From the Outback

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…

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!


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 .

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11 thoughts on “From the Outback

  1. Baz - The Landy October 14, 2013 / 7:23 am

    A great tribute to the Australian Outback on a couple of accounts!


  2. Beth October 14, 2013 / 7:01 am

    How absolutely lovely. The poem, and your photo.


  3. barbara grandberg October 13, 2013 / 4:24 am

    beautiful :}


  4. October 13, 2013 / 1:12 am

    What a moving Poem. I don’t read many! It really compliments your photograph Baz !


    • Baz - The Landy October 14, 2013 / 7:12 am

      What a great poem, and the photo presented wonderfully!


  5. nutsfortreasure October 10, 2013 / 12:21 am

    Loved this!


      • nutsfortreasure October 14, 2013 / 7:42 am



  6. honeydidyouseethat? October 9, 2013 / 12:57 pm

    She did a wonderful job. Especially love the opening lines.


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