The creek that runs within Barratt Reserve at West
Beach, South Australia.
Photographed in 1984-5.
Down at the creek in the morning a beautiful, clear and peaceful
autumn morning. There is new growth all around. Glistening water lying
still and flat, perfection and at ease, freedom. A marvellous simple window
to a mysterious world of reversed space, movement and deep colours. There
are rich cool colours in the shadowed and half-shadowed areas, with plenty
of ochres and golds lying in the sun. The clear blue sky overhead is reflected
as deep blues and purples.
Such a beautifully cool gentle breeze providing soft, delicate
A school of small red fish bubble the surface of the water. The sounds
are crisp and clear. The sun feels warm through my shirt.
Its all so easy, and so peaceful for me so enjoyable
so simple. I can smell the soil Im sitting on. I can smell rich
creek smells, and smell grasses warming in the sun. Everything is so clear
and easy, and all happening together, happening now.
It is a foolish person who thinks they can take all of this for granted.
It is true adventure to look around and see what is here. It is bloody
marvellous! A beautiful experience.