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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it. And in many ways it is my journal of everyday life. If you click on the Index you can see my posts under various topic headings.
I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
Most recently I have been enjoying exploring other art genres, including Eco-printing with Australian leaves onto cloth and paper.
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Monday, 11 February 2019

Happy valentine's Day - and "Storm Boy" the movie

 Happy Valentine's Day to all the friends and lovers out there wherever you are.

And for those who love a romantic movie, here are a few that are on my list, in no particular order. I wonder what your list looks like? 
Meryl Streep & Clint Eastwood in The Bridges of Madison County
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society
  • The Holiday
  • Out of Africa
  • Dirty Dancing 
  • Pretty Woman
  • Ghost
  • The Bridges of Madison County
  • The Mirror Has Two Faces
  • Mumma Mia
  • Notting Hill
  • Poldark 
  • The English Patient
  • Robin Hood Price of Thieves
  • The Time Traveller's Wife
  • Kate & Leopold 
  • Australia 
  • Brief Encounter 
  • Chocolat
  • Frankie and Johnny

And another love story of a very different kind - the poignant Australian story, Storm Boy, based on the book by Colin Thiele, and staring young Finn Little as Michael and Mr Percival the pelican. With supporting roles from Jai Courtney (Hide Away Tom), Trevor Jamieson (Fingerbone Bill), Geoffrey Rush (Mike Kingley), and Morgana Davies (Madeline, Mike's grand-daughter). 

If you like Australian movies with a nature base, this is one for you. Filmed along the Coorong on South Australia's south coast, it tells the story of a young boy who lives with his father in a hut in the Coorong after tragically loosing his mother and sister, and the love he has for the baby pelicans who come into his life after their mother is shot by hunters.

Bring your tissues. I saw the original adaptation in 1976 and I am so glad I went to see this new version.

I'm now going to reread my book which I have had on my bookshelf since the 1976 movie.

A couple of my photos from the Coorong National Park in South Australia when we visited in 2013. With pelicans of course! Below you can see the lake with sand dunes beyond, and beyond that is the Southern Ocean. 

"Established in 1966, the Coorong National Park is a spectacular saline lagoon stretching 140km. It is separated from the Southern Ocean by sand dunes of the Younghusband Peninsula, and is internationally significant under the Ramsar agreement as a migratory wader and waterfowl refuge". from Coorong Country.com

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 What romantic movies are on your list, and have you seen any feel good movies lately? Perhaps you would like to tell us about them in your comments.
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  1. My all time favorite romantic movie is THE NOTEBOOK. I also like SWEET NOVEMBER.

  2. I am going to add Storm Boy, the book, to my next Book Depository order! Thanks for the recommendation. Happy Belated Valentine's Day!


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