With Wings That Are Free

“Birds have wings; they’re free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.” ~Roger Tory Peterson

With Wings That Are Free

On our way out to the outback, we stopped at a local cafe in Manildra, NSW for an old-fashioned or traditional breakfast with coffee, toast, fried eggs and sausages. Taken last 31 July 2012 with Wendy.

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Gospel on Trees

“God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.” ~Martin Luther

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Taken at the Outback Property, far west of Central Tableland in New South Wales. My first outback experience.
31 July 2012

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In Quiet Waters

“Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” ~Hans Marigolds

Wonboyn Lake

Taken in Wonboyn Lake of the Far South Coast.

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“…curve in the road …”

Surf Road, Whale Beach

“May any curve in the road you must travel have a silver lining that sparkles in the sunlight and glows in the dark like a shining star!” ~Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

Note: A 15 July 2010 Weekly Blessing

Baby’s Cravat

Cravat of Lola

Don't I look gorgeous with the cravat?

“A baby is sunshine and moonbeams and more brightening your world as never before.” – Author Unknown

The simpler the better

Peace in Space

Peace in Space

simple, wide, spacious and with plenty of room to roam.

He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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.

Life in the Bush

Originally posted in May 26, 2009 from a defunct blog, Australia: Quadrat in Focus – this is my pictorial memoir taken during my brief Summer holiday over at Wilson’s farm, Clifton Grove, Orange, New South Wales.

Visible from Ophir Road

Donned in robe on a chilly breaking of dawn, I sneaked out from my room, while everybody was still asleep. Here I watched in silence as the day slowly came forth from darkness. I savored the country’s stillness to find solitude, feeling at peace with my soul. This is a Hay Farm for animal stock feeds.

When sunrise finally burst out from the east, the clouds formed a prismatic filter for the light to diffuse in the sky.

The beams were gladly received by the clouds. And darkness paved way for the light to prevail. Soft cool breeze was next to loveliness and kissed my grateful spirit; its own expression of gratitude that someone like me would rise up to watch the sky from dawn to light.

A Country Practice – the view of a country farm.

I bleat to call their attention. They turned around, bleat back and stood still for this pose.

I am truly grateful to the Wilson’s Family for having me in their rural property in Orange. This is to show you Marilyn and Peter and family how much I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with you there. It was a pleasure to see Phillip, the grandchildren and Sharon. I am very blessed knowing you. I love you all. Thanks for looking after me and providing me a memorable experience. Godspeed!~lcd.

A dash of clouds


..Again with my humble 4.0 pixels Canon digicam, this picture was
taken sometime in May 2007. I was viewing the ocean from the balcony at
Whale Beach when I looked over my right shoulder, this scenic skyline
captured my interest.

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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.

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