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Stormy Weather



Living in Queensland means that there are many summer storms. We had a few rather interesting storms in late November this year.

These two photographs were taken on separate days and thankfully there wasn’t any hail or damage.

The daunting cloud formations show that we could be in for an exciting summer:)

Valley Views


Views from the mountain down the valley.

You can also see some of the Glass House Mountains.

Mt Mee, Queensland


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Wildflowers at Mt Mee, Queensland

Mt Mee

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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:)

Through the Storm


Summer Colours


Bougainvillea Flowers

Under the Jacaranda Trees


Carpets of Purple



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.

Nina Joan




Outback Queensland, Australia

The way home

IMG_0160Lovely path towards a home.

Mt Tambourine, Queensland

Through the Trees


During a recent drive I found a new vantage point of the Glass House Mountains, Queensland. The colours of the fading light gently highlighted the mountains through the gum trees.

State Library of Queensland


What a view! I found this quiet place of solitude in The State Library of Queensland. I think it is such a great idea and whoever was the designer what a genius. My friend and I sat in quietness of the Library and watched as the boats and ferries carried on up and down the river. It was just delightful.

The Beautiful


‘To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the Divine goodness’

Christian Nestell Bovee

Troubled Waters


The Brisbane River is still looking troubled from the recent floods.
It is a gloomy sight but the city is alive and well.

My Brisbane


Yes, this is the best city in the world! I may be biased as I have lived here almost all of my life. Brisbane is not the largest city in Australia But it is still a city full of life, culture and lovely people.



Dare to discover new things, drive yourself to be your best and don’t ever give up.

Nina Joan



New roads, new places, new photography opportunities to be found.

Beautiful Australia


Girraween National Park, Queensland

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

Bunya Mountains, Queensland


Brisbane City


Here is a snapshot of what Brisbane is like on a weekday. It is a hive of business, people running to catch buses, ferries and trains. I love Brisbane in the summer it is so lovely to go for an early morning walk. However, it does become rather hot and humid. The temperature yesterday was 33 degrees Celsius! Looks like it is going to another long, hot summer:)



I went wandering through my city today. It was a bright and hot summers day. These days are best for wandering whoever ever my eyes and camera lead me.

Enjoy your summer days!
Nina Joan

“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.” Albert Einstein


“Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.”
Albert Einstein

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!


Country Life

In Bundaberg, it is sugar cane harvesting season. Most afternoons on my way home from work, smoke is often floating through the air. The air smells of burning cane…which at times can be unpleasant. It is still fascinating to watch.

After living in a country town for a few months I am not afraid to say that I am a city girl. I think the fires are fascinating and locals think I am crazy chasing fires to take photographs. I found out that sugar cane fires burn very quickly, some only burn for less than fifteen minutes. It proves that you have to be in the right place at the right time.

On my way home from work one afternoon, I drove past a fire but I didn’t have my camera. I raced home (no, I didn’t speed) to get my camera and drove back (fifteen minutes round trip) by the time I got back the fire had finished burning. I drove back home disappointed the I had not captured the fire.


The photograph above was taken from the Hummock Lookout. It is the highest point in Bundaberg and gave a good view of the fire on the horizon. I thought is was a simple snapshot do the sugar cane fire and I happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Nina Joan

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