Contemplation – Week 5: what smells?

Hello again! I'm participating in desleyjane's blogging challenge Contemplation, where we share our responses to a prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal. This week's prompt is: What can you smell right now? Wild orange, citrus bliss, lemon - these are the lovely smells emanating from my diffuser at the moment.  I have taken to using the diffuser …

Looking through the gap!

Maintenance at the Opera House

Hugh's photo challenge this week is all about the gap. I love fences, the gaps and the views beyond.  I have chosen a few of my favourites fence shots to share -the last one was a bit tricky!  Taking a selfie as I climbed through the gap in the fence isn't as easy as it sounds …

Easter Feast of Cycling

  Over the Easter weekend my husband and I had the pleasure of being part of the Support Crew, for friends Owen and Cathy who run this event every year. It's called the Easter Feast of Cycling and it's held at Laurel Hill Forest Lodge near Tumbarumba in NSW Australia.  It's not the first time …

Mundane Monday – yellow rolls on

Yellow = positive in an ever changing land I like the mind of someone who chooses to use yellow as the colour for something as big and dirty and menacing as a road roller. I know it's all to do with safety Yet despite the dirt and mud and dust, the yellow shines through like a …

Weekly photo challenge: Half-light (morning and night)

Half-light Half-light is the theme for this week's photo challenge. Krista asks us to: share a photo inspired by a poem, verse, song lyric or story. If you’re not feeling especially literary or musical this week, see if you can capture the beauty of morning or evening half-light in your corner of the globe. In regards to a poem …

It’s Good iPhriday

It's Good Phriday today! I took these photos while wandering around the local showground, the day after the town's annual agricultural Show.  It was a lovely sight - all crisp, clear, clean and reflective. In reality it's just a little bridge over the creek and an empty grandstand but I like their quietness and stillness after the big, …

Blogging thoughts

Apparently I registered my Deb's World blog 4 years ago - who would have thought I'd still be here?!  I have no reason to doubt the scrupulous record keeping of WordPress but gee whiz that time has really flown by! I do remember writing some early posts and deleting them a short time later so …

Sweet!

  It's Easter and Hugh's photo challenge this week is all about things that are sweet.  I couldn't go past this photo (cue flashback) with 2 of my daughters at Easter time many years ago. Weren't they sweet?  I used to make a white rabbit cake every year when they were little. My mother in law started this …

Contemplation – Week 4

Hello blogging friends! I'm participating in my friend's blogging challenge Contemplation, where we share our responses to a prompt from her Kikki K A Sentence a Day journal. It's up to week 4 but I only managed to join in last week for the first time - week 3. This week's prompt is: Name one thing you should …

Mundane Monday – can you see a face?

Can you see a face here? While out for a little walk I saw this rock on the side of the road.  I immediately saw a face in the rock, can you see it? It's just a rock, pretty bland and mundane, but interesting in its own way too, and that's what it's all about …

Stay calm and look at this photo

Cycling and sailing around the Southern Dalmatian islands in Croatia a few years ago produced some amazing views.  It was also a great way to see some of the beautiful countryside as well as being a great adventure. When I saw Hugh's photo challenge this week with the prompt of calm, I immediately remembered this photo …

Contemplation – Week 3

Hello and welcome! I can't believe it's already week 3 of desleyjane's new blogging challenge Contemplation! I have been meaning to respond each week,  but just haven't managed it - until now that is. Deselyjane explains the idea behind this challenge: Each week, I answer a prompt from the Kikki.K A Sentence A Day Journal. I’ve been …

Mundane Monday – the view from inside

A different view of a hot air balloon - from the inside Hot air balloons intrigue me, I love their apparent effortless ability to float away.  This photo of the inside of the balloon appealed to me as it's not your normal photo of a hot air balloon. It could easily be classed as mundane …

Weekly photo challenge: one love, one view

one love.... I realized that the universe is constantly whispering words of love: expressions of pure joy, respect, loyalty, and sacrifice for someone other than ourselves, and instructions on letting go and focusing on what is most important in this world -  so says Anne in this week's one love photo challenge. No matter where we …

iPhriday – Softer focus

It's Phriday again! Where do the weeks go? I took this photo while wandering around the garden during the week. I've been experimenting with the phone camera and editing features of some of my apps. I like the soft focus and the hint of purple in amongst the grey green colour of the gum leaves. I …

What’s behind you?

If you had a choice to use the hotel's fitness centre, (which just happened to be right opposite your hotel room) or go out into the city of Sydney for an early morning run/walk, what would you choose? I chose to go out into the city at the crack of dawn and left the delights …