I have been away again
National Parks have become my new addiction, there are so many beautiful ones near where I live
When you’re the only person in the place it feels like a kingdom all of your own
Still learning how to fly my drone, though remembering how to be comfortable behind my cameras again
Last night I woke up seemingly every half an hour or so. Because of the absence of any light pollution, the stars were incredibly bright
I noticed the constellations shifting as our planet oscillated and the satellites speeding across the night sky
I realised that the words sunrise and sunset are misnomers
It is not the sun that rises, but we who move into its orbit
It is not the sun that rises
It is us
And that seemed portentous somehow
Like a choice that we can make each day – to stay, to rise, and to make the most of our daily orbit
When I first arrived, I was amazed at having phone service – so I uploaded a few photos to Instagram
Then wondered wby the compulsion to share
Yes it was beautiful but ….who really cares but me
I thought of the kangaroo lolling in the shade behind me who had none of the noise that filled my head
And I was jealous
It took hours to simply be
To stop fiddling with my cameras and books and scribbling
But when I finally did – the world fell away, I sat and stared and drifted like the clouds – the peace remained with me this morning – I hope I can recall some of it – the photos and videos help – that is why I take them.
To remember and hold me until I can go again
17 thoughts on “The 24 hour Orbit”
Ah, going to send this on to my daughter who is a photographer. Lovely. I thought you were off somewhere…
Hi Lynn – hope you are well, yes, I get away as often as possible at the moment – really enjoying my photography and hiking and camping at the moment
Your pics are breathtaking. Oh, how I envy you!
Thankyou, they are beautiful reminders when I get home, the wonderful thing about photos, they put you straight back into that headspace 😊
How beautiful, I truly get the silence part. Enjoy your solo adventures. 💙😘
Thanks Elle 😊❤️
Whoa. Those pictures of Lake Nuga Nuga are like an acid trip. I think you share the pictures because you have to. They are beautiful. When I’m on vacation, I try to write daily about my surroundings. It imprints the experience on my brain in ways that photos can’t. You live in a simply amazing country.
Hi Jeff, I combine journaling, poetry, photos, videos and a few found pressed flowers or leaves sometimes – the combo certainly enshrines memories. I love that once the memory is there, we get to borrow it in any old waiting room or lack lustre experience and dwell for a few minutes “elsewhere” 😊
Beautiful landscape. How wonderful for you to be able to spend time in the bosom of Mother Nature!
Trying to get away as often as possible Rosaliene – it is so much fun to get the cameras out and sleep under the stars, make the most of it before winter drops in.
Aren’t drones a wonderful invention? 🙂
I was wary of them to be honest – thought it might be yet another thing I wanted but didn’t need – the photography got me in the end, and the little DJI drones are brilliant but not too expensive – so I took the plunge – still a very nervous pilot but practice practice. Plus it is very good for my neck strength…all that looking up 😂
I love this Kate❤️
I found you! For some reason I couldn’t see your posts anymore! I love these pictures, they are so beautiful that seem almost surreal…
Hi Andrada – I have been very much absent lately, trying to immerse myself more in reality rather than online. Feeling refreshed and inspired again now.
I’m so happy to hear that Kate ❤️❤️❤️. I missed you 🌸