The view outside … just because sometimes

… if we take the time to notice, the contrast between the soft lines of nature and the hard lines of development can be rather pleasing to the eye.

… in looking beyond the window, we are reminded of the smallness and vastness of the world in which we live. There is comfort to be found in a remembrance of these two opposing concepts.

… when considered from the right perspective, anything seems possible. All that may be needed is an adjustment of one’s view from the outside to the in.

… on a windy day in November, timing can be everything.


  1. Jess

    That was very Zen, Tracey! Especially the last line.

    All I could think though, was ‘I wonder if that’s the bird they were talking about that lives on their windowsill’ ;D

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jess – My goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever thought of myself as a very zen person … so I’ll take that as a compliment! πŸ™‚

      Oh yes, I forgot we told you about our little bird friend, ‘Pasta’ … haha … actually he’s a little bit bigger than this lovely bird.

  2. jan

    I took a landscape course once and the teacher said there are no straight lines in nature. So I have made sure there are no straight lines in my garden/yard either.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jan – A landscape course would be really interesting! I love how nature finds such perfection in the imperfections! I think there is often that tendency to try and include ‘straightness’ and order everywhere in our lives … including the garden – one place where it most definitely does not fit … I much prefer a bit of wild garden abandon! πŸ˜‰

  3. Gabrielle Bryden

    That is fantastic Tracey – a picture poem πŸ™‚ Today I was looking at a Rainbow Lorikeet being buffeted by the wind as he tried to get pollen from the flowering natives – now I will have to write a poem. This wind needs to stop soon!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Gabrielle – Oh a picture poem is a very nice way of describing that post – thank you! I just happened upon that little bird when I looked over my shoulder, and the words just seemed to come naturally later.
      The wind was particularly crazy last week (definitely not good when I find myself wearing skirts to the office!).

      Rainbow Lorikeets are such lovely birds to observe … it must be tremendously hard work trying to gather pollen under such trying weather conditions!

  4. Erika Lee Sears

    How adorable! I love how he is scratching under his little wing πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Erika – He is a very cute little bird indeed! Like you I love the photo of him scratching under his wing … I’m glad I was able to capture it! πŸ™‚

  5. Christine

    It’a a beautiful post πŸ™‚

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Christine – Thanks so very much for your kind words … it was a pleasure to share images of such a lovely little bird!

  6. bobbi

    this is so true and sweet. And I love little birds. And I agree with Jess, this is very zen!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Bobbi – So glad you liked the little bird … I wish more of these kind of photographic opportunities presented themselves throughout the day. Sometimes being locked away in an office at work feels a little like being far removed from reality (thank goodness for weekends!).

  7. Mel

    How lovely! Gosh, it’s been good to catch up over here πŸ™‚ Sorry I don’t have time to comment on each and every post, but I’ve really enjoyed reading them! xx

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Mel – It’s always lovely to see you here (and no need to apologise for not commenting on each post). It’s more than enough to know that you enjoy reading them! πŸ™‚

  8. Ricardo

    Sometimes nature and civilization find a happy medium and when it does, that’s not a bad thing at all.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Ricardo – I agree … sometimes nature and the ‘civilised world’ can find a place where they can happily co-exist! πŸ™‚

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