swamp water stained like tea
reflecting on grandeur
camera views camera
my lens zooms on him,
he has a different focus
in a tea-tree swamp
bird watching us
I am an Australian poet, writer, blogger, psychologist, wife, mother of two children, autism and environmental advocate, and mad animal lover
bushwalking, Gabrielle Bryden, melaleuca, melalueca swamp, might be haiku, photography, poem, poetry, reflections, tea tree forest
May 23, 2011 at 12:17 pm
The swamp water stained like tea image has totally captivated me. This type of landscape is the one the early explorers fell for – all that bushland right on the coast. It is almost impossible not to feel elated walking in the midst of such sights. One of the reasons I love Australia.
May 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm
When I was a kid I hated the tea stained water – used to go camping on the beach and there was melaleuca forests – I was a bit suss on why the water would be that colour – haha – now I love it 🙂 I’m glad you love Australia Selma.
May 23, 2011 at 1:14 pm
Love the lines with the photographs…looked like a lovely day for a walk.
May 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm
It was a lovely day – just me and the boy – thanks slpmartin
May 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm
absolutely beautiful photos of magnificence
Thanks tipota 🙂
May 24, 2011 at 1:08 am
Love your reflections!
May 24, 2011 at 1:55 pm
Thanks Benedicte – I was in a reflective mood 🙂
May 24, 2011 at 10:54 am
beautiful words and images — so magnificent
Thanks Aletha (this is my ‘travel to Australia’ campaign 🙂
May 24, 2011 at 5:43 pm
Lovely word reflections and photies, Gabrielle – I like how you’ve tied ‘tea’ together in the first and last. Your photos also bring to mind one of the many things I love about this country – those very civilised boardwalks that we find on so many bush and forest walks so that all ages and fitness levels can enjoy a stroll with nature
May 25, 2011 at 10:44 am
Yeah, I love boardwalks bluebee – though in this case, without the boardwalk, there wouldn’t be a walk – the water is always there (permanent swamp). You probably already know, but the melaleuca is also called the Tea Tree plant (and some other plants are also known as Tea Tree, apparently).
May 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm
i can feel the soothing silence in this. this is serenity, what a wonderful world you have here and poetic lines compliments its beauty. i wish i could walk on those boardwalks under the trees. beautiful!
May 29, 2011 at 8:46 am
thanks hames – it is very soothing 🙂
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