Light Pleasure


It’s the simple things that bring lasting pleasure. Dawn at looking out from Big Swamp. Too good not to stop and take the shot. It’s not a swamp it’s a wet land. European settlers misunderstood, these are not waterlogged land, but authentic wet lands. To use the term swamp is to identify land as degraded, but this is not degraded it is an ecosystem. The city council won’t change the name. Fortunately this one is protected, but many have been lost because they were viewed as swamps and filled in by developers. This one has a variety of bird life as well as other creatures.

“Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought; our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”  Samuel Johnson



Filed under bush walking, environment, nature, quote

10 responses to “Light Pleasure

  1. Amazing picture of swamp with sunlight adoring the place..

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  2. Simple things bring lasting pleasure. Absolutely concur with your view Paul. The dazzling aura of the horizon at dawn is magnificent!

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  3. Beautiful morning shot! Wetlands are amazing places. Like you say teaming with life, and a valued part of the world’s survival. I can just hear the birds waking up there!

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  4. lync56

    One of my favourite spots – and I love the sunrise

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