Taking the good with the bad

‘You can’t always have what you want’
That’s something my Mother impressed on me from a young age.

Another saying of hers was
‘You have to take the good along with the bad’

Some winter days in Far North Queensland are great
Like this day in Queen’s Beach, Bowen

July 25th 2011
Sunny skies with a hint of cloud reflected in the watery sand
as the waves roll in and out


And then there are others that are not so great
Like this day walking along the same beach

August 4th 2011
 Very grey skies with lots of dark clouds
Definitely not reflected in the cold looking sand as the waves thundered in and out

As you can see the weather had a mind of its own on that trip
We didn’t always get what we wanted
and certainly had to be content with the bad along with the good

Wonder what will be in store for us this coming July and August?

5 thoughts on “Taking the good with the bad

  1. My mother used to say those same things to me and I find myself saying those phrases to my daughters, too. 🙂 Yes, that is quite a contrast in the photos. While I’d much rather be on the beach with sunny skies, the drama of the second one keeps us real- as our mothers would point out.


  2. I’d like a beach walk in both types of weather…and very much enjoyed the photographs.
    My mother also used the take the good with the bad and I can remember protesting that I thought that was most unfair.


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