Hope Renewed

This post is in response to Justine’s Story Prompt over at Eclectic Corner. It’s a cool place over there, with various fun challenges and games to get involved in, please check it out and join in. This time, Justine gave us a photo to use as a prompt for a story. I love this photo…

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Colour No Colour

Just a quick post tonight. Thank you everyone for your well wishes. I feel a bit silly for being a sap last night, but also very loved reading all your comments.  I think I have a little bug, and today my voice is fading a little, much to my friends’ amusement. I like these colour…

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Happy Australia Day

  January 26th is Australia Day. It marks the anniversary of settlement in 1788 – the arrival of the First Fleet from Britain into Port Jackson in New South Wales. Australia is a relatively young country. I remember visiting places like Salzburg in Europe and feeling such rich history and heritage there. We don’t have…

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Eclectic Guessing Reveal

The lovely Justine at Eclectic Odds N Sods started us on another guessing game recently, where we had to post an image with the idea of Protective/Protection and have you try to guess what the image is. We had some great guesses: Justine suggested something zippered, she even roped her son in to help, he…

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Delicate Little Flower

For today’s black and white photo (nominated by Passionately Curious), I am submitting a photo that I took while setting up a new regular feature that I’ve been working on. This is a carnation and I had a feeling that I would like it in black and white – the texture really comes through and gives them…

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Road to Nowhere?

I spent this last week in Sydney. It was such a busy week, leaving the hotel at about 8 each day and not getting back until 11pm or later. I even dashed to Melbourne for a day on Wednesday as well!  However, I was lucky enough to catch up with my friends and visit their…

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No Way Out

And between the walls lies desperation. For the Black and White Challenge, as nominated by @nty6x at Passionately Curious, I must post one b&w photo per day for 5 days and nominate someone each day. Since many of you participated last time, I want to throw this open to anyone who wants to join in.…

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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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