Nina Joan

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| 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

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| beautiful things | 

  
| every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It is enough to drive one mad | 

~ Claude Monet 

| things that matter | 

  
| Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter |

 ~ Martin Luther King Jnr

| those who will risk | 

  
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

~T. S. Eliot

| 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

the wings of angels

  

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

| all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us |

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| all we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us |

J. R. R. Tolkien

 with the new day comes new strength and new thoughts

| With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. |
Eleanor Roosevelt

rest is not idleness

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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching th clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
~ John Lubbock

dost thou love life?

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‘Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.’

~ Benjamin Franklin

“Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors …Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.”

~ Albert Einstein

The Beautiful

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‘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

Stand Firm

Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.

William Shakespeare

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Wanderers

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Everyone’s travels their own road, path or journey. We cannot travel someone else’s road, as much as we sometimes would like too. This wild rob us and those people of our own opportunities and life lessons. No matter how difficult the road is for you or how easy it looks for someone else, we must be content to walk on our journey. Only we can see the beauty for which our lives have been created.

Australia, Land of My Heart

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Dorothea Mackellar, one of Australia’s most iconic poets wrote the well known poem; My Country. A homesick Mackellar wrote the words to this poem when she was in England. She longed to be back in the land that she loved and penned these words to show how much she loved Australia.

I am Australian and deeply love my country. The words of this poem have touched me since I first read it as a little girl and throughout my journeys in Australia the words are often in my heart. As I take photographs of this great, wide and beautiful land I know that I am blessed to live in the greatest country in the world.

Here is my favourite verse from the poem and I hope my photograph above, helps to illustrate the beauty of this great land.

‘I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel-sea,
Her beauty and her terror –
The wide brown land for me!’
Dorothea Mackellar

Into the Fog

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This photo was taken north of Rockhamton, Queensland. It was a brisk morning during winter when I ventured out for a walk with my camera. I had not been walking long when I stopped to take this photo and in the moment I knew that what I had captured was beautiful.

As we journey along the road of life we quite often do not know where we are going. The track could be into the unknown as the tracks in this photo disappear into the fog. Where are we going? How will we get there? What we will go through?

Unfortunately we will never know exactly where the path of life will take us. The only thing that will keep our lives on the right track is to never give up hoping. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us “For I know the thoughts that I think towards you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and give you a future and a hope”

In the darkest days when there seems no point to living life and continuing on our track, we have to assure ourselves that there is a hope. There is a hope that God in Heaven in looking out for us even when we see our track heading….into the fog.

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