Friday, March 4, 2016

The Beauty of the World Around Us

If I could be surrounded by nature every single day, I would be in my element.

From the rural areas of south-east Queensland and northern NSW,



... to the mountain ranges,



... to south-eastern coastal beaches,



... the creatures of the earth,







 ... And the intricacies of plants and flowers.




I am forever grateful for discovering a love of capturing what I see with my camera. Photography has taught me so much about myself and the world around me. It has taught me to look deeper into the tiny details of nature, to marvel at vast landscapes, to appreciate skies of every kind, to admire animals, birds, insects and more. I feel blessed to be a part of the world we live in and, any time I am feeling down, my images remind me of the beauty everywhere -- if only you choose to look for it.

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." ~ John Lubbock




Linking up with these memes:

http://skyley.blogspot.com.au/        http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com.au/            


                    http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com.au/


33 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, nature is beautiful as are your photos. I love the wonderful animals, birds and the gorgeous sky, reflection and the pretty flowers. There is so much beauty around us. Have a happy day!

indah nuria Savitri said...

we are indeed lucky to love in such a wonderful place..

Lisa Gordon said...

What a great post this is, Liz, and such beautiful photographs.
I completely agree with you, in that I know I would have missed so many wonderful things, had I not been looking through my camera lens. xo.

Photo(Geo)grapher said...

A collection of lovely pictures :-)

Helen said...

If only more people would stop and appreciate the beauty around us, the world would surely be a happier place. Beautiful photographs.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A really beautiful collection of photos!! You're a gifted photographer. I think my favorite is the surfers on the beach. That sky is magical!

Pauline W said...

Beautiful scenes, Liz. And I just love seeing a giraffe and a zebra so at home amongst the Aussies.

Stewart M said...

I love the contrast and similarity of that first pair of pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

LOLfromPasa said...

Your collection of beautifully taken photographs are really something. Enjoyed looking at all of them!

fredamans said...

Lovely collection of photos!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful images....my favourite is kangaroos in the landscape.
Thanks for sharing this.
Happy weekend!

Barb said...

All the photos are spectacular, but I especially love the vast landscape of the third and your beautiful sunset beach photo.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Absolutely stunning. ...and critters I don't see but in zoos.

amo sin blogg said...

Wow, how beautiful photos.

Happy weekend.

Valerie said...

A gorgeous series of images Liz, which capture the essence of Australia. That beach and sunset scene is stunning! I too can relate to your comment about photography revealing to us "another world" so to speak - one that brings awe, wonder, joy and deep appreciation. Thank you for sharing.

ladyfi said...

Wow - your photos are truly magical and gorgeous!

Michael S-B said...

These are all photos I have known and loved already, but this post is a veritable feast for the eyes! Lovely Liz, you have absolutely excelled with this post. Your comments and selection of images are excellent xoxo

Lea said...

Magnificent!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Liz, I am always amazed at your photos. I love all the birds and critters. Beautifully captured. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy and have a happy weekend!

Jim said...

Spectacular shots.

Jim said...

Spectacular shots.

Margaret Adamson said...

Amazingly beautiful photography. Have a good weekend.

Kathy said...

I could live in Australia. Everything about it is beautiful and it's actually very much like my homes in both Texas and Arizona in the Southwestern US.

Nicol Carm said...

Wonderful pictures!

Mersad said...

Truly amazing landscape photos. Thank you so much for linking in with "Through my Lens"

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Neesie said...

I adore every one of your amazing images Liz,
You've certainly taken me back to my time when I lived in Australia. I also can relate to your words when you refer to nature.
I too try to appreciate everything... there's nature everywhere... you just have to look.

Marie C said...

Wow! It's so beautiful there! Absolutely stunning photos!

Brian King said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous, Liz! You are an exceptional photographer!

bettyl-NZ said...

Fantastic shots--it shows that you are passionate about what you photograph. I bet you take as many photos as I do!! Somebody asked me why I have so many and I just said that they are all special.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! One amazing photo after another...
I seriously love them all!

Jarek said...

Superb landscape photos.

CountryMouse said...

You've taken amazing photos of nature and of beautiufl things and places. I never get tired of what this country has to offer. I also love being surrounded by nature. Have a great weekend.

edenhills said...

These are absolutely stunning!

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