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 …

Atop of Australia – Weekly Photo Challenge

Hike, Blue Lake, Kosciuszko National Park, Mountain,

I have been blogging about being on top of Australia all week and now I see the theme for this week's photo challenge is -  Atop !   How amazing and just a bit spooky, I mean are they stalking me? 🙂 I really have been having a great week blogging about all things on top …

Sharing a wish with strangers – Weekly Photo Challenge

A very different kind of theme for this week's photo challenge -  Wish - but one I enjoyed thinking about. Sharing wishes with strangers makes a powerful emotional statement. My wish is to live in a world without Parkinson's Disease. Jen explains the challenge this way: Shinto is the dominant religion in Japan, though it is more of …

Always take the scenic route – Weekly Photo Challenge

Road, travel, drive, photography, New Zealand

Always take the scenic road Nepal: I woke early in the morning, about 3am, feeling slightly unwell, and looked outside.  The mountains we had been walking in for the last few days had chosen to remain shrouded in cloud until that very moment.  I was breathless with the beauty of the humongous  snow topped mountains …

A hammock and a tree – Weekly Photo Challenge

How does a hot summer's day, a hammock and a large tree sound?  Relaxing, peaceful, delightful and comfy! This combination, to me, is a great match and fits the theme for this week's photo challenge perfectly 🙂 A good match  - This week, share a photo of a satisfying pairing from your own life.... You can mix …

Against the Odds – Weekly Photo Challenge

I'm away from home this week, taking in the city lights, enjoying a different pace of life, seeing new things, playing tourist and unexpectedly meeting up with some blogging friends. I decided for this week's photo challenge to focus on a great movie I saw this week.  It was called Lion and is a classic …

Shadow bikes – Weekly Photo Challenge

I admit to loving shadow shots. I have a great number in my albums! Shadow - This week, hunt for shadows and incorporate them into your shot. The shadow can be the focal point of the image, or simply a detail that adds texture and makes the scene a bit more dynamic. This is a favourite …

Framed by the mirror – Weekly Photo Challenge

mirror on bike

Looking back at life through the mirror on my bike. It's not only a mirror, it's also a frame. Repurpose is the theme for this week's photo challenge.  Show us something that you’ve recycled or repurposed, or an object for which you’ve discovered a clever new use. For this challenge, show us something you’ve put to new …

Graceful Giraffes – Weekly Photo Challenge

Graceful: having or showing grace or elegance. Ben says, Gracefulness is a tricky quality — it manifests itself as an effortless, subtle harmony between a subject and its environment. For this week’s challenge, share something that says “graceful” to you. Giraffes say elegance and gracefulness to me, they have such long slender necks and legs yet they …

Ambience on a summer morning – Weekly Photo Challenge

Tumbarumba Creekscape

Ambience: the character and atmosphere of a place I love this view of what's known in our little town as 'The Creekscape'.  I think it shows character and atmosphere very well.  It also gave my mood an uplift! I took this photo while out on my early morning walk the other day.  The days have been …

What’s in a name? – Weekly Photo Challenge

Let me introduce myself -  my name is Debbie or more formally Deborah.  Hello, I'm pleased to meet you 🙂 My daughters and other friends have called me Debs for quite some time now, so when I started blogging it seemed like a good idea to call my blog Deb's World. I received this personalised jar …

2016 – the year that was!

Tumba-bloody-Rumba was the winner as the most viewed post on my blog in 2016.  Did you see it? In looking back at my blog stats for 2016 I have been very surprised about what featured in my top 10 based on views.  Posts on local government issues, travels, photo challenges and ongoing issues with my forced redundancy collected the top …

Anticipating anticipation – Weekly Photo Challenge

Is it possible to anticipate anticipation?  I like to think so. With summer holidays upon us and family members from near and afar preparing to gather, I am anticipating the anticipation of us all being together again for the first time in over a year. I love spending time with my family 🙂  My three …

Relax and unwind – Weekly Photo Challenge

This sunset! Relax is the prompt for this week's photo challenge.  As Hakan B says: Life can be stressful. Work commitments, family trouble, financial obligations: the list goes on. And sometimes, it can all get a little too overwhelming. That’s why it’s so important to make time to just relax. Whether through meditation, a quiet walk, …

Magic rocks – Weekly Photo Challenge

The Moeraki Boulders are magical    Magic is the prompt for this week's photo challenge.  Look at these boulders on the beach at Moeraki and tell me they're not magical!! As has been the way during our holiday in New Zealand, we decided on a whim to pull in to have a look at these rocks, …