~ Claude Monet 

| those who will risk | 

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

~T. S. Eliot

| art, the silent one, speaks volumes |


| Art, the silent one, speaks volumes|

~ Laurel Gasque


| find beauty |

image| if you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere |

~ Vincent Van Gogh

| I have been one acquainted with the night |

| I have been one acquainted with the night | ~Robert Frost 

slow down and enjoy life


| slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why |

~ Eddie Cantor

| the ocean is a mighty harmonist |

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| the ocean is a mighty harmonist |

~ William Wordsworth

| there is peace even in the storm |

| there is peace even in the storm |

~ Vincent van Gogh

| these are the days that must happen to you |

| These are the days that must happen to you |

~ Walt Whitman

 with the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

| With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. |
Eleanor Roosevelt

| o radiant dark |

O radiant Dark! O darkly fostered ray!

Thou hast a joy too deep for shallow Day.

~ George Eliot

| down by the river | 

           | The Brisbane River |

| the library |

| the library lets you borrow the beauty and keep the knowledge | unknown

towered cities please us then

| towered cities please us then,
and the busy hum of men |

– John Milton

the river city


Brisbane. The city built around the winding Brisbane River. Affectionately known as the river city. 

an autumn afternoon


Lake Samsonvale, Brisbane, Australia


dancing in the light of dusk


The light faded upon Mother’s day, she delighted and danced in the light of dusk. It was glorious. Indeed it was.

~ Nina Joan

Lest We Forget ~ 100 Years of ANZAC


“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.”

~The Ode from ‘For the Fallen’

100 Years of ANZAC

(Australia and New Zealand Army Corps)

some sunshine in nature

hello weekend


Hope you all have a great weekend!

city streets


Walking along the city streets of Brisbane.

lovely lavender

A gallery of lovely shades of lavender.

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