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 …

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. …

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 …

Mornings are the best part of the day – Weekly Photo Challenge

Anyone for tea?This week's photo challenge asks for an image of what a typical 'morning' looks like.  Every morning starts with a cup of tea in a mug when I'm at home, but as I'm visiting my parents at the moment, we use the lovely white cup and saucer set for the first of our numerous …

iPhriday – meet my dad

It's Phriday - meet my dad iPhriday is where we get to share a photo taken with a mobile phone anytime during the week. Thanks to Lisa at Graydaysandcoffee for starting this Friday obsession.You can see my previous iPhriday posts by clicking this link - iPhriday posts. Deb 🙂  

Mundane Monday – Incy wincy spider

spider

Incy wincy spider This was the sight I saw as I went to open the fridge this morning. A big huntsman spider had made himself quite comfortable on the fridge door and wasn't fazed at all when I went to open it.  I jumped and squealed but he didn't seem to mind that either. He blended …

Weekly photo challenge: In admiration of Ruby

Birthday girl!

Show us someone or something you admire (and tell us about them, too)!  This week's photo challenge is all about admiration.  As we've just been to see my mother-in-law to help celebrate her birthday, I thought I'd share a few words about Ruby! R - Reflective, reliable, responsible, resplendent and rational - a calming influence, willing to …

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 …

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: Alphabet fun

Having fun with letters of the alphabet and a light box! This week's photo challenge is all about the Alphabet and I've gone for a very literal take on the theme, which is most unlike me. This week, let the alphabet be your inspiration: find a string of letters..... I found my daughter's light box …

Weekly photo challenge: Weightless in the sky

From the plane window

Gravity and weightlessness are things I just don't understand very well but I am left in awe of the end results. I took this photo from the window seat on a recent flight.  I love clouds and being above the clouds in a plane gives them a whole new perspective. I usually stand on the …

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and white

I used this photo in a recent Mundane Monday challenge. It's a photo of a solar light in the garden, taken from above.  In the original the yellow stands out and now in black and white it looks completely different. I decided to play around with the photo and ended up transforming it into black and white …

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and white cat

Luna the cat

I'm really not a cat person, despite having a cat in our family for many years.  We used to have two dogs and a rabbit as well but they have long since gone.  Luna the cat has outlived them all. Our eldest daughter acquired 'Luna Aphrodite' as a tiny kitten and when she left for …