August Interlude…

Day Six:

My August Interlude for 2017 has come to an end and I return home to Ballarat -it’s purpose of personal rest, relaxation and reflection has been fulfilled.

During my daily wanderings, from my base in Torquay, along the surf coast from Lorne to Barwon Heads I have been inspired by my observations. Listening has been a constant companion -listening to the voice of the God of creation, the one true God, the Rock of my salvation.

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun. It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, like a champion rejoicing to run his course. It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is deprived of its warmth. The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the Lord are radiant, giving light to the eyes. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm, and all of them are righteous. They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the honeycomb. By them your servant is warned; in keeping them there is great reward. But who can discern their own errors? Forgive my hidden faults. Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord , my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 19:1‭-‬14 NIV

Andrew Thomas, Photographer

While I have known Andrew for a number years I have only recently started following his daily blog.

He roams within a fortytwo kilometre radius of his home city, Ballarat, taking remarkable photographs.

Some recent photographs of two of his favourite destinations…

Early morning at Lake Wendouree…

Aerial view of Lal Lal Falls…

Why fortytwo kilometres? Andrew reckons that if his car breaks down he could  still run home!

Recently Andrew completed a major project, publishing a photographic record of all fiftynine national parks , to coincide with the centennial year of the USA National Parks Service. His book, The National Parks of the United States: A Photographic Journey, is now available online through Amazon.com.

Andrew’s work reveals his passion for capturing the light and shade and colour of a moment, or the majestic grandeur of his surroundings, or the detail in his glimpses of nature.

The Apostle Paul claims,

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

Romans 1:20 NIV

And I am brought to my knees in awe.

Thank you, Andrew.

August Interlude…

Day Four:

I had hoped to walk from Point Impossible back to Torquay on the Surf Coast track this morning. See http://www.surfcoastwalk.com.au/

However, there was water over the road into the Point. Instead, not to be denied, I drove to Brimlea and walked along the coastline to the Point.

On my way…

Far…

Near…

And…

On to Barwon Heads for lunch…

From Barwon Bluff…

The bridge at Barwon Heads…

I’ve placed this post under additional categories. They all apply personally for I am seeking God during my August Interlude of rest, relaxation and reflection.

Til tomorrow…

August Interlude…

Day Three:

First let me correct a mistake in yesterday’s post, Day Two of my August Interlude. The photograph of Point Addis was in fact Point Roadknight.

Here’s Point Addis…

…also taken during my travels on Day Two.

Now for day three.. morning has broken at Torquay…

I revisited Point Roadknight on my way to Lorne.

On the track…

A different perspective…

The lighthouse at Split Point, Aireys Inlet…

Looking to Lorne for lunch…

Looking back…from the track to the pier.

Traveling the Great Ocean Road once again brought back many fond memories of family times, and with the memories tears of joy.