Bare Tree

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
~Kahlil Gibran

A bare tree in my yard.

Though bare, the tree looks majestic on a beautiful winter day like this. It is now seldom visited by our twittering friends. The sight is just as compelling as it looks. My photographic itch was at work, so here it goes.


Sweet Zephyr in the Blue

A different Koala

The highest focus I could get for that white clouds behind the fork branches. Sorry, there’s no koala in this ghost gum tree.

The Hill End Road where I used to wait for my bus going to Blacktown to catch a bus to the city or Doonside Railway Station to catch a train.

Bit of watermark stain from the bus window.

Drift along with the blue sky.

Quakers Hill, a suburb within a suburb, part of Blacktown, located in western Sydney. The photographs above were taken one drab autumn morning during my trip to the Northern Beaches. Quakers Hil is one of the most arid parts outside the city, where water restriction was placed on high that particular year I took these snapshots.

Sunrise to Daylight

Rest Day

“O, it is pleasant, with a heart at ease, Just after sunset, or by moonlight skies, To make the shifting clouds be what you please, Or let the easily persuaded eyes Own each quaint likeness issuing from the mould Of a friend’s fancy.”~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“So when the sun in bed, Curtain’d with cloudy red, Pillows his chin upon an orient wave.”~John Milton

“By unseen hand uplifted in the light Of sunset, yonder solitary cloud Floats, with its white apparel blown abroad, And wafted up to heaven.”~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Taken at Liverpool Flat on the Third Floor, 10 January 2009.

Portrait of a Blue Afternoon

Bus Stop at Hill End Road

Hill End Road, Doonside, NSW

On the same blue afternoon – 4th June 2007

Blue Afternoon

Bus Stop at Hill End Road, Doonside, NSW

Hill End Road, Doonside, NSW

Hill End Road, Doonside, NSW

Doonside Railway Station

Penrith Railway Station

All in one Blue Afternoon of June 4, 2007

Perfect Morning Sky

A snapshot of a morning right in my own backyard at 8am.