Tuesday, May 22, 2007

This morning, 7:30

This photo is just an hour old. Each Tuesday I drive my husband to the station for the 7:18 train and on the way back I almost always take a little detour along the river. It's peaceful and the morning light is usually beautiful. I love the peeling bark of this large gum tree and if you look closely you'll see a duck perched up there. See, it's not that rare! (remember this one?)

Cette photo date d'il y a une heure. Le mardi je conduis mon mari à la gare pour le train de 7h18 et quand je reviens je fais presque toujours un petit détour par ce bord de rivière. C'est paisible et la lumière du matin est généralement magnifique. J'aime l'écorce qui pèle de ce grand eucalyptus et si vous regardez bien vous verrez un canard perché sur l'une des branches. Vous voyez, ce n'est pas si rare ! (souvenir de cette photo)

22 comments:

pusa said...

wow beautiful scenery, i envy you having this serene landscape to drive through

Olivier said...

belle photo, cela doit etre agreable tout les matins de passer par là. et chaque matin tu donnes un morceau de pain a ton ami le canard ?

photowannabe said...

I think I would also take a side trip to see scenery like this. Great shot with the morning light.

Peter said...

Nice, and for me (never having been to Australia) surprising picture. And you refer to the ducks (saw your comments on Oliver's blog this morning)! No alligators around?

hpy said...

Je comprends que tu fasses le detour. Parfois on a besoin d'un peu de calme. Et l'eau peut nous le donner.

Irina said...

Beautiful morning! And it doesn't look like nearly-winter!

Kate said...

This is indeed a lovely, serene scene. Morning light is the best!

M.Benaut said...

I have been searching everywhere for that bad little duck. One takes one's eye off them and before one knows it one of them has flown to Sydney.
With sunshine like this, who could blame a duck?
Here in Adelaide, an old Aussie saying is, "Good weather for ducks,,," meaning that it is raining cats and dogs !!
Perhaps the french would say that it is raining guillotines, non ? Perhaps not.

calusarus said...

Very nice colors for this picture.

Cergie said...

C'est génial ! J'aime que tu nous dises ce que tu as aimé dans cette photo, le canard !
Il y a des personnes qui sont capables de mettre une flèche,ça s'est vu !!!
Aahahaah !
Et puis l'écorce, j'adore les écorces qui pèlent. J'ai ramené des écorces de bouleau du Québec à mon petit copain de l'époque qui est depuis 30 ans mon mari...
La petite rivière, et bien elle est pas encore assez big-size ta photo, il faut absolumment cliquer pour aggrandir.... Alors là ! Là ! Je retouve mon marigot dont je t'ai parlé, l'arbre qui se penche la branche dont on avait fait un plongeoir
C'est incroyable, moi j'ai des souvenirs dans la tête et toi tu vis et tu passes tous les jours dans le monde rêvé de mes souvenirs.

PS : la photo en dessous, celle de "la veuve", est incredible
Je me demande comment tu as fait pour la cadrer comme ça, si tu es montée sur des échasses ou si tu emmènes toujours ton escabeau avec toi !
Ou alors tu mesures 3
mètres de haut !
En tout cas l'angle est surprenant.
Très belle photo.

Lori said...

What a peaceful scene. I see a floating duck too. A beautiful photo!

Fredrik Ekblad said...

You are really observant and talented! Which makes looking at your photos very fun!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Wow. Such a placid scene. Nice. It reminds me of some deep places in the south near swamps.

I posted a picture today of the feeding process of robins. It is a series.

delphinium said...

Quel calme sur cette photo, cela doit changer du remue-ménage dans la gare.

Jilly said...

This is perfection. The gum trees, more than anything else, say Australia to me. I miss them. This makes me homesick for my time in Oz. A beautiful photograph. Perfection.

Leena said...

At first, many thanks for your kind comments in my blog. I can say, that I really enjoy long days and light nights, as you said!
And then, I also understand very well
why you are taking a detour, when I look at this serene picture.
And your photo about the cliff makes me dizzy, wonderful place!

After getting shorter days start to get longer :)), remember that!

catherine said...

Eh bien ton blog donne envie d'aller en Australie. Sydney en tous cas...
Je reviendrai découvrir tes photos et cette ville. j'ai beaucoup aimé les photos de "smog".
Amitiés

Steve Buser said...

Vous avez un bon oeil pour trouver la beauté en nature

merci pour visiter mon blog NewOrleansDailyPhoto.com

julia said...

So typical a scene that we love. But remember "one canard doesn't make a summer" (tongue in cheek)
Our Cultural Stomp: belly dancers galore - well, so, so, and other artists and ethnics were special. (newcastle julia)

Faye Pekas said...

A very peaceful shot. It would be a great place to sit with a book on a lazy day :)

richard said...

These ducks are beginning to assume mythical qualities. This one looks more like a moorhen to me, but that's still a kinda duck, although It's feet are a bit different, although still webbed. I still think the whole business of tree ducks needs investigation.
Anyway it's a peaceful setting - mornings are my favourite times

Kala said...

its nice to see these types of photos - something a little different from your other postings and displays the diversity of the landscape in Sydney - morning does show some beautiful light - i would not have noticed the duck had u not mentioned it - great eye!