Tuesday, October 14, 2014

People You Meet and Places You See


One of the advantages of living in Australia is the diversity of scenery. Living near the coast I spend a lot of time these days snapping shots of our beautiful beaches.
 
Since so many of those live in other countries I thought I’d treat you to a sample of the beauty and diversity of our land, so this will be more a pictorial blog than a word blog.

On a recent visit to Melbourne for a few days I snapped some of the interesting buildings and features of that city.

 



 
Over my time in ICFW I have met a number of writers from different countries. It has been interesting to see shots of those other countries or of places visited by the writers on this blog. It’s a way of broadening our experience and knowledge without having to leave the house. That is one of things I love about reading too, getting the chance to experience another country without having all the hassles of plane trips and long hours getting there.

A recent trip to Bowral while it was the Tulip festival time, here are some photos of the tulips.
 
Though members in this group live in different countries there are some things we have in common. That has been one of the joys since being here on International Christian Fiction Writers. We all have a faith in our Lord and conveying that hope to others. For many of us that has been through Christian fiction or at least fiction with a world view. For others it is through poetry or devotionals. One of the other joys of belonging to a group like this has been being able to support each other in prayer. It’s lovely when someone shares a prayer need and we are able to play about it with them and for them.


It’s interesting too to pick up on other people’s interests whether that is geo-caching, photography, history or whatever else it might be.  In this blog you’ve picked up a little in my very amateur photography. I hope you have enjoyed seeing a little more of Australia.
Over time, Dale has written fiction, poetry, children’s fiction, bible studies and Sunday school lessons. More information about Dale can be found at www.daleharcombe.com or on her Write and Read with Dale blog http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale/
 
 

 

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, Dale--thank you for sharing them with us. Keep enjoying that photography! And we were down in Bowral recently too!

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    1. Bowral in tulip time is magnificent.

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  2. Gorgeous pics Dale. Thanks for sharing. I love water scenes and the blues down under seem so much more vivid than north of the equator.

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    1. The blues around our coast line are stunning, Sandra.

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  3. What a range of building styles in Melbourne. Very interesting.

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    1. Always interesting to see other places, I think.

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  4. Some great photos, Dale. I never tire of seeing our beautiful country. And I especially like Flinders Street Station - such a great old landmark.

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    1. Agree Ian, Flinders Street station is a fantastic landmark.

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  5. Love the photos! Our daughter married an Aussie, and they live in Geelong with their four children. I've been there three times (hubby, twice) and visited Tasmania last time.

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    1. We came through Geelong Steph and stayed a night there on our way back from The Great Ocean Road. I haven't been to Tasmania.

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  6. Dale, I love your photos! Thanks for sharing :)

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