Trees over the Yarra River

“Trees give peace to the souls of men.” – Nora Waln This is the Yarra River which separates the Yarra Bend Park in Fairfield, Victoria. Branches of trees hanging low over the people having a nice time rowing the boats which are for hire. (the Yarra River is one of Victoria’s iconic waterways.) This is for BeckyB’s…

On the Waters of Faraway Lands …

“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.” – Paula Bendfeldt Missing travelling? 2 years and 8 months, that has been the amount of time that I had not done something that I so love. Especially now that borders have been opening up in other countries, I am…

One Photo… Two Ways

“Don’t wait for the perfect moment, take the moment and make it perfect.” – unknown For LAPD Lens Artist Photo Challenge – For Jez’s Water Water Everywhere My first photo is a rough rendition of boats in the Vltava, the longest river in the Czech Republic. This is just my trial of the Adobe Paint…

Reflections of Bare Trees

“We cannot see our reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.” – Zen Proverb These photos were taken at the Wilson’s Botanical Gardens as I was walking with my husband. It is now winter here in Melbourne , Australia so things are looking quite gloomy. for Jez’s Water Water…

Taking flight on the Wetlands

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” – Rumi I decided to walk through my local wetlands yesterday to savour the view as it was during the strict lockdown. Things were much simpler during the year that was… i used to just sit there almost everyday… no distractions of work, shopping,…

Lochs, Lakes and Lagoons

“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine Today’s Challenge for CFFC is WATER and for Jez’s WWE A place to see in the Highlands is Loch Leven, where the Glencoe Boat Club is located. It provides a beautiful vista of…

Wanderlust… when Budapest turns to Gold

“BUDAPEST… IS IN fact almost LUDICROUSLY beautiful.” – Anthony Bourdain The iconic Parliament of Budapest taken during the Night River cruise. Water Water Everywhere A trip to Budapest won’t be complete without having an Evening River Cruise. It is a wonderful discovery of how Budapest looks like at night and it is spectacular. It is…

Water Everywhere

“As water reflects the face, so does one’s life reflects the heart.” – Proverb 27:19 There is stillness in the water and calmness in myself whenever I go and see my little friends during my morning walk. The chirping of the birds, the quacking of the ducks, the sun shining brightly, beautiful reflections on the…

Three Little Baby Swans in the Wetlands

“Mama loves babies Babies love and adore Mom Truly unique love.” – unknown Oh no…it’s starting to rain. It’s so good I had come back already from my walk to see these little cuties. At the start of the pandemic, there was only mum and dad with me whenI do my walks in the wetlands…

Palawan, A Tropical Paradise

“The ocean is a poem without words.” – unknown Palawan is a picture perfect island in the western tip of the Philippines. It is a tropical paradise which is home to sandy white beaches, limestone cliffs and the well renowned Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. Famously known as the Puerto Princesa Underground River, it…

The Yarra River in Melbourne

“Hang In There Victoria.” About a quarter of a million Victorians will be stood down from their jobs or told to stay home from work, as entire industries across Melbourne are ordered to close to stop the spread of COVID-19 by midnight, Wednesday. That’s on top of the 500,000 people who are already working from…

Left, Right & Centre

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wyland This is a place that my husband and I frequent during warmer days. Frankston Foreshore and Pier is located in Melbourne Southeast and is a spot that brings me joy and tranquility while listening to the splashing…