Tuesday 26th October 2021

My Favourite Landscape. #SundayStills.#5. 16/2021.

My Favourite Landscape. #SundayStills. #5.  16/2021.

Each week I am writing and posting here for inclusion in the #SundayStills from this blogger and kind person, Terri from here.

This is my fifth post! I think I must be liking the new category for my blogging. Of course it is made better by the company I keep including Australian-based bloggers too.

Asking for my favourite landscape is a lot like asking for a post about my favourite grandchild. They are all favourites in different ways!

So, that’s my basis for this post.

I do like to be out in nature sometime each week even if it IS just for a down time, some taking in of the air and sounds, or maybe some splashing in water.

A landscape for me can be as simple as a view from a window, to a long road ahead and back to the beach for a windswept scene.

Here They Are!

Favourite Landscape: One. The Beaches of The Central Coast, New South Wales.

Norah Head. N.S.W. Looking east.


Norah Head Lighthouse. Looking North. Close to sunset.


Soldier’s Beach. Stormy weather in winter.


Lakes Beach. Post wash up of ALL the pebbles & shells!


Favourite Landscape: Two. Rural New South Wales.

Driving past country hills and pasture land of North Western N.S.W.


Narrabri: the sign points to the property that was our first home for 1971-72.


Horse and cattle studs not far from where we live.

Favourite Landscape: Three. One River. From a Few Places: Wyong, New South Wales.

The Wyong River wends its way to The Entrance and eventually The Ocean.


Part of the Wyong River at Porter’s Creek.


The lake from Tuggerawong.


More delightful reflections at Porter’s Creek.

Favourite Landscape: Four. Bridges and A Jetty from Lakes on the New South Wales Central Coast.


The bridge at Budgewoi Creek, is a special place for mindfulness for me.


A view from the northern side. Love the reflections. I came here to ponder many things happening in my life and when I was diagnosed with cancer, it was to here I came.


No chance of a walk after this flooding rain!


Long Jetty is a former jetty on the lake and now ideal for photos!

Favourite Landscape Five. Clouds and Reflections On the Tuggerah Lakes.

The hills, the clouds…and the solo pelican


I never tire of taking photos of the lake when it’s so still like this.

And even though I originally had 4 favourites, I added a fifth as I wrote the post!

I hope you enjoy seeing my part of Australia as much as I enjoy finding spots to photograph like these. Oh, and they are all via my Iphone 11 ProMax.

And joining with Natalie for #weekendcoffeeshare here too.



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  1. Fabulous landscapes, Denyse! I can’t really pick a favorite, but the one Long Jetty is stunning. I can see why that one bridge offered you solace in your time of illness. The reflections of the clouds on the lake are so sharp. I’m glad you are enjoying Sunday Stills!

    • Thanks very much Terri. Long Jetty is used a great deal as a prop for photos and for capturing sunsets!

      Yes, loving the connection with others via #sundaystills.


  2. Such lovely images Denyse, a real variety and it’s hard to pick favourites isn’t it? I associate many photos with the emotions I was feeling at the time regardless of whether they are a ‘good’ photo or not. So glad you are enjoying Sunday Stills!

  3. Thanks Debbie, I think you are right. I also think I remember my emotions at the time for the many 1000s of images I have taken!!


  4. I love your landscape photos Denyse. They are very Aussie, from beach to countryside. I’ve been enjoying your #SundayStilks

    • Thanks Jennifer, they are rich in their variety and I am so fortunate to live close to them.

      So appreciate your kind words.


  5. Denyse, This is a very nice collection of landscape photos. I like the beaches, the calm lake with cloud reflections and the long jetty. Thank you for sharing #WeekendCoffeeShare

    • Thanks so much Natalie.

      I am spoilt for landscape choices where we live now. Very glad to when I can get outside to enjoy them. We are having a rainy day today so it’s inside for me and blogging!


  6. Hi, Denyse – We joined #SundayStills at exactly the same time (Year in Review was my first post as well). I’m loving the community there, and this has been a great nudge to my otherwise standoffish muse! 😀
    Your photographs are beautiful! I love seeing your views of Australia.
    I look forward to seeing your interpretation of ‘Fallen’ soon!

    • Lovely to see you here too Donna!

      I think whilst I was wanting not to increase my blogging posts each week, this one, found via our mutual blogging friend Debbie Harris, is one where I can use my creativity and share some of Australia to others.

      I am enjoying it very much. Little secret…I have made the post for fallen and it’s not about leaves!!


  7. You’re right, it really is difficult or impossible to say what landscape is the best or favourite.. all of them have their own beauty. From yours, I like the seascapes, and I especially have a weakness for lighthouses!

    • Ah lovely to know that you love the lighthouses Susanne.

      They are majestic in structure and oh so necessary. The one I take photos of and in the area has prevented so many shipwrecks. Reassuring to see its light.

      We get our weather status ands updates from weather stations inside the grounds of the lighthouse and they are sent to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.


  8. They are all so peaceful, great photos. I’d like to take a walk out to that lighthouse.

    • Thank you Maria, I love to walk down the path leading to the lighthouse. I will do this again when the weather cools. From there, steps lead down to the rocky platforms and the ocean. Very special.


  9. Thanks for sharing this! Also aware that a lot of them are places I’ve loved too! 🙂

    • Thanks Sanch, kind of never get tired of finding something lovely to photograph here and I love your engagement with all the visuals northern Sydney has to offer.


  10. Nice landscapes. I love the reflection of clouds on the lake.