Magnolia unfurling into spring

Worth a Word Wednesday: Unfurling

 Wordless Wednesday – has been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I couldn’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Unfurling into spring Every 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 and quite old but…

Travel thoughts - care, share and respect

Travel thoughts – Care, share and respect!

Every journey is a voyage of discovery – Clare Boylan 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 in anticipation of being put away…until the…

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…

Lunch under this huge old tree

A sentence a day for August: a writing challenge

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 what everyone else has been…

Old fashioned ribbons, craft. photography project

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

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 to find something to photograph…

Camp ovens cook damper and billy tea cooked over the campfire in Outback Australia

Waiting patiently

The wait was well worth it….. This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to share a snapshot that shows a sense of waiting.  On our recent trip to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, we walked everyday, we camped out and we enjoyed the spectacular scenery. Life was easy, simple and slower paced than our usual lifestyle – it was bliss to…

Smiles of Rotary Youth Exchange Students

Worth a Word Wednesday: Smiles

 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 speak a new language and…

Manna - a tasty snack bush tucker style

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

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 of a natural sweet, bushtucker style,…

Iga Warta

Aussie outback adventure #5 – Aboriginal Art and Women’s business

Art and Women’s Business were on the agenda for days 5 & 6 of our Outback Aussie Adventure. Women’s Business: I was privileged to take part in the ‘Women’s business’ talk with Josie and Glenise Coulthard while at Iga Warta. Men could have joined the group to hear the stories, but it was stressed that only women can actually tell the…

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

52 week photography project – Week 6: The natural world

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 chose this photo of rock…

Windmill in the outback

A silent sentinel of the past

A structure with a beauty of its very own…. These structures were to be seen everywhere on our recent trip to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia.  This windmill was abandoned but once upon a time it was a vibrant, useful and necessary structure in the outback, providing a valuable water source to a dry, arid land. I love that although…

up close in a wine cellar

52 week photography project – Week 5: Up Close

Source: Week 5: Up Close For those of you playing along at home here is Week 5 of our 52 week photography project, with the theme Up Close.  My photo was taken in a wine cellar in the renowned Barossa Valley in South Australia. I must admit it felt good to be this close to so many bottles of wine –…

River gum along the Frome River in South Australia's Flinders Ranges

Aussie outback adventure #4 – Mt Serle

Walking the Frome River – Day 4 Today saw our little group of five (we call ourselves the Famous Five) walk from Mt Serle homestead, down the Frome River, with our cultural guide Cliff Coulthard. We walked about 13kms and I must say it was a very pleasant day of walking. A reminder of what we’re doing on our 2…

Afternoon light in the South Australian Flinders Ranges. Sunset over the hills.

Worth a Word Wednesday: Afternoon light

 Wordless Wednesday – has now been renamed ‘Worth a Word’ Wednesday simply because I can’t stick to the rules of NO WORDS 🙂 Helloooooo – I’m back from my big adventure and have so much to catch up on. I promise to get over and read some of your posts in the next few days.  I have so many posts to…