Melbourne Musings on a Monday

Bridge at the bottom of the garden

A few days away in Melbourne - visiting a National trust historic house and garden, watching the taping of a TV comedy show as part of the live audience, meeting up with blogging friends, walking my sister and her husband to the train station on their way to work, going for a run, shopping, having …

Mirror, mirror on the wall – Weekly Photo Challenge

elevator, lift, reflection, mirror

Mirror, mirror on the wall... I knew this photo would come in handy one day!!  I was in the lift in a Sydney hotel recently after completing an early morning walk around the city. I looked up and this was what I saw - reflections stretching into infinity.  I love the light, the reflection and …

Mundane Monday Challenge – look down!

I was in Melbourne on the weekend and while out shopping in the city we walked through some of the grand old arcades.  They are beautiful old buildings - well old by Australian standards anyway. This particular one had Christmas trees, decorations and sparkly curtains hanging from the roof which took your eye upwards. But on …

Mundane Monday Challenge – a sad, old house

I passed this sad, old house while out riding my bike the other day, cycled by, then turned around and went back to take a photo.  It really appealed to me some reason. It obviously isn't loved anymore but it's still standing (just).  The front paddock has just been cut for hay and so it was much …

Mundane Monday Challenge – whatever floats your boat!

I was going to delete this photo as it seemed a bit 'boring' but then I thought of the peacefulness it exudes and how it may just be a good candidate for the Mundane Monday Challenge as hosted here by PhoTrablogger.  There are links to other Mundane Monday posts as well. This shot was taken in a …

Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Makeover #6

This week's Photo Rehab Cover Makeover, (a fun challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane) is a book called The House We Grew Up In, by Lisa Jewell. I haven't read this book but we've been given this info and it sounds quite delightful:  Told in gorgeous, insightful prose that delves deeply into the hearts and minds of …

One Word Photo Challenge: Foggy

Foggy view

A while ago I decided to drive to work via the scenic route, as it was a lovely sunny morning at my place.  This was the view along the way - I had descended into a completely different world! Needless to say it wasn't quite the view I was expecting. It's not much of a photo …

Photo Rehab Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Makeover #5

This week's Photo Rehab Cover Makeover, (a fun challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane) is an album cover, Simply Red's Simplified from 2005. I like a splash of colour and couldn't resist using this photo from my recent trip to Australia's Red Centre.  We stayed at the Sails in the Desert resort and our delightful room …

One Word Photo Challenge: Humid

It is definitely not humid here at the moment but I wish it was!! It's been freezing cold lately, but then I suppose that it is the middle of winter and I can't expect too much! This is a photo of The Water Palace in Jaipur (India).  We were lucky enough to visit a few …

Photo Rehab Cover Makeover – challenge #4

This week's Photo Rehab Cover Makeover, (a new challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane) is a book, which I haven't read, called The Invention of Solitude by Paul Auster. According to Lucile: In the excerpt we learnt that this book is “Paul Auster’s moving and personal meditation on fatherhood. The first section, ‘Portrait of an Invisible …

Photo Rehab Cover Makeover – challenge 2

Another week, another Photo Rehab Cover Makeover - a new challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane! This week we have a movie called Winter's Tale which I haven't seen but apparently stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay (from Downton Abbey) and Russell Crowe and we are to make a new cover for it using an …

Cover Makeover – Photo101 Rehab challenge

Yay!!! - a new challenge from my blogging friends Lucile and Desleyjane! I have jumped right in (when I'm supposed to be doing something else entirely) and have come up with my own version of this book cover as per the directions below.  It was actually quite fun and didn't take me too long at …

Every day is an adventure – Day 2/365

Sparks flying

Yesterday was Day 1 of my new Every day is an adventure project and I featured water tumbling over a local waterfall. Well today's photo is all about Fire, taken at a bonfire night over the weekend. What fun it was to watch the flames flicker and dance in the dark. This photo appealed to me …

Deb’s World on tour – part 2 of 2

When I left you last time (Deb's World on tour part 1)  I was just heading off for a road trip to see my youngest daughter. I was staying with my parents for a week and mum decided a few days at the beach would be nice.  We would be able to see Eliza at the …

Walk this way early birds!

I don't necessarily consider myself an early bird but I do love early morning runs/walks and usually on these outings I see the most amazing colours and light.   I try to capture them on my phone so that I can recall the beauty at a later date. My most recent picture is the steps to the beach …

Splash of colour! 

Pick a door - any door as long as it's green!

 One can speak poetry just by arranging colours well - Vincent Van Gogh For this week's Eclectic Corner #8 Justine has asked us for a 'Splash of colour' and maybe some poetry or a quote. I have used a great quote attributed to artist Van Gogh which mentions both colour and poetry and it resonates …