When we (a good majority of us) think of spending some time in the wilderness, we envision lush, rugged, environments, the pictures I use of sunsets and magical evenings under the stars, or calm waters on colourful fall days with the sun or moon reflecting of the crystal clear waters. Ahhhhh yes… such themes make us feel warm, fuzzy maybe, for sure they are a for of eye candy… The photographers have captured a still moment of beauty.
How about living near this location in Australia, where temperatures can be + 40 – 50 degrees centigrade (hot) and there is a lack of water. Extreme weather can happen here, it is wild country where civilisation where it does exist, has to contend with the challenges every day.
Sitting in the comfort of an air climate controlled office with my morning super tall glass of ice coffee, I can admire the artist view that the photographer, took (awanderingmemory.com). David and his wife travel all over the world visiting places they feel will enrich their lives with new experiences. Through his travels and his photography, we get to see place such as this that we wouldn’t otherwise see.
This is the endless highway that takes tourists and visitors through the Australian desert. David talks about some of what he felt was being missed by those who just drive through and not stop to explore. ” It offers silence, true silence,” +”.. endless roads, dramatic sunsets, huge salt-pans, aboriginal heritage sites, hidden wildlife and clarity… ”
Have any of the above been on one of your “want” lists. No of course we don’t have to travel over seas.. or for thousands of miles to find “true silence”… but we do have to make time to find what we want. AND to be in the moment, to always be aware of just what it is we are “seeing” hearing” and “taking in”
What can I say, there is silly in all of us… I’ve been living with a whippet far too long.. This pictures simply make me giggle and smile.. So… dearest readers.. who share these pages with me…. endure this moment with me… S M I L E
Forget everything but the warmth of a smile and enjoy a “silly”
much love to each and every one of you..
I treasure you all.
namaste – oyashikiri
LOL… how many of you will see what I see in the above picture…. gosh you guys are so special…. xxxoo