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

Yellow sunflower

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 …

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 …

The best book I’ve ever read

1960 with dad

The lovely Jade at Scatterbooker has nominated me for the Real Neat Blog award. Thanks so much Jade! I'm not sure how I feel about these sorts of awards yet, but I do appreciate the thoughtful nominations from other bloggers. As I don't want to appear to be ungrateful I usually go about answering them in my …

Monthly Photo Challenge: Changing seasons 02

The second month of Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons has come around very quickly. In case you don't know what it's all about here's a brief rundown - every month at roughly the same time we are to take a collection of photos of somewhere around our area so that we can see the seasons change, …

Tea time #5 – I’m bringing my teatime buddy with me today

Tea Time It's time for Justine's tea time again - don't the weeks just fly by? Tea time Today I'm bringing my little tea man buddy with me if that's ok. I fill his bottom half with tea leaves then let him recline in my mug for a while.  He doesn't drink much, he just …

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 …

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