Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Travel by hot air balloon

This hot air balloon created a great deal of excitement on a recent weekend away. I tried hard to capture the flame, with my iPhone, as the gas was being pumped into the balloon. Ā I am quite pleased to have caught it. It's the fourth Monday of the month which means it's Ā Sally D's Mobile …

Mundane Monday Challenge – let’s light up the world!

Solar lights are very clever but not something IĀ tend to photograph very often. I decided I'd feature one of my humble, yet colourful, solar lights to show it in a different lightĀ for Mundane Monday this week. I just love the crackle texture of these lights. The Mundane Monday ChallengeĀ is hosted by PhoTrabloggerĀ and isĀ a challenge createdĀ to …

Weekly photo challenge: Be careful of my heart!

Be careful where you tread! Michelle WĀ asks us to show something carefulĀ forĀ this week's photo challenge.... This week, show us something careful ā€” a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care. I was out for an early morning walk while at a Rotary conference over the weekend and …

Mundane Monday Challenge – getting busy!

It's not just us humans who get busy on a Monday - here are some little visitors who decided my potted plants were a perfect spot to have someĀ breakfast! The Mundane Monday ChallengeĀ is hosted by PhoTrabloggerĀ and isĀ a challenge createdĀ to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple :Ā find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture …

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and white cat

Luna the cat

I'm really not a cat person, despite having a cat in our family for many years. Ā We used to have two dogs and a rabbit as well but they have long since gone. Ā Luna the cat has outlived them all. Our eldest daughter acquired 'Luna Aphrodite' as a tiny kitten and when she left for …

Weekly photo challenge: (Extra)ordinary…or knot?

CheriĀ asks us for to show us mundane and beautiful everyday thingsĀ in this week's photo challenge.... Mundane and meaningful objects. Beautiful everyday things. This week, surprise us with something or someone (extra)ordinary. It just so happens that I used this photo in a post for theĀ Mundane Monday Challenge and as I like it so much I've …

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro (more spring)

Sally D's Mobile Photography ChallengeĀ has MacroĀ as the theme for this week. I'm very surprised at the quality and clarity that the humble phone can produce. Ā I didn't do veryĀ much editing on this photo but did take quite a few shots trying to capture what I have dubbed 'the tendrils'. I'm not quite sure if I've …

Mundane Monday Challenge – to be or knot to be?

I like the sound of the Mundane Monday Challenge hosted by PhoTrablogger - a challenge createdĀ to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple :Ā find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the photographs. Here's my first contribution for Mundane Monday - it's a knot in the timber decking on my …

This girl still can’t run!

A few short months ago I was running well - I was enjoying the fitness benefits, my body responded to the challenges I set it and the feeling of having the wind through my hair as I ran was intoxicating and liberating. I was running 5km a few times a week while trying to improve …

Welcome to my ‘Happy Place’

If you were asked to show us your Happy Place, what would it look like? Where do you go when you need to think? What do you do when you need to restore yourself, to ready yourself to take on the coming week with energy and verve? How do you get your sense of humour …

PhotoRehab Cover Makeover #15

Six days seven nights - photo rehab cover makeover Every Thursday a new Photo Rehab Cover Makeover is launched with a wrap up of the previous week's contributions. Ā It's a fun challengeĀ from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane, Ā and I've missed a few weeks but was determined to do get back on track. This week, …

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature (spring)

Ā If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. ~Vincent Van Gogh Sally D's Mobile Photography ChallengeĀ has NatureĀ as the theme for this week. We've had the most beautiful weather over the weekend, so warm and summery all of a sudden! Ā Last week we were cold with our wood fires still burning and this week …

MOB update #3 – Trials and chook runs

Update #3 from Mother of the Bride (aka MOB) There are now just 33 days to go until THE WEDDING. My daughter, B2B and fiance G2B, and two of the beautiful bridesmaids have just been and gone! Ā We had Ā a weekend jam-packed with all things wedding related. As they all live a long way away …

Weekly photo challenge: Boundaries (staying within the lines)

There's a new craze going around at the moment: colouring-in books for adults. It's supposed to be good for stress levels, a calming pastime and a bit of quirky fun. The cynic in me says it's to bolster flagging sales of coloured pencils, due to everyone being on their smart phones and computers. We bought …