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“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” ~ Mark Twain

 

 

 

Life is Good!

Life is Good!

 

 

 

Peek-a-Boo, South Carolina

Peek-a-Boo, South Carolina

 

 

First Petal

First Petal

 

 

 

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.” ~ Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

 

 

 

 

Family Time, Australia

Family Time, Australia

 

 

Ready to Bloom

Ready to Bloom

 

 

 

Baby Gator, South Carolina

Baby Gator, South Carolina

 

 

“sweet spring is your

time is my time is our

time for springtime is lovetime

and viva sweet love” 

― e.e. cummings

 

 

Fern Unfolding in South Carolina

Fern Unfolding in South Carolina

 

 

Every story has an ending. But in life, every ending is a new beginning…. ~ Unknown

 

 

 

To Market, To Market in Sydney

 

 

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ~ Orson Welles

 

 

Fresh Loaves

Fresh Loaves

 

 

 

 

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

 

 

 

Heading for the Barbie

Heading for the Barbie

 

 

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” Wendell Berry

 

 

 

Nature's Purple

Nature’s Purple

 

 

 

Tantalizing Tentacles

Tantalizing Tentacles

 

 

“As long as there’s a few farmers out there, we’ll keep fighting for them.” ~ Willie Nelson

 

 

Family Farming

Family Farming

 

 

Rhubarb Is In

Rhubarb Is In

 

 

 

Time for Produce

Time for Produce

 

 

Weighing In

Weighing In

 

 

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

 

 

Fresh and Sweet

Fresh and Sweet

 

 

 

 

You Say Potato...

You Say Potato…

 

 

 

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless and intelligence cannot be applied.” ~ Herophilus

 

 

Basket of Flowers

Basket of Flowers

 

 

What'll It Be?

What’ll It Be?

 

 

 

The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

 

 

 

Lines and Shadows: Australia

 

 

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ~ Marc Riboud

 

 

University Shadows in Adelaide

University Shadows in Adelaide

 

 

 

Morning, Fish Market, Kiama

Morning, Fish Market, Kiama

 

 

 

Shadows and Umbrella, Sydney

Shadows and Umbrella, Sydney

 

 

” To contemplate is to look at shadows.” ~ Victor Hugo

 

 

 

Quad Corridor, University of Sydney

Quad Corridor, University of Sydney

 

 

 

Rock and Clouds, The Remarkables, Kangaroo Island

Rock and Clouds, The Remarkables, Kangaroo Island

 

 

 

 

Bicycle and Night Shadows, Darlinghurst

Bicycle and Night Shadows, Darlinghurst

 

 

 

 

“A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 

Door Shadows, Darling Harbor

Door Shadows, Darling Harbor

 

 

 

 

University Window, Glebe

University Window, Glebe

 

 

 

 

 

Prince and Shadows, Adelaide

Prince and Shadows, Adelaide

 

 

 

“Contrast is what makes photography interesting.” ~Conrad Hall

 

 

 

 

Mind Meld, The Rocks, Sydney

Mind Meld, The Rocks, Sydney

 

 

 

Blue and Orange, Surry Hills

Blue and Orange, Surry Hills

 

 

 

Take Heed, Sydney

Take Heed, Sydney

 

 

 

Side Gate, Sydney Museum

Side Gate, Sydney Museum

 

 

 

 

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph.” ~ Susan Sontag

 

 

 

Step By Step: Australia

 

 

 

Stairs and Columns, Adelaide

Stairs and Columns, Adelaide

 

 

The Thinker, Sydney

The Thinker, Sydney

 

 

 

 

Railings, Sydney Train

Railings, Sydney Train

 

 

 

Station Stairs, Redfern

Station Stairs, Redfern

 

 

 

Halfway down the stairs
is a stair
where i sit.
there isn’t any
other stair
quite like
it.
i’m not at the bottom,
i’m not at the top;
so this is the stair
where
I always
stop.

A.A.Milne

 

 

Take Two, Melbourne

Take Two, Melbourne

 

 

 

Lunchbreak, Sydney

Lunchbreak, Sydney

 

 

 

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” ~Martin Luther King

 

 

 

Leaf and Tile Risers, Adelaide

Leaf and Tile Risers, Adelaide

 

 

 

Crossing, Hyde Park

Crossing, Hyde Park

 

 

 

Bike Path and Stairs, Harbour Bridge

Bike Path and Stairs, Harbour Bridge

 

 

 

“The vision must be followed by the venture. It’s not enough to stare up the steps- we must step up the stairs.” ~ Vance Havner

 

 

 

Lighthouse Stairs, Port MacQuarie

Lighthouse Stairs, Port Macquarie

 

 

 

Step for Three, Melbourne

Step for Three, Melbourne

 

 

 

Stepping Out, Melbourne

Stepping Out, Melbourne

 

 

Smiles and Stairs, Sydney

Smiles and Stairs, Sydney

 

 

Yoko's Stairs, Contemporary Art Museum

Yoko’s Stairs, Contemporary Art Museum

 

 

For Stairs and other Themes, please click here…

 

 

 

Urban Eyes: Windows of Sydney

 

 

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” ~ Aaron Siskind

 

 

Super Trans, Surry Hills

Super Trans, Surry Hills

 

 

It's Curtains, Newtown

It’s Curtains, Newtown

 

 

Bars and Vine, Surry Hills

Bars and Vine, Surry Hills

 

 

“Photography helps people to see.” ~ Berenice Abbott

 

 

 

Window Shade and Elvis, Redfern

Window Shade and Elvis, Redfern

 

 

 

Golden Patina, Sydney

Golden Patina, Sydney

 

 

Window and Brick, Carriageworks

Window and Brick, Carriageworks

 

 

Griffiths Bros., Sydney

Griffiths Bros., Sydney

 

 

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a a mutual concern for the future.” ~ William Murtagh

 

 

Windows, Susannah Place

Windows, Susannah Place

 

 

 

Windows in Paddo

Windows in Paddo

 

 

 

Window Color, Glebe

Window Color, Glebe

 

 

 

“It’s not good because it’s old, it’s old because it’s good.” ~ Anonymous

 

 

 

Window and Duct, Carriageworks

Window and Duct, Carriageworks

 

 

Woman, Newtown

Woman, Newtown

 

 

“How will we know it’s us without our past?” ~ John Steinbeck 

 

 

For more images of Australia, please click here… 

 

 

On The Ferry: Sydney Harbor

 

 

 

Ferry and Harbour Bridge

Ferry and Harbour Bridge

 

 

Sydney’s shape was determined by the sea, and like the sea it lies open and glowing to the eye.

When it rains in Sydney the water comes down in sheets, ….shoes grow mould in cupboards.

But the Sydney you remember is a soft light on golden sandstone, the attack of the ocean, the shelter of the Harbour.  

~ Geoffrey Dutton 1980

 

 

 

 

Rope Knot, Sydney Ferry

Rope Knot, Sydney Ferry

 

 

Night Departure, Ferry Terminal, Sydney

Night Departure, Ferry Terminal, Sydney

 

 

 

The Scarborough

The Scarborough

 

Joy of  harbours

Ferries sidling in,

Made fast by creaking ropes,

Two lovers going ashore,

her warm arm around him. ~ Geoffrey Dutton

 

 

Passing By, Sydney Harbor

Passing By, Sydney Harbor

 

 

Cleat and Rope, Sydney

Cleat and Rope, Sydney

 

 

Three Ferries Waiting, Sydney

Three Ferries Waiting, Sydney

 

 

misty & late

we ran down the hill

to the water where  

the ferry waited  

i stood on the wharf

& watched you

float across the harbour

like an arm

~ Morning / Sketch   By Richard Tipping

 

 

Working Ferries, Sydney

Working Ferries, Sydney

 

 

 

The Rocks, Harbor and Ferry, Sydney

The Rocks, Harbor and Ferry, Sydney

 

 

 

Tide Line

Tide Line

 

 

 

Docked, Circular Quay

Docked, Circular Quay

 

 

 

Geoffrey Piers Henry Dutton (2 August 1922 – 17 September 1998) was an Australian author, poet and historian.

Richard Tipping was born in Adelaide in 1949. He studied at Flinders University in the late 1960s and early 1970s, and about this time became involved in the ‘New Australian Poetry’.

 

 

 

Five Senses

Thank you Sally, my Sydneysider friend, for introducing me to Australian poetry and literature. Here is a shared favorite. 

 

Five Senses  

by Judith Wright

                   

Now my five senses
gather into a meaning
all acts, all presences;

 

 

Twilight, Harbour Bridge

Twilight, Harbour Bridge

 

 

Cloud Dreams, Byron Bay

Cloud Dreams, Byron Bay

 

 

and as a lily gathers
the elements together,
in me this dark and shining,

 

 

Trunk Sinew, Botanic Gardens

Trunk Sinew, Botanic Gardens

 

 

Blooming, Botanic Garden

Blooming, Botanic Garden

 

 

that stillness and that moving,
these shapes that spring from nothing,
become a rhythm that dances,
a pure design.

 

 

Tranquility, Blue Mountains, NSW

Tranquility, Blue Mountains

 

 

Sunset and Trees, Blue Mountains

Sunset and Trees, Blue Mountains

 

 

While I’m in my five senses
they send me spinning
all sounds and silences,
all shape and colour
as thread for that weaver,

 

 

Geometrics, Queen Victoria Building

Geometrics, Queen Victoria Building

 

 

On the Vine, Hunter Valley

On the Vine, Hunter Valley

 

 

whose web within me growing
follows beyond my knowing
some pattern sprung from nothing-
a rhythm that dances
and is not mine.

 

 

Links and Art, Sydney

Links and Art, Sydney

 

 

Artichokes, Sydney Market

Artichokes, Sydney Market

 

 

Flat White, Sydney

Flat White, Sydney

 

Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 1915 – 25 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights. 

 

 

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