Category Archives: SILVER THREAD

The owl thinks all her young ones beautiful.

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Think to-day and speak to-morrow.

"English proverbs and proverbial phrases"

 

foto- ilnam estate winery

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The friend looks at the head, the enemy at the foot

"Turkish proverbs, tr. into English"

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Translation: His pants are always fastened on the second clasp.
Original in Dutch or Twents: "Zijn broek staat altijd op de vrethaak."
Source: Twents Woordenboek, 3rd ed.
Language Notes: Meaning: A big eater. Derived from fact that some trousers have a second clasp, which you could use to give yourself a little room after a meal

 

http://home1.gte.net/bruggink/sayings.html

FOTO-LUFFLEY CAFE MURWILLUMBAH 09

Fead air fuar-luirg. Whistling on cold track.

"A collection of Gaelic proverbs and familiar phrases : based on Macintosh’s collection"

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If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction. Dietrich Bonhoeffer

FOTO-GRAFFITI ON CARRIAGE AT GRAFTON NSW 09

The answer to the question, lies in the eyes of the beholder. Because their perspective on life, colours the solution. Rosemary Winters

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Plant not a palm tree in a house

http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/anf05.iii.iii.iv.xxiii.html

foto – palm trees in bilambil ‘09

In fact, one grand development of Time We found is this, that none declare it crime For each to be himself — to shout, to talk As children do — to dress, to leap, or walk, And freely think, in bounds of innocence.

"Verse"

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With beauty before me I walk
With beauty behind me I walk
With beauty above me and about me, I walk,
It is finished in beauty
It is finished in beauty
Navaho Night Chant, Looking Far West

http://www.gardendigest.com/beauty.htm

foto – shoes in bilambil 2009

But stream and pool is wet and cool: so nice for feet! The Lord of the Rings

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THE WORLD OF CHANGE.

Oh ! trust not, cling not, to the hope

Of constancy below ;

Earth’s fragile blossoms smile and droop.

Her waters ebb and flow :

Yon flow’ret withers as it springs.

Yon bird is on the range ;

Aye, even in life’s meanest things,

This is a World of Change.

Poetry (1834)

Abdy, Maria Smith, d. 1867

foto – NEVER NEVER CREEK AT THE PROMISED LAND VIA BELLINGEN NSW

One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession. French.

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The great church bells rarely sound, the full cask returns no sound.

(A proverb of the Chinese directed against babblers for whom they have a great aversion)

"Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages:

 

foto – the silver bell from jack-a-dandy,ulmarra. july 09.

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He that would have a bad morning let him walk out in a fog after a frost.

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Mystery magnifies danger as the fog does the sun.

Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages: Classified Subjectively and … (1887)

foto-Ulmarra Timber Mill on Coldstream Street. Winter’s morning 09.

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A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan. Japanese

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Why does a virtuous man take delight in the landscapes? Because the din of the dusty world and the locked-in-ness of human habitations are what human nature habitually abhors; while on the contrary, haze, mist, and the haunting spirits of the mountains are what human nature seeks, and yet can rarely find.
Kuo His

http://www.great-quotes.com/cgi-bin/viewquotes.cgi?keyword=MIST&action=search

FOTO- clarence river at ulmarra in winter mist july 2009

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Breaking the silence Of an ancient pond, A frog jumps in — Plop! Japanese

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An Inuit hunter asked the local missionary priest:
“If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?”
“No,” said the priest, “not if you did not know.”
“Then why,” asked the Inuit earnestly, “did you tell me?”
Annie Dillard, from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

FOTO – NEVER NEVER CREEK AT GLENIFFER VIA BELLINGEN 2008

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Try MACPHERSON, Robert
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia born 1937

I’d like mornings better if they started later.

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Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Eleanor Roosevelt

FOTO – BILAMBIL COTTAGE IN THE MORNING 2004

A dead elephant cannot be covered by a lotus leaf. THAI.

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Extract from the Song Cycle of the Moon Bone

The Evening Star goes down across the camp, among the white gum trees …

Far away, in these places near Milingimbi

Goes down among the Ngurulwulu people, towards the camp and the gum trees,

At the place of the Crocodiles, and of the Evening Star, away towards Milingimbi …

The Evening Star is going down, the Lotus Flower is on its stalk …

Going down among all those western clans …

It brushes the heads of the uncircumcised people …

Sinking down in the sky, that Evening Star, the Lotus …

Shining down on the foreheads of all those Sandfly people …

It sinks there into the place of the white gum trees, at Milingimbi.

Sung by the Wonguri-Mandjigai people, translated by Ronald M. Bernd

http://archives.univ-lyon2.fr/112/1/10_a_Australian_Poems_toward_Reconciliation.pdf

FOTO – BRISBANE BOTANICAL GARDENS. LOTUS GARDEN 2007

The river swells with the contribution of the small streams. Bateke Proverb

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WE ARE GOING.

They came in to the little town
A semi-naked band subdued and silent
All that remained of their tribe.
They came here to the place of their old bora ground
Where now the many white men hurry about like ants.

Kath Walker aka Oodgerdoo Noonuccal (1920-1993)

http://archives.univ-lyon2.fr/112/3/goethals_08.htm 

FOTO – “MARSHALL’S” CREEK AT “SOUTH GOLDEN BEACH”.

“Every search begins with beginner’s luck. And every search ends with the victor’s being severely tested.” Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist.

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A DILIGENT SEARCH FOR WISDOM
Seeking and searching with the same fervour as seeking for silver 
and other hidden treasures.
 
FOTO - SEARCHING IN AUCHENFLOWER.