True story – broken!

True story! This Easter Egg had been sitting in my bookshelf since Easter 2014 (!).  Yes I know I'm weird! Yesterday my husband made me a cup of tea and just happened to toss the egg at me, jokingly saying that I was ungrateful as he had brought me this egg last year and I hadn't eaten it …

Tea Time #8 – BYO Tea caravan

I'm bringing my very own Travelling Teahouse Caravan to Justine's tea party this time.  It's the most gorgeous pink caravan that I came across at a Wedding Fair on the weekend.  (If you'd like to read all about my venture into the brave new world of weddings, here's a link you can click). I fell in love with …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral – So quick I almost missed it

Ephemeral Cold crispy morning Tucked up in bed as warm as toast Chance peek out the window Beautiful sunlight streaming through the misty fog Lighting up the paddock, the vineyard the mountains With the special light of a new day. Capture the images before they go   To become just another memory. Ephemeral at its …

Awesome Autumn

Autumn is just awesome!  After my run this afternoon I was entranced by the sunlight sparkling on the vineyard next door.  The variations of colours throughout the vineyard are so lovely with deep reds, oranges, yellows and still many green leaves on the vines.  The colours won't last that long so I thought I'd get …

These legs are made for running

My legs are made for running

I have been running for well over a year now.  I remember that I got impatient one day while I was out walking and thought that I could get it done quicker if I just ran.  So I did!  I then embarked on a Learn to Run program and built up from only being able to …

Black and white photography challenge (take 2): Day 5

Well here I am at the end of my 5 day challenge, thanks again to Jill for nominating me.  I have enjoyed having a second bite at this challenge, as black and white is not my normal or preferred photography style.  Having said that, I have learnt and experimented more this time around and it …

Black and white photography challenge (take 2): Day 4

I have always liked dead trees. One of my earliest memories from when I was in primary school is a painting I did for my grandparents - it was a picture of a dead tree and they liked it so much they had it framed and hung it in their entrance hall so that everyone who …

Street life – A sign of the times?

A sign of the times is how I see this photo.  I took it last weekend in a quiet little country town in Victoria (Australia) just minutes off the main highway. It is a very historic town full of quaint old buildings but it has seen better days, like many rural towns which are now bypassed and off …

Black and White photography challenge (take 2): Day 3

Just for something different! Today I have used a photo of trees in the pine forest for my Day 3 Black and White photo challenge. I like the way the light is filtered through the trees and the straight lines of the rows of trees. I enjoy seeing things in a different colour and today is …

Monthly Photo Challenge: Changing Seasons 03

yummy fresh raspberries

This is the third instalment of the monthly photo challenge instigated by Cardinal Guzman, where we are to take a group of photos of a similar location each month to see the changing seasons as well as build up a portfolio and improve our photography. I am sticking pretty close to home for my photos each …

Weekly photo challenge: Rewards (are always worth waiting for)

I have been a bit obsessed with my sunflower lately and have taken photos of it at every opportunity.  Lucky for you, my loyal readers, I haven't shown you every photo I've taken (it might seem like it I know). This morning upon checking its progress, I saw that it had completely opened. Hooray!! When …

Sunflower progress report

My sunflower is opening up nicely, there's only a little bit left that's still shy. It all started with a seed, then a beautiful bud, and gradually, over a few weeks it has almost completely opened up.  The precision and artistry are so clever and amazing to observe. I've said it before and I'll say …

Weekly photo challenge: rule of thirds (or not?)

I don't claim to be a photographer despite many of my posts using photos and my regular participation in The Daily Post's weekly photo challenges.  I do have talented relatives who are acclaimed photographers and I am envious of their skills.  I only ever photograph things that take my fancy for one reason or another, like the …

Monthly Photo Challenge: Changing seasons 02

The second month of Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons has come around very quickly. In case you don't know what it's all about here's a brief rundown - every month at roughly the same time we are to take a collection of photos of somewhere around our area so that we can see the seasons change, …

A shaft of morning sunlight

I enjoy taking photos while I'm out and about and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised with the results.   This photo is one of those moments! The shaft of morning sunshine on the left of the photo gave me a nice boost when I saw it. I didn't realise I had captured it quite so well! In colour …

Changing seasons project 01

A sunny, summer's afternoon in the back paddock.  I try to go for a walk or a run every day in the forest near my house and these views are part of my route. I took these photos today with my iPhone and haven't edited them at all. The idea of this project is to take a …