A little something I wrote for the festive season with some random photos from the year

Merry Christmas to you..and I’m sorry it’s late

But at last I have finally caught up with this date

It is not something huge, for me in my life

With family scattered and not having a wife

Fishing off one of the jettys along the Noosa River

I started with coffee at breaking of dawn

Getting news for my blog on this year’s Christmas morn

I was up on the river just near Noosa Sound

Just to drink Old Salt Coffee with rain tumbling down

Rhian and Rhiana creating coffee for the hoards Christmas morning

Then later I took a phone call from son one

Seems he’d had a big night and his head was undone

Some news of concern at the place he did stay

Super typhoon Nock-ten would be landing that day

Aline carefully descends the cliff face at Mt Tinbeerwha during her abseiling course with The Outdoor Education Consultants

Then later a call  this time son number two

And we chatted of things in his life that were new

Then a friend not believing I am happy just me

Insisted that I go around there for tea

Well formed steps help the traveller along the way

Alas there was eating  ham, jellies and such

By the end of it all I had ate much too much

After Family Feud and then Pictionary

I headed on home and sleep overcame me

Blue Dragonfly on my walk near Kondilla Falls

So that was my Christmas, but what of your own?

Was it big celebrations? Another year flown?

Did you spend the day cooking, preparing the food

Or was it a day spent in lazier mood.

Coolum Hotel, Good Music and Nadia Colbourn

Or maybe some time you spent walking the beach

Your phone in your hand and your arm you’d out reached

To take just one selfie, your record of fame

So in years to come you can think “Oh how lame”.

A kayak and a paddle board went for a morning swim

And so as I said in my opening line

I wish you good Christmas and good happy times

And as good that in two oh one six it has been

I wish you the best in two oh seventeen 

A Room With A View…. Maroochy River

Super Moon

Movember MoonI guess every photographer will be pointing their lens at tonight’s super moon.  This is the closest the moon will be for some time and so has been billed as an iconic event.

Photographing the moon has never been a real favourite of mine but I couldn’t let this one slip by unchallenged.

Moon On The SeaThere were clouds on the horizon and the moon was well into the heavens by the time it became visible.  This meant that it had also lost some of its magnificence.

These are my contribution to what will be the most posted subject on the net tonight.

An Icconic moon as it will be the largest it will be in my lifetime
An Icconic moon as it will be the largest it will be in my lifetime

Moon On A Boat Shed

Just a one off photo I took while walking along the Maroochy River at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.  Iconic boat-shed that must be one of the most photographed buildings in Maroochydore under a rising moonMoon on boathouse