Weekly Photo Challenge: (Out of my) depth?

Steep ride in Croatia

Actually 'seeing' the landscape you are to spend time cycling around/up/over/down is very different to just reading about it! Out of my depth is definitely how I felt when I saw the steep, rocky, barren, but oh so beautiful hills of the islands in Southern Dalmatia, Croatia. This sign is just one example of how steep the roads were at …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express yourself silly!

I'm running a bit late for the week's photo challenge with the topic Express Yourself  but I can assure you that I have been thinking about it since I saw it last weekend.  I think it makes a great topic and the many varied posts show that you all agreed! How do I express myself? I …

A shaft of morning sunlight

I enjoy taking photos while I'm out and about and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised with the results.   This photo is one of those moments! The shaft of morning sunshine on the left of the photo gave me a nice boost when I saw it. I didn't realise I had captured it quite so well! In colour …

Is the kettle on? I’m coming over for Tea time #4

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As a tea lover I am joining Justine's Tea Time #4 for the first time. I've seen the posts before but haven't managed to make it before. I like my tea hot, black, weak with one sugar usually in a mug not a cup. I also like real tea if possible but will drink tea bag …

A moment in time!

Snake!

A dead snake - this is the last photo I took on my iPhone in response to today's prompt 'a moment in time'. It's not the best photo I've ever taken but I wasn't exactly planning on meeting a snake - dead or alive - while out running. It was while I was out for a quick run …

Can you guess what this is?

What do you think this is?  It's my first entry for the Photo 101 Rehab Clinic! Yesterday my husband alerted me to this 'weird' thing growing in our garden, saying that I might like to photograph it. His first question was "what do you think it looks like?" I replied that I thought it looked like …

Weekly Photo Challenge: How’s the serenity?

The beach

"How's the serenity" is a line from a classic Australian movie 'The Castle' from 1997. It says it all! This photo is of my husband sitting contemplating the serenity early one morning on the island of Korcula, Croatia. I feel the serenity just oozing out of him. This photo is one of my favourites from our recent holiday …

It’s official – I’ve joined the MOB!

I'm now officially a card carrying member of the MOB.  That's Mother of the Bride (MOB) in case you're worried! Wedding date is set for later this year. My husband is now a FOB and the two sisters are SOBs.  Oh dear...it's going to be a long year at this rate! I'm excited 😊 Any tips …

Changing seasons project 01

A sunny, summer's afternoon in the back paddock.  I try to go for a walk or a run every day in the forest near my house and these views are part of my route. I took these photos today with my iPhone and haven't edited them at all. The idea of this project is to take a …

Very Inspiring Blog Award

I am usually a bit wary about blogging awards but when it comes from a renowned blogger like Lucile at Bridging Lacunas, I was immediately thrilled and humbled in equal abounds! Thankyou for the nomination and encouragement. In her post accepting the award, from two other similarly inspiring bloggers, Lucile has then nominated blogs that …

Celebrating

On our honeymoon

Another year of marriage successfully completed! Congratulations to us 😊 I really can't believe it's been 35 years since that memorable day -  except when I stop and think that I have children either in their 30s or very close to it. The intervening years aren't all that clear at times, but then a lot …

Black and White Challenge #5

My final black and white photo for the 5 day challenge is a fluffy dandelion.  They looked quite nondescript in the paddock when I went walking, looking for suitable subjects, but when I looked closer I saw the patterns, the structure and I just loved the ethereal, floaty nature of them. Make a wish and blow! I …

Black and White challenge #4

Day 4 of the 5 day Black and White photo challenge - kites flying at the beach. Despite liking black and white for some things this is an example of what I don't particularly like.  I think the colour version is a much better photograph by virtue of the colour! It shows the sunny day, the blue sky, …

Black and White Challenge #3

Blue tongue lizard

  This is a Blue Tongue Lizard which lives around our house and shows himself every now and again.  We found him eating the cat's dry food in the garage just the other day - the cat wasn't very happy about it but left him to it!  I took this photo with my iPhone and …

Updated blog – a summer clean up while on a staycation

I am loving being on holidays! I'll admit that I am in danger of turning into a slothful, unkempt, lazybones...yet I must admit that I'm very happy! I sleep late (after 7am is late for me), I have a cup of tea in bed while reading or catching up on news from my various worlds; I …

Black and White Challenge #2

Pine cones are abundant in the pine forest near our house.  Apparently the cockatoos eat bits out of them and then discard them on the ground. I love their intricacies and patterns. This is my day 2 photo for the 5 days of black and white photo challenge and was taken on my iphone and edited using Instagram. …

Black and White photo challenge #1

Late last year (sounds so weird as it was just last week!) I was named in a post by Terri on her blog The beespeak at http://thebeespeak.wordpress.com/ to challenge myself to post a black and white photo each day for 5 days and nominate someone else to do the same.  I loved her portrait of her beautiful momma! …