I’m standing on the edge of a cliff. And in three weeks I’m going to fall off as my 19 unit course load hits me. Until then I have the time to work through as many photos as possible (especially before the study abroad photo contest for New Zealand closes on the 31st), and hopefully knit something. I’ve even been so crazy as to promise my lovely Australian friend Dan a scarf made from sock yarn. (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff11/PATTcreekbed.php) I think I may just be trying to kill myself over these next 10 weeks.
Speaking of Australians, I just finished up all of my photos from my 3 week trip to Australia after my time in New Zealand and before I headed back to the states. One of my absolute favorite things was my day out on the Great Barrier Reef. My decision to rent an underwater digital camera was one of my better ideas. Here’s what I got out of it. Enjoy!
Sleepy in Sydney
I’m almost done getting all of my pictures in order from my 7 months in New Zealand in Australia. I also figured it was time for an animal photo. Here’s one of my favorites. Yes, it’s a tiger. Yes, I know it’s not native to either New Zealand or Australia. But this shot is from the Taronga in Sydney so there. All of the interesting native animals were fantastic, but it’s not everyday where you get the opportunity to photograph a tiger so close!
Today I spent some time writing emails to several of my friends abroad. One went to France, one to Germany, and one to Australia. Inevitably, I spent some time remembering so many of the moments I had with these people. Then I searched through my pictures and I found what I was looking for.
These two photos are from Semaphore, Australia- a quiet suburb of Adelaide. The fading sun captures the mature warmth I feel when I think about all of the lovely people who have touched my life in my travels.
- Semaphore Beach, August 2011Semaphore Pier