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yesterday – some poems, photos and thoughts.

these photos
are fresh –
a fiction
a fantasy
I never thought
would become
a memory
fleeting
frozen
turned into forever
fragments
of days spent together
with faces
now familiar
I’m flooded
with feelings
of faith
fate has helped me
find my way
and this
experience
is like a film
that used to be
only behind a screen
out of reach
but this is how
I was supposed
to be
to flourish
I am filled
with a fountain
of happiness
and freedom
far from all
I’ve learned to know
I am allowed to forget
and follow only me
I can fly
without fear
of falling
because I know
if and when
I fall
I will float
like a feather
I have found my place
I feel fresh
I feel new
I feel awake
and I can’t wait
for all the feelings
my future will make

 
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To see more of these lovely ladies here are their Instagrams 🙂
@georgiaslater
@jess_kuss

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I am so small
compared to the sky
the ocean
nature
the world
I could never compete
with such vast expanses
of colour.
But I am still a carrier
of life.
I still carry part of
the sky
the ocean
nature
the world
within me.
And that is enough.

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I feel I am
on top of the world
but really
I’m just standing
in a different place
in a different position.
This is nothing
but a new perspective.
Still,
from here,
everything seems so small
yet the world
so big.
A magnificent cluster
of specks.
I am a speck too
but I have temporarily
floated away.
This solitude
and separation
shows me
that no matter how
big or important
the world inside my head
may seem
really, it is just another speck.
So I
(and all of us)
should stop worrying so much
about specks,
because when you see things
from above,
you realise
they really don’t matter
at all.

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Honestly it was slightly weird to be so outside in the world and have something so inside and manmade like couches among us.

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the paradox of insignificance

Seeing a place where I spend all my time from above or the outside, really shows me just how small and insignificant I am. I am just a speck. But if every speck is insignificant and I am a speck in a cluster of insignificances, yet together we are significant…

am I really insignificant at all?

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I remember being very uncomfortable when this photo was taken because I was stuck in the middle of kicking over but it wasn’t going smoothly. However, when I look at this picture I feel an overwhelming sense of calm and serenity wash over me because it feels like I an just floating so perfectly in space. I look so balanced.

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I think photos have an incredible power to capture balance, even if it didn’t really exist in the moment.

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Admiring our masterpieces 🙂

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happy chappy.

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portraits of me

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soaking in the sun.
turning my face towards the light.
feeling a warm embrace
from nature.

 

the other side of my camera:

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details:

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landscape:

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portraits:

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I went on an adventure to Adelaide’s wonderful Mount Osmond yesterday and took lots of pictures with a couple of friends. I have too many photos to post them all to Instagram so I decided I’d make a bit of a gallery/scrapbook on here, because I wanted to package them all together in a nice memory box. So this was it… complete with some poems and thoughts as well.

Special thanks to the ones behind/in front of the cameras :)))

 

our Instagrams:

@laurenkathleen_
@georgiaslater
@jess_kuss

 

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Out of place – a short film.

I made a little film featuring some photos I took and some thoughts from today.

Here’s the link to the video:

https://youtu.be/JgpWJ7VyMg8

 

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I wish I could live constantly in the frozen moments of mornings – some photos from yesterday.

a journal entry | 23/01/2018

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I had wanted to get up early and go on a walk by 9 or 9:30am at the latest. I never really get to experience the morning at its purest, and I guess I just wanted to today. But I didn’t get out of the house till 10:30am, which was still okay.

I wish I could constantly live in just mornings and evenings. Mornings are so quiet and peaceful. Fresh. They haven’t yet had the chance to dry out in the sun.

The sun is warm without burning and the shade is cool without making me shiver. I don’t usually like to say things are perfect but, mornings at this time of year are pretty perfect. At least to me.

Even nature sounds more quiet that during the rest of the day.

Mornings are slow. Like evenings. I wish I could always live slowly, instead of constantly being caught up in the rush. Sometimes I wish I could live in moments, because moments are always slower than time. I wish I could constantly live in the frozen moments of mornings.

Here are some photos I took yesterday morning’s walk:

bird on a pole.

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lots of pictures of the same red flowers.

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and some pink flowers.

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sunlit bridge.

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the last two flowers along a fence.

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some pictures that serve no real purpose but I like the focus.

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hoping no strangers walk past.

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preparing for a brawl (not really but it looks like they’re circling each other).

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and finally some peppercorns.

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Room transformation!! (B.E.D.I.J day 20)

I didn’t do a post yesterday even though I’m meant to be posting every day, but I’ll forgive myself because it wasn’t out of laziness it was because I was busy with other things. I recently just felt really inspired to transform and improve my room a bit because it was lacking character. Unfortunately I forgot to take any before pictures but they wouldn’t have been interesting anyway. So.. here’s is a bit of a scrapbook of a few new elements of my room to serve as a bit of a memory for me. So far I absolutely love it! I think it’s just so welcoming and cozy and warm.

So first we have some magical lights.

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Then this little bedside table caddy thing which perfectly holds all the things I might need during the night or before bed, like a drink of water, lip balm, tissues, books I’m currently reading and notebooks for jotting down those midnight thoughts. T’was certainly a worthwhile purchase.Processed with VSCO with e1 presetProcessed with VSCO with e3 preset

This little plant which adds some character to an otherwise plain area of the room. It’s actually a fake plant though unfortunately because my room is way too dark to house any real plants 😦Processed with VSCO with e1 presetProcessed with VSCO with e1 presetProcessed with VSCO with e1 presetProcessed with VSCO with e1 presetProcessed with VSCO with e1 preset

This clothing rack to hang clothes I’m currently wearing or have recently worn, to get rid of piles of clothes and random hangers dotted around. Also gives me a place to hang my most used bags as well as hats, belts and scarves AND it gets my dirty shoes off the carpet.Processed with VSCO with e1 presetProcessed with VSCO with e1 presetProcessed with VSCO with e1 presetProcessed with VSCO with e1 preset

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I still have the other side of the room to makeover, so that post will come whenever it’s done I guess. Hopefully I’ll do some more real writing soon, I suppose this is more as something to look back on, but I hope you liked it anyway!

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Photos from December

I had a good month for photography in December 2017. I just felt really inspired to photograph things. I have decided to compile all of my favourite photos I took in December into this blog post, to act as a memory and to share another side of my creative pursuits.

Top 10:

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Honourable mentions:

 

 

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The Essence of a Winter’s Day

  • Flowers close their petals
    And droop their lonely heads
    Weighed down with the rain
  • The garden becomes shadowed
    By a sky painted in grey.
  • Brown sodden leaves are stamped into
    The steeped soil between the gravel stones.
  • But water droplets balancing on leaves
    Glisten like glitter
    In the single ray of sunlight
    Peeking through the clouds.
  • Yellow wattle flowers glow like magic
    Against the booming beginnings of a storm.
  • Rain patterns the pavement
    And turns the bricks a rich, deep red.
  • Dappled reflections of the garden
    Create new worlds inside the puddles.
  • Faded shadows decorate the house walls.
  • Wet footprints keep the memories of moments
    Alive for just a few seconds as they fade,
  • And if you look the opposite way
    When the sunlight catches the raindrops
    They almost look like stars that explode
    Into an arch of colours across the sky.
  • Even in the cold
    And with the sky clouded with gloomy grey,
    I can still find beauty
    In just the essence of a winter’s day.