Rain's Joy

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.”

~ Langston Hughes ~

Rain's Joy
A tree happily drinks up the rain on the Gold Coast, Australia

Woodland Wander

“It does good also to take walks out of doors, that our spirits may be raised and refreshed by the open air and fresh breeze”

~ Seneca ~

Woodland Wander
A quiet path makes its way through a woodland arch on the Gold Coast, Australia

Restful

“There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest.
Use both and overlook neither.”

~ Alan Cohen ~

Restful
Textured trunks reach out of bed of ferns on the Gold Coast, Australia

Old Embrace

“There is a subtle magic in the falling of old leaves”

~ Avijeet Das ~

Old Embrace
Dead Trees embrace in the first touch of morning light in Hinze Dam, Australia

Forest Dance

“Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven”

~ Rabindranath Tagore ~

Forest Dance
Trees dancing by firefly light in this twisty old woodland on the Gold Coast, Australia

I heard about fireflies being in this little wood by the sea. It was my first time ever seeing fireflies, let alone photographing them, and it was certainly a magical (though all too brief) experience! I tried to convey the enchanting feeling you have when viewing fireflies in my final image.

Sunrise Rainbow

“Be a rainbow in somebody else's cloud”

~ Maya Angelou ~

Sunrise Rainbow
A brilliant rainbow during sunrise arches over Currumbin Beach on the Gold Coast, Australia

It was a cloudy morning for sunrise and I was no longer expecting there to be any colour in the sky when suddenly the clouds to the East burst into wonderful oranges and golds. I was busily taking photos of the ocean when another photographer nearby gestured for me to look back and there to the West was this stunning rainbow, complete with a pink sky. It perfectly arced over the Surf Lifesaving tower, and I hurriedly took some photos of the scene before spinning around to continue with the ocean. The entire experience was an absolute rush but completely exhilarating!

Morning's Breath

“There's a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.”

~ Leonard Cohen ~

Morning's Breath
Currumbin Rock being kissed by the first light of the day, Gold Coast, Australia

Moments of Joy

“A few clouds don't mar the sunrise, instead they enhance its beauty”

~ Lisa Frost ~

Moments of Joy
The sun briefly peaks through the clouds to paint the rocks and ocean with a wonderful light at Currumbin Beach, Australia

Fairy Home

“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it”

~ Roald Dahl ~

Fairy Home
The mossy base of an Antarctic Beech Tree in the rainforest of Lamington National Park, Australia

Ancient Life

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”

~ Franz Kafka ~

Ancient Life
Wondrously old and beautiful Antarctic Beech Trees in the rainforest of Lamington National Park, Australia

Twilight Reflection

“The evenings are meant for deep reflection”

~ Avijeet Das ~

Twilight Reflection
Trees reflect in the still waters of Hinze Dam in the purple twilight. Gold Coast, Australia

Deep Roots

“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

~ J. R. R. Tolkien ~

Deep Roots
The moss covered roots of a tree spread out like a hand over the floor of the rainforest in Springbrook National Park, Australia

New Day

“I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains”

~ Anne Frank ~

New Day
The sunrise spreads over the hills below Springbrook, Australia

The Joy of Small Things

“Being small doesn't make you insignificant.
The little things end up being the big things with time.”

~ Lisa Frost ~

The Joy of Small Things
A grass stem glistens in the early morning light.

Hidden Joy

“Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness”

~ Pearl S. Buck ~

Hidden Joy
Watching the stormy weather over the Gold Coast, Australia, from Currumbin Beach