Month: February 2015

Weekly photo challenge: Rewards (are always worth waiting for)

I have been a bit obsessed with my sunflower lately and have taken photos of it at every opportunity.  Lucky for you, my loyal readers, I haven’t shown you every photo I’ve taken (it might seem like it I know). This morning upon checking its progress, I saw that it had completely opened. Hooray!! When I saw today’s weekly photo…

Weekly photo challenge: rule of thirds (or not?)

I don’t claim to be a photographer despite many of my posts using photos and my regular participation in The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenges.  I do have talented relatives who are acclaimed photographers and I am envious of their skills.  I only ever photograph things that take my fancy for one reason or another, like the subject, the light or the…

Looking ahead

The issue of ageing is something we all face and everyone has their own take on how they will cope. Some are grateful for the chance to get older as they have lost family and friends at an early age and know how precious life is. Others fight it all the way by putting toxins in their bodies for the chance…

open hearted

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Heartfelt) Symmetry (on Valentine’s day)

Just to be up front about it….we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day.  There I’ve said it!! I figure that we’ve been married for over 35 years so everyday should be Valentine’s Day, not saying that it is, just that it should be! For this weekend’s photo challenge theme of Symmetry, I remembered a photo of a heart made of vines that I’d…

Oz Obituary

I don’t often get upset on my blog but I am at the moment.  Why you may ask? Colleen McCulloch, a brilliant Australian author, passed away on 29 January 2015, aged 77.  It’s sad enough when someone passes away but to make matters worse an Australian newspaper published an obituary that was absolutely dreadful.  My mother always taught me that if you can’t say…