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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

the grounds {part 2}

Continuing on from last weeks post, I thought that I would share a few more photos from the grounds of Alexandria. I'm really glad I got to take so many before we were asked to put our cameras away :)

It's a little bit hard to believe that we're so close to the end of the year! Things are winding down here, my eldest son has his last uni exam today (2nd year finished!) and my other 2  have only a few weeks until they finish their school year. The days are feeling more and more like summer, longer and warmer.  I'm  so looking forward to all of the lovely things that happen at this time of the year.

Friday, November 14, 2014

the grounds

The Grounds of Alexandria must be the most visited and most photographed place in Sydney at the moment. It's a beautiful space, a group of cafes and restaurants, garden and florist (there is even a pig, some goats and some chickens) set in an industrial area in the inner east. So, I met a friend there yesterday, we had brunch and wandered around looking at all the amazing photo opportunities.
After a while we were told we needed permission to use our 'professional looking cameras' (which was a little surprising as I had seen so many photos on other blogs).
However, it's a really lovely place with good food and coffee, friendly staff and it was buzzing with people on a weekday morning.

Here are just a few of the photos that I took, there may be a grounds {part 2} post....

Monday, November 10, 2014

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. I love capturing snippets of my day that would normally go undocumented as I go about my daily stuff.  I really enjoy stopping every hour (or so) to notice the things around me.
This is what my tenth looked like- an early start,  morning routine with my family, a couple of hours at work and grocery shopping- and of course a bit of photography.

Joining in with Rebekah at a bit of sunshine :)

Thursday, November 6, 2014

this evening

This evening I  went for a short walk up my street. I took my camera because I haven't done that for a while. The sun was just setting, the weather was mild and a few people were out and about like me taking advantage of day light saving. I noticed lots of spring flowers in my neighbours gardens. The evening light was beautifully golden. 
It was very nice just to get out for a moment. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

jacaranda time

 As I take the dog walking around the streets near my place, I'm noticing the purple of the jacaranda. Looking up is a sea of purple against a perfectly blue sky. I do love this time of year.

I'm {pointing the camera UP} with 52 photos project

Monday, October 27, 2014


This week it's been mostly sunshine and warm weather and a bit of rushing around. It was good to stop a few times to capture a moment. 

:: a rose in our garden, lovely signs of spring
:: we visited a local school fair on Saturday, where Charlie's school band played
:: afternoon light in our back yard
:: a framed water colour print, a present for one of Charlie's friends & a little woven basket that I finished earlier last week (plus other bits & pieces on our sideboard)
::a spider web this morning in our front garden
:: another little basket that I finished last night- already in use holding David's cuff links