Category: garden

Bridge at the bottom of the garden

Melbourne Musings on a Monday

A few days away in Melbourne – visiting a National trust historic house and garden, watching the taping of a TV comedy show as part of the live audience, meeting up with blogging friends, walking my sister and her husband to the train station on their way to work, going for a run, shopping, having my car cleaned, night markets,…

Thursday Doors – 2 February 2017

Welcome to the Sir George in Jugiong Come on in…. We were travelling down the highway on a hot summer’s day and decided to stop for refreshments in a little town just minutes off the main road, but alas our usual eatery was closed on Tuesdays!  What to do? Well, we walked further up the road and discovered the Sir George,…

It’s all in the detail – Weekly Photo Challenge

Details get me all the time. This week’s photo challenge is all about  Details. Jen H has posted the most the most gorgeous macro photo of dewdrops on dandelion seeds as an example of what she means by looking at ‘details’.   She is enamored with nature. As she says “I love the exotic and the mundane, the wondrous and the…

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 so far on how my…

A cob of corn in the bush

Day 5 of the Seven Day Nature Challenge Today’s photo in my Seven Days of Nature challenge is an Australian native plant called a Banksia after Sir Joseph Banks which from some angles also looks like a cob of corn (well to me it does anyway). I was incorrect in my first draft and called it a Bottlebrush but apparently I was wrong. These…

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 for this week’s  Sally D’s…

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Rose bud

Here’s a photo of one of my favourite rosebuds.  This particular rose bush has the most delightful fragrant yellow roses so I’m quite surprised that there is so much other colour in this bud. As an aside we used some of these roses petals for my daughter’s wedding on the weekend.  My husband and I collected a heady mix of pinks, mauves,…

Mundane Monday Challenge – let’s light up the world!

Solar lights are very clever but not something I tend to photograph very often. I decided I’d feature one of my humble, yet colourful, solar lights to show it in a different light for Mundane Monday this week. I just love the crackle texture of these lights. The Mundane Monday Challenge is hosted by PhoTrablogger and is a challenge created to find beauty in almost everything.…