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Wash Away the Day

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. She was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, a violent marriage, and the tragic death of her 10-year-old daughter on an access visit. She eventually found herself unable to work full time and at a loss as to what the future held for her. She returned to college three years ago to study photography to complement the blog she writes about her life. When she was very young, she escaped the trauma of her childhood by retreating to fantasy. The Magic Faraway Tree was her main escape. She now finds that same sense of peace by creating fantasy pieces and enjoys not only storytelling with words but also with pictures.

About this photo: “Wash away the day – Immerse yourself in nature and take the time to treat yourself kindly.”

Find more from Livonne at her Facebook page and blog.



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13 comments on “Wash Away the Day

  1. James Work Photography
    August 1, 2016

    Livonne….beautiful image! Always love to hear a comeback story. I am working on mine…en theos…jasL

    Liked by 1 person

    • Livonne
      August 2, 2016

      Thank you. I’ve just gone and had a look at your page.. It’s great 🙂


  2. Mish
    August 1, 2016

    This is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Livonne
      August 2, 2016

      Thanks Mish. I’ve just read some of your poetry.. Beautiful 🙂


  3. frankaz2000
    August 2, 2016

    Livonne a great constrasting picture!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. collectivelymobile
    August 2, 2016

    So beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. poemcollision
    August 2, 2016

    A beautiful picture!


  6. Brigitte Grant
    August 2, 2016

    Stunning work Yvonne !

    Liked by 1 person

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