Sunday, July 5, 2009

Have Camera...


Have camera
will travel
by car
to river
if cannot walk
will sit
on park bench
and wait
for the walk
to come
to me...

I take up my position
on the Noosa River
this sunny, warm winter's afternoon
and applying Mohammed's
mountain moving theory in reverse,
I wait
for the passing parade
to come my way...

It is school holidays
and people are out
enjoying the river walk

walking dogs

of various shapes
and sizes

and so too
are the dog walkers

a young mother
encourages her young baby
to stand

so that she can
snap the moment
for posterity

and a doting
father creeps up
on his son
to squeals of glee...

there are skateboarders
zipping along

young cyclists falling down
to a soft grassy landing

and kids on scooters
weaving their way with mum
down the pathway

an elderly man
sits silhouetted
in the glare.
I noticed before that
he had a walking stick
which I now
enviously covet...

and the ducks
bob and bounce
in the wakes
of passing boats

The day was fading so
I slowly hobbled
across the road
and climbed into my car,
then turned to look
back toward the river
once more
before I left...

Oh Happy Days



  1. Oh, yes indeed. I often say that Mohammed was a very cool dude - I suscribe to his theory of Mountain Actvity. Good Job! xx♥

  2. hey delwyn - very cool take on the reverse mohammed mountain moving idea!!!! let it come to you. of course! and look at all that you saw. rich moments and experiences that span the lives of people - from first standing up to using a walking stick. and all the while the river flows past. have a peaceful day. steven

  3. Delwyn it is never just your photographs that touch me alone, it is also your words.

    Love Renee xoxo

  4. hmm..winter looks lots more appealing where you are than it is where i am. :-) i've been trying to get brave and snap pics of other people and so far have managed only one naked guy and a fat family....

  5. Great theory of yours & it certainly worked! The G-man and I were talking about you, your injury, your photos & your lovely view from your home. The walkway along the Noosa River is lovely. The weather looks perfect... seems you are having a nice winter.
    Greeting from Texas...

  6. always you capture life's moments well...

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  7. I don't know why this came to mind when reading your post, but it did:

    “How does your ship travel faster than light?”

    “Actually the ship is stationary the whole time, the ship’s engines move the Universe around the ship”

  8. What a perfect, peaceful day you shared. There's a lesson here for all of us to slow down, stop and look around. Thank you, Delwyn. Blessings!!

  9. Hello, dear Delwyn.

    Even sitting on a bench and watching the world go by, you see so much and describe it so poignantly!

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  10. Hello Delwyn, I have popped over to visit as Wanda speaks highly of your blog. I can see why and I have really enjoyed my walk with you today. You do have a special gift my friend with your camera, thank you for sharing.....:-) Hugs

  11. Hello, Delwyn. Thank you for the "walk" in park. Good to see that Hubby is making sure that you are getting out! It is nice to watch people at play. It relaxes you--just like your posts. The lazy days of summer here makes everyone slow down and simply enjoy the company of others. Sitting on the porch with a cool drink, soft breeze, and slow conversation. Nice.

  12. Hello Cyndy
    now i am intrigued - where did hubby come into the story...

    I was just thinking how nice it is not to have to go anywhere take the day as it unfolds...who knows where it may lead...

    Happy days

  13. Hello Bernie
    and welcome to my part of Australia, it is nice to have you here.

    Thank you for your generous comments, and I will drop in for coffee later in the day...

    Happy days

  14. Hi Angela

    Thank you for those kind words - they really keep me going...Ohhh more surprises....

    Happy days

  15. Dear Delwyn,

    In regards to hubby, I thought for sure I read that you went together! I am intrigued, too, as I reread your post and see absolutely no reference! Maybe I was just thinking that he was encouraging you to get outside since my husband was the doing that to me today. Projection? : )

    Probably more likely just the end of a very long, but glorious, weekend. Monday morning is going to come way too soon...

  16. Hi Marion...

    yes do slow down , you don't need a fracture to make you do that!

    Even dragonflies stop sometimes...

    Happy days

  17. Hi Dan

    I like that very much...and it has many levels...there is something very tao-ish about those words...

    Happy days

  18. Hello Wanda

    thank you, see you soon...

    Happy days

  19. Hello Lizzy

    There is always so much happening out there. Even from my nest I am noticing the daily changes I wasn't aware of before...the habits of the ducks and cormorants...

    My ears weren't burning...

    Our winters are usually very easy and mellow...warm days and sitting in the sun for a coffee is just perfect...

    Happy days

  20. Hello Julie - old friend...

    The funny thing was I often pretended to be snapping other things...we have laws here banning the snapping of people on the beaches and also snapping children so people are very aware of that...

    Easier to do with the dogs...the mother didn't know I was aiming at her...she was preoccupied...the man with the 2 dogs did and gave me a big smile...

    Happy days

  21. Hello Renee

    thank you my dear...I love seeing which words will come to mind when I have the photo on the draft...

    Happy days

  22. Hi Steven

    well I have learned that husband will come with cups of tea, the newspaper, and meals, and do the grocery shopping thought I should try the theory on the general population...

    yes the subjects ranged from baby to the aged - and me somewhere in between - the silent observer... the silent snapper perhaps... pretending to snap at the scenery...

    Happy days

  23. Hello there Natalie

    Yes, and it worked very well in reverse - but generally in life - you go and get it girl....

    Happy days

  24. This is what I call precious moment, just a fun stroll with family, dog.....enjoying the mother nature by the sunset....
    I love the last photo very much, beautifully captured:)

  25. Hi Yoon see

    I am glad that you came and kept me company on the park bench...

    Happy Days

  26. Hello Delwyn,
    Your camera is still able to take walks, even if your ankle isn't cooperating. The Noosa River is lovely - I really like the backlit picture of the sailboat and man. Speedy healing to you.

  27. You're driving! Congratulations! I loved your shots of all those people, from young to old, in action and in repose, because you were so connected. No posing, just life and thoughts and feelings. A wonderful story today, Delwyn!

  28. Hi Barb

    thanks for visiting...and your nice omments

    yes I will keep snapping relentlessly

    Happy days

  29. Margaret

    I was just thinking of you and 2 messages popped through. Did you get my email?

    Fortunately it is my left ankle and my car is auto so all is well - two good things !

    Happy Days

  30. You have shared a wonderful stroll through the park with us!

  31. Hello Tammie

    welcome to Noosa, it is nice to meet you...
    I will return the visit later today...

    I'm glad you experienced the river that way as I was actually stationery...

    Happy days

  32. Isn't it wonderful to take a backsest, as it were & to watch the world go by, even if your not being able to get about is a nuiscance it still can hae benefits. its all about how one views a situation. my oft repeated words, "everything happens for a reason" x x

  33. Hi there Ruthie

    Yes I am enjoying doing things I normally wouldn't and exploring some new areas too. And I also try to adapt to the situations in a creative way...

    Happy days


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