The Stuff of Nightmares

I really have to share this night of horror (and hilarity) that I experienced last night. I apologise in advance to those of you who must protect all living creatures, but I live in Australia, where not all creatures are cute and benign. I was up late, caught up reading blogs, chatting to everyone and…

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Angry Bird

Today’s post for my dear Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab. I went out today in the sticky heat of Brisbane for a photo session but as I was getting in the car, I saw this little Myna Bird on the fence. I grabbed the camera, switched it on and started clicking, changing settings like crazy and was able…

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Serene Contemplation

On a trip to Chiang Mai for a work conference last year, we took time out to visit a temple. This gentlemen spent some time at these lanterns, whether praying or meditating, I’m not sure. It was such a busy place with so many tourists bustling about, but the locals didn’t waver in their dedication.…

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Rehab, Dispersed

I’ve already written a post today, but I wanted to come back to Lucile’s Rehab Clinic (thank goodness). Please visit the link to learn more and to see some great photos from a group of very talented individuals. Please also join in if you want! Today’s photo is from my recent visit to the Queensland…

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Life Gets in the Way

This post represents my response to today’s Blogging101 brief – “Be Inspired by the Neighbours”. We had to expand on a comment that we made on someone’s blog yesterday. This has been a fun experience so far, lots of new blogs to read and new bloggers to meet. I was just reading back through the…

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Stalk in Shadows

By the light of day It waits Darkness descending It grows stronger Impatient Waiting for night   This is my tripod and the shadows it casts at night. I don’t know if it’s just me, but I think it looks like an alien robot stalking some dark and gritty planet surface. This photo was taken…

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One Photo Focus 1

Stacy from Visual Venturing is hosting the ABFriday: One Photo Focus, a photo editing challenge. Editing is something that I don’t have much experience with, so I thought this would be a good way for me to learn. Please click through the link above, the submissions are truly fantastic, it’s an amazing group of talented…

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Hey Dream Reader!

And she is the reader who browses the shelf and looks for new words but finds herself. – Laura Purdie Salas, BookSpeak!: Poems about Books. Dream Reader – You are more than one person, you are every person. Like my eclectic little collection of books in my image, you will find a bubbling mixture here…

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A croquembouche for tea?

If you haven’t had tea with Justine yet, you’re missing out. Today (a day late!), I’m bringing a special birthday cake to Justine’s Tea Time #3 – always a fun event, with some delicious recipes, teas, cakes, and other assorted goodies 🙂 My croquembouche was a surprise gift from my parents for my most recent (milestone)…

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