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Bluebottles, divorce & other ramblings

I’ve neglected my blog and WordPress for the last few weeks. Life got really busy – as I’m sure you can all appreciate – and then the mad preparations for the festive season followed by the need for us to transform ourselves into the ‘new us for the new year’. Christmas was wonderful and exhausting […]

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WPC: Twisted

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WPC: Liquid

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of liquid in whatever state, shape, or color you happen to capture it in. You can go as big as the ocean or as small as a teardrop, as clear as vodka or as opaque as milk. Let’s raise a glass to your photos. When I first read […]

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WPC: Guided Tour

Tour Guide Share with us an image, or two, or three, (or more!) of where you live. For bonus points, tell us what it is about the photo(s) that you love. I live in Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland in Australia which IS a country, as well as a continent even if you don’t […]

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WPC: Variations on a Theme

Variations on a Theme Where the ocean meets the land  

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WPC: Transient

Rain settling on a Bottlebrush (Callistemon). Credit goes to my daughter ‘Flossy’ for this super shot, captured on a family trip to Queensland. Last year saw an unusual migration of Caper White butterflies in Brisbane, having been blown further east than usual on their migration. Transient

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Debbie’s Hangover

This week when I was cleaning our shower room I stopped for a moment to admire an old Timothy Whites chemist bottle that we use as a ‘decorative piece’ on the windowsill. Timothy Whites was a chain of chemists, founded in the latter half of the 1800’s, incorporated in 1904 and taken over by Boots the […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge -It IS Easy Being Green

Living in tropical Queensland there is an abundance of lush green tropical plants and vegetation which appears so vibrant against the deep blue sky. It IS Easy Being Green!

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Weekly Photo Challenge -A Good Match

The city of Brisbane in Queensland Australia was built on a river – the Brisbane River (why complicate matters?) The river and the city are a good match and without it, Brisbane would be odd – no river taxis and nocity cats, no paddle steamer and no mangroves. It has several different skylines as the […]

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Tiny – Weekly Photo Challenge

Last week we were inundated with tiny butterflies; thousands of them!  The Caper White from the other side of the Great Dividing Range in western Queensland and New South Wales have migrated to south east Queensland in search of food.  There is an abundance of them this year mainly due to favourable breeding conditions and […]