Can you guess the season?

Hugh's photo challenge has Ronovan in charge this week with the prompt of season. To interpret as we see fit. So can you guess what season this is? I received my new 'Pins to Kill' tights in the mail earlier this week with 'Run Debbie Run' printed down the leg and I just had to take them out …

ANZAC biscuits on ANZAC Day

An Aussie tradition ANZAC biscuits

Always a special day Today is a special day here in Australia. We commemorate ANZAC Day on 25 April each year with ceremonies, marches, the laying of wreaths, special prayers, poppies, tributes and most importantly of all, gratitude, as we thank those who have fought to save our country. You can read more about the …

Mundane Monday – Abstract leaves

Abstract leaves  Looking through the leaves An abstract view ************* The Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted by Jithin at Trablogger on a Monday and is ....a challenge created to find beauty in everyday mundane things...capture the beauty and upload the photographs. Feel free to join in! Welcome to  Mundane Monday . Deb 🙂

Nature as art

Nature as Art

It's been a quiet Sunday - not quite silent but definitely quiet. Restful, relaxing and rejuvenating. How could you not feel rested when you have this ever changing view to take in every day? I've been experimenting with apps again and this is the result - my photo of next door's vineyard now looks like …

Running for a cause

mdc 2016

There's nothing like running for a cause!  My daughter and her (now) husband and I  have run in the Mother's Day Classic in Canberra for the past few years and we always enjoy the event. We are off again in two weeks time - yikes!  This year it's got a bit personal so we will be …

Weekly photo challenge: Fuzzy around the edges – abstract

I clearly remember taking this photo last year - I was experimenting with trying to get closeup shots and it didn't turn out quite as I wanted it to, but I kept it just in case it could be used sometime down the track.  And its time is now! Just in case you can't tell …

iPhriday – coffee art

It's Phriday again - here's some coffee art I took this photo on my phone while we were out for breakfast in the city recently. I don't take too many foody type photos but I've been very surprised about how well my post for the Weekly Photo Challenge Dinnertime has been received.  Although it's about food, it doesn't …

Group(ies)!

Hugh's photo challenge prompt for this week is group.  Recently we were away for a few days and went out for a Sunday afternoon drive to a favourite little beach town.  We came across this great group playing outside a cafe, so we found a seat, bought an ice cream and sat back to enjoy their …

Contemplation – Week 8: Who are you going to call?

Hello! I have been busy contemplating desleyjane's latest prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal.   This week the prompt is: Who do you want to talk to right now? I thought of lots of people I'd like to talk to; I've talked with my mum already today, with one of my daughters and messaged the …

Living Danishly

Year of living Danishly

I have just read a fantastic book called The year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell. Like Helen, our family has also come to love Denmark and all things Danish. Let me ask you a question - out of 10 how would you rate your level of happiness?   This question is posed throughout the book as …

Mundane Monday – Autumn leaves

Autumn leaves (song) The falling leaves Drift by my window The falling leaves Of red and gold I do love Autumn and all the delightful colours. Leaves are amazing when you see them close up.  Maybe not so mundane after all! ************* The Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted by Jithin at Trablogger on a Monday and is ....a …

Weekly photo challenge: What happens after dinner?

What are they all queuing for? As we sat eating our delicious dinner in Sydney's Chinatown, we watched a never ending queue ebb and flow.  We had no idea what it was everyone was queuing for. Despite moving quite briskly, the queue never seemed to get any shorter.  We were intrigued and after dinner we …

Dam!

Day 7 of the Seven Day Nature Challenge Today's final photos for my Seven Days of Nature challenge are from a recent trip to my home town.  We went for a bush walk and came upon the dam looking serene and peaceful. Here's a quick recap for you on how my seven day nature challenge unfolded: …

Weekly photo challenge: Creating the future

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Peter F. Drucker This week, it’s all about the future , where Jen asks us to share an image that represents the potential of things to come. My daughter just happened to graduate with her Masters of Politics and Public Policy this week so I …

Mundane Monday – squares of light

city buildings are mundane at the best of times but at night they light up the city with their squares of light Night view from our apartment in Sydney. The pattern of the squares in the rectangular buildings creates an interesting landscape. ************* The Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted by Jithin at Trablogger on a Monday and …

Sweet orange Zinnias

Day 6 of the Seven Day Nature Challenge Today's photos for my Seven Days of Nature challenge are common old garden variety Zinnias. Perfectly formed and perfectly orange. It took me ages and many practise shots until I was happy with my final photos. Remember I'm only using my iphone! Here's a quick recap for you …

Sunshine on my trees

Early morning sun hits the trees - Day 4 of Seven Day Nature Challenge This is my day 4 entry in the Seven Days of Nature challenge - my first entry was a solitary image of a tree in the paddock, my second photo was an early morning shot (probably one of my favourite photos) and my third photo …