Floating, Flying, Grounded – Gold Coast, Queensland

Broadbeach

Here, again. The place that quietly bookmarked my growth while I was busy thriving in the sun.

floating

Ocean water warmer than the Winter breeze that drifts across the sand. Diving under waves; weightless.

Burleigh Heads

A waterfall: existing in a delicate balance between past and future
Drawing from rivers once forged into the landscape ~ To create magic, now
Before altered in flooding rains or vanishing in drought.

Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park

Thoughts echoing through the valley with the drifting calls of a sooty owl.

Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park

Springbrook National Park

flying

Strolling quietly along suspension bridges one moment; the next, knotting the end of my dress to climb a vertical ladder, secured to a fig tree 30 meters high, peeking above the rainforest canopy.

O'Reilly's Treetop Walk

O'Reilly's Treetop Walk

O'Reilly's Treetop Walk

Soaring: Crimson Rosellas and King Parrots, a flurry of vibrant freedom choosing to rest on our heads while fairy wrens watch curiously through the foliage.

Parakeets at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Parakeets at O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat
O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

A high school haiku flutters into my consciousness:

Lie amongst the earth

When you look up, watch the clouds

As they float, fly, soar

Lamington National Park

grounded

Nurtured by the air and water; rooted in the earth.

Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park

Lamington National Park

Sunrise at Surfer's Paradise

Sunrise at Surfer's Paradise

Sunset drive

– T

// Broadbeach. Burleigh Heads. Springbrook National Park. Lamington National Park. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Surfer’s Paradise.

Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park Lookout

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