Writerly reflections: how and when did my love of reading and writing start? This is the week’s writing challenge. Which books did you love growing up? I love reading and I have always been a voracious reader. As a child I read books such as Secret Seven, Famous Five, Trixie Belden, Anne of Green Gables, Nancy Drew, Little Women, before…
On my way to work this morning I looked in the rear view mirror to see this beautiful rainbow and stormy sky over the vineyard next door. The amazing thing was that the other end of the rainbow was over my workplace, over 5kms from home – and it was a double rainbow to boot. What a lovely way to start the day.
I took this photo of myself this morning just after I got out of bed, as one of my daughters had nominated me in the latest no makeup selfie challenge, which is currently doing the rounds of social media. I don’t wear a lot of makeup anyway and I deliberately didn’t do my hair this morning! The aim is to…
The theme of this week’s photo challenge is reflection, which made me think of the many different ways this can be interpreted. I have already submitted one version (which I am very happy with) – it’s the classic reflection photo in a pool of water.
Recently I have rediscovered my love of running, embarked on a healthier and fitter lifestyle and become a new woman in many ways. I enjoy walking, running and cycling for the quiet thinking time they afford me. I find I am more reflective as a result of these activities, they soothe me, I am at peace and I feel good.
These photos are of me and my shadow enjoying our quiet, reflective time together. Is a shadow another form of reflection?
Reflection in the fountain
This photo was taken at 6am in Fitzroy Park in Melbourne in January 2014. The temperature at 6am was already 29 degrees Celsius and the day was forecast to get to 48 degrees. I remembered all of this when I read the topic for this weeks photo challenge. I immediately thought of this photo.
I took the photo of the fountain on my phone while I was out for my morning run. We were heading into the Australian Open tennis later in the day and I remember thinking how cool and serene the water looked, which seemed in stark contrast to what the day would bring.
Not only did the water look cool and inviting but also the park in general, with the sprinklers swishing, the majestic old green shady trees, the cool freshly mowed grass, and of course this gorgeous fountain with its tiled pool. I’m sure it would have been a lovely cool haven from the heat later in the day.
We have a walk every Wednesday afternoon for anyone who wants to join us. We leave from our place at 5.30 and walk the tracks through the pine forest and native bush for about an hour or so depending on how we all feel. It’s quite. social time and is always a pleasant afternoon. It’s not particularly taxing but it…
Names are interesting and this week’s writing challenge is all about the power of names. My name is Debbie and I can almost guarantee that if your name is also Debbie that you are roughly my age. How do I know this? Well Debbie was a very popular name in the late 50s, early 60s. In my small town alone…
Here’s my post for a recent Weekly Writing Challenge on the Golden years and ageing.
How did I get to this point in life?? I honestly don’t know how I came to be in my early fifties, I don’t feel that old!!
In actual fact my body isn’t that old…..what do I mean by that?
I have been doing a health and fitness challenge for the past few months and one of the steps has been a body composition analysis. At the beginning my body age was 45 (despite my actual age of 53) and at the end of the challenge my body’s age was 42. This has made me very happy!! I am feeling fit, healthy and fantastic and I’m in my early fifties – how lucky am I?
I love this picture of a teenage me, all bright eyed and bushy tailed!! I am still that teenage girl on the inside, despite the outside saying something different. I firmly believe that if you think you are old, then you are old. This can happen to people at any age. I am happy to report that I don’t think I’m old so therefore I’m not old!
I have learnt so much along the way and gained so much from life changing events that I wouldn’t even consider swapping to return to my younger self, if I was given the chance. I’m happy being this age at the moment – this is the oldest I’ve ever been.
Considering how I was feeling on Friday, I am surprised I did so much over the weekend. I was down and out on Friday night, a combination of a busy week at work, my running training, Rotary commitments, dinner at our place for 12 friends mid week and a general feeling of blah hanging over me. I had noticed during…
Here is my post for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective. It was an interesting exercise and took me far longer to compile than I thought it would.
I like the way the shape of the dome, a hexagon, is highlighted by cropping the photo and how different the photo is when looked at from this perspective. Would you know what the subject of the photo is by just looking at the first picture? I don’t think so.
I took this photo at the Eden Project while on holiday in the UK last year. I love the domes and the shapes created. It’s a very clever and inspiring place. I called the stairs to the floating viewing platform the stairway to heaven and my daughter and I were amazed at how scary it was being so far up in the air. The view was well worth it though.
If you’ve never been to The Eden Project, it’s well worth the visit. Tell them Debbie sent you!
This week I’ve felt like I was about to hit the wall, I’ve been tired, worn out, hungry, rundown and with a general feeling of blah hanging over me. I have been busy all week with work, Rotary commitments, running and life but nothing too out of the ordinary. I decided to take stock and be honest with myself about…
I seem to have a knack at the moment for making it rain just as I start my morning run. This morning it was very dark at 6am and overcast. Just as I was getting into my tempo run it started to rain and very heavy! The rain drops were hard and fast and I was soaked within minutes. I…
How exciting! The photos I posted in response to the recent weekly photo challenge of Threes, have been used in this week’s The Daily Post writing challenge! I’m thrilled. 😊
That title sounds like a classic infomercial line but it’s true…. I have just undertaken a ‘6 week slim down in summer challenge’ with Carmen from Enerqi (the place for improved health and wellbeing in Tumbarumba) and discovered that my body thinks I am aged 42 instead of my actual age of 53. Very happy with that 😊 😊 At…