23 January 2011

sitting by the board walk -at eastern beach geelong

from mt. anakie, we dropped by the eastern beach in geelong, for a brief visit...and hoping to spend another day there before the summer break is over...

the aqua orbs

the boardwalk

21 January 2011

a family outing - at mentone beach

on a sunny weekend, driving down scenic beach road is a always a wonderful experience, especially when you're in the company of people you love. my family just had this refreshing break, the kids went swimming, my husband and i and another daughter explored the place equipped with our own cameras, then later we all played in the water...on the way back, still on beach road, we dropped by a few other beaches and watched the sun go down...

19 January 2011

rays of hope

And a woman... said, Speak to us of Children.
and he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls.
For their souls dwell in the house of to-morrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending  in the Archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
--Kahlil Gibran, from the book The Prophet.

These photos were taken at Brighton beach, late afternoon last weekend when my family went for a drive and stopped by...oh, how i loved watching the children playing in the water, and the people who were paragliding, what a lovely day.

13 January 2011

stalking the light - at The Homestead

It seems to me that light and shadow play a great role in photography, and in my personal opinion they bring some magical effects in the subjects that you capture. You can instantly see how my eyes glitter when I see the right amount of light and shadow in places I go...how i love the light, whether natural or from any other sources...this could also be symbolic...

these photos were taken last weekend, inside the Homestead building in woodlands historical park which dates back to 1830. my daughter was a willing subject in this first photo below.

 the corridor to the display rooms to the right 

the corner in the piano room

and below is the entrance to the building from the walking track. the natural light outside was not harsh at all even at noontime, it was just so refreshing to the eyes...maybe because it was a cold day and was  about to rain later in the evening.

11 January 2011

Still Waters - at Cherry Lake, Altona

I am posting this blog in honour of those who have been affected by the flash floods in Queensland. May they find refuge and strength at this moment of devastation and suffering...my sorrowful heart, in prayer, sincerely goes to them. May the raging waters be stilled...

8 January 2011

rolling on...woodlands historic park

after the visit to greenvale reservoir park, we drove further down oaklands road at the woodlands historic park, to explore....

and the kangaroos also came out to play!

Wake up sunshine - driving 'round greenvale reservoir park

so i finally made it to greenvale reservoir park, somehow i feel like i need to make the most out of the beautiful summer sunshine, when the days are longer and everything seems to come alive!

this is the picnic area overlooking the reservoir

this is the lookout...

and near to the entrance is the brodies lake which is joined by three ponds...

even the weeds looked joyful...

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