The light faded upon Mother’s day, she delighted and danced in the light of dusk. It was glorious. Indeed it was.
~ Nina Joan
We all know the famous phrase “the grass is greener on the other side of the fence”. This saying is used to illustrate being discontent or envious of other people, things or circumstances who seem to have things better than you do. Photography has taught me to be content with what I have been given, what I am able to see, experience, create and capture. We can spend far too much time worrying about all that could be that we lose focus on the present. We need to forget about the grass on the other side of the fence and begin to behold the present and see how green the grass is where we are standing.
“But he who dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose’
~ Anne Brontë
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Views from the mountain down the valley.
You can also see some of the Glass House Mountains.
Mt Mee, Queensland
Mt Mee, Queensland
Summer break has finally started so I thought I would get back into photography.
I went for a drive into the mountains and national park. The hills always seem so green and luscious.
There is something about the cool mountain air that always leaves on refreshed.
Hope you are having a great week:)
New Farm Park, Brisbane
In October every year, New Farm Park in Brisbane comes alive in a glorious display of purple. The avenue through the park is aligned with a canopy of Jacarandas on either side. The leaves fall to the ground and creates a carpet of purple flowers. The jacarandas only blossom for a short time and invades the beautiful park with the powerful purple. I have always loved the display of colour in October, the sometimes dull and dreary streets come alive in with the colours of springtime and you can’t help but feel alive too. If you are ever in Brisbane make sure you visit New Farm Park, located only a few minutes away from the CBD and the Brisbane River.It is truly one of the icons of Brisbane.
Trying out a new place for coffee on the weekend my friend and I found this lovely place in Brisbane which was a cafe with a bit of fun. Playing a game of chess is a clever idea in a cafe (although I must confess we didn’t actually play). I took the photograph and realised we needed to have our morning coffee before even contemplating to play so early in the morning.
It has been a very dry winter in Queensland and with the amount of bushland there are always bush fires.
Looking out over the landscape in this photo you can see the hazy sky. Sometimes the bush fires are controlled and some are not.
Hopefully this spring and summer won’t bring too many devastating
Photo: Mount Tambourine, Queensland
Queensland is now on a cyclone watch, again. We have endured some very intense weather already this year. Many people have been affected by cyclone Oswald and the floods that followed. I know there is not much that we can do about the weather other than to pray. We have endured a great deal and that endurance creates character in us and we become better people. This gives us hope and we should hold onto that. Someday soon the sunshine will come again.
Today, one of my photographs was featured on the home page of the photography side Redbubble. You are able to view it on this website for only a short time: http://www.redbubble.com. My photograph is the image of the Sydney Opera House (bottom left). I am very excited to be featured! Photography is a passion of mine, so it is nice to have other people apprciate my work.
Check out more of my photos on Redbubble here : http://www.redbubble.com/people/ninajoan