Under storm clouds

Despite it being Autumn here in the land of Oz the temperatures have been extreme, with mid to high 30s all week.  This afternoon a storm came rolling through and I managed to capture the sky above our paddock. There was the usual thunder and lightening and finally after all the build up, some rain! …

Weekly Photo challenge: (Morning has) broken 

Morning has broken

A different take on finding beauty in something broken - here's my glasshouse/sunroom welcoming the start to a new day on a cold and frosty morning. I also want to re-use my favourite droplets of dew photo from my recent post  - just because I love it so much and because it fits in with my morning has …

Droplets of Dew – Changing seasons 05

While having breakfast this morning, I looked outside and saw these droplets of dew sparkling in the early morning sunshine.  I felt compelled to walk out onto the wet dewy lawn to take some photos even though it meant I would be late for work! I took them (as usual) with my iPhone and am quite happy with how they have …

Weekly photo challenge: Enveloped – 2 examples

When I saw the prompt of Enveloped for this week's photo challenge I knew what I wanted to write about. But how to find a photo to show this?  I then looked out the window and saw the sea of fog rising out of the valley below and decided to use this photo! Enveloped is to surround …

A carpet of colour 

Carpet of colour

Have I told you before that I love autumn?  I think I may have mentioned it once or twice in my blog! I took this photo today - I just love the reds, oranges and yellows in what I call a 'carpet of colour'.  I also think that the nonchalant placement of the rake is …

Monthly photo challenge: Changing Seasons 04

The Changing Seasons Photo Challenge is a great way of 'seeing' the seasonal changes in a specific area throughout the year. This is my fourth instalment of the monthly photo challenge instigated by Cardinal Guzman, where we are to take a group of photos of a similar location each month to see the changing seasons …

Swans afloat

Afloat, to me at least, means water of some sort. Today while I was out running around the lake, I saw this beautiful sight. Two swans serenely afloat on the lake, in the crisp morning light. I had to stop and take a photo! They look so calm and serene don't they? I liken myself to a swan …

Deb’s world on tour – part 1

A week off....yay, happy days!  Farewell husband on Friday night Off to walk the KokodaTrack for 6th time Drive to Canberra, catch up with daughter and her fiancé, talk wedding plans, shops, lunch, airport drop-off. Fly to Gold Coast to see my parents Chat to lovely 80 year old lady on the plane. Catch up …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – So quick I almost missed it

Ephemeral Cold crispy morning Tucked up in bed as warm as toast Chance peek out the window Beautiful sunlight streaming through the misty fog Lighting up the paddock, the vineyard the mountains With the special light of a new day. Capture the images before they go   To become just another memory. Ephemeral at its …

Awesome Autumn

Autumn is just awesome!  After my run this afternoon I was entranced by the sunlight sparkling on the vineyard next door.  The variations of colours throughout the vineyard are so lovely with deep reds, oranges, yellows and still many green leaves on the vines.  The colours won't last that long so I thought I'd get …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Freshened up

The lawn freshly mown

Today The day started with a hint of autumnal freshness And I woke feeling as fresh as a daisy. I went for run in the fresh country air Add followed it with a refreshing spa. We picked peaches fresh from the trees in the garden Together with the last of the fresh blackberries My growing nails were freshened up …

Monthly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons 03

yummy fresh raspberries

This is the third instalment of the monthly photo challenge instigated by Cardinal Guzman, where we are to take a group of photos of a similar location each month to see the changing seasons as well as build up a portfolio and improve our photography. I am sticking pretty close to home for my photos each …