"A good photograph is knowing where to stand" Ansell Adams.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

last weekend










Last weekend, I took the opportunity to visit the zoo. For many years now we have been zoo friends, we pay an annual fee for unlimited access to the zoo. I love it! It means we don't have to stay long.

So, after a visit to the sheep (James' favourite) and a wander past the giraffes ( my favourite), we left. Such a beautiful afternoon and a spectacular location.









Friday, August 28, 2015

a morning walk

A few times a week I go for a walk with the dog in the streets around my house. There's a really nice path alongside the railway line that I usually head down. It has a nice bushy feel and is quite secluded apart from the occasional dog walker or cyclist. I remember when I first discovered this path many years ago and was very excited to have a little piece of bush within walking distance of my home. I still am. 















Tuesday, August 25, 2015

lately...

Spring is definitely in the air, I snapped a few blossom branches from my neighbour's tree and they sit tall in a vase on my window sill in the kitchen.
It's back to grey after a beautifully warm weekend, but the days are getting longer and it won't be long until we can put the heater away.

I've also been busy doing some very boring things (that seem to take up so much time!),  like dealing with plumbers and motor mechanics and making appointments. Slowly working my way through the list of things in my head that need to be done.

I always find it therapeutic to stop and take some photos to distract myself.








































Thursday, August 13, 2015

roses




So today is the day that I finish pruning my roses. I started a few weeks ago but needed more space in my green bin. The task will be completed today. I'm looking forward to getting it done and then waiting for new buds to appear in the next month or so.











Monday, August 10, 2015

ten on ten

Another month has gone by and it's time for the August ten on ten. Each month I join in here and take ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. It is a practise that I love- to look for the beauty in the every day,  stop for a moment (or ten) and be grateful. 

It was a busy day for me, work, grocery shopping and an afternoon walk with Poppy. There was also plenty of light and colour in my day and hints of spring and the coming warmer weather. 

This is some of what my tenth looked like...




















































Wednesday, August 5, 2015

up close

 I began a 365 last month (documented here). To help me commit to a photo a day I thought it would be helpful for me to have a bit of a focus each month so I decided that my first month would be an instant photo a day. I was challenged (no control over exposure & focus, for example) but made it to the end of July with 31 photos. Hooray! 

So my 'theme' for August will be up close. And I took a few up close photos today. 

I walked with a friend this morning around Iron Cove. The Bay Run is a 7km track that loops around  the bay. It was very cold but I always enjoy being out in the fresh air (and there was a coffee stop). There is something so lovely about walking by the water and chatting with a friend.