Weekly photo challenge: The state of my mind

A picture which shows my State of Mind...as in all over the place! What another great theme for this week's photo challenge! This week, let your inner world and the outside one converge in a photo. As I left on a big jet plane after spending a lovely week with my daughter, I snapped this shot of …

iPhriday – away from home

It's Phriday and time for a photo or two from my phone. I have been away from home for the past week, looking after our youngest daughter. It's been a delightful break from the real world. I don't know about you, but for me February has been quite frantic and fraught. We went to a nearby …

Stepping out – a suburban surprise 

I'm a long way from home in a different state, a different time zone, a different climate and a different role. My youngest daughter needed looking after so I decided I'd  go and take care of her for the week. This involved a week off work, a three hour drive interstate to the airport, a …

Mundane Monday – Tin roof rusted

Thanks to the B-52's for this great line from 'Love Shack' - just perfect to use with my photo of a rusty tin roof!  On a recent bushwalk along the Hume & Hovell walking track, we came upon this old hut which was used by workers in years gone by. It was a classic piece …

Weekly photo challenge: Seasons (of life)

If your life was a season, what season would you be? What a great theme for this week's photo challenge! I had some time to contemplate this question and came up with 'summer with a hint of afternoon storm'. And this photo sums it up very nicely. I took this photo late last year and love …

iPhriday – phoam roller phun

It's Phriday and time for a photo from my phone. This morning started early - very early!  My gym class starts at 6am on Fridays, so I had to be up (and awake) early. This morning was Metafit - a 30 minute high intensity workout followed by 30 minutes of foam roller fun. Whoever named it 'fun' needs …

Lights, camera….but no action

No entry! Danger!! Authorised personnel only. So say the signs as I approach my usual tracks in the forest for my afternoon walk.  Change of plans with my safety as the main issue! I'm amazed at how much extra light there is already with just a day or two of harvesting action. The tree munchers must …

Mundane Monday Challenge – plane trail

Plane trail As I stepped out for my morning run, the song playing in my ears was Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia Stone and there right above me in the bright blue sky was a beautiful white plane trail.  I took a moment to wish that I was on a big jet plane flying …

Tumba-bloody-Rumba

Warning: this post is about the closest I'll ever get to writing something political. Paint the town orange someone said - so we did. Orange streamers, ribbons and signs adorn every signpost and fence - orange being the colour of harmony. Get a celebrity on board to help get the message out there someone suggested - so we …

Weekly photo challenge: Life imitates art…and Dr Who

Life imitates art...and Dr Who! What a tricky challenge for this  week's photo challenge!  I was flummoxed until I remembered my Dr Who moment in Auvers-sur-Oise in France. Artists are inspired by and capture the world around us: sculptors immortalize people with statues; painters record events in their masterpieces. What about the other way around? For this week’s theme, find inspiration in …

Mundane Monday Challenge – straight lines

Straight lines and blue sky This was the view that greeted me this morning as I returned from my run in the forest. I see these poles in the paddock every day but today they looked like they were all lined up, marching off into the endless blue sky. Mundane but yet beautiful in their own way! …

Weekly photo challenge: Time after time

Time after time The sun rises, the sun sets The ocean rolls on Driftwood finds its way onto the beach And photo opportunities present themselves. For this week's photo challenge we are asked to think about time and portray it photographically. These photos were taken while I was on the beach, at sunrise, with a …

iPhriday – remind me again how old I am

  I am a grownup but sometimes it's good to be a child again. It's Phriday and time for a photo from my phone.  This photo shows me in a children's playground looking very smug because I managed to climb up so high! I don't like heights much and I get scared on swinging bridges so …

Battery levels low

Kangaroo

Battery levels low - mine and my accessories In an effort to maintain my svelte and youthful figure (who am I trying to kid?) I now get up at the crack of dawn most days to head out for a walk, a run or to ride my bike to the local gym for a training …

Mundane Monday Challenge – patterns in the rocks

Rock pools! I love the the patterns in this rock shelf at low tide, caused by weathering over the years.  It was amazing to see the shapes and patterns. Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted by PhoTrablogger on a Monday.  There are always interesting links to other Mundane Monday posts to have a look at in his weekly post. It's...a challenge …