Posts Tagged With: travel theme

Travel Theme : Friends

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Nobody is a stranger; just friends you haven’t met yet.

William Butler Yeates


Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.

Francesco Guicciardini

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Travel Theme : Poetry…


What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

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No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

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No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

Would you like this dance?

Would you like this dance?


No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

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A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

William Henry Davies


What a change of challenge Ailsa has given us this week, “interpret poetry”. I am not a poetry reader but I do have a few that linger in my mind from times way past. Here is a previous post I did of my all time favourite “horses of the Camargue” . A stirring tribute to the horse. But today I have chosen another favourite. I hope you enjoy my interpretation of it.

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Travel Theme : Balance…

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Ukranian twins advanced yoga pose

Symmetry in balance.


This week Ailsa would like us to interpret “balance”.

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Travel Theme : Refreshing…

The joy of cooling water in the hot, humid summer of tropical Queensland

The joy of cooling water in the hot, humid summer of tropical Queensland

Perfect way to cool down and feel all refreshed in the tropical heat of our summer.


Ailsa (Where’s my backpack) is asking how we refresh ourselves for this weeks challenge.

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Travel Theme : Abstract…



Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale
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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.

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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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Travel Theme : Masks…

Do you recognise who this mask is modelled on?

He has made a few appearances in some of my posts.

This is a self-portrait he created it by feeling the shapes and contours of his face, then transferring what he felt into the clay and it slowly came alive. He is very talented.

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These are some of the other masks he has made and they are scattered around the garden waiting to pop out at you from among the foliage.

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Below is the legendary “Green Man” (Wikipedia)

A legendary pagan deity who roams the woodlands of the British Isles and Europe. He usually is depicted as a horned man peering out of a mask of foliage, usually the sacred oak. He is known by other names such as “Green Jack, “Jack-in-the-Green” and “Green George.” He represents spirits of trees, plants and foliage. It is believed he has rain making powers to foster livestock with lush meadows. He was frequently depicted in medieval art, including church decorations.

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This Māori warrior is in full battle cry.

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This final mask is Neptune, God the Sea.

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Ailsa has given us the theme of “masks” this week.

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Travel Theme : Gloss…

Cooly Rocks pc 088 blurVintage cars are the apple of their owner’s eye and when they put them on display they polish them to perfection.

Glossy, glittering and glamorous.


You can look but don’t touch…

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Ailsa has many more glossy things in her challenge, take a look here.

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Travel Theme : Future…

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and joyously dance

and joyously dance

The joy of youth

The joy of youth

Our future is in the hands of our children.

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Travel Theme : Entertainment…

The show must go on and when travelling the most joyous moments are when you find entertainment, often unexpected and always memorable.

Pure entertainment is not an egotistical lady singing boring songs onstage for two hours and people in tuxes clapping whether they like it or not. It’s the real performers on the street who can hold people’s attention and keep them from walking away.

Andy Kaufman  

Thanks Ailsa for your excellent “travel theme”

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Travel Theme : Letters…

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To get an idea of the size of this sculpture here is Jack walking through it.

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Viewed from another angle it shows the curves and texture of the material used. It becomes more of a modern art form.

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This sculpture was in the National Arboretum in Canberra. We house sat in Canberra in the winter of 2014. It is the capital of Australia and is an interesting place to stay. One of the high lights, for me, was a visit to the recently created arboretum.

Click here to come back in time with me to rediscover that visit.


Ailsa has an interesting theme this week, “letters”. I cannot remember the last time I received or sent a letter. I do remember, a long time ago, cherishing and rereading every word of letters sent from a loved one. I wonder if today’s technology generation ever send a love letter through the mail to their sweetheart?

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