The End of Summer

If I had to summarise this season of summer in one word, it would be this: adventure. These past few months have been filled with numerous days spent at the beach, soaking up the surf, sand and sweet sunshine. I have spent countless hours chasing after sunsets, clambering over headlands and through bushland to capture the glorious light of the fading day. I have walked, run and swum more kilometres than I would have thought possible a year ago. God has done incredible healing in my body, and I awake each day with a freshness and energy that I have not known since my early youth. Summer 2014/15 has been one great big adventure, and oh, how thankful I am for God who has given me the strength to enjoy it to the full.

The second last day of this spectacular season was spent with a dear friend snorkelling amidst the beautiful marine life of Clovelly. By this time next year, I hope to have learnt to scuba dive. Adventure is calling.Β 


All photos captured with Canon Eos 600D.

Location: Clovelly Beach, Sydney.

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The Golden Afternoon: a poem

The sun shone radiantly

In the cerulean sky,

An incandescent bulb

FiercelyΒ blazing

Through space and time

Into earth’s atmosphere.

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Ray’s shattering the surface

Of the water, sparks

Bouncing off the glittering ocean

An alchemist’s dream.

The golden light of the afternoon,

Bedazzling, brilliant, blinding.

 

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I wandered along the shore,

Footsteps carving a path

Through the aureate sand,

Washed away by the incoming tide.

A fleeting moment

Of halcyon solitude.

 

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The golden afternoon,

A reflection of the glory

Of the One who made it all.

 


All photos captured with Canon Eos 600D.

Location: ‘Little Beach’, Nelson Bay, NSW.

(December 2014)

An Unexpected Adventure

There is nothing I love more than a spontaneous day of adventure; the kind planned the night before, true carpe diem style.Β Yesterday was one of these days, and it was wonderful. We explored rock pools and rugged headlands, observed the flow of the ocean, pondering it’s power and immensity and the majesty of it’s Creator. We threw caution to the wind and climbed past signs declaring “no entry”, feeling like rebellious teenagers as we sat with waves crashing violently only metres away. We drove around eroding cliffs, up winding mountain paths through rainforests, along country roads with trees embracing overhead, forming natural tunnels of greenery. I only took a few photos, distracted by wonderful company and excellent conversation; but I think they capture the spirit and beauty of the day well:

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All photos captured with Canon Eos 600D.

Location: Coal Cliff Headland, Wollongong & Bald Hill Lookout, Stanwell Tops.