Another rather sad and disturbing indication of the severity of the current drought that is ravaging the countryside and farms of Australia.

*Rusty Lakebed
Author: martin steinbrugger

Many times life can seem like a thirsty barren land…
As though all our hopes and dreams,
Are little more than rusty grains of sand.

Parched by disappointment time and time again…
Without hope life is but a severe drought,
That seems to have no end.

Like clouds looming on the horizon withholding their rain…
So too, unless we let go of our past,
We can never be healed from all our pain.

Apart from God we are as trees without water,
Destined too whither and die…
For God is the source of our eternal hope,
Through whom all life is meant to thrive!

Inspired by Phil Thomson’s photo “Rusty Lakebed”*


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I often stand in awe and admire the beauty of God’s Creation. The colours, textures, tones and shapes,especially the way the light falls and reflects, thus revealing things often overlooked, particularly during the grandeur of a sunrise or sunset, or the spectacle of a rainbow.
I really just want to try and capture and share some of what I see as “The Creator’s Handiwork”.

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  • digitalmidge
    digitalmidgeover 6 years ago

    omygosh, this is unbelievably colourful and gorgeous, I stand gob…surreal…

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 6 years ago

    Phil Fantastic shot, just great colour

  • salsbells69
    salsbells69over 6 years ago

    Goodness..the emphasis and dynamics of the drought you have brought out in this image Phil is AWESOME. I need some lessons~!!!! Excellent.

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 6 years ago

    A question Phil where was it taken ?

  • Chris  Willis
    Chris Willisover 6 years ago

    I agree with you, Phil….very sad! But it’s a wonderful composition…and the colours are superb. It looks great in the frame.

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 6 years ago

    Even better viewed LARGER

  • ByrneFoto
    ByrneFotoover 6 years ago

    Great image Phil and highlights the drought conditions very well, the colour is brilliant, awesome work!

  • Claire  Farley
    Claire Farleyover 6 years ago

    Sad for the farmers, but you have produced an excellent shot!

  • Maximus
    Maximusover 6 years ago

    Phil, this is simply STUNNING. :)

  • justlinda
    justlindaover 6 years ago

    Yes, even better viewed larger, hope you can show one of this filled with water soon.

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