A silent sentinel of the past

Windmill in the outback in the Flinders Ranges

A structure with a beauty of its very own.... Past its used by date 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 …

A curly-wurly succulent

Textures in a succulent

The texture and beauty in a succulent... We consume photos through our eyes, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a tactile element, too. I love the curly-wurly texture of this succulent, submitted for this week's photo challenge. Although I'm not sure curly-wurly is a real description of anything, I just like the way it rolls off …

Travel blog – New Zealand #2

Day 2: Queenstown, Crown Summit, Cardrona, Bradrona, Wanaka, Glendhu, Puzzleworld, Cromwell The day started out a bit overcast with rain overnight, but it turned into a magnificent day of warm sunshine and blue skies. I managed a brief morning walk and captured some fishermen preparing for their catch of the day. Lake Wakatipu looked a …

Travel blog – New Zealand 

Lake view New Zealand

Day 1: Queenstown and surrounds  Waking up to this view from our Queenstown apartment after getting in late last night. Yep that's snow up there on The Remarkables.  Room with a view!  Out for an early morning walk along the lake.  Driving to Glenorchy and stopping every few kilometres to take photos of amazing scenery!  …

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 🙂  

iPhriday – phalaris

It's Phriday today so here's some Phalaris! I took this photo on my phone recently and realised that apart from sharing it on Instagram, I haven't used it here. So iPhriday seems like the perfect day to post a photo of Phalaris doesn't it?. I like that it's really just a type of grass commonly found …

It’s Good iPhriday

It's Good Phriday today! I took these photos while wandering around the local showground, the day after the town's annual agricultural Show.  It was a lovely sight - all crisp, clear, clean and reflective. In reality it's just a little bridge over the creek and an empty grandstand but I like their quietness and stillness after the big, …

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