I got a post card
from the Outback
sent by me in the future.
It simply said:
I had solitude for breakfast
and bird’s song for dinner
my soul is embedded
in the vastness of nature
a magical, golden place
where the trails are marked
“This way to heaven.”
Thanks Baz, the Landy, for permission to work on one of your wonderful photos from the outback. Folks, check them out at http://thelandy.com/ .
40 thoughts on “From the Outback”
OH GORGEOUS…Almost looks like Mars 😮
Thanks – not quite sure what Mars looks like 🙂
it apparently almost looks like the outback 🙂
Okay – I know a manned mission to Mars is already planned but I’m probably going to prefer the Outback. It’s a bit closer 🙂
not to mention warmer 😉
Well not always, on this trip we had temperatures a minus 8 degrees centigrade at night!
My kind of dream! Love this creative poem 🙂
Thank you! It’s my kind of dream too 🙂
Gorgeous photo and lovely words to go along with it. (It did make me just a bit hungry reading it…words can be full of flavor, but they just aren’t food 😉
Thanks Marsha – in the outback, after a long drive, we’d make a fire at the river and prepare some lunch or supper…
I always wanted to visit the outback. Wonderful photo and great poem. 🙂
Me too…that’s why the post card came from the future. We’re still going 🙂
We’re waiting for you! Baz
Oh how I wish I could! I’ve wanted to visit since I was a young girl and first read about the outback. 🙂
Oh this is so beautiful. I love this! Reowr!
Great you came by Koko!
Wonderful, the poem does my picture great justice! This is the Simpson Desert region of Central Australia. I drove around 600/700 kilometres and over just as many sand dunes taking a few days.
By day the landscape is beautiful, at the the sky opens wide and you can see stars all the way to the horizon!
Cheers, Baz – The Landy
Phew! I’m happy you liked it. From your writings and photos I can imagine how beautiful the landscape is there. I hope I can see the stars hanging down from the sky “live” one of these days. Something to look forward to!
Reblogged this on Baz – The Landy (Out and About having fun) and commented:
The author of a blog titled ‘tiny lessons blog’ contacted me recently and asked could she use one of my photographs for a poem she would like to write.
Of course, I told her, and she has done the photograph great justice in the way she has digitally altered the way it presents, and with the poem that the photograph inspired her to write.
The photograph was taken a number of years ago in the Simpson Desert, Outback Australia. It is the fourth largest desert in Australia and it is the world’s largest sand dune desert.
Travelling from East to West, I spent around five-days in the desert crossing about 700 sand dunes and covered around the same distance in kilometres, so a sand dune almost every kilometre. Accompanying me on the trip was my father Brian, my mother Fay, and son TomO, who was around three-years old at the time.
It was a wonderful trip on many levels, my parents loved being taken to a place they had never travelled before, especially with their grandson. They had a passion for travel, but would never had contemplated a trip like this, and lived vicariously through the travels that I undertook with Janet…
For TomO, I weaned him off his bottle on this trip, and he threw away his night-time nappy…
And me, well it was great to be out with a wonderful family, although we did miss Janet, who was spending time with her sisters in the Margaret River Region of west Australia…
To tiny, thanks!
Please be sure to visit tiny lessons blog, where the author describes herself as a, happy beach bum, former director, active world traveller, so-so wife, mother, grandmother, and good friend. And adding, that she is not a photographer, but a pretty creative illustrator.
Thanks tiny, and to all, be sure to visit “down under” one of these days, we’d love to see you!
Thanks a million for this wonderful “bonus” story! It makes everything much more alive! It was really nice to collaborate this way – thanks so much 🙂 and warm greetings from Florida from my family to yours!
Beautiful. And lovely to have the extra details about the outback from Baz.
It was really nice of him to provide more details and stories! So now I have outback added to my wish list (I don’t use the bucket)! And if I come that “far” one day, maybe NZ would not be too “far” from there….
Yes, after you have travelled the Outback, jump across the Ditch and come visit us
That would be very nice – one has to dream 🙂
Beautiful – the picture, words, everything!
Thank you Alarna, I’m happy you enjoyed it.
This poem took my breath away.
Thanks Nancy! I’m happy you came and hope you’ll enjoy more poems and stories later.
Incredible photo and the poem – wow.
Thanks Matti! Happy you enjoyed the post. It was a great collaboration!
Fantastic! Love the photo and the poem! Made my day.
Thanks a lot! I am very happy you liked it.
delightful and imaginative, timeless photo and words. really love this!!
Thank you Eddie Two Hawks! I’ve never been there in person, so the card had to be sent from the future 🙂