Month: October 2015

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. ¬†I am quite pleased to have caught it. It’s the fourth Monday of the month which means it’s ¬†Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge¬†– and this week…

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

Solar lights are very clever but not something I¬†tend to photograph very often. I decided I’d feature one of my humble, yet colourful, solar lights to show it in a different light¬†for Mundane Monday this week. I just love the crackle texture of these lights. The Mundane Monday Challenge¬†is hosted by PhoTrablogger¬†and is¬†a challenge created¬†to find beauty in almost everything.…

Weekly photo challenge: Be careful of my heart!

Be careful where you tread! Michelle W¬†asks us to show something careful¬†for¬†this week’s photo challenge…. This week, show us something careful ‚ÄĒ 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 took this photo of a…

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 some¬†breakfast! The Mundane Monday Challenge¬†is hosted by PhoTrablogger¬†and is¬†a challenge created¬†to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple :¬†find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture the beauty and upload the…

Luna the cat

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

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

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

Cheri¬†asks us for to show us mundane and beautiful everyday things¬†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 the¬†Mundane Monday Challenge and as I like it so much I’ve decided to use it again…

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

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge¬†has Macro¬†as the theme for this week. I’m very surprised at the quality and clarity that the humble phone can produce. ¬†I didn’t do very¬†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 done this right but regardless,…

Mundane Monday Challenge – to be or knot to be?

I like the sound of the Mundane Monday Challenge hosted by PhoTrablogger – a challenge created¬†to find beauty in almost everything. The challenge is simple :¬†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 verandah. When I looked down…

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. ¬†It’s a fun challenge¬†from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane, ¬†and I’ve missed a few weeks but was determined to do get back on track. This week, it’s a movie from¬†a 1988…

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

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

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! ¬†We had ¬†a weekend jam-packed with all things wedding related. As they all live a long way away (with¬†one bridesmaid still in England),…