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Stunning Katherine

Trek, canoe, bike

misty waterfalls

cascading down

deep gorges

rugged mountain ranges

Spectacular views


Monsoon forest

native wildlife

flora and fauna

Thermal springs

refreshing dip



palette of colours

Camp around

sing along

Canopy of stars



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  1. Wonderful and evocative of those marvelous days living with/in nature. Thanks for the smile, Iris. πŸ™‚


  2. Beautiful images!

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  3. Ah sounds like the perfect outing πŸ™‚

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    • Yes scifi, it was a great adventure in this magnificent country… a perfect getaway for a few days. We had our conference near Katherine, which is south of Darwin, N. T. Australia. A very picturesque region, National Park which has 13 rugged gorges.Lots to see and do for visitors to the area… and an interesting museum with artefacts and rich history about the peoples and surrounds… Well worth the time to visit! Appreciate your time and interest here. πŸ™‚

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      • That’s great to have a conference in such a picturesque spot. πŸ™‚
        Australia is one country I would like to visit – but you are so far away from me! πŸ™‚

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        • It is really such a wonderful idea for the organizers to make the right choice for the conference… indeed a picturesque venue!! I know SA is so far away but who knows maybe someday there would be an opportunity for you to visit Australia… for now thanks for your company and great to have you here! πŸ˜ƒ 🐨 🏞 πŸ•

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        • You were very lucky with your venue πŸ™‚
          Who knows what lies in the future? I may one day find myself in your beautiful country. In the meantime, your poetry takes me there. πŸ™‚

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  4. A delightful poem, Iris. πŸ™‚

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  5. Wonderfully exotic, Iris. I loved it. I would like to live there or maybe just escape, ha ha! πŸ˜€

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    • It would be quite an experience for you, Lana! The beauty and colour of the flora and fauna are simply gorgeous… amazing exotic plants and wildlife… and be in harmony with nature. A great adventure I really enjoyed after all the meetings… ah what an opportunity to escape to, and to take in this magnificent landscape! Thanks so much for your company πŸ˜‰ 🏞 β›Ί 🎢 Have a fantastic day! πŸ˜ƒ

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  6. Iris, I love your poetic journey through nature and ending in with the sunset at camp! This is just delightful and a joy to read…a lovely start to my day. I’ll be thinking of a those thermal springs today! πŸ˜€

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    • Thank you so much for your wonderful reflection, Annika. I am delighted you enjoyed the adventure and yes, the dip in the thermal springs, so refreshing!! My pleasure to have your lovely company and glad to have you visit… πŸ˜ƒ β›Ί 🏞

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  7. A beautiful place to be .. πŸ˜ƒ thanks for the journey dear Iris

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    • Sure is, Julie… amazing beauty! The wildlife, magnificent waterfalls, and scenic landscape is a photographer’s delight too. It’s so very interesting, rich in history and culture, an eye- opener for me! I am really glad you enjoyed this adventurous journey, thanks for joining in! πŸ˜ƒ πŸ“· β›Ί 🏞

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  8. How wonderful to be able to visit such a beautiful part of Australia. I haven’t been lucky enough to go there myself but everyone speaks highly of that region. I hope the conference was a success.

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    • When we were given the option of joining some members after the conference in Darwin, for this short trip to Katherine, I took this opportunity, Gallivanta. The conference was challenging and engaging… this aspect of psychological health is very important in our society. So, as you can imagine, after the busy conference schedule, it was really wonderful to enjoy ourselves, with different and relaxing activities!! Katherine is such an interesting and stunning region within the National Park. If you get an opportunity it is well worth a visit! Thanks for your visit and interest.Β Β Β Β πŸ˜ƒ 🏞 β›Ί ✨

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  9. Exquisite, peaceful images of nature’s beauty and healing presence, Iris. ❀

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  10. Wonderful!❀️

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  11. I can perfectly imagine those beautiful misty waterfalls and monsoon forests! Thank you for painting these wonderful images with your words in my mind, Iris! It always makes me smile and feel like I were right at your side and enjoy these stunning views and places! πŸ˜„ Love & Hugs! 😚❀🐨🌺🌈

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    • Thanks so much, Sarah. A pleasure to have you visiting with me and I’m sure you will enjoy this beautiful region and surrounds… appreciate your company and interest. β™₯️ ⚘ πŸ• 🏞 πŸ›Ά πŸ˜ƒ Have a great weekend! Much love n hugs. 🎢 🌻 🐿

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  12. Awesome and suggestive of those wonderful days living with/in nature. A debt of gratitude is in order for the grin, Iris. πŸ™‚

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