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Imagine …

As I fly over

vast stretches

of miniatures

I see tiny trees

minuscule rivers

sheep strewn acres

on meadows

of wildflowers

A sky like a marble top

cotton wool clouds swirl

and drift against

the shadowed lilac hills

into a soft beige

landscape of the wild country

Great Southern Land

enchanting landscape

of beauty



Her dexterity on

the beautiful


classical guitar


Long slender fingers

skilfully picking and plucking

sliding up and down

the mellow-tuned instrument


Captivating music

enthralling enthusiastic audience

opening night

Arts festival


Young and talented

solo artiste



La Paloma to Granada

Leyenda to Night Serenade

on her Spanish guitar


Bravo! Bravo!

standing ovation

she makes the guitar sing!

Come Flea With Me!

To market, flea market
such an exciting
place to be
Lots of bric-a-brac
you name it
they’ve got it!
People come
 far and wide
weekend market
home grown produce
home made cakes
and honey
children and adults
picking up
a bargain
here and there
Interesting down under
with their instruments
adding to
the fun
for everyone!
Handmade soaps
sweet scented candles
art and plants
or some artisan chocolates
and a cuppa with me?

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


Arty And Crafty …


converted spaces

for art and craft.


Large bright courtyard

music concerts




play at regular intervals.


Local craftsmen

colourful textiles







beautifully crafted

bags, belts, boots.


Portrait artists

skilfully sketch

using crayon



This unique space

city fringe

attracts many

to visit



the Old Meat Market

creatively redeveloped.


City of trams



art and craft


dinner on the tramcar



Beauty In Subtlety

Under the bright moonlight

cascades reflecting off

the white snow

nocturnal magical


Dreamy …

Dawn in your solitude

Beauty so incredible

Let your beauty

linger on

Let your beauty

linger on

Wait …

for the sunrise


The falling snow

drifts by the window

A little bird

chirps winter’s song

A little bird

chirps winter’s song

Love’s sweet symphony

Morning has risen

Awakening The Charm


when rain begins to fall

pitter patter

pitter patter

 the wind

that stirs the trees

wind that sets

the blue gum leaves

swaying violins

playing winter’s song

the warmth of crackling wood

awakening the charm

of winter’s beauty

Southern Lights

The shore was kissed

by sea and mist

glowing allure across the sky

ethereally brilliant colours

The night is an open book

but the world beyond it

remains a mystery …

From Far And Wide

Celebrating the Arts

as artistes gather


bringing dance, music, drama

in this creative



Indigenous group


the haunting

sounds of the

didgeridoo echoing

their tribal dance.


Street opera

soprano, tenor

Japanese interpretation

Romeo and Juliet

ethnic setting

duet song and dance

contemporary concept.



clever manipulation

“wayang kulit”

shadow play

Malaysian artistes

Cultural story-telling


Modern comedy drama

young people

Actors studio


experimental theatre

three act play

“Bitter Sweet”


The creative arts

in performing or expressive

art shows

poetry readings

ballet dancing

continue to impress

boundless creativity

breaking cultural barriers

for living arts!

The Houseboat

An unforgettable experience


the Riverina region

adventures in fishing

scenic river trip

stopping by

walking tracks

to view

spectacular cataract falls.


A picnic lunch

by the falls, refreshing

then to the caves

the amazing formation

of stalactites and stalagmites

the glow worms

an impression of

all eyes on you!


Further on

in the bush

wild koalas


gum leaves

high up the eucalyptus trees

the kookaburra was there

in the limelight

the king of the bush!


Back to the houseboat

after an exciting

day of adventure


the setting sun


on the river

the silhouette


to capture.


Stars gazing into the night

tranquil silence

a light breeze

the gentle river


all is still


the night

of bright tomorrows …

Let’s Go Alfresco

To the trattoria

by the river

the harbour’s

bustling nightlife

restaurants galore

cosmopolitan cuisine


Just sipping

a café latte

or savouring

a wood oven pizza


the world go by!


Across the harbour

the bridge

brightly lighted up

and the view

of the magnificent

Opera House

catches the eye!!!


The summer night

full of life

starry sky


reflections on the river

lovers stroll

holding hands

dreams are made of this.

Rainforest Canopy

Sunlight shimmered

across rippling waters

The towering redwood trees

by the mountain lake

Small but cosy cabins

Nature hikes

Picnic by the falls

or a swim

Picturesque views of

the Yarra Valley

Campsites nestled amongst

the rainforest reserve

Beautiful variety of wildlife

birds and trees, native flowers

It’s summer magic!

Glistening In The Rain

Soft morning light

glistening refreshing dewdrops

spring’s seasonal showers

pink boronia gems

chandelier of flora.

On Moonlight Hill

That Red Rose Café

on a high and windy hill

The magical fingers

of the Spanish guitarist

mesmerising diners

captivating hearts

He strummed and he sang

into the night …

and Into the night

the misty moonlight

peering through the window

The world stood still …

A Winter’s Rose

A cherished garden

of roses’ beauty

songbirds whispering

a joyous song

this winter morn.


Above those trees

birds get together

to chirp about the weather

the warm sunshine of love

my heart with pleasure fills.

On That Night

The haunting sounds

of the didgeridoo*

Stories and folklore

Outback Alice Springs

By the warm campfire

they strummed the ukulele

and played the harmonica

From his soul

he sang

in a deep voice

it echoed

and it echoed

through the night

Cool and crisp

frosty air

under the starry sky.


* Australian aboriginal wind instrument

Can You Imagine?

An arid desert

in the outback

with stunning

coloured wildflowers

Miraculous mountains

from the misty sea

sculpt the landscape

spectacular waterfalls

cascading waters of life.


How glorious

nature’s wonders

creation’s beauty

breathtaking …



I stand in awe …

Acacia Gold

Under blue skies

twittering birds

around the golden wattle

a charming home

on a hilltop

The Green Green Hills

Winding road

leading to

rich pastoral country town

called Peppermint.


The bustling crowd

at the market place

chattering and mingling

excitement fills the air.


An auction is

about to begin

the auctioneer calls

for attention

silence all at once

the sheep were brought in.


Market produce

locally grown

fresh succulent vegetables

a variety of fruits

people pick and choose.


Peppermint green hills

lush and tranquil country

quaint charming cottages

cobbled streets

tree lined avenues

reminiscent of yesteryear.

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