A picture tells a story of a thousand words

A picture tells a story of a thousand words

It is said that every picture tells a story. That a picture speaks a thousand words.

And I whole heartedly believe it to be true.

I set out this morning with two of my favourite things – my boots (which enable me to four wheel over mud and everything at this time of year) and my camera. These days attached to my I-phone.


What a picture also does, which isn’t talked about quite so much is reveal our mood and say a lot about our perception and view of the world at that current time.

Are we focused on light or shadow? Nature or architecture? Do we see colour? Are we looking up at the sky or down at our feet? A picture really does paint a story of a thousand words. I love to take a series of photos when I am walking. For fun. Often I will see something in an instance which makes me usually either gasp in surprise or smile with joy and before I know it the action to reach for my camera is quite involuntary.

If you do this too take a look at your sequence of pictures when you return and see if you can decide what story they tell. It’s fun. And it’s fascinating.

Here I share the pictures I took on today’s walk. Which I have termed the majesty of autumn. The colour, texture and light out there this morning were extraordinary. Have a terrific Sunday and great fun with your camera when you are out walking.

Warmest Regards Alison



  • Rosemary Wright
    Posted at 16:30h, 04 December Reply

    Oh Alison, those pictures are a real wow. When we were walking in Wiltshire, Dorset and Somerset the trees were starting to turn but Nature has fully unveiled herself in your photos. Thank you!
    In contrast, we are experiencing the onslaught of a dry hot Summer on the Queensland coast.
    But even here in the sweltering heat, Nature finds a way.
    Today we were walking in the cool, shady mountains of the Lamington National Park about an hour from the Gold Coast and the contrasting coolness to the Coast was a heady delight.
    I really enjoyed this walk for its peaceful and relaxed pace, a contrast to our usual Thursday bush bash!
    Loved anchoring the rear end of our group and taking time to listen to the rich bird life: they were so happy to have us join them. They chortled to each other in delight. Such noisy birds after the gentle English varieties that really do chirp, chirrup and tweet.
    Today we were chorused by flocks of birds declaring their full voiced presence. I do believe I even heard a wolf whistle or two….they were for the girls, I’m sure. I think the cat birds were squarcking for the boys……
    What a creative girl is mother Nature! Doesn’t she just relish variety of textures, designs and colours.
    She plum took my breath away. She rained red flowers upon us….! I’ll send you a couple of the best photos Alison.
    Incidentally, if any walkers over there are coming to visit this part of the world, we would be delighted to have you join us on our Thursday mid week walking group.
    Do feel free to contact me:
    It’s an extraordinary part of the world for bush walking.
    Rosemary W

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