QUOTE – TREES

Every time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing that there is life after death.

Unknown author

NOTE: I’ve been dealing with some more serious health issues lately – hence the slowing down of posts.   I’ll be back online more regularly……..eventually.

QUOTE – LIFE

I avoid looking forward or backward,
and try to keep looking upward
.

 Charlotte Bronte

(Note: the images below were made on different mornings, hence the different sky and weather conditions – 2015-2016 – Abbotsford (a north-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)

QUOTE – CLOUDS & SUNSETS

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.
 Rabindranath Tagore

Impossible to choose a favourite sunset out of my Sunrise, Sunset & Clouds that come in between folder so here’s a small selection of sky colours I’ve seen over recent years.   Some of the best were from my current apartment balcony (before they built that eyesore of an apartment block on the cliffside opposite my building).

Before that construction, I could (literally) see most sunsets from my desk (in front of my floor-to-ceiling lounge windows).

QUOTE – WAITING

If you learn to enjoy waiting you don’t have to wait to enjoy 

Kazuaki Tanahashi

I am lucky enough to live in an apartment with floor-to-ceiling windows in my loungeroom and look out onto a large balcony with beautiful trees and greenery as a backdrop.

I am also blessed with visits from the local birdlife as I sit at my desk in the mornings waiting to recover from my December hip replacement surgery.   I can walk around now,  although my hip and lower back get very sore by early afternoon.   I have not ventured outdoors to do any Bird or Nature photography as I don’t want to carry any weight as yet and to be honest, I’m still in a lot of pain from other chronic health issues which the recent surgery ignited.

Sometimes I wonder what I’d do without the birds that greet my day and bless me with their chirping and cheeping.   There are 2 regular Spotted Turtle-doves which coo loudly as though to announce their arrival morning and afternoon.   They’ve kept me sane in the last couple of years being mostly housebound, in Melbourne’s long months of lockdown and now, in ‘recovery’ mode.

When I eventually get outdoors and we get a cooler summer day for walking, I hope to have some new images to share.

In the meantime, I started this new blog and deleted my old nature blog and am choosing some of my favourite quotes to pair with archival images.   Today, I’m bringing you some bird photos I shot with a long lens from my desk chair over the last week or so.

Enjoy…….