What’s outside the window?

View through the window on a sunny spring day

This morning the view from the kitchen window was sunny and bright so I thought I'd share it with you. The vase of spring daffodils look pretty, WonderWoman Debs is sitting on top of her jar of Vegemite surveying the world around her, the camellia tree is full of pretty pink flowers outside in the …

Layers of Life

Parents

Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. I am probably cheating a bit here by not sharing one of my own photos for this week's photo challenge, instead I am sharing an old photo of my beautiful parents in the bloom of their life. …

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 …

Pink flamingo fun, travel pics and a cat called Luna

Travel collage pf photos

A pink flamingo always manages to make me smile 🙂 How about you? This week's photo challenge is all about the humble collage, so I have compiled not one, but three collages - all using a different method.  Hey, they did say it was Blogger's Choice! Collage - An assortment, a collection, a hodgepodge.  1. Pink Flamingo …

Would you rather build a wall or a bridge?

Sydney Harbour Bridge

We build too many walls and not enough bridges - Isaac Newton Bridges connect things - people, structures, places and even bloggers. Bridge- for this week's photo challenge, Cheri asks for our take on the things, places, or people that connect us.  There's scary bridges:   There's interesting bridges:   There's beautiful old railway trestle …

Delta – capturing a moment in time

Ballina from the plane window

Photography captures a moment in time This photo represents a moment in time. As I flew up the coast, on the way to visit my parents, the views from my window seat were amazing.  Who I am, what I'm doing, what I'm thinking and where I fit in the world are encapsulated in the action of taking …

How the transient nature of transport has turned

Disused railway corridor overgrown with trees near Tumbarumba wating to be turned into a rail trail for cyclists and walkers

The transient nature of life, and in particular, transport. Transient- This week's photo challenge asks us to share a photo about transient - whether it be drifters, nomads, or even the state of impermanence. I've targeted the state of impermanence with this week's photo. Disused railway corridor overgrown with trees You will see in this photo a …

Where is your focus – in front or behind?

Focus, travel photo, seascape

Where is your focus - in front of you or behind you? Focus- This week's photo challenge asks us to share a photo featuring focus.  It could be an in-focus or out-of-focus shot. Instead I've taken the definition of focus - directing a great deal of attention, interest, or activity towards a particular aim - …

Are you in order?

Order in packing

Order- This week's photo challenge asks us to share our take on order, whether literal, figurative, or anything in between (and sure — showing it next to a healthy dose of messiness is fine, too). I'm so glad that last bit was added in, about it being OK to show a healthy dose of messiness, …

Reflecting on my latest love affair – Weekly Photo Challenge

Autumn leaves, colour

Reflecting means different things to different people.  This week's photo challenge asks us to share a photo that captures something reflected back to you in a way that made you look at your surroundings differently.  In response to this I  have decided to share my reflections of my latest love affair. I don't know when it started, this love …

A Surprise find

Surprise is the prompt for this week's photo challenge. As Jen H says: Much of photography is about discovery, and with discovery may come a surprise.   We are asked to share a surprise, as seen through the lens.  I'm away from home at the moment and while out on a walk through a suburban park, I …

A feeling of security

Clouds, flying, travel

Security  is the prompt for this week's photo challenge and I've chosen to share a photo from the security of inside a plane. As I boarded the plane the other day, I was reminded that when flying we put our lives in the pilot's hands. I really don't know how planes stay up in the air but …