Nambucca rock art by girlie

Nambucca rock art

It's hard to concentrate on posting when our friends and relatives are facing the worst cyclone in recorded history in the north of Queensland tonight. A cyclone almost as big as the United States and as strong as Katrina is bearing down on Far North Queenslanders as I write, with almost certain loss of life and certain devastation of property.
Today, in northern New South Wales, we enjoyed a hot (38 deg C) day with a stiff breeze, courtesy of the outskirts of the imminent cyclone. I spent the day first at the airconditioned cinema, where we watched the Coen Bros' True Grit, then at Nambucca Heads, where we swam in the cool waters of the Nambucca River. The nearby breakwater has a display of artwork similar to that at Port Macquarie, that I posted recently. Tourists and backpackers have left their mark in a colourful fashion. I'll make a collage of some of the more interesting ones when things settle down. In the meantime, this is where I spent much of my day.
Great pic. Hoping all is well with everyone in QLD.
February 2nd, 2011  
Our hearts go out to all waiting for this monster storm to hit tonight. I doubt there will be much sleep across Australia tonight.
February 2nd, 2011  
I bet it is Robin - been thinking of friends in Brisbane - have written but imagine they have already got the heck out of there.

Love the pic.
February 2nd, 2011  
@miranda Don't worry, Miranda. Brisbane is nowhere near the cyclone. Queensland is a huge state and the cyclone is way north of Brissie.
February 2nd, 2011  
Thanks for sharing the striking image and also for voicing our concerns about our fellow Australians in NQ and FNQ.
February 2nd, 2011  
My heart goes out to the people in Queensland too...what a tragedy to be hit by those floods and now a mammoth cyclone. Hopefully not too many lives will be lost. This is a wonderful shot Robin, I love the bright colours amidst your stunning landscape, you have shot it to perfection.
February 2nd, 2011  
What a great shot, I love all the great vivid colours on the rocks. Yasi sure is a horror story about to happen :(
February 2nd, 2011  
I've been watching it all on tv. What is about to happen is awful, I can't believe that the flood cleanup hasn't even really started yet and now QLD is going to get this. I know I won't be sleeping for awhile, I'm glued to the screen.
You've taken a great photo, very colourful art.
February 2nd, 2011  
What wondeful vivid colours. Thought and prayers will al those affected by Yasi.
February 2nd, 2011  
Great colors on the rock art. Will keep all those people in my thoughts & prayers.
February 2nd, 2011  
Love those colourful rocks, but I understand that your thoughts are somewere else. I hope your loved ones will be safe for this storm, and also the other people in that area.
February 2nd, 2011  
It's just crazy ~ So much dreadful weather fallout that your beautiful country has had to deal with lately, Robin. I hope that those in the path of Yasi are heading for higher ground. My thoughts are with all those in harm's way of the monster storm.
February 2nd, 2011  
I do like this stone decorating style, it makes a place look brighter and fun. Hope you enjoyed the film, it's on my list being a fan of the Coens'. Will it reap any prizes after all the Oscar nominations it's earned.
February 2nd, 2011  
Love the rock art. Likewise hope my children and dear friends will be OK in Qld and that Yasi does minimal damage.
February 2nd, 2011  
These are just great. Looks beautiful. Captured them beautifully.
February 2nd, 2011  
Hope it causes as little problem as possible.
February 2nd, 2011  
Beautiful photo, my thoughts are with the people of Queensland tonight/tomorrow.
February 2nd, 2011  
Love this pic! Thinking of everyone in QLD.
February 2nd, 2011  
Mind boggling how those waters can look so inviting and tranquil and elsewhere is devastation . May your loved ones be safe x
February 2nd, 2011  
This is a beautiful shot

Thinking of everyone in QLD
February 2nd, 2011  
so scary Robin...and your waters are so calm. I hope everyone is ok and survives that insane weather. This photo is pretty amazing with the calm picturesque water and sand right next to the graffiti rocks. Love the contrast
February 2nd, 2011  
Beautifully captured..your compositions are so wonderful...
February 2nd, 2011  
i love this--the water--it looks so warm and inviting!
February 2nd, 2011  
My thoughts and prayers are with those in Queensland. Beautiful shot, by the way!
February 2nd, 2011  
What an absolutely beautiful photo, Robin. I love everything about it . . great composition, the blue of the water, the perfect placement of the clouds. Wow! My thoughts with the people of Queensland.
February 2nd, 2011  
Great capture of the art and landscape. Tragic that this storm is headed for the same towns devastated 5 years ago by another cyclone. All the best to those in harms way, hope they are in a better position to face this one having been through a similar storm recently.
February 2nd, 2011  
cool shot love the art on the rocks
February 2nd, 2011  
Great shot. There is something neat to see from the rocks to the clouds. Nicely captured.
February 2nd, 2011  
Rocks and color, two of my favorite things -- Nice!
February 2nd, 2011  
Enjoy the moments of peace that each of us are given.
February 2nd, 2011  
this is such a beautiful photo and so contrasts with the worry and concern for those in the path of the cyclone. . .we hope and pray for their safety.
February 2nd, 2011  
I was wondering if you were near there. I love the colorful picture!
February 2nd, 2011  
That certainly jazzs up the break water. I have too scared to turn the tv on! I think I should go and do it. bye.
February 2nd, 2011  
Beautiful break water. I will recommend this kind of paintings to some young talents here. I love the colors and the joy of it, as long as it does no harm to nature.
February 2nd, 2011  
I can imagine you all are pre-occupied - between the floods earlier and the cyclone now - whew. Are your seasons always like this? Colorful rocks, btw.
February 2nd, 2011  
Great Colorful Pic My Prayer Is That All Get Out Of Harms Way
February 2nd, 2011  
I absolutely love the colour in this. Fantastic shot with a great use of thirds. Love it!!!
February 2nd, 2011  
@pfmandeville Thanks Pamela. We were warned that climate change would have these effects but a lot of people didn't take much notice. May have to do a rethink! We do have these phenomena regularly but they are much more severe this year
February 2nd, 2011  
My prayers are with the people of Queensland. Being on this site really has made all of these things that happen so personal now.
This is a beautiful shot Robin. The art work is great and the water stunning. Wonderful place to live I'm sure.
February 2nd, 2011  
I've been so caught up in the drama of Egypt and the middle east that this cyclone caught me off guard. Thanks for pointing me in a new direction. I love this image. First, it reminds me of the art/grafitti that covered the Berlin Wall, but also, I love how colorful the shot is. The art work on the rocks is lovely against the vivid blue water and sky scalloped with clouds gathering above the mountain. Really beautiful.
February 2nd, 2011  
Amazing pic!
I thought immediately of you when I heard about the terrible weather. I'm glad you are not in that area, but still I hope not many people are hurt there.
February 2nd, 2011  
As if Australia hadn't had enough in the way of natural disasters in the last couple of years... My thoughts are with all of Queensland.

Great composition in this shot. The colors are wonderful not only on the rocks but in the background as well.
February 2nd, 2011  
I love the rock art you have posted-just beautiful. More importantly, I feel for the people in the path of the cyclone. Living in South Florida and experiencing hurricanes first hand, I really feel for the people of Queensland and for their safety.
February 3rd, 2011  
I love the rock art. Our weather people are so focused on the blizzard that we have gotten little news of the cyclone. Sounds frightful.
February 3rd, 2011  
Robin you created a very nice image. I like the contrast of the natural and manmade. The beautiful water and sand, mountain and clouds agains the brightly painted rocks is great. The shadowy mountain is fab. I am saddened to think the cyclone will do the damage of Katrina. After all of these years the communities affected are still in disrepair.
February 3rd, 2011  
I am praying for everyone in Queesnland and hoping there are no lives lost with this storm. They have already had enough with the floods. I love this photo, the art is really amazing and the colors. Why did they have to name that storm in Louisiana Katrina? I used to love my name until I started having to share it with that devastating storm! lol
February 3rd, 2011  
Nice colorful shot! Nice & cheerful! Such devastation but from what I've read, no loss of life. Your country has had enough disasters. Time for it to stop. Glad you are safe & away from this one. My heart goes out to your friends & relatives who may face rebuilding of their homes & lives.
February 3rd, 2011  
Wow! You do amazing work with colors.
February 3rd, 2011  
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Big thanks to everyone for your wonderful comments and also your well wishes. Although there was widespread destruction, it seems that there's been no loss of life so far. I'm impressed with the way everybody from the government down prepared for this disaster. The rebuilding will be a major headache, I'm sure. Thanks again.
February 3rd, 2011  
@girlie Yes Robin - Anna Bligh for PM! So pleased to hear that there were no injuries (or worse) and three babies born during the cyclone!
February 3rd, 2011  
Yes I am sure we all sighed with relief that Yasi has not wrought more destruction than expected. I guess the tourists there are more creative than the ones there as I have not seen rock art like that here. A very colourful capture for sure!
February 3rd, 2011  
Amazing colours so cool x
February 3rd, 2011  
My heart just goes out to all of the people whose lives have been affected by the terrible weather this year. It just doesn't seem to end. As for the picture, It's a wonderful colorful picture. I think I have a love/hate feeling about the idea I love the look of natural rocks by the beach, but if the graffiti has been done in good taste and in an agreeable manner, then it can be fun. Just not sure??
February 3rd, 2011  
love this!! so so sorry to hear about the cyclone, oh my gosh!!
February 4th, 2011  
I love Nambucca, a beautiful place!
February 7th, 2011  
Fun shot....so cheerful and colorful! Too bad so many have suffered with all the severe weather you've been having. You all deserve a break from Mother Nature, that's for sure!
February 9th, 2011  
How colorful and fun!
February 9th, 2011  
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