Welcome to Life Images by Jill

Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world. I am a photographer, writer and multi-media artist.
Focussing mainly on Western Australia and Australia, I am seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.



Wednesday 26 January 2011

Moasaic Monday - It's Australia Day - let's celebrate

 My post for Mosaic Monday 31 January at Little Red House takes us back a couple of days to Australia Day.......

Australia Day is 26th January - and the day we celebrate our wonderful country, our wide open spaces, the freedom we have, our ancestors that made this country what it is, the importance of Australian mate-ship, our easy-going "she'll be right mate" attitude, and what makes us an Aussie. I love Australia and I would like to share with you a collage of some of my Australian pics.

The photos you see in the collage are all from Western Australia (where I live) except for Uluru which is in central Australia in the Northern Territory  - from left to right -
- a kangaroo and joey (at Dryandra reserve), Cable Beach at Broome, the Australian flag, an outback road along the Great Central Road, an Aussie kid (our friend J), the Australian floral emblem - the wattle,  sunset at Denham - Shark Bay, world heritage listed Purnululu in the Kimberley, a surf club competitor in Bunbury (where I live), a wheat paddock at Bruce Rock in the wheatbelt (my sister's family front paddock), boab trees in the Kimberley, camping at Munjina Gorge in the Pibara, and Australia's heart - magnificent Uluru at sunset.

And in the words of revered Australian poet Banjo Patterson....

 “And the bush hath friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him
      In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended,
      And at night the wond’rous glory of the everlasting stars.”
                                                            “Clancy of the Overflow” by Banjo Patterson

I also send my thoughts and prayers to the victims of the devastating floods in the Eastern States and in Western Australia's mid west, the cyclones in Queensland, and the fires in our South West.

I hope you have enjoyed my contribution to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House - to see the work of Mary and other wonderful contributors please go to....

Monday 3 January 2011

Christmas is forever...........

 A dear friend wrote this beautiful quote in her Christmas letter, and I share it with you, and wish you all a wonderful 2011.

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
For living, sharing and giving are not to put away
Like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
For the good you do to others is the good you do for yourself.

Be grateful for life’s many gifts, live life to the full and give love away each day, through good deeds, kind words, gentle touch and an open heart.