Friday Photos: Boulders

Boldly, bold, bolder, boulder

What is it like to live with an affinity for boulders? I want to rescue boulders destined for the tip to put in my garden. I love sitting on boulders. How often do they serve as a snack stop on bush walks? I use boulders to step across creeks, I collect pebbles which are ‘mini boulders’ as momentoes when I travel. Boulders are solid and reassuring, though sometimes they can tilt precariously or slide down mountains. I love them all the same.

I’m not the only creature that appreciates boulders.

Friday Photo Fatally Flawed

I’ve done the maths. My earnest endeavours to reduce the photo files via Friday Photo are completely unrealistic! In 5.3 years, on current performance I might have reduced the number to about 13,000. That’s assuming I don’t add any more photos. I’ll be totally bored and over it well before then.

Fortunately I can lighten up and chuckle at my own naivety. Time to rethink. Step one an app to remove duplicate files. I’m looking at Duplicate File Finder at the moment, (the free version) It will still be a slow process. Is it worth buying the paid version. Any recommendation from the Blogosphere on good Apps or approaches?

I nod have some really interesting images and I will start to post them over time. Think I need to get rid of a whole lot of stuff first.

Any help from others who have tackled this problem successfully would be a real boost.

Market in Magway Myanmar

House with a View

 When you walk around the side of our house you seem to cross into another world. Our front door looks out onto a suburban street in a beachside suburb, while the back veranda overlooks the Marcus Section of Noosa National Park. Even though it’s not a spectacular panoramic view, or a sought after ocean view, visitors and guests always tell us how much they love the backdrop and the calmness it engenders.

The colours constantly alter as the light changes with the day and with the weather conditions. There are always birds and butterflies moving through, and insects making circles in the water. While the trees across the lowland can be swaying furiously in a heavy wind, our veranda remains protected, yet curiously, on hot still days there is often a whisper of a breeze.

I never take our view for granted, and draw immense pleasure from being so close to nature. To those who seek to manage and control nature rather than be part of nature; those who see a view as a commodity or their entitlement; those who illegally cut down trees to get a better view or to make their properties more valuable; I can say you miss out on something very simple yet profound. It’s something that money can’t buy.

Next time you think about a house with a view, think about it as an immersive experience. That’s what our view is, an experience that gives me a deep understanding that we humans are really another creature that is part of the fascinating, finely-tuned, intricate connections of nature.

Family Photo Friday

The first of many visits by Dad to the Sunshine Coast


The Photo Friday Challenge

Hi. I’m Jude Tulloch, a creative artist wanting your  help. Here’s the plan. Each Friday I choose a photo to post. At the same time I cull then name the remaining photos taken on that day. The aims: to transform computer chaos into a cogent collection of meaningful  photos, and have some fun. I’d love to have a shrinking photo universe, but will settle for steady state. Here are the stats to date:

Starting Point: 27,781 photos; 51 videos; 166GB.

Photo File DatePhotos DeletedPhotos AddedTotal
Jan 19 20089027,771
Feb 13 200844o27,727

p.s. I know family photos aren’t necessarily the most exciting material to post, but be grateful I saved you from the numerous reference shots of the garden. Confession: I’ve edited and fast forwarded a few ‘moments’ to get here.


Sand Sculpture

Fourteen years ago, I watched the daylight fade and saw this magnificent sand sculpture transform into a glowing magical fairytale castle as the darkness deepened.

The original Noosa Sandman, Dennis Massoud had already completed it Colin and I arrived at Bistro C with our friends Deb and Greg and their two daughters Maddie and Chloe. It was a celebration of our recent move to the Sunshine Coast. What a beautiful night with our first interstate visitors from Melbourne.

Dennis Massoud has created sand sculptures all around the east Coast of Australia.

https://sandinyoureyes.com/

The Photo Friday Challenge

Hi. I’m Jude Tulloch, a creative artist wanting your  help. Here’s the plan. Each Friday I choose a photo to post. At the same time I cull, then name the remaining photos taken on that day. The aims: to transform computer chaos into a cogent collection of meaningful  photos, and, to have some fun. I’d love a shrinking photo universe, but will settle for steady state. Here are the stats to date:

Starting Point: 27,781 photos; 51 videos; 166GB.

Photo File DatePhotos DeletedPhotos AddedTotal
Jan 19 20089027,771