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Welcome to my 2012 calendar: Inspirations – a combination of words that are worth a thousand pictures with pictures that worth a thousand words.

The photos are a few of my favourites from my photographic tour of New Zealand’s south island in 2010.

Each month is an inspirational quote. They are as follows:

January: Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

February: Each moment is a place you’ve never been.

March: Don’t go where the path may lead, instead go where there is no path…and leave a trail

April: The one who wills is the one who can.

May: Everyone can navigate in fine weather.

June: In every season of the year, there is something magical to be found.

July: Finding a moment to be quiet and peaceful, is more precious than a thousand moments.

August: There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but only one view.

September: Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards

October: In the mad rush of life, take time to reflect on the day’s infinite beauty.

November: Every raindrop is like a precious moment, capture them all.

December: The best things in life….are not things.

camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1


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I love being a tourist in my own country; the unique flora and fauna, the wonderful people, the striking vivid colours. Photography has opened up my country to me. I try to get out into it & photograph it as often as I can. Access to the great Australian outback is within easy reach of everyone! I hope you take the time to view some of my photos & I hope that they inspire you to go for a drive on the weekend and see what you can see.

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  • Steve Hildebrandt
    Steve Hildebrandtabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, Paula!

  • thanks so much Steve! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • TeAnne
    TeAnneabout 4 years ago

    I love it Paula :) Especially the bulls.

  • thanks TeAnne! catching the bulls headbutting was a real “moment” for me – so exciting! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Glynn Jackson
    Glynn Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Awesome work congrats Paula, hope you sell loads

  • thanks Glynn!! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldabout 4 years ago

    Totally gorgeous calendar Paula, hope you sell heaps!

  • thankyou Barb, me too! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • rina  thompson
    rina thompsonabout 4 years ago

    just brilliant Paula!!!

  • thanks Rina!! nice to see you here!!!! x

    – Paula McManus

  • Katariina Lonnakko
    Katariina Lonn...about 4 years ago

    Lovely calendar! October is my fav! :)

  • thanks Katariina! I love that shot too! :)

    – Paula McManus

  • wendywoo1972
    wendywoo1972about 4 years ago

    really beautiful Paula July is my favourite

  • thanks Wendy! I so want to go back there and see that spot in the winter – it would be magical :)

    – Paula McManus

  • eMalec
    eMalecalmost 4 years ago

    another beautiful calendar.Love it.

  • thanks so much Elena! :)

    – Paula McManus

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