Of shimmering ice and coral caves

Back in the mists of time, when the world was young and I didn’t have wrinkles, I had the cheek to write a Gallery Post that didn’t include photos.  The theme was ‘A Novel Idea’ and it was supposed to be photos inspired by a favourite book.  The book I chose was ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and my general gist was that I was waiting to include the photos that we took on our trip.

We’ve been home a while now, and I’ve still not sorted through my photos.  They’re sitting on a hard drive, and I’ve not even looked at half of them since I took them.  So when I saw this week’s Gallery Prompt, Landscapes, I got a bit excited.  Now is the time.  I can’t pretend that I’ve done an exhaustive cataloguing process, but I’ve had a quick trawl and tried to come up with a few that could illustrate Julia Donaldson’s fabulous book.

Of shimmering ice and coral caves and shooting stars and enormous waves, and towering icebergs and far-off lands with fiery mountains and golden sands.

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18 comments
  1. I knew I recognised your post title but couldn’t think where from! That book was one of my daughter’s favourites for a while 🙂
    I love your photos, especially the waterfall one.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      That was taken near Luang Prabang in Laos, lovely place.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      It’s a great book isn’t it?

  2. I dream of one day seeing the things you saw and touching the sands that represent the freedom your children experienced,

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      What a poetic comment! Thank you.

  3. I was drawn in straight away by that line from The Snail and the Whale and the pics didn’t disappoint. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      You’re welcome!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      Thank you.

  4. I think this is absolutely perfect. We love this book and the pictures fit. Job done, well done.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      You are most kind x

  5. Couldn’t think where the words came from at first, so familiar but just out of reach. Love The Snail and the Whale – often makes me want to cry. Lovely pictures to fit the theme of the book too.

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      It’s a beautiful book. Thanks.

  6. Jacq said:

    I love your turtle photo!

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      Thanks, that was a special day.

  7. What wonderful photo’s, and how wonderful to pick them to accompany the Snail and the Whale…I just love Julia Donaldson, even though I am 44 (I do work with children though, so I can use that as an excuse)

    Lou 🙂

    • itsasmallworldafterallfamily said:

      It’s one of my favourite books, not just one of my favourite children’s books.

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