10 on 10: The Heart of Australia

There are those people you meet who, in almost an instant, become family.   In Australia, I have a few of those friends who will forever live in my heart, and my trip here for two and a half weeks, is to be with them.  Of course, most of my travels are around my great love, the ocean, so I’m grateful that all those I know in Oz, share that love with me.

Kim and Cath in Mooloolaba

 

Byron Bay

Though I had met most of my Australian friends while living in L.A.  through my world of music, this circle of friends has grown substantially through moves, marriages, and my many visits to this beautiful Country.

Byron Bay

For the past week, I’ve been in Brisbane and surrounding beaches with my soul sister, Cath, spending time with her daughter and husband, and a few scattered friends who I’ve met through the years.

Noosa Heads

Sunset in Noosa

Next week I’ll be further South — South of Sydney, in fact,  with my friends who are deeply entrenched in music.  I consider them the modern-day Bohemian version of the Von Trapps.

Each time I’m here my heart expands and  my love for the beauty of Oz and my circle of friends grows.

Buderim — Harry Falls

Buderim – Harry Falls

These are a few snaps from my first week here.  I always love the towns with their Aboriginal names —  Mooloolaba, Narrawallee, Ulladulla, etc..  – all places I’ve visited or will be visiting in the next week here.

CJ plays at the beach in Noosa

Byron Bay

I so love Australia — for it’s people, it’s beauty, it’s laid-back attitude, and my chosen family here.  Part of that love, I suppose, comes from the fact that it is also in my blood.  I find it so exciting and telling that my great, great Grandmother was Australian — an Opera singer in Sydney!

In this 10 on 10 circle of women photogs, please check out the post of the very talented Kristina Rust, and follow around the circle for inspiration and beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:48 pm by Connie Hanks | Permalink

    Oh Kim, you’re images are always lovely and your outlook on life is so beautiful! Love all your shots – it really looks amazing there! The Byron Bay seagulls and sand art is so pretty! Glad you’re enjoying time with your friends :) Miss you – see you when you get back! xoxo

  2. Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:13 pm by Kristina | Permalink

    I want to go to there. :) What beautiful shots and what an amazing vacation. So glad you are having such a nice time with your friends. xoxo, K

  3. Posted October 16, 2014 at 1:35 am by Caterinagrace | Permalink

    Magical photographs Kimmie!! Taken by a soul filled with love of beauty <3

  4. Posted October 17, 2014 at 3:23 am by Kathleen | Permalink

    So happy for you to be with such great friends in such a gorgeous place! I also love the sand art and gulls….and the painterly CJ shot xoooo

  5. Posted October 19, 2014 at 1:39 pm by Stacey Griffin | Permalink

    Wow, looks like such a lovely place. I would love to go there some day. Great photos!

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