Getting excited

Fiji countdown

Not long now..... Only a few more days until we leave for our daughter's wedding in Fiji. Only a few more days until we have the family together for the first time since last Christmas. Only a few more days until I can kick back, relax and laze around the pool. Who's excited with me??? …

What’s outside the window?

View through the window on a sunny spring day

This morning the view from the kitchen window was sunny and bright so I thought I'd share it with you. The vase of spring daffodils look pretty, WonderWoman Debs is sitting on top of her jar of Vegemite surveying the world around her, the camellia tree is full of pretty pink flowers outside in the …

52 week photography project – Week 11: Black and White

Magnolia in black and white for Photographer's choice 52 week photography project

Source: Week 11: Black and White I have written before how much I love Spring, the flowers, the colour, the new life and in particular my magnolia tree. I always take copious shots hoping for one that's just right. So you can imagine how wrong I felt turning this one into black and white for Week …

Why a change is as good as a holiday

Mt Kosciuszko, Australia, walk, hike, me

A change is as good as a holiday - well so they say! But as my life is now one big holiday I have to look elsewhere for my inspiration to change things up. Changing it up: I did just that earlier in the week, when I participated in a blogging group activity looking for …

Layers of Life

Parents

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. I am probably cheating a bit here by not sharing one of my own photos for this week's photo challenge, instead I am sharing an old photo of my beautiful parents in the bloom of their life. …

52 week photography project – Week 10: Photographer’s Choice

Mt Warning framed by cane fields

Source: Week 10: Photographer's Choice I found this week quite hard, as it was up to each of us to choose a photo! It was much more difficult than I thought it would be.   Isn't it funny how we can get thrown by simple things - like having too much choice?? So if you're …

Worth a Word Wednesday: Seas the Day

Beach shack, seas the day

 Wordless Wednesday - has been renamed 'Worth a Word' Wednesday simply because I couldn't stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 This one doesn't need too many words! Remember to seas the day but don't be selfish!! Enjoy your Wednesday everyone!! Feel free to join in with Worth A Word Wednesday, post a photo and …

Why do magpies hate me?

Magpie enjoying his afternoon tea, rather than swooping me in spring time

Why oh why? Every year at about this time in Australia, Spring time, there are numerous stories in the media about the spate of magpies swooping on unsuspecting walkers, bike riders, runners - anyone they take exception to being in their territory as they protect their babies in the nest. They can do real damage …

That feeling of déjà vu

Siblings

It hit me as I walked down the steps and across the tarmac.... That feeling of déjà vu. I started remembering all the times I'd arrived at this same airport, in my eyes it hasn't changed much over the past 40 or so years. I can't even begin to add up the number of times …

Worth a Word Wednesday: Unfurling

Magnolia unfurling into spring

 Wordless Wednesday - has been renamed 'Worth a Word' Wednesday simply because I couldn't stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Unfurling into springEvery year I think I take a similar photo to this one.  I try to capture the magnolia flowers unfurling- I love Spring and I love our magnolia tree. It's huge now …

Travel thoughts – Care, share and respect!

Travel thoughts - care, share and respect

Every journey is a voyage of discovery Clare Boylan River Gums The adventure is over We are home and have been for a while now. The clothes that reeked of smoke from the campfire and physical exertion are clean again, my husband's beard has been removed, the car has been emptied and bags lie around …

52 week photography project – Week 9: The letter D

Debbie and the Daffodils

Source: Week 9: The letter D Here is the photo I didn't use for this week's 52 week photo project.  I've called it Debbie and the Daffodils as I figured I could get two D's for the price of one! I love the fact that Spring has sprung down here, with the daffodils bobbing their …

A sentence a day for August: a writing challenge

Lunch under this huge old tree in the Flinders Ranges

A Sentence a Day - a month in review I joined in with some wonderful bloggers for the Sentence a Day writing challenge for the month of June and July and enjoyed it so much I'm back again for August! In the first week of each month, we link our posts up and can read …

52 week photography project – Week 8: Old fashioned/Vintage

Old fashioned ribbons, craft. photography project

Source: Week 8: Old fashioned/Vintage For those of you following along at home here is Week  8 of our 52 week photography project, with the theme Old fashioned/Vintage. Despite taking photos of old things along the way on our outback trip , they just didn't feel right.  So I was running out of time and struggling …

Worth a Word Wednesday: Smiles

Smiles of Rotary Youth Exchange Students

 Wordless Wednesday - has now been renamed 'Worth a Word' Wednesday simply because I can't stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 These girls are part of a group of Rotary Exchange Students who are spending a year in Australia. They are away from their friends and family, out of their comfort zone, learning to …

52 week photography project – Week 7: Lollies/sweets/candy

Manna - a tasty snack bush tucker style, in the Flinders Ranges

Source: Week 7: Lollies/sweets/candy For those of you following along at home here is Week  7 of our 52 week photography project, with the theme Lollies/sweets/candy.  My photo was extra hard as we were in the Australian outback at the time and lollies/sweets were a bit thin on the ground.  So I went with this photo …

52 week photography project – Week 6: The natural world

Lizard rock engraving dating back 45000 years, in the Flinders ranges

Source: Week 6: The natural world For those of you following along at home here is Week 6 of our 52 week photography project, with the theme The natural world.  My photo was a hard choice as we were in the Australian outback at the time and nature was all around us.  In the end I …