"Write it on your heart
that every day is the best day in the year"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, 1 March 2015

amid the hustle and bustle .........

 a busy bistro  somewhere in paris   ~

"you don't stop laughing when you grow old
you grow old when you stop laughing"
                                                               ~  George Bernard Shaw  ~

I don't know why I snapped this lonely face amid the crowd
Perhaps as a reminder that within the hustle and bustle of a vibrant city
there are ageing souls who have long ago stopped laughing

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

summer roses amid village bells ....

~ Spending time in the beautiful Adelaide Hills with friends is always a delight ~
coffee ...summer-roses ... pretty church-bells


Friday, 20 February 2015

at the end of the day .......

summer sunset over
 mawson lakes
" every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn "

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

summer two .......

a friend and I took a walk on the quiet-side
no high winds and clanging of the masts
just peace and quiet
a beautiful dolphin popped it's head up  
but too quick to capture
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Monday, 16 February 2015

Summer Colours ........

the colours of an Australian summer .......
aqua and seafoam green and soft shell pink
oh! and sand ....  I love them all.
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Friday, 13 February 2015

my world through rose tinted glasses ........

~  sunrise over  wynn vale dam   ~
I wish I could convey to you the sounds of this morning
 magpies warbling in the trees
 duck families squarking as they headed off across the lake
and the cry of plovers  - in search of tasty morsels
for their morning treat

I couldn't quite decide which pic to post
so you have them both.
Can you see the soft pink contrail above the trees?
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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

down at the port ........

~   wonderwalls street artists   port adelaide  ~
adjoining artists discussing their work
out of all the exhibits in progress down at the port
this mural by an artist known as Treaz
is my favourite
linking with:- Our World Tuesday

Friday, 6 February 2015

nor the moon by night ............

~   looking east from Morphet Street Bridge   ~
my city by night  - before the new bridge lights had been activated

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Monday, 2 February 2015

my world in green ............

~   Adelaide Botanic Garden Pond   ~
Ducks - beautiful comical things
sleeping or curled
their heads beneath their wings
by water cool.

It was a hot summer day when I walked by this pond
large water droplets had settled on floating leaves and
Mrs Mallard was quite content in her world of green

Linking with:- Mosaic Monday
                     Our World Tuesday


Sunday, 1 February 2015

what would I miss most .......

What would I miss most if I had to leave forever
the city in which I live ??

I would miss many things roses - wines - beach-walking 
 chattering with friends in my favourite coffee shop

But the thing I would miss most of all would be our wonderful morning light
especially along the never-ending coastline with miles of sandy beaches and hidden marinas
where yachts of  all descriptions can nestle-in, safely protected from the elements.

I like to go very early when the only sounds I hear are boat lines creaking
and ropes clanging against sun-tipped masts
and I can capture -  the breaking of a new-day.

If I had to leave my city ...... I would really miss that.

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if they had to leave their city
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