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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

beach house decor

Today I spent a day at a house near the beach. 
I took my camera with the idea that I would wander down to the beach at some point to take some photos. 
As often happens, the day didn't quite go to plan so I turned the camera towards the beach house decor...
 & managed to find some lovely light, shadows & reflections.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

stills:: this week

:: an autumn walk, looking up
:: some early flowering jonquils
:: a school excursion to the schoolhouse museum, a maypole dance & an old spelling chart
:: currently reading 'Les Miserables', such a beautiful story of love & redemption, but I'm struggling. I'm up to page 5 hundred & something and I'm only half way through!
:: got stuck in the rain during the week & bought a pink umbrella for $9.95
:: a cooler morning ritual, Charlie & Poppy sitting by the heater before getting ready for school.

Joining in with Em at the beetle shack

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

around here

I really love this time of year.
In Sydney Autumn is fairly mild, crisp mornings & evenings but often beautiful sunshine during the day.
I love the colours & the crunch of the autumn leaves.
I had a moment yesterday afternoon, so I took the dog & the camera & I set off to wander through the streets around here.

"Autumn is a second spring, where every leaf is a flower"
Albert Camus

Sunday, May 19, 2013

stills:: a collection of photos

It feels like it's been a busy few weeks, the school term is rushing by (already week 4!)
It's hard to believe that nearly a whole month has gone since the school holidays.

 Looking through photos  is such a lovely reminder ....

:: a line of trees, some silver lined clouds & a little family walking through 
:: grape vines, I love the way the tendrils curl
:: a pretty purple flower outside Scarborough winery
:: an early evening walk along the beach, a full moon over the ocean
:: a sunset stroll

Joining in with Em at the beetle shack

Friday, May 17, 2013

caravan on a hill

We found a beautiful spot for lunch while we were on holidays  a few weeks ago, 
I spotted this interesting looking caravan on a hill.....

such a beautiful day & I loved the fluffy white clouds.

Linking in with skywatch Friday.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

ten on ten

 Joining in again with Rebekah at a bit of sunshine...
 ten on ten- ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month.

One thing I love about this project is that it encourages me to find beauty and gratefulness
 on a day that could otherwise be ordinary, stressful or dull.

This month's tenth was a bit stressful for us,
so it was lovely to have the distraction of a camera.

 This is what my day looked like...

Friday, May 10, 2013

liberate your art 2013

I have really enjoyed being a part of Kat Sloma's postcard swap again this year.
It's always such a treat to have beautiful art delivered to my letterbox- and I loved the postcards that I received.

These are the 5 postcards that I sent....

& these are the beautiful cards that I received.
from Patty Waite at www.nomadicnotebook.com
from Jo Murray at www.jomurray-art.blogspot.com
from Shawn Rowell
from hula la at http://outofhand-alteredbooks.blogspot.com
from Marji at www.marjisart.com
from Kat Sloma at www.kateyestudio.com
Thanks Kat!