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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours (or a bit less today) on the tenth day of the month. A great way to document my day. 

I wasn't sure whether I'd keep going with my ten on tens this year as I was getting a bit forgetful towards the end of last year but as I had a fun day planned I thought I'd continue.  I went with a friend bike rinding in Centennial Park -then we had lunch together in a beautiful (photogenic) cafe nearby. 

This is a bit of what my day looked like ...







6:53am    dahlias, more pink than orange in real life- must have been the light
8:34am    shoes ready for bike riding
10.29am  my friend Caroline ready on her bike outside a cafe
10:59am  a spot of colour
11:13am  swans on the lake
12:23pm  entry into the Grounds in Alexandria
12:28pm water while we wait
12:40pm salads & sparkling mineral water
1:03pm   pots on the windowsill
1:11pm   colourful fruit & veg on the bench











Monday, January 9, 2017

memories, dreams, reflections


In previous years I've posted a bit of a round up of my year, but this year I got as far as making a little collage of photos I've taken in each of the seasons. I guess that's an indication of what my year's been like. Quite a busy & difficult year in some ways but I've certainly had much less time to sort through photos & compose thoughtful, reflective pieces to write here. However 2017 is a new year & I'm ready for it! This morning I've planned our meals for the week & cleaned out the fridge-so that's a good start I think.  

So, if your reading this -Happy new year & I do hope to be posting semi- regularly in 2017. x



































Click here for more expansive versions of my memories, dreams, reflections posts from previous years. 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ten on ten

It's the final ten on ten for the year. Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month. We had about 50 people for Christmas drinks so we spent most of the day preparing for that. So this months ten on ten is looking quite festive. It was a lovely night with friends. I was busy chatting & mingling so there are no photos of the actual party! 

This is a bit of what my tenth looked like....









7.32am     gardenias in the morning light & a buzzing bee
11.10am   champagne flutes lined up
11.49am   reindeer
12.42pm  golden baubles
2.11pm    a mandolin- I love the shape
2.35pm    joy, love, peace
3.44pm    magnolia flower in my garden
4.33pm    shadows
5.07pm    David & Charlie 
11.14pm  star light




Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ten on thirty

So my ten on ten project has been a little difficult to keep on track - November is the third time this year that my ten photos over ten hours has not been done on the tenth day of the month. However, I really love the idea of documenting one day a month to capture the beauty in the ordinary.  Today on the 30th I will take ten photos so I can just squeeze in a November ten on ten.

This is a bit of what my day looked like...










6:23am    gardenias in our front garden in the morning light
7:05am    Poppy asking to go for a walk (she had to wait)
8:55am    selfie in the bathroom- wearing a new yellow top- not sure if I like it yet.
9:26am    coffee while doing a few jobs- email, paying bills, getting sorted
10:24am  a bee fossicking in a magnolia flower
12:21pm  a rural view
1:28pm    moo! these cows wandered over to the fence because they thought we had food
2pm         a log painted to look like a flamingo
3:11pm    blueberries
4:43pm    a hydrangea in our front garden








Tuesday, November 8, 2016

sculptures by the sea

Last Thursday I went to Sculptures by the sea- a sculpture trail that weaves its way from Bondi beach to Tamarama. It was a gorgeous sunny day and very pleasant to walk along the coastline. I love public art & am always fascinated to see what artists can create. 

Here are just a few photos from Thursday- I didn't take that many and the top photo is just someone having a swim.































I've been to sculptures by the sea before but have missed it the last 2 years so it was good to go. And such a beautiful backdrop!





Wednesday, November 2, 2016

taking stock #8


It's been 5 months since my last taking stock post so I thought it's time! 
I've hardly had time (or inspiration) to write or read blogs lately but I'm not ready yet to give up this little space...
Taking stock is a fun way to think about what I'm thinking/doing/dreaming right now....

Making: plans for afternoon outings- this time of year with daylight saving is perfect for this!
Cooking: Persian lamb in the slow cooker for dinner tonight
Drinking : herbal tea & mineral water
Reading: just started "The Secret Chord" by Geraldine Brooks
Trawling: the internet for healthy recipes
Wanting: to continue in my sugar free ways
Looking: for creative inspiration-not doing very much creating at the moment
Deciding: what to get my niece for her 21st birthday
Wishing: I was more organised with birthday presents- very behind with gifts for nieces & nephews
Enjoying: days with few must do's (today is one)
Waiting: to find out the outcome of an important meeting
Liking: warmer weather & getting outdoors
Wondering: how to encourage family time with busy children!
Loving: my alphabetical coffee shop project- had breakfast with 4 friends on Saturday at a coffee shop starting with V. Only W,X,Y & Z to go
Pondering: life (always!) 

Listening: sounds of silence right now
Buying: nothing much at the moment
Watching: the killing- love it (just finished season 1) 
Hoping: for a lovely weekend































I've just deleted the 2nd half of these prompts- It takes too long!

So this is me right now.....