Category: Photography

Wordless Wednesday: Hobbit Holes at Hobbiton

 Wordless Wednesday Look at these tiny Hobbit holes in The Shire! Our visit to the Hobbiton movie set at Matamata on New Zealand’s North Island, was a lot of fun! I look forward to sharing more about our tour shortly. But for now….Did you know 40% of visitors have never read the books or seen the Lord of the Rings or…

Words of wisdom to live by

Letters in the environment – Week 18 of 52 week photography project

Welcome to my wrap up post for week 18 of our 52 week photo project. The theme for Week 18 was Letters in the environment, and it became necessary to keep all eyes peeled for ideas as we rode our bikes around the Hauraki Rail Trail in New Zealand. It took over my week and as we were travelling with friends,…

Sunset at Maketu, New Zealand

Wordless Wednesday: NZ sunset

 Wordless Wednesday This sunset shot has literally left me speechless! As always I hope you enjoy your Wednesday wherever you are in the world. Feel free to join in with Worth A Word Wednesday, post a photo and use as many words as you like!  I only renamed it Worth a Word Wednesday because I just couldn’t stick to the wordless…

Geometry in living breathing colour

Geometry: Week 17 of 52 week photography project

What to do for Week 17 of our 52 week photography project where the theme was Geometry?  Especially when I’m not a huge fan of anything mathematical at the best of times? I will admit that I really struggled with this week’s theme and just couldn’t get my head around it, despite my mathematician husband declaring that geometry is all around…

Sisters

People of interest #1 – Meet Sharon

I find it interesting to note that throughout my blogging career, I have been a guest poster on a few blogs (see list below) but to date the only person to ever guest post on my blog was my youngest daughter, who wrote this heartfelt piece without any direction:  To my mum My recent guest posts include these: Retirement, aging positively, photography work…

Spring blossoms in the garden for week 15 of 52 week photography project

Spring: Week 15 of 52 week photography project

Welcome to Week  15 of our 52 week photography project where the theme was Spring for us and for our Northern Hemisphere participant – Autumn. My special photo shows some of the beautiful spring blossoms on a tree in our garden.  The soft colour of them had me entranced as I looked up through the canopy and I remembered the various colours…

Banana Crepe with side serve of a chocolate heart

52 week photography project – Week 14: Still life with food

Welcome to Week  14 of our 52 week photography project where the theme was Still life with food.  I’m not usually one of those people who take photos of food and if I do, I rarely share it. I think it’s because I prefer to leave that sort of photo to the professionals who have all sorts of styling tricks of the…

The Reception area

Thoughts on a Destination Wedding from the Mother of the Bride (MOB)

Thoughts from the Mother of the Bride:  2017’s Wedding of the Year* was full of fun, laughter, smiles, family, warm sunshine, blue skies, clear sparkling water, palm trees, coconuts, beaches, snorkeling, swimming, kayaking, pool fun, cocktails, Happy Hours, food, happy faces, BULA and lots of LOVE!! If you’ve been following along to my previous MOB (Mother of the Bride) posts,…

Mother of the Bride take 2

52 week photography project – Week 13: Self Portrait #2

Source: Week 13: Self portrait #2 Week  13 of our 52 week photography project had the theme of Self Portrait. We apparently will do a self portrait every few weeks and I’ve been assured it doesn’t have to be an actual selfie, but a photo that says and shows something of ourselves. Our first week was also a self portrait so it will…

Kitchen shot from above

52 week photography project – Week 12: The Kitchen

Source: Week 12: The Kitchen Week  12 of our 52 week photography project had the theme of The Kitchen. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a photo of my kitchen before, so it just shows there’s a first time for everything. We have a large kitchen which is part of our large sprawling open-plan house.  The house is just as comfortable for…

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

52 week photography project – Week 11: Black and White

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  11 of our 52 week…

Mt Warning framed by cane fields

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

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 following along at home here…

Debbie and the Daffodils

52 week photography project – Week 9: The letter D

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 pretty yellow heads, the magnolia…