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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gentle Tenacity




Yesterday we went to my parents-in-love coastal home on the bay to have time with them and some extended family on holidays from interstate. Last night I realised there was a common theme to most the photos I took - a gentle tenacity to make the most of less-than-ideal circumstances.

Our interstate relatives (keen on fishing and brought their boat) chose to stay a few hours longer so we could have most the day together before they headed towards home. We so appreciated their willingness to adjust their plans.




While the adventurers were off in search of fish and new sights, some of us took a bayside walk. High tide brought the water right up to the base of this very old coral tree, some of it's branches dipping in the salty water. I was amazed that it could even survive in the sand and salt.







Miss E, full of courage and determination, attempting to follow older sisters.













The pelicans make the most of the manmade additions to their environment.




Home again, past the coral trees.




A mangrove seedling trying to make a start, I will check to see if it's still there on our next visit.




This is the one which really stunned me, a gazania growing in the sand on the water's edge. No wonder they manage to survive without any attention in my home garden! The word "Tenacious" stuck with me the rest of the day. I'm sure I can learn a thing or two from these images which took my attention and remain in my mind.

Sharing at World Bird Wednesday.

35 comments:

Jeanne said...

I love you post and your photos! Yes, gentle tenacity is what it takes to make success of your life and your dreams. Love your music on this, and it goes so well with your photos and inner beauty! Blessings for the weekend!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Looks like a wonderful outing on a beautiful day !

tinajo said...

Looks like a wonderful day with lots of beauty! :-)

Marius Barbu said...

Very beautiful life there! I like the pelicans! Have a nice week-end!

Linda R. said...

What wonderful photos. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.. It looks like it was a lovely time!!

Hugs, Linda

Ninni said...

It looks like you had a fantastic day...
The gerbera...I´ve never seen them grow and had no idea that they were so "simple". Very interesting!

Giga said...

Że też pelikan się nie boi, że kabel się zerwie pod jego ciężarem :-). Gazania faktycznie rośnie w niesamowitym miejscu i jakie ma widoki. To chyba dla nich tam rośnie :-). Pozdrawiam

Pam said...

I enjoyed your wonderful journey. Thanks for sharing your pieces of contentment, Sunshine :D

Smiles n hugs,
Pam

Nadege, said...

Looks like another lovely day.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Absolutely gorgeous shots! Always enjoy my visit here and thank you for following my blog!!!

Jill said...

What a lovely place to be, enhanced by the love of family. As always, lovely photos!

Liz said...

Gorgeous photos!! Looks like a lovely relaxing weekend - just what you deserve!!

Sylvia K said...

Such beautiful, delightful captures and what a lovely weekend for you and your family!! I love seeing the pelicans and the happy smiles and the wonderful beach! I think "Tenacious" says it perfectly! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Filip Demuinck said...

Nice walk, tricky on the rocks.

Greetings,
Filip

Karin M. said...

Thanks for these fantastic shots ... a very nice series with great naturephotos ..
LG: Karin

s.c said...

Great shooting on a day out. Loves nr. nine ( home again) the most. Great composition and beautiful framed with the trees.

thefisherlady said...

What a gorgeous view this flower has out to the ocean! Be still and know that I am God, sits in my mind as I see this!
Beautiful!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love that shot of the little seedling...

Мъх said...

Beatiful post! I have never seen pelcans in the nature, only in the zoo:-)
Pictures are great!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had! Love the little girl in the bright pink and that flower in the sand is so pretty. Hardy little thing!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful post and fantastic shots!

Gary said...

Those peicans are incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Jo Bryant said...

what a perfect day

Andrew said...

A lovely post to see.. many thanks for sharing.

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a lovely day for a walk, the scenery is gorgeous. I love the pelicans, they are one of my favorites. Little Miss E is a cutie. Thanks for sharing your day!

mick said...

It sounds like a nice day and a beautiful place for a walk.

Springman said...

What adorable little beauties to share your walk with. The idea of a gentle tenacity is just what it takes to raise children too! A wonderful turn of phrase.
Thank you for sharing your charming pelicans pictures as well.
;-)WBW!

Arija said...

A great walk and great shots. I too have wondered at our coral trees happily living with their feet in the seawater of Sydney's northern beaches and gazanias colonise our beach dunes in South Australia with happy disregard of their salinity. In the Northern Hemisphere pines and aspens also grow on the seafront. Nature is truly wonderful. Beautiful children, birds and mangrove seedling. Exciting to see a new seedling take root.

joo said...

Lovely photos - pelicans are so funny:)

Tracey N. said...

I keep ending up at your blog! Another fabulous series of pictures. You are so talented!

Pat said...

That last shot is gorgeous!

Jean said...

I truly enjoyed this post. Nice photos of the pelicans and the beautiful landscape plus the sweet wee ones.:)

Pat Ulrich said...

Nice shots of the pelicans -- they are very cool birds!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful photos!

Larry said...

A beautiful walk and day bonding with nature and family. Great shots of the Pelicans too!

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