When I first started blogging, I realised I had to take some photos to accompany my words.  Now, after nearly two years of blogging (how is that possible?), I search for words to accompany my photos.  This blogging business has also re-ignited my True Love’s passion for his own photography.  He hasn’t been this happy in a long time.  Maybe we will find what we are looking for someday.

This Riparian Dreamscape

We chased the light together
along the water course

©Reflections of An Untidy Mind (Tracy)

and found ourselves reflected
in the eyes of small creatures

©Reflections of An Untidy Mind (TL)

and large.

©Reflections of An Untidy Mind (TL)

In this riparian dreamscape,
we begin again.

This is my response to the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge — Dreamy.  Click on the link to find out more about the weekly Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and how to participate.  All welcome.

The dreamboat has a new toy.  I think we shall be seeing more of his photos.

Kind Regards.


49 thoughts on “Dream Lover

  1. I understand that trajectory; my photography began for much the same reason. I haven’t managed to get The Big T interested yet, but my boy-child definitely shares the passion.

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  2. How wonderful to have shared interests, Tracy! Life certainly becomes more worthwhile with same passions. May your search for what you are looking for continues…the journey is often more fun than the destination! ❤️
    Lovely pics and lines. 🙂

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  3. A beautiful post, Tracy. So beautiful – both in words and photos. Love the dreamy colour constellations and the animals themselves. The red eye is perfect. Congratulations on finding a common interest! So useful and enriching. I too started out writing, poetry, but soon realized that nobody reads Swedish poetry anymore…and my English is not good enough for my poetry writing – so photography for me as well. My husband photographs too, but not that passionate and he is concentrated on documentary shots as he is lecturing about the country visited.
    You will find your dream…while searching. I haven’t found mine. But some people never do.
    Keep going.

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      1. “There is a lot of poetry in your photographs”. That’s a lovely line and I agree that there’s a lot of poetry in Ann-Christine’s photos. Well said. And I enjoyed your Riparian Dreamscape.. nice!

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  4. My husband tries to share my interest in photography. That is to say, he brings his camera with him wherever we go. Rarely takes a photo but, bless him, he has the camera with him. 😀

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  5. The gaze of the raven and the kangaroo draw the viewer into your images and lead one to speculate on them as sentient creative beings and as fellow travellers. On the West Coast of Canada, the ravens of myth are said to have released the sun from its confinement and mankind from their confinement in a clam shell. Bill Reid’s carving of this creation myth, “The Raven and the First Men” depicts this moment. Emily Carr’s painting, “Big Raven” is one many images of West Coast iconography. What is the kangaroo’s place in mythology? They are often depicted on rock paintings of the Aborigines. But I know little about them. Your images are compelling and thought provoking.

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    1. Thank you, Sid. I’m sorry I’ve been a little caught up with dog issues. It just keeps getting worse.

      I did a post recently on the Australian raven (Raven Mad). They feature in First Nations dreaming stories as well. A couple of readers mentioned their role in Canadian creation stories.

      There are many different mobs (tribes) of Australian First Nations people. They each have slightly different dreamtime stories. Each child also has a totem. My husband has a friend whose totem is the kangaroo. Her responsibility is to protect the kangaroo. Her mob would not hunt them for food, although other clans with different totems would. It is all very complicated. So I can’t really answer your question, except to say that all native animals and plants are connected to the dreamtime. You can watch a story on how the kangaroo got its pouch on youtube.
      Also, the bird in photo is a white-winged chough. It is only distantly related to a raven (a completely different family) and is named after the northern hemisphere chough for its likeness but there is no relationship. This is the case for many Australian birds, eg. robins.

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  6. Wonderful photos, Tracy, and how very ‘nourishing’ to be able to work your words around TL’s compositions. I should say that WP has been sending your lovely comments on my blog into SPAM. I’ve hopefully extracted them. Sometimes you don’t now which way is up with Word Press and their wobbles.

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  7. I think I’m still too wound up in my own music challenge, because now all I can hear is Bono singing: “And I still haven’t found what I’m looking for”! LOL! 😀 (One of my faves btw).
    Isn’t it just wonderful how blogging evolves us? We find new interests, and even better, your blogging has managed to re-ignite your True Love’s passion for photography!! In my mind that’s one of the greatest gifts we can get from blogging, that and finding new friends, of course. 🙂 The photos are so beautiful, I love how the kangaroo is looking at me/us, and I can see a duck or goose in the shape of that driftwood beside the bird – how awesome is that!?

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    1. Hello Sarah, welcome back. Yes, blogging has had many benefits. We are looking forward to blue skies and a few more walks. It is a lovely time of year. I’m so pleased you like the photos. We have had such a bonanza of creatures visit us. They have cheered me up enormously.

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      1. Thank you, Tracy! It’s lovely to be back, I really missed you and look forward to read all your posts that I missed out during my break soon! 😀

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