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Photography Weekly Photo Challenge

A Photo A Week Challenge: Hands

Thanks to Nancy Merrill Photography for this challenge – to post a photo featuring hands. I have used a different take on the human hand – I took this photo back in 2015 at the White temple (Wat Rong Khun) Chiang Rai, northern Thailand. You can read all about our travels here

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Aussie Life

Refugees & Lip Fillers

I wanted to call this post ‘Our world is f*cked’ but then several people who know me would find this type of language offensive and besides, it’s not in my usual style to use expletives in my writing. However, this world really IS f*cked. This isn’t about the effects of climate change nor about our […]

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Photography

Lens-Artists Challenge #56

The theme for this week’s lens-artist challenge is Seascapes and/or Lakeshores. I’ve dipped into my favourite shots of Brighton Beach in South Australia – taken some time ago now, my son and friends playing on their skimmer boards in the evening sun. I love the action in it. This photo is also Brighton Beach shot […]

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Challenges

Falling from Grace

When does “I fell over” become “I had a fall”? When you’re well into your seventies? When you reach adulthood? Is it the difference between young and old? I pondered this question after announcing to my fellow co-workers last Friday morning that I had fallen over the evening before. After their initial concern and sympathy, […]

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Photography

Focus on the focus

Thanks to Debbie Stott for the inspiration to post these photos; I was inspired by her Kew Gardens in Patterns. Considering we have just entered Winter here in Brisbane, some days I just have to pinch myself; Winter in the sub-tropics does not compare to the chilly months I was used to in Adelaide nor […]

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Aussie Life Family

Special Places

I’ve recently returned from a three-week trip back to the mother country. It’s been two years since my last trip and that was for when Dad was awarded his MBE and, by special invitation, we made the journey to Buckingham Palace. Here’s a little reminder of that (sorry for the poor quality of the photo […]

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My Travels

Flying High

In exactly two weeks time I will be flying high above earth as I make my way to the UK for a three-week visit. I’m a little nervous about the flight – not because I have a fear of flying (shouldn’t it be a fear of crashing?) but because I hope I can keep myself […]

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Aussie Life

Pencil Spikes

My weekly dip into The Life of B’s square photo challenge led me to post this photograph of a driveway gate made of large pencils! Shot at a residence at Sunshine Beach near Noosa, Queensland, I love this quirky spiky idea for a gate.

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Photography

Spiky Square

My weekend dip into Life of B’s Spiky in March photo challenge. With the theme spiky, the rule is to post a square photo. I like the shades of green and the symmetry of the spiky leaves of the pineapple. SpikySquare

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Photography

Spiky Square in March

I took this shot last October while hiking in Deep Creek Conservation Park, South Australia. Spiky Sqares