Light installation at Floriade Night Fest 2015
Image credit By Sarah ©2017
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge, glow
Prompt; Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Glow
There is nothing quite like the feeling that you are standing on top of the world.
Atop The Horn, at Mount Buffalo, with its sweeping 360 degree views of the Australian Alps and plateaus, the vastness and space make you feel small and insignificant. It is an exhilarating sensation to swivel and view the magnificent scale of the Mount Buffalo National Park spread out before you.
At 1,723 metres elevation, The Horn is the highest point in the Mount Buffalo National Park, on the western side of the Victorian Alps.
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Scale
The Pyrmont Bridge is one of the world’s oldest surviving electrically operated swingspan bridges. The first bridge began operating in 1857 and the current swingspan bridge opened in 1902. The bridge provided the main transport route between the city and Sydney’s growing western suburbs while the swingspan allowed tall vessels to access Darling Harbour. Today, more than 5 million pedestrians cross the bridge each year.
Source: Darling Harbour
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – Pedestrian
Our two pampered pooches like nothing more than to gaze out the window and watch the comings and goings of the neighbourhood…
Apartment building, Gold Coast QLD
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – layered
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – waiting
This very structured fenceline can be found in Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain. The photo was taken during my vacation there in 2009.
Prompt: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, 31 August 2017 – structure
Image credit Dawn Miller
She couldn’t believe it! Such bad luck breaking down in the middle of nowhere. She should have stuck to the main road; not risked the shortcut. She slammed her door and kicked a tyre, releasing frustration. She checked her cell phone, knowing it would be pointless. No signal.
Great! Just great! she thought.
She could either wait it out until the next car came along, or walk to the nearest house and get some help. Weighing up her options, she began trudging along the dirt road. Thankfully, she didn’t need to walk too long before she saw a letterbox. She memorised the address and began walking up the driveway.
The grass grew long and she mentally chastised the owners. Didn’t they know it was a fire hazard? She drew closer to the house, and something began to nag in the back of her mind. It seemed so familiar here.
She rounded the corner, took in the front door, and noticed, standing to the side, three cups resting on posts. One that was too big, one that was too small, and one that was just right.
She realised she had been here before; many years ago.
Goldilocks turned and ran…
By Sarah ©2017
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge – corner
Prompt: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, corners
The warm honey glow of the late afternoon sun, was a contrast to the prickling cool of the mountain air on her skin. She climbed to her vantage point, high above the valleys. The ‘T-tree’ had been formed one night when Zeus’ lightning bolt had cleaved it in two – destroying the wine-red leaves of Autumn. The remaining limbs had sagged and sighed their defeat, for it was Winter now and the cornucopia were full for the cold months ahead. It was from here she loved to watch over the world below. The mountain goats were drawn here also and she liked to imagine it was because they were summoned by her power; taking their place beside her in the stars.
nourishing earth’s child
goat goddess endures.
By Sarah ©2017
Author’s note: In Greek mythology, Amaltheia is the she-goat Goddess who nourished Zeus as an infant. In later years, Zeus broke off one of Her horns, which then became the cornucopia, providing sustenance for all earth’s creatures. Amaltheia’s themes are success, humor, reason, devotion and providence. Her symbols are goat, cornucopia and stars. For Her diligence and service, Amaltheia was transformed into the constellation Capricorn, where She remains.
Source: Journeying to the Goddess
Image credit Journeying to the Goddess
Images By Sarah ©2017
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge, elemental
Low tide Urunga Boardwalk, Urunga, NSW
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge, texture
Image credit By Sarah ©
Prompt: Daily Post, Weekly Photo Challenge, texture
There is nothing I find more satisfying that communing with nature and grounding myself with a bushwalk. Even better if that bushwalk has a spectacular peak and/or view at the end. Here are just a few photos of my favourites!
Prompt: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, satisfaction
A collection of ‘big’ things…
Not sure what the fascination is that Australia and New Zealand have with ‘big things’ but it makes for interesting road trips! My bucket list consists of taking this trip one day and seeing all 150 big things…
Prompt: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, collage
Image credits John Mitchell Photography
Prompt: Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, Word: bridge
Travelling alone can be amazing. No restrictions on when/where/what you do! You can please yourself and indulge your every whim. However, it can, at times, be very lonely and that’s when a smile, a hello, or an inane observation, can simply be magical. Forging human contact when we most need it!
People we meet while travelling – they become our new best friends…at least for an hour or two; a day; a few days; or longer. For a brief moment in time, we embark on the same journey, stepping up to see the same shoreline. We are friends tethered together by circumstance, or opportunity. (And it’s always nice to have someone to take photos with YOU in them).
But then as suddenly as the friendship began, they’re gone – taken flight to their next destination. Sometimes you cross paths again, sometimes, that’s it. And after a while, you don’t even remember their faces, or even their name…just the time spent holding each other’s hand during your mutual travels of the world, and loving them for it.
Thanks for the memories, my fairweather friends.
Author’s Note: Dedicated to: Laura and Nehl (Tastes of Waiheke Island Tour, 2/7/17) and Michael (Waiotapu and Hobbion Day Tour, 4/7/17), the lady at Kiwi As Guesthouse who kept me company in the evenings, and the English bloke who wandered with me through Waimangu Valley.
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