WITH only a few sleeps before the big man in a red suit and white beard visits I would like to take a moment to wish all my friends, followers and visitors to Coulton’s Country a very Merry Christmas.
Without your encouragement and positive feedback this page would not have continued and for that I thank you.
It wasn’t until I started looking back over the past twelve months of photos that I realised how many places I have visited, people I have met and new experiences I have achieved.
This photograph of QCAS Next Generation secretary Kerri Robertson, Goondiwindi, and her three-year-old son, Will, has to be a favourite for 2014. Click on the images to visit the Coulton's Country Christmas gallery.
This year I have been to Townsville, Cairns, Karumba, Cloncurry, Emerald, Springsure, Clermont, Rockhampton, Roma, Mitchell, all over the Darling Downs and throughout south east Queensland (on numerous occasions) and through many parts of the Northern Rivers, NSW. That’s naming a few and I have probably missed some too...
For me twenty-fourteen has been an eventful year. It has definitely flown by; there is no doubt about that! And I can honestly say it has been another great year for me.
During my adventures throughout central Queensland I came across this old shack and amazing tree. If only walls and trees could talk - imagine the stories they could tell!
It is nice to be able to say that because not so long ago I was one of many people saying “good riddance to that year” and “those twelve months should never be repeated”. My heart goes out to the people who have had one of “those” years and especially to the families that have been doing it tough due to the drought. Thoughts and prayers are with you all and I hope the sky opens up and that heaven showers you with inches of beautiful soaking rain.
While doing a photo shoot for something totally different this little one came right up to say hello. A form of innocence is in all of us and we were both intrigued with each other.
Thank you to everyone who has shared a role in my 2014. Throughout the year I have strengthened many friendships, met some great new people and become even closer with my fellow work colleagues. I am grateful to everyone who has made this a memorable twelve months and look forward to working with many of you again in 2015.
To the people who don’t know me personally, yet follow my blog – thank you too! I hope that my photographs bring a smile to your day and leave you loving the country way of life a little more.
I took this photograph through the window of the ute while driving around a Toogoolawah property. I love the look shown here between a "father and his son".
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May this silly season be filled with plenty of love, laughter, happiness, good health, family, friends and loved ones (pets – can’t forget the four-legged ones we love).
Until my next Coulton’s Country adventure...
Stay safe, be kind to one another and happy snapping!