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 …

52 weeks – a photography project

Self Portrait week in 52 week photo challenge

52 weeks equals a year! I have joined with 5 (much more talented than me) photographers to take a photo every week for a year, one theme at a time. Each week we are given a new theme and must take a photo, add some words and submit it to Tim, who will compile a …

Travel blog – New Zealand #3

Day 3: Queenstown, gondola ride, sunshine, bike riding, wandering Today was our last full day in Queenstown so we decided to do some of the local attractions before we move on. Grant chose to walk up the very steep slopes to Bob's Peak while we caught the Skyline gondola - a much easier way of …

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 – fun on the tractor

It's Phriday - tractor fun After a busy week at work and weeks of wet, cold days complete with snow (see my Wordless Wednesday post if you don't believe me) it was nice to come home today to a sunny, but still chilly, afternoon. My husband has been on school holidays, working on jobs around the …

iPhriday – A capital idea

Canberra

It's Phriday - in the capital We were in Canberra earlier in the week, with my daughter, son in law and some friends from the UK, and we went for a walk up Mt Ainslie.  It was the first time we've walked up Mt Ainslie and considering we've visited Canberra many times, and like walking, I …

iPhriday – Winter has arrived

Winter tree

It's Phriday - winter is here! Last week I enjoyed a few quiet days at home and the weather was just perfect for it. It was foggy, wet, cold, miserable and grey and I loved it! I lay in front of the fire, I read a book, I went sploshing in the rain, I watched …

iPhriday – raindrops

Rain drop in puddle

It's Phriday - raindrops keep falling! Do you like the feel of rain on your face? I enjoyed a walk in gentle rain this morning and have to say how nice it was to have liquid on my face which wasn't coming from an orifice on my face, namely my left eye which has been …

iPhriday – Trashing a room

room trashed

It's Phriday - time for a laugh While in Sydney for meetings, my work colleague (and friend) decided to play a practical joke on me. This involved her 'trashing' my hotel room. As her room wasn't ready I generously let her use mine until she could get into her room. She thanked me for my …

iPhriday – Awesomeness

Mug

It's Phriday - that's awesome! I love Fridays and having an afternoon cup of tea in my favourite mug is an awesome way to start the weekend.  Relax, unwind, breathe...... It doesn't hurt to remind ourselves just how awesome we are either! iPhriday is where we get to share a photo taken with a mobile phone. Thanks to Lisa …

iPhriday – city lights

city lights

It's Phriday! It's not been the best week but this view from my hotel room in the centre of Sydney was one of the good things to happen! The night view was beautiful and the sunrise was pretty good too. iPhriday is where we get to share photos taken with a mobile phone. You can see my previous iPhriday posts …

iPhriday – coffee art

It's Phriday again - here's some coffee art I took this photo on my phone while we were out for breakfast in the city recently. I don't take too many foody type photos but I've been very surprised about how well my post for the Weekly Photo Challenge Dinnertime has been received.  Although it's about food, it doesn't …

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, …

iPhriday – Softer focus

It's Phriday again! Where do the weeks go? I took this photo while wandering around the garden during the week. I've been experimenting with the phone camera and editing features of some of my apps. I like the soft focus and the hint of purple in amongst the grey green colour of the gum leaves. I …