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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 30 January 2015

end of a summer day .........

from under the  Largs Bay jetty   ~
watching the sun dip towards the horizon
before slowly sinking into cool blue seas

it's a smile - it's a kiss -  it's a sip of wine  - it's summertime
                                                                                  Kenny Chesney
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

dancing in the sunlight

~   henley beach Jetty   ~
aged timber pylons with their lacey white hooves
dancing in the morning sun

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Monday, 26 January 2015

Photo Walking ........

"Canon Photo Walk" around our Old Port Adelaide area 
with about 30 other camera enthusiasts
made for some interesting shots
of photographers capturing photographers

So much to learn about
our history, cameras and street-art
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Friday, 23 January 2015

Dark Skies .... Purple Pylons ......

~ looking through Riverside Pedestrian Bridge
towards Morphett Street Bridge   ~
It was a moon-less night  - it was an empty sky
I think somewhere there's a song that goes something like that!!
I was pleased for the lack of light - which served to accentuate
purple pylons  -  across muddied waters

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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Shiraz amid Roses ...........

Our Barossa Valley is looking very lush at the moment
with its mile-upon-mile of vineyards laden with grapes
almost ripe for the picking

I understand wine-growers plant roses amid vines
for early detection of fungal diseases
but aesthetically they add much 
to the beauty of the valley

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Monday, 19 January 2015

Lotus Pond ..... Summer 2015

 ~   Nelumbo Nucifera    Adelaide Botanical Gardens   ~ 
each Summer I take many trips to our beautiful sacred lotus pond
capturing delicate blooms in all stages  - venturing out very early
before the morning sun washes out those brushstrokes of pink
I love to zoom my camera lens into the undergrowth
taking a peek into a magical wonderland of fallen petals,
dragonflies alighting on fragile stems and illusive dusky moorhens
paddling silently amid the green
on visiting last week I met a lady who had brought along her artist's easel
 painting beautiful singular blooms onto canvas
 .... oh! to be able to paint the day
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Friday, 16 January 2015

Good Morning Sunshine .......

 ~   AAMI Stadium  West Lakes   ~
Just before sunrise and  the first of the serious rowers
are out on West- Lakes silently skimming across silver waters


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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

City By Night ..........

our newly designed river complex area
with it's million $$$ pedestrian bridge now spanning the
once uninterrupted view
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Monday, 12 January 2015

Shopping ..........

Shopping in the city ...... what to buy ..... what not to buy
decisions - decisions!!
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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Days of Wine & Roses ..........

upturned wine glasses with rose reflections  ~
"They are not long, the days of wine and roses
out of a misty dream
our path emerges for a while, then closes
within a dream"
                                 from the poem
                                  Vitae Summa Brevis 1896

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