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A Life Quest

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In life, a quest might take us on unexpected paths, with possibilities that are open, wide or endless, or  narrow and constricted, limiting our options.

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The difficulty is to breathe in, and squeeze through the narrow tunnels of life.
It is then we can fully appreciate the exhilaration of achievement and persistence on the open road.

The longest journey begins with the smallest step

Quest photo challenge

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WPress Challenge – Guernica by Andrea Heiberg

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We are hell bent on building walls……

IMG_20150502_144307Walls that take us on a desolate and dying path to nowhere…..

In an increasingly unpredictable and uncertain world, Andrea has so succinctly written how many feel in their hearts.
Inspiration for Daily Post.

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Something to Ponder About

 

I am not a silent poet

A foreigner said to me
Fish or cat?
Mouse?

Who am I to tell him
we are watching Picasso and
man is no fish
neither are we cats
mice perhaps.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Forces of Nature

Coolangatta Australia
Snapper Rocks, Coolangatta, Australia

 

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Forces of Nature.”

In Australia, a country aged by the wind, sun and sea, we see many examples of nature’s work and Forces of Nature.

I am drawn to the sea, as most of us are, who cling to the more hospitable coastal regions of Australia for hearth and home.

The limestone structures that survive, here on Australia’s southern coastline, defy wind, rain, tempest and frothing sea and are an example of natural endurance against the continual pounding of the ocean and are geologically, if not also aesthetically, interesting.

The Arch, Great Ocean Road, Australia

Gog and Magog, Great Ocean Road, Australia
Gog and Magog, Great Ocean Road, Australia
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London Bridge – that fell down stranding tourists

Captured on a very basic Auto focus camera, with the exception of the first photograph, taken with a Nexus 4 and edited with Picasa.

The forces of nature – Something to Ponder About

Danmark, History & Traditions

Photo 101 – Bliss, captions and Solitude -Rule of thirds

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There’s a new photographic challenge on the WordPress Blogging University, explore the tag photo101 to find out more. This photo addresses four days beautifully. This photo was taken way before the photo challenge existed and it seems I followed the rule of thirds.

For me, most of Denmark and lots of Scandinavia is embodied in the word “Bliss”  and scenes like this encapsulate the atmosphere I feel in the Danish countryside.

This is the place where my great grandfather was born. There is a salmon ladder here and the red building is a water mill that dates back to a time in the nineteenth century when a ‘fabrik’ or cloth factory was located here. The factory was run by the Larsens and made uniforms for Danish soldiers battling their southern neighbours!

Those days are long gone and the factory building is now a teacher’s convention centre, and the grounds are used for picnics and recreation. I think great grandfather and his family would find some bliss here!

Day 2 – Street and Establishment Shots

Day 3 Water Orientation

Day 4 Bliss

Day 5 Solitude and Rule of Thirds

Something to Ponder About

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Photo Challenge – YELLOW

It is easy to find lots of Yellow around you when you look hard enough.

Such a happy colour –

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More yellow flowers… Banksia… my favourite

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Riverfire festival: Support the duck???

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Yellow houses….

in New Zealand

To Akaroa.... a hidden diamond

and  in Denmark

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Bees like yellow too……

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I used the picsart app to embellish the final photo

PicsArt camera appJoin in with the Daily Post’s Yellow – Photography Challenge  and find some yellow in your environment.

Something to Ponder About

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Australia

Daily Post Photography Challenge – Achievement (Springbrook Waterfall)

The Gold Coast Hinterland isn’t that far away from metropolis, but rather is a area frequented by tourists who need a break from the hype of the beaches, shopping, surf and casino lifestyle that is the Gold Coast. So it was a complete surprise to me that we might get lost on a bush-walk with marked trails, but the Australia bush can be confusing, and we completed a 11 km trek instead of a 2 km stroll, all with an 8 year old tagging along!

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We must have missed the sign pointing the way out, so we walked and walked, and, walked. We had to carry the 8 year old along the final 500 metres, when cajoling her with sweets and stopping by frequent rests and water breaks failed to work.

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It wasn’t all torture, mind you, as you can see there are loads of things to see along the way, rock tunnels, birds and lizards, and it was refreshing to walk behind twin waterfalls and feel the spray on one’s face.

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Lovely reward of a gorgeous view and a pretty rock pool, when we finally reached civilization again. An Achievement! More so, for the 8 year old.

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Daily Post Photography Challenge – Minimalist

Akershus Norway
Minimalist – Norway

Daily Post – Almost monochromatic, showing texture, colour or telling a story

ålesund and another also telling  a different story

Akerhus Norway
Akerhus Norway

Three photos from Norway – East and West

Telling a story in photographs

Join in here

More Entries with different stories:

http://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-minimalist/

 http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/weekly-photo-challenge-minimalist/

http://ambitiousdrifter.com/2014/11/07/minimal-decor-maximum-cool/

http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-minimalist/

http://shotwithmyphone.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-minimalistminimalist/

http://maraeastern.com/2014/11/07/weekly-photo-challenge-minimalist/

http://artkorppi.com/

Something to Ponder About

Community, Painting, Traditional Art

Daily Post Photography Challenge – Cover Art

Daily Post Photography challenge for this week – using my art, from Telemark

Poster, book, or photographic collection front cover:

imageTo join in click:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/cover-art/

and visit some others:

http://marshaleith.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/wordpress-weekly-photo-challenge-cover-art/

http://sassyethnicbohemian.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/weekly-photo-challenge-cover-art/

Something to Ponder About

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Daily Post Photo Challenge – Room

Daily Post weekly photo challenge wants a room and here is one of my favourite rooms:

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This lady was making ‘kleiner’ – a type of traditional Christmas Donut style dough shaped into a twisted diamond. Delicious. The simplicity of this room both in the nature of the woman’s clothes and kitchen itself, with its whitewashed wooden cupboards, and cluttered yet tidy appearance was, I believed, true to a realistic representation of past times in Denmark.

And here is the inside of a Swedish Torp. Authentic country Northern swedish design. Often the Torps are closed up in winter until summer re-appears.

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Something to Ponder About

My contribution

Painting, Traditional Art

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Work of Art

Norwegian Rosemaling

I am a Rosemaler? This is my Rosemaling, through a Photo editing Camera app. I am planning on adding a border with an appropriate proverb.

Rosemaling is the traditional art of Norway, and today is Norway’s bi centenary: 200 years an independent nation today.

Gratulerer med dagen, Norway.

How about that? Australia is older than Norway! Australia had its bi-centenary in 1988.

Something to Ponder About.

Hurra for Norge... Syttende Mai in the antipodes...17th May parade and feast

 

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