6. Coffee Catch Up

Welcome to what was to have been another Weekend Coffee Catch Up. But you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men. Well, today I’m one of the mice … After selecting photos, resizing and captioning each one, it all disappeared. So no words today because I’m speechless and my coffee is cold.

Glossy Ibis – loves swampy environment and they can be bullies if vying for the same scrumptious morsel

So just for today, can we sit together and look at photos.

Radjah Shelduck
Purple Swamp Hen

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.

When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.

Rumi
Crested Jacana
White-bellied Sea Eagle

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”

Aaron Siskind
Orange-footed Scrub Fowl
Australian Darter (foreground) – Radjah

I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.

Chaim Potok : The Chosen (I read this book as a young adult and remains a favourite. Beautifully written)
Azure Kingfisher
Roo and her Bub

I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.

Mary Ann Shaffer: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (another lovely read)
Saltwater Croc trying to keep cool
Feral Water Buffalo
Brumbies in the morning mists

I’ve enjoyed my time with you this morning. Thank you for the opportunity to sit quietly and be. All photos were taken during our time in Kakadu National Park as we enjoyed cruising the wetlands. I used the Nokia 7.2 smartphone and DSLR on telephoto lens.

Sunset across Corroboree Wetlands, near Darwin

Until next week when things will be better, take care of your precious selves. Stay well, sanitise and keep a healthy distance from others, unless your others are your significant others in which case stay as close as you can. I love that the most comfortable person to enjoy the silence of quiet time is our significant other or our closest friend. Maybe they are the same person …

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