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Travel Theme : Abstract…



Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale
aerial perspective

aerial perspective


Learning how to be still, to really be still and let life happen –

that stillness becomes a radiance.

Morgan Freeman

Another survivor

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

round ripples

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

This week the theme from Ailsa is “abstract”.
I often take photos just because the pattern or colours attract me. Then they sit in my archives waiting for a suitable theme so I can share them with you. I hope you find these suitably abstract.
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Companionable

Jack and Henry

Jack and Henry


Good companions

The  more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do,

and the more  genuine may be one’s appreciation of fundamental things

like home, and love, and  understanding companionship.
Amelia Earhart

Lots of companions in the blogging, world go here to see more

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Tree Tuesday

Beautiful tropical sunset

Beautiful tropical sunset

Tomorrow we are heading south and I am putting this calm, peaceful, tropical beach sunset in todays tree post to compare with what trees I will be posting next week when I am in Tasmania.

Maybe beautiful autumn colours, maybe even some snow covered trees.

What ever it will be, it will certainly be quite different to this scene.


I am the heat of your hearth, the shade screening you from the sun;
I am the beam that holds your house, the board of your table;
I am the handle of your hoe,
the door of your homestead;
the wood of your cradle,
and the shell of your coffin.
I am the gift of God and
the friend of man.”
— Author Unknown

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Travel Theme : Light

Ailsa of “Where’s my backpack?” has challenged us to show a light this week and this is one of my all time favourite photos of the glory and beauty of light.

Tropical sunbeams

Tropical sunbeams

I used Photoshop Elements to put a frame around it.


“Darkness cannot drive out darkness:

only light can do that.

Hate cannot drive out hate:

only love can do that.”  
―     Martin Luther King Jr.,

   A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches    


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Tree Tuesday

Gingko Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba

Gingko Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba



The ginkgo biloba tree is considered a living fossil.

The modern tree is related to trees that were growing on this planet over 200 million years ago. During the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, the plants diversified and spread throughout the areas that are now Europe and Asia. They were very common in both the northern and southern hemispheres. For some reason, the plants disappeared from the fossil record at the end of the Pliocene epoch (almost 2 million years ago) in all areas, except for one small area of central China.

  Today, there are trees in China that are believed to be over 1500 years old. In Hiroshima Japan, there are four trees that survived the atomic bomb in 1945. While most plants and animals in the area of the blast were completely destroyed, the ginkgo biloba tree was only charred and the four still survive to this day.


Trees have about them something beautiful and attractive even to the fancy,
since they cannot change their places,
are witnesses of all the changes that take place around them;
and as some reach a great age, they become, as it were, historical monuments,
and like ourselves they have a life, growing and passing away,
–not being inanimate and unvarying like the fields and rivers.
One sees them passing through various stages,
and at last step by step approaching death,
which makes them look still more like ourselves.”
— Wilhelm von Humboldt

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Tree Tuesday

Nature is amazing. The will to survive is very strong.

I noticed that in this tree as we drove a past a paddock in New Zealand.

 What had happened to it? Had it been struck by lightning? Maybe a long ago fire had swept through this area or maybe rot had started to set in.

But whatever the reason it certainly was not going to just lie down and give up…



They are beautiful in their peace,

they are wise in their silence.

They will stand after we are dust.

They teach us, and we tend them.

Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor

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Tree Tuesday

Girralia Staion ghost gums

Girralia Staion ghost gums


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The seasons are starting to roll by, Autumn already, but the weather still feels like summer, hot and humid. By now the temperatures should be falling and I would be thinking about where will we go this winter.

I am in a typical Pisces state of indecision. The beautiful, stark white ghost gums bring back memories of Australia’s outback. Maybe we will head west this winter…. 


Stay  committed to your decisions,

but stay flexible in your  approach.
Tony  Robbins

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Tree Tuesday

Camp ground on the banks of the Mary River

Camp ground on the banks of the Mary River

Early morning reflections

Early morning reflections on the Mary River.

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day,

a fresh try, one  more start,

with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the  morning.

J. B.  Priestley


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Tree Tuesday

The golden light of sunrise

The golden light of sunrise

A moment in time recorded as the sun rises and turns the Western Australia outback to molten gold.

Two trees stretch to the heavens praying for life,

as the prickly spinifex grass squats like small animals wakening to a new day…


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The next best time is now.  ~Chinese Proverb


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Tree Tuesday

paronellaQueensland Kauri, Paronella, planted 1911

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. 

~Robert Louis Stevenson

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