Thursday, November 12, 2009

Life's Surprises


“Life is a series of surprises” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just like Sky Watch Friday, you never know what the 100s of bloggers from all over might find to show you this week. My contribution is simply a nice day for a beach walk. Click to enlarge

Nothing says northern NSW like Pandanus trees and big bananas.

Don't forget Steve Irwin Day this week, celebrating his achievements and legacy.



This week I am thankful for friends like JoJo Caramel who was kind enough to send some lovely French postcards to work on an altered book project and another page in my bucket list devoted to the needlecraft of Lesage. And thanks to Tattered Angels for the fun chipboard shapes and amazing colour range.


39 comments:

Drawn to The Sea said...

Such a peaceful scene, a place I'd very much like to stroll. The name of the tree escapes me on this sleepy morning. Remind me please?

Peaceful day,
~Julia

Dogwood said...

Another lovely photo. Looks like a beautiful old tree. What a great place for a walk along with a nice location to enjoy the wonders of nature.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a wonderful place for a walk. Great sky and photo.

Dirkjogt said...

Nice picture, indeed looks very peaceful.

Marie said...

Very nice sky watch!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love that beautiful, peaceful, blue sky and lovely, puffy clouds. And the tree is perfect! What a great place to walk!

Enjoy your weekend, Mandy!

Sylvia

Jane said...

Great dramatic skies, have a great weekend and Happy SWF:)

Carol said...

Such a peaceful image...I'd stroll there anytime. Beautiful sky also...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I looks like a fabulous day for a beach walk. Really nice. (But I have to admit it's nice here in Ontario, Canada today too.)

Riet said...

That is a lovely photo. Very calm and peaceful

Ida said...

Beautiful composition! :D
BIG palm trees,
which we don't have in Norway...
Have a great weekend!

Japa said...

Very lovely scene. Great shot!!

Deborah Godin said...

It looks like a perfect day, with just the right amount of everyting!

P-TER said...

Verry good combination!
Great shot!
Gr.
P-TER

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely peaceful scene.

Eve said...

Beautiful - it does look like a great day to visit the beach! :)

Pacey said...

The trees are good looking against that blue sky, great contrast.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Lovely photo!

Amanda said...

wow really interesting looking trees, and perfect serenity in the sky!! Happy SkyWatch =)

Elisabeth said...

Love the road leading into the photograph, the blue sky and wha a wonderful tree. Very nice.

J Bar said...

A great scene.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Guy D said...

Wow I adore this shot, what a great scene.

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictureseu

Carletta's Captures said...

I see a picnic under that tree followed by a nice quiet nap.
Lovely shot!

Jossie said...

Looks like a very inviting place for a walk.

Manang Kim said...

It's a picture perfect. Though we have the same theme capturing the sky but what makes the difference is the background that makes the photo more awesome. I like the huge tree too.

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Barb said...

Looks like a spot to walk and think. It speaks of solitude.

Marites said...

You are so right and that's why I like skywatch:) This one is another beautiful surprise. Nice capture!

Nathan said...

What a lovely picture.

Karine said...

Lovely sky, but I'm very intrigued by the trees! What kind are they?

texasnascarcowgirl said...

very nice picture.

happy SWF

Debra said...

What a beautiful photo and a fabulous place for a nice long walk with my camera in hand. That looks like a lovely place!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the encouraging words about my photos. I am an amateur, but I am loving learning photography. :)

Pat said...

I love the flatness of this scene (since I live in the mountains) and also the big tree. Great capture!

Kathiesbirds said...

Those are some very different trees!

Arija said...

...and the wide open sky. Nice shot, I wondered what the trees were, thanks for telling us.

Light and Voices said...

This photo speaks of loneliness; but the sky points to hope. Nice job!
Joyce M

Crafty Green Poet said...

what stunning trees! Lovely skies too!

theoldboathouse said...

Makes you want to peak over the top of the photo to see whats on the other side. Great pic, hope you are having a lovely weekend, cheers Katherine

Beach Vintage said...

I love these tree's, they are so coastal. Thanks so much for visiting me whilst I was on vacation.

Alison Gibbs said...

Great photo Mandy - such a huge tree
Alison