Thursday, October 30, 2008

Protecting Wilderness

“To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. Perhaps the wilderness we fear is the pause within our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same grace.” Terry Tempest Williams

A sky watch friday photo to celebrate All Hallows Eve or All Saints Day with an old graveyard and a busy sky combining early morning misty haze and white plumes from a bush fire.

And a photo of Susan Island, Australia’s largest inland island and home to the largest colony of fruit bats in the southern hemisphere. Funny how bats or flying foxes got included in Halloween and scary things.

For people in wild life care flying foxes are the most darling little creatures to raise and complain that it is all bad PR, bats need a better media manager. Link to Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers who volunteer wild life rescue in the region, to read more about animals in care.

Am working on a new creative project and putting out a call for colourful postcards from around the globe, if you are up for a swap or have one to donate, drop us a message about your colourful images.

Sky Watch Friday = the best fun seeing different views of the same sky from all over the place and their new off shoot My World in case you ever get tired of seeing the sky from different angles.

New link added to our list this week for Black River Designs a new boutique paper manufacturer in New Brunswick Canada with a delightful range of products. Wishing Christine and her team the best of luck.


Titania said...

Lovely skywatch, I love old cemetries and Susan island is an old aquaintance. It is such a beautiful area. Thank you for that.

Dana said...

Your sky is amazing. Can I come live with you?

Louise said...

Beautiful skies, lovely quotes, and I think bats are cute without OR with the Halloween reference.

Picturing of Life said...

lovely shot

Mine SWF post in HERE. Hope you have time to visit. Thanks.

Coloradolady said...

nice SWF shots. Love the colors and the blues in the sky. Have a great weekend.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love the old cemetery. That misty island looks neat, Brigadoon.

Elisabeth said...

Lovely pictures.
Have a nice weekend!

Bradley Myers said...

Great post and sky watch photos. Bats do get a bad reputation, when they do well keeping the bugs away from my pool.

reluctantfarmchik said...

Love the narrative with your post (quotes). Very cool. We have a cave on the farm that has some endangered bats in it - we let the conservationists lock it up during the winter so the bats aren't disturbed. I don't think they're cute - maybe yours are though!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful photos of a lovely island. It is strange that people are afraid of bats, isn't it?

Photo Cache said...

Amazing sky overhead. Happy halloween to you.

Anonymous said...

These are both nice photos, especially the first one. What is wrong with the second photo is that the water line is not horizontal. Whenever you take a photo of water or the sea you must have the horizon of the water horizontal. Really.

Take care


Arija said...

Good God! Bushfires already? Well I can well believe it, We had 30C yesterday with searing variable winds and no water since last summer in our dams.
Lovely pic of the island.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Beautiful photos... I love the second one a lot with that amazing reflection!
Mountain Retreat- Canada

Rose said...

I like both images...expected to really prefer the second one but can't choose. Glad we don't have to.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Love the framing on that first picture, very nice

Kahshe Cottager said...

Loved the cemetery shot .. it was a little haunting! And the bat island was just too pretty to be scary!

Ann said...

So that's smoke, not cloud. Lovely shots.

fishing guy said...

Pearl: Two just outstanding sky shot with a neat island to boot.

Suzanne said...

Your photos are beautiful. I remember my kids seeing a flying fox when we visited Queensland last hear in the wild and they loved it.
Happy SWF.

Naturegirl said...

The photo with the island is have a cabin on that island would be heaven!!
Sky watching tonight!

Sarah Schwerin said...

Great photos! Happy SWF! :)

roadgurl5 said...

What beautiful blue skies. I like the big sky, little land!

me ann my camera said...

The cemetery is a wonderful idea for a Halloween skywatch!

Dewdrop said...

Very spooky capture with the smoky fog and the graves... chills. I love the words you shared about animals sharing the same grace. Terrific perspective!

kari and kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs!

Just stopping by to wish you the happiest of Halloweens!


kari & kijsa

Mike said...

Nice expanses.... :)

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous skywatch photos! Lovely quotes too.

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh I love this Skywatch, you seem to get such good ones, the colours and it all just you


RagsNehali said...

great shot..first time here..your blog is full of inspiration..

& LOVE your creative!!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Such a beautiful Sky Watch contribution - gorgeous photos!

Thanks also for your lovely comments on my blog too! Oh - and I haven't forgotten about that disk for you either - it will be in the post later today!

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