My Hopes, Memories and Dreams

Whale Song



There speaks a greater voice

A lush, spirited melody

We speak with wisdom

Not of creed nor race

Can you hear the harmony ?




Twirling with magnificent grace

Watch us soar

Towards the sky

We fly !

Frolicking like angels

In worship of the wind’s lullaby



‘Til suddenly…

A beckoning

An ancestral calling

Echoes from the deep below

To take us

Where the feelings go



These photos were taken on Saturday 22nd of August just off the coast of Cairns. My daughters and I embarked on a tour boat from the Cairns marina at 9am to watch the wondrous Humpback Whales frolic and play in nature’s playground just off the Great Barrier Reef. They put on a spectacular show for hours until they seemed to get bored of us and retreated. (I only wish I had a better camera to capture their true magnificence ! )

The following is a link to a beautiful Dreamtime story from the Aboriginal people, the first inhabitants of our land. Their Dreamtime stories help us to appreciate the story of creation and the spiritual connection between all creatures and the lands we share.  The story is called The Whale’s Awakening and you can find it at :



14 responses

  1. Wow, incredible…pictures, words, all of it.

    August 24, 2009 at 3:40 am

    • Thank you Jaymie. I’m grateful for the incredible experience it was and want to go do it all again !

      August 24, 2009 at 3:50 am

  2. I am so jealous! Of you for getting to see this,
    and of the whales for their freedom of thought.

    That whales and elephants hum the same kind
    of tune is particularly interesting to this tree.
    “Listen in” is right. I like the way you interpret
    their song, Colleen. Nice pics, too!

    August 24, 2009 at 10:35 am

    • Thanks Uncle Tree. I do feel very privilaged to have experienced their magnificence. They were “awesome”, in the true sense of the word…really awe inspiring.

      Maybe I’ll have to visit some elephants next to listen for their tune ! None of those in Far North Queensland though.

      August 24, 2009 at 10:23 pm

  3. Thank you, Colleen. Incredibly beautiful pictures and experience. And your poem touches our souls.
    Pam B

    August 25, 2009 at 4:24 am

    • Thank you Pam. I’m so happy to be able to share !

      August 25, 2009 at 4:29 am

  4. You are such an inspiration. I believe we’re all adding to a web of light surrounding the planet, changing things for the better. Keep on sharing, girl!

    August 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm

  5. Trapped

    I really enjoy your site and your words.

    August 26, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    • Thank you ! Glad you stopped by and took the time to comment !

      August 26, 2009 at 9:13 pm

  6. Hi there!!! What beautiful photos!! Loved your comment on my blog….. You know there are heaps of good US guys that are seeking lovely Aussie girls – no joke – the Australian is pretty popular over here!! I think they like our easy going sense of humor….. Maybe I should send some your way!!!

    August 26, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    • Ha Ha….well give them a map and point out Cairns !!!!! Truly the “man drought” here is disastrous !

      Thanks for stopping by !

      August 26, 2009 at 9:12 pm

  7. Colleen, spectacular! Beautiful, awesome, touching. Oh wow. And the way you made the photos part of the poem. You will forgive me if I can’t type too much, my carpal tunnel seems to be returning.

    August 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    • Thanks Sara. Yes it was fun choosing the photos to go with the words and vica-versa ! I hope you are not in too much discomfort for too long. Take care.

      August 28, 2009 at 4:44 am

  8. you live a beautiful life

    August 28, 2009 at 6:16 am

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