Nina Joan

Tag: ocean

| the harbour | 

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

~ William G.T. Shedd

| still waters |

| still waters | 

| o radiant morning | 


| o radiant morning | ~ William Blake 

| 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

o colour of the world


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

so throw off the bowlines. sail away from the safe harbor.


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

 forever is composed of nows

  | forever is composed of nows | 

~  Emily Dickinson

‘my soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea’


‘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


a drop in the ocean



“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


Malua Bay

Malua Bay, New South Wales

Shelly’s Beach


A shot from Shelly’s Beach which is right around the point from Moffat Beach (see previous post).

Moffat’s Beach


Yesterday’s view of Moffat Beach. Winter is the best in Australia.

Good vs Evil


“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.” Martin Luther King Jr.




“The wave is the signature of every experience of life. By understanding the nature of waves and their characteristics, and applying that understanding to our lives, we can navigate life with a little more grace.” Jeffrey R. Anderson



‘There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope’ ~ Bern Williams



Morning shots are great the only downside is how early you have to get up. I decided to take photographs in Caloundra (which is about an hours drive from where I live) so I had to leave home at 4:15am. It’s a good thing I got some good shots;)

Hope you enjoy,
Nina Joan

Under a Tree with Sea Views


Driving by the sea during my busy day. It was a brief moment of sunshine and it was very pleasant.



These colours leave one in complete awe. How can words describe such beauty?

Colours of the Sea


“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

Summer Heat Wave

16As 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.

Nina Joan

Summer Sunshine


Beautiful weather in Queensland. Summer days filled with fun and adventures awaits!

Summer has Arrived


Photograph taken at Kelly’s beach, Bundaberg, Queensland. It is exciting that summer has well and truly come!


‘We live but once. The years of childhood, when once past, are past forever…it has gone beyond our reach. What we have made it, it shall remain. There is no power in Heaven or on earth that can change it. The record of our past stands forth in bold and ineffaceable characters, open to the all-seeing eye of God. There it stands and one day we shall give an account of it. The present moment alone is ours…Today is a day which we never had before, which we shall never have again. It rose from the great ocean of eternity, and again sinks into its unfathomable depths.’
Thomas De Witt Talmage


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