Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Little Things

click to enlarge the purple jacaranda
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." Desmond Tutu
I liked this quote, it tumbled around for the last few days and seemed to fit well with the jacaranda's coming into flower. First you see the odd pop of purple but in no time at all the whole tree starts to burst out in spring colours.  Happy Sky Watch Friday my friends, click the link to see what 100s of bloggers from all over have found in their sky to share with us this week.

Whatevers is a new challenge site hosted by 3 creative friends Cat Scanlon, Vicki Chrisman, Nat Kalbach, to celebrate found photos and the stories that could be told.

Found photos are often for sale at jumble stalls and antique centres. Do you ever wonder, who are these people and what is their story?   Sadly their story is lost but the images are rich with details of fashion or landscapes that have changed and vintage automobiles.
The Whatever theme reminded me of Nick Bantock’s mail art books where the characters wrote to each other in decorated correspondence and inspired me to create a journal for Charles and Chelsea. With their families moving away the two young friends are documenting adventures in their journals and letters to each other......
Mirambeena from Melbourne, the city of trams
The journey to Australia is a long one my friend but what an adventure! I have spent some time in the remote communities to meet the local indigenous artists.  So many fascinating styles and stories and things to learn about this environment. Montsalvat is a new artist community that is being built outside of the city of Melbourne. Lots of fascinating people are pitching in to set aside a beautiful space for artists to learn in a beautiful setting with a real sense of community. ding,ding must run to catch the tram!
 
p.s. thank you to the lovely folks at Collections Elements for their kind sponsorship of chipoard and tissue papers.  

 

18 comments:

joy said...

love the qoute and the picture:)

beachcomber said...

stunning photo and a lovely quote!
x

beyondwandering.com said...

That is a stunning photo, and I love it!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful burst of colour in this jacaranda and it looks delightful in contrast with the blue of the sky!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful pink blooms against the blue sky.

Carletta said...

Love the colors in this!
Beautifully shot!

Sylvia K said...

Yes I, too, love the quote, Mandy, and what a gorgeous capture! Such beautiful blue skies and the perfect splash of color! Have a wonderful weekend!

Gary said...

Love the vivid colour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

maj said...

WOW!! For et nydelig tre!! Aldri sett et så flott blomstrende tre!! Vakkert:))
Ha ei nydelig flott helg:))
Hilsen fra Norge:))

Tara R. said...

The purple foliage is so pretty.

Karen said...

Oh wow, one of my favourite trees, it's gorgeous!

Photo Cache said...

wow, i love jacaranda. it's great with blue sky background.

Carver said...

That's a very beautiful shot.

Marilyn said...

How lovely to see Spring somewhere in the world. Here it is all about golds and oranges of the leaves turning and falling to the ground.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How pretty Mandy -- nice to see a spring photo for a change among the fall pictures this time of year.

Maria said...

I love this photo!
The soft and bright blues and pinks make for an amazing shot!
The quote is especially wonderful too, Mandy!
Happy weekend to you*
~ Maria

Joyful said...

I so love Desmond Tutu's quote. It is inspiring. I love the colour in your photo too. It takes my breath away.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely pretty tree and blooms and your sky is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!