Reality bites,it seems.

 

A Tropical Sunset,palm fronds silhouetted against a glowing skyA Tropical Sunset,palm fronds silhouetted against a glowing skyA Tropical Sunset,palm fronds silhouetted against a glowing sky
A Tropical Sunset, Gold Coast Australia.

This is perhaps a truer depiction of the Colours of Christmas on the Gold Coast. However,our local councils have set up artificial, plastic pine decorated Christmas trees where there are groves of tall majestic Bunyas , Norfolk island pines or similar types of fir like trees.

If eyes were fully open they might notice that Nature has been busy making her seasonal statement.

Flame tree
Mother nature decorates

To me this practice of favouring plastic replication is  bewildering . It seems as if  there is an encouragement to consider that the true beauty of the natural world is tawdry and that artificial replicas represent beauty and reality. Or is it another means of assisting and encouraging disconnection, of making people desensitized to the world around them,unable to discern and to seek knowledge and wisdom for themselves?

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Sea and Sky

Pines framing clouds lit by setting sun
Silhouettes at Sunset

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.”
― Victor HugoLes Misérables  (from  Good reads)

Seagulls along the shoreline
Spectators

This week we walked by the sea. The sunset arrived, gently.

Sunset reflections in clouds and in the sea picutre taken at Burleigh Beach,Gold Coast.Queensland
Clouds and Sea

In partnership, the sea and the sun began to play with light and colour .

Sunlit clouds over Burleigh,Qld.
Aglow

As did I.

Playing with Light and Colour- and the computer.
Colour Play

But the “real ” is far more spectacular.

White wave caps glowing as light is reflected at sunset
Lightwaves