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Megalong Road

Happy New Year! Thank you for following this journal throughout the past year and providing your always welcome comments.

I've changed my mind back and forth many times on how to manage my blogs in this fresh New Year.

Last year I split my time between Blue Mountains Journal and Sweet Wayfaring but feel that as a result both you and I have been missing out on the lovely natural environment in which I live so it's time for a few changes. I will aim to post here every 3 days as well as my daily Sweet Wayfaring posts. If you like walking in the wilderness stay here, if you prefer to travel through rural Australia there is an great new trip starting over at Sweet Wayfaring today.

Changes is the monthly theme day of the City Daily Community Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Words to walk with:
From Inversnaid by Gerard Manly Hopkins
"What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wilderness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wilderness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet."


  1. Joan, Joan, a paen to weeds!! Gol-ley!

    That is a lovely swervy photograph that makes me itch to be on the road again.

    I shall dip into both these ways of looking at Australia, as you may have guessed. And I look forward to the return of the verse for as long as you can manage.

    I wish you and Ian health and happiness as we swing into yet another year. I am chuffed to count you as a friend and hope we can get together again.

  2. Julie, I knew you would notice the positive reference to weeds and with a schedule with some breathing space hope to be able to add poetry/quotes. Thanks for the best wishes.

  3. I sympathize with your blog time difficulties and wish you much luck managing your time with them.

    Wishing you and your family a peaceful and love-filled new year.

  4. Joan, you know I'll follow you anywhere.

    What a beautiful road with all that lush growth. Gorgeous.

    Thanks for keeping up with me during my breaks. I hate taking them and miss everyone terribly so I appreciate you stopping by anyway. You're an inspiration to me and I've enjoyed spending the last year traveling with you. Have a great New Year's Eve and sail into the new year with joy! Much love, P

  5. You know I love and follow both blogs, so I'm glad you've made a change on posting here more often.
    Beautiful greenery!
    Happy New Year, Joan Elizabeth!

  6. Changebacks in the road, and changes in the blog, good "change" themes both. Yes, yes "Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet"!

    Three Rivers Daily Photo

  7. such a beautiful path to explore. lovely! Happy New Year and I wish you many good photos in 2010!

  8. I see there are changes afoot. I was about to comment on a photo of rocks and water that appeared in your blog feed, when it seem to have disappeared into another dimension.

  9. AB, I was doing advance posting and stuffing up the year, time etc so there may be several spurious entries. The rocks will come through sometime next week I think.

  10. "O let them be left, wilderness and wet"
    I like it.

  11. I like the thought that you've put into your changes.

  12. Inspiring photo and quote, Joan. Happy 2010 to you and your family and friends. Looking forward to exploring more of the Mountains with you.

  13. i was just wondering how you kept up three separate
    blogs...very impressive!

  14. Lea, I manage it by photographing in "series". So after a photo shoot I select the best shots and post the lot in advance. The ones here will take a little longer if I continue to include quotes as one to use does not always immediately come to mind so I often have to search to find a good match. On Burnbrae Journal the scripture quotes generally come to mind very quickly.


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