Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mental blank.

Tonight when I sat down to type this post I couldn’t think of a single thing to post about.

I seem to be using up my creative energy on my WIP and on photography at the moment.

Ah well I’ll just have to rely on the second of those for a post tonight.

Back to the Grampians tonight.

During our second day there we visited a second Aboriginal rock art site.

Like Billimina this site is also protected behind a wire barrier.

The mindless morons who vandalized this panel of figures show why the protection is needed.This panel has a faint parade of figures across it. I wonder if they represent the people who lived here or spirits.

Finally two sections that give the shelter its name Manja,Manja means ‘hands’ in the language of the people of this land.

This last photo is one of my favorite ever.Technically it isn’t a great photo but I really feel it captures the essence of this place. It feels to me that the people of old have reached down through the centuries to touch us today.

8 comments:

Linda G. said...

So cool! The last on is my favorite, too -- it just like you could reach out and touch someone across the centuries.

Anne Gallagher said...

I hear you on drawing a blank for a blog post. I'm going on hiatus next week for a few so if you don't see me, that's where I'll be.

And love these rocks. So almost supernatural.

John Gray said...

that hand print picture is my favourite too..... I love the fact that today's people will all enjoy placing their hands over those from so long ago!

Old Kitty said...

Oh those hand prints!! Aren't they just sublime! Beautiful!!

Thanks for sharing pics this most amazing of places!

Yay for your wip and photography! take care
x

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

It's like their ancient hands are reaching through time. And your pictures connect them to us.

Theresa Milstein said...

That's amazing to think how old those hand prints are. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Claudia Del Balso said...

Ah, writer's block! it happens to all of us. Well, at least you're using your energy on your manuscript and that's definitely good. ;)
These photos are really amazing!

Lisa said...

It's incredible to think of these people from so long ago leaving us a reminder of their presence.