Nina Joan

Tag: sky

| beauty in the sky | 

the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown


“… the open sky sits upon our senses like a sapphire crown …”

~ John Keats

Beautiful Queensland



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.



Coffee by the Beach


Nice spring day to enjoy coffee by the beach.

Queensland, Australia


Abort Landing!


The photo of these clouds shows a bright and sunny world which does not show a hint of the storm that is below. Flying into Singapore about two weeks ago we had to go through quite a storm. The clouds grew gloomy, and rain hit the sides if the plane. A flash of lightning pierced the clouds and then the plane started to shake as we began our descent. Just as the wheels if the plane were about to touch, the plane plane jolted, accelerated and aborted the landing. Yes, it was slightly disconcerting. I have never been in a plane where the landing was aborted so suddenly but it added to adventure and excitement of the trip. After circling for a further 45 minutes waiting for the storm to pass we landed safely at Singapore airport.

Nina Joan

‘To travel is to live’


‘To travel is to live.’
Hans Christian Andersen



So glad it is the weekend!



Another overcast day in Brisbane. The autumn weather has started and after a long, hot summer the cooler weather is finally here. This photograph was taken by of the side of the State Library of Queensland. I love the way the building’s design incorporates the pants on the exterior of the building. It is a beautiful contrast of architecture and nature.



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

Looking Up


I found this beautiful wall covered in a luscious, green vine. Looking up it was such a lovely sight.

Looking for the Sunshine


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.

Autumn is Arriving


Autumn is arriving. I have loved summer although we have again had some horrific weather in Queensland. It would be lovely to have a quiet and simple Autumn. Days like the one on this photograph would be very welcome.

Glen Innes, New South Wales

This is Australia


This is Australia
This is amazing.
This is Home.

%d bloggers like this: