Nina Joan

Tag: queensland

|beside the lake, beneath the trees|

| beside the lake, beneath the trees |

~ William Wordsworth

| sunsets & silhouettes|


Lake Samsonvale, Queensland

| 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

| along the condamine river |

| 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

| to watch a sunset | 

  
It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream

~ Bern Williams

| twilight |

  

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

~  Lucy Maud Montgomery

| 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

| 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

|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, sunlight! the most precious gold to be found on earth

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O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth

~Roman Payne

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

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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.

Explore.

Dream.

Discover.

~ Mark Twain

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

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‘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

 

ocean hues

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Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Queensland

 

moments of awe

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‘Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.’

~ John Milton

I hear the lake…

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I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart’s core.

From  ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’

~ William Butler Yeats

to travel is to live

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Double Island Point, Queensland

‘To travel is to live’  ― Hans Christian Andersen

though we travel

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“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Post Card Perfect!

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View of Brisbane City from Mt Cootha Lookout.

Stormy Weather

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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

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Views from the mountain down the valley.

You can also see some of the Glass House Mountains.

Mt Mee, Queensland

Wildflowers

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Wildflowers at Mt Mee, Queensland

Through the Storm

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Under the Jacaranda Trees

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Carpets of Purple

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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

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Queensland

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Outback Queensland, Australia

Beautiful Queensland

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Ellis Beach, North Queensland

This is the beautiful Ellis beach north of Cairns in Queensland.

It was perfect day to see my cousin get married in a simple beach wedding.

Palm trees, blue seas and golden sands which stretch as far as you can see.

#whereelsebutqueensland

 

The way home

IMG_0160Lovely path towards a home.

Mt Tambourine, Queensland

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