Nina Joan

Category: Queensland

| sunsets & silhouettes|


Lake Samsonvale, Queensland

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| 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

| cool morning hues | 


Glass House Mountains, Queensland

| along the condamine river |

| then followed that beautiful season… summer…|


Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….

Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape

Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

| somewhere  | 


| half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness |

 ~Ray Bradbury

| by the banks of the river | 


| by the banks of the river, Condamine |

Warrick, Queensland 

| the road less travelled | 


Stanthorpe, Queensland

| 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 

| here is the world | 


| here is the world. beautiful and terrible things will happen. don’t be afraid|

~Frederick Buechner

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


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

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

| beauty in the sky | 

| 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 

| flowers |

  

| flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world | ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

| twilight |

  

| Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star |

~  Lucy Maud Montgomery

| and the new sun rose bringing the new year | 


 | and the new sun rose bringing the new year | 

Tennyson 

| in search of undiscovered skies |

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| in search of undiscovered skies |

~ Henry Kendall

| when words become unclear |

  
| when words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence |

~ Ansel Adams

| art, the silent one, speaks volumes |

  

| Art, the silent one, speaks volumes|

~ Laurel Gasque

 

the wings of angels

  

| the wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people| ~ Eric Honeycutt

| 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

| life is a great big canvas |

  
| Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can | ~ Danny Kaye

| nature is the art of God|

  
| nature is the art of God| Dante Alghieri

|thoughts come clearly when one walks |

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|thoughts come clearly when one walks |

~ Thomas Mann

o colour of the world

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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 |


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| the ocean is a mighty harmonist |

~ William Wordsworth

| o radiant dark |

 
O radiant Dark! O darkly fostered ray!

Thou hast a joy too deep for shallow Day.

~ George Eliot

oh spring

     
| oh spring. I’m so glad you’re here |

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