b is for birds – #atozchallenge


The doors are open, and you know there is safety on this deck while I’m here. In bone warming sun I’ll just look out to sea, breathing in your whispers as you all fly by.

Ra says I gift your blue to the ocean…you don’t need it. Splash your orange and red, and soar higher. Light up the sky for me, little rainbow ones.

Cockatoos choose when to share their hidden magic yellow. Take us under your wonderful wings.

Sing the tune the world expects to hear…and then fly this way. I will always keep your secrets (just ask Ra).



earth, air, water, fire


Another challenge – this time from Ailsa of Where’s my backpack?

A travel photography challenge with the theme this week of the four elements – earth, air, water and fire.


For earth a photo from the south coast of New South Wales, on my way to Kiama.




You can actually see the air. The mist on the mountain, Pokolbin – near where I grew up.

the vineyards



Water is always the beach house, my longed for escape 🙂

Whale Beach



And fire? I have not a single photo of fire…so instead I’ll share something that puts a fire in my belly.. I have a passion for australian native birds.

sulphur crested cockatoo