Travel Theme: Brown

Reflection

Reflection

Last night at the opening of an exhibition I photographed this photograph of Pinnacles Beach and a starry sky …. the immediate viewers are also reflected. My son, his wife and their friend have a fabulous exhibition in town for a week, entitled Rock, Paper, Tinsnips. Here is one of Brett’s works, made of recycled metals:

Metallic Hand

Metallic Hand

Then there are some birds, always reliable for browns, which blend so easily into the surroundings of our wide brown land.

Black Duck

Black Duck

This black duck (brown really) was quite relaxed around people, being used to campers on Lake Tinaroo on the Atherton Tablelands. Similarly this emu family were not bothered as they walked ahead of us on the track towards the Mareeba Bird Sanctuary, the chicks keeping close to their father’s huge feet.

Father Emu and Chicks

Father Emu and Chicks

Beyond birds, these spectacular termite mounds are gorgeously brown! As we travelled through The Kimberley the termite mounds changed from one region to the next, but these were the most dramatic, with their rather Cappadocian feel.

termite mounds

termite mounds

In the Daintree Rainforest we explored mangroves with local indigenous guides, who taught us how to find mussels in the mud. We were barefoot, and used our toes as well as our eyes to locate the shellfish. Some people were a little more reluctant than others!

Mangrove Mud

Mangrove Mud

There are two browns in this next photograph, the brown tidal water of King Sound, Derby, Western Australia, and the brown timbered wharf, enormously high to cope with 11 metre tides. When we boarded our boat here it was low tide, and we had to carry everything down ladders to the  dinghy … but when we returned it was high tide and we were almost level with the wharf deck!

Derby Wharf

Derby Wharf

Thanks to Ailsa for suggesting brown this week … do visit and see what fellow bloggers have come up with!  Ailsa says:

You’ve got to admit, those are some pretty great browns, right? And I didn’t even include coffee or chocolate! So break out your mahogany, cinnamon, cocoa and hazel; dazzle me with toast, ecru and sepia. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Brown
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday

 

 

 

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18 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Brown

  1. Great photos for the challenge, Christine. Those termite mounds are quite amazing. I’m just imagining myself squelching barefoot through that mud, and I think I’ll pass. 🙂

  2. I’m really intrigued by that first photo. I checked out the exhibition web page I like the works of art displayed. We are spoilt for choices of brown here in Australia. You have a great selection Christine

  3. i termitai sono davvero impressionanti, ma quello che più mi ha incuriosito sono i pontili per l’alta marea….spero che non vi arrivi al galoppo come a Mont Saint Michel 🙂

    termite mounds are really impressive, but what intrigued me most are the piers for the high tide …. I hope that there comes galloping as Mont Saint Michel:-)

    • when I was a child in a small country town we had an emu in a little public menagerie …. it was huge, with enormous eyes and a wicked looking beak, but I loved to pick fresh grass for it and poke it timidly through the wire 🙂

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