Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pausing for peace, gentle light and capturing bird activity

©2018 Barry Smith - Flame of remembrance - imagine peace across the whole globe - too much to ask?
Bit of a mixed bag in my Wednesday iPhoneography today. It is Anzac Day in Australia. Always a mixed day for me - Fiona and I attend the dawn remembrance service which in our town starts at 4.28am. By attending I honour the suffering, sacrifice and human loss of all war and peace keeping missions. But I also use it a yet another way to remind myself to pause and imagine peace. The remembrance service today achieved that balance.

A couple more photos on the peace theme.

©2018 Barry Smith - Peace books on the terrace - imagine and peace peeking out
©2018 Barry Smith _ Old metal flower in the rosemary bush - rosemary a symbol of peace.
And by way of magic  - today I was out the back painting a wall and was working about 8m from the fire pit that now an avian font. I was amazed at the number of birds that came in for a bath and totally ignored my presence. I managed somehow to get a sequence of a bird using the avian font: on the rim, in the water and taking off. Never happy with the zoom on the iPhone.

©2018 Barry Smith - Getting ready for the dive
©2018 Barry Smith - A quick splash

©2018 Barry Smith - Up and away in a blur leaving the disturbed surface of the water behind
The rust in the fire pit font looked glorious with the sun on it.

©2018 Barry Smith - Rust under water
We are definitely heading into autumn-winter now. The morning sunrises, when the sky is not overcast, are soft pastels over the valley filled with cloud.

©2018 Barry Smith - Soft pastel sunrise on Tuesday
And the sun is now at such an angle that the sunlight is creating unusual light and rainbows through the water in the glass kettle at breakfast time.

©2018 Barry Smith - A fan of light and refracted light
Celebrating nature, light and imagining peace.


  1. Your posts are so calming ... peace-full

  2. Good job on catching the bird in action! Your pictures are serenely beautiful.

  3. your view out over the valley holds such deep peace

  4. Celebrating nature and light and imagining peace .... your post was full of all these. Your photos celebrate your own gentle, reflective march towards peace.


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