Sunday, 23 March 2014

Beauty in the details



There is a beautiful Hindu temple south of Sydney.  Take the road south that goes past the Helensburgh turn off and there's a tantalizing glimpse of white roof top carvings through the trees. A sign points the way to the road to the temple. It is well worth a visit and is a beautiful place full of serenity and gorgeous detail.


No footwear past this point ..








All photos taken at the Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple, Helensburgh.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Gumtrees and Rainbows



Driving back from the coast today there was a cracking thunderstorm, wind, rain, hail, you name it. I even pulled over in a truck stop for a while during the hail, but when I was almost home the rain stopped and the sun came out. I pulled over again to whip out the camera and take this.


As well as the reflection of the ubiquitous eucalyptus - aka gumtrees - if you look closely there is a double rainbow.

Happy weekend everyone. Linking to James' Weekend Reflections
Off to check them out myself and make some comments.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Sand and Freedom


I haven't had much spare time recently for a number of reasons, so when I unexpectedly had a sunny afternoon to myself I headed to my favourite place to exercise my body and ease my soul.


Look at that sky.  Yes I went in the sea, the water is still nice, a match for those tropical clouds.
Meanwhile, what was that at the end of the beach? A prehistoric looking earth mover cleaning sand out of the sea pool.




The bigger lap pool has seaweed at the bottom and shiny darting fish that surprised me the first time I saw them. I normally don't keep my head under the water much but I have been trying to swim properly wearing a cap and goggles and using proper breathing technique. It's a work in progress..


When the earth mover was finished and the incoming tide was slowly filling the children's pool, the local children had something new and wonderful to play with! There was this big pile of sand to climb on in their hour of after school freedom. They were scampering about with such joy.


I noticed this reflection when I took a walk to the next headland and couldn't pass up the chance to capture it. I love this place.

I'll be linking to Weekend Reflections.

Val.