The river is wonderful, you never know what changes it will bring. I wonder if you had a lot of rain that brought on thet swell. We get a swell if there is a lot of rain or if the turbines are turned on in the Power Station.
Mysteries can be good ...as long as it's not the start of a tsunami or something!
Hello there AnnNo, no rain for a couple of months now but son#1 has just rung to warn of severe winds and hail heading our way...Beloved is now out finding an empty car port to house one of our cars...Happy days
Hi SarahAny storms your way tonight?It has been so dry here for weeks but I can hear the roll of thunder and the forecast is for wind and hail...the rain has just started...Yes I love mysteries too...My daughter came from Japan yesterday and said they had a good earthquake the other day. We noticed on the news a second one occurred yesterday...and a typhoon up there too...I feel a lot safer here...Happy days
We had a brief storm last night Delwyn, nothing much ...to speak of...SO SO SO dry here ...the grass is like straw.The farmers need pre-spring rain so badly ...the sheep are starting to lamb.Many blessings to you.Sarah Lulu
Hi Delwyn: So many mysteries, big and small. So many questions to which we will not find the answer. So many stories to which we will not know the ending. But as your post so gently demonstrates, and as you say, we will have to be content with that.Thanks Delwyn - I love the flow of your peaceful river - both of them.
Sarah - now 2hrs laterwe only received a few drops out of that unfortunately, yes it's very dry here and high fire danger - Brisbane is expected to reach 28* tomorrow...But this is usually our driest time...Happy days
Hello Bonnie from Wed night...It is nice to be able to rest in that unknowing and accept that many of our questions don't have answers.Yes - blessed with two rivers...and the ocean...Happy days
hi delwyn, the mystery of the confluence. it's like that in our bodies and minds sometimes isn't it? something passes through us, unsettles us and we can place the cause, ownership on something or somebody else if we want but really, it's a mystery and we just let it flow along. have a sweet day by the river delwyn. steven
G'day Delwyn, Lovely soothing photos, even though the rocking and roiling bit of the river caused you some perturbation. I believe that, as humans, one of our great lessons is to learn to be at ease with "not knowing." Wasn't it wonderful of the river and the moon to collude in bringing us that message through you.
Good morning/good evening StevenThat is a good way of looking at it Steven. I like how your mind meanders...Sometimes it doesn't pay to spend time on trying to pinpoint the origins of things but just let them flow on in and through...and go with it...Happy days
Lynnehello there, yes I agree with you whole heartedly...and as you say this is a good analogy or illustration of a life lesson. Thanks for pointing that out...Happy days
The world is in constant struggle and constant confluence I think. Pushing and pulling. Thank you for your comment. I added you to the list. There were one or two I followed privately so I hope they fix this soon.
She's beautiful and wise.
Yes, floating along, content with not having all the answers is an amazing place. Watching the rhythms and flow of moods and energy and just taking it all in is so different from how I handled things in earlier times, when it was all about control and knowing and forcing. It was exhausting!
Do you live close to the water? What a beautiful and peaceful setting. I looked at the photos and felt a big sigh of contentment wash over me :) I don't know if I would have thought of confluence, good for you for bringing that to light :)Thanks for all the kind comments, its appreciated :)
Very peaceful, reflective photos. I love the one with the canoes.
I wonder what it could mean... I thought of whales, but that's just because I just read a book, The Eye of the Whale, and whales are on my mind. You'd have known if the confluence was caused by something swimming in the river.
It's when we learn to rest in the mystery of life that we find inner peace - and me, I'm still working on it. The mystery of nature gives us many wonderful lessons on how we should accept life's challenges. Beautiful post! xoxo
Hello Lori...and it's a beautiful morning here with an expected high of 28* for winter!I hope things get sorted out today for you ...Yes life is all about opposites and unknowns...and resting in that is the key...Happy days
WillowGood morning, thanks for calling by...Happy days
Hi MeriI wonder if that is part of maturing - that we grow through that need to know and need to control phase - we need to experience the former to know the other pole of letting go...I'm glad that you are now choosing to do the latter...Happy days
Hello VickyI sure do. I am standing on the verandah taking these shots ... It is paradise I think...I can never tire of the view...I am enjoying our friendship thanks VickyHappy days
Hello Barbwhatever was happening in the river it did create a nice mellow feeling.and it is also late afternoon - you can see the shadows start to rise up the trees opposite and that time of day is always beautiful here on the river.The canoe shot looks like they have been put to bed after a busy day...Happy days
Hi DanThe whales are passing up the coast now on their way to Hervey Bay - two hours north of Noosa, where they calve...I haven't seen one yet as haven't been in the National park enough, but hope to soon. I think we have to accept the mystery Dan and forgo the scientific explanation...Happy days
Hi 6p and blue moonYou are right...it is an ongoing process to relax into not knowing and also I agree with you that nature provides so many examples of profound mystery ...It's good to see you againHappy days
Very poignant with only the moon holding the answer to the mystery. Great pics...have been enjoying browsing through your blog!
I imagine it's somewhat magical living beside a river: it is ever changing, yet ever constant; movement; rebirth; passing.
Hello Alicia,and welcome to my little part of Qld and to the lovely chats we have here on these pages.Thank you for coming to my pages and now I can learn about you and your life too...Happy days
Jennifer - exactly, changing moods, birdlife, bird song, boaters and paddlers...colours and shadows as the sun moves...Even though it goes through constant change it is a steady constant in my life...thats a good paradox...I never take it for granted...Happy days Jennifer,little sailor...
Beautiful photos. And each of them tells a story.
I just found your blog, and I love the photos and the haikus. The photos weave their own story and your writing adds to it beautifully! I look forward to coming back again and again. :D
Beautiful River! Living alongside a river ourselves, (although not quite as close by as your home!) I know the fascination...
Hello Trish and Rob and welcome to my river and surrounds.It is nice to meet new faces and I look forward to getting to know you through your postings...Happy days
Hi there Amy...another new face- how exciting...welcome to Noosa in Qld Au. It will be nice to have you visiting. I will come by your place to learn about you soon...thanks for your kind comments...Happy days
Hi Karenwell we have one thing in common already...let's see what else we can find...Happy days
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