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

Monday, April 10, 2017

ten on ten

Today was the tenth day of April, so I took ten photos as I do each tenth of the month (except for last month). Looking for beauty in the everyday. Documenting my day with photos of the ordinary. It was a bit colder today than it has been and it was a day mostly spent at home. A bit boring really...

This is a bit of what my day looked like.

:: sunrise through the bathroom window
:: looking down on camelia petals & wearing my boots for the first time this year
:: pegging out the washing
:: slippers- bought on line & arrived today
:: James enjoying his new ipad
:: a colourful plant in a pot in  my backyard
:: bare branches on a dead tree
:: raindrops on pebbles
:: the first ripe(ish) mandarin on the tree
:: evening light

Friday, March 31, 2017

harbour sculptures

This morning I got up very early and went to Clarks Point to look at and wander through the harbour sculptures- "An exhibition of Australian sculptures that will enrich, enliven and enlighten."

 I do love public art in beautiful locations. It was lovely to walk along and see an array of sculptures with the backdrop of the harbour and the city. Here is some of what was on offer. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

a coastal walk

I walked with Justine from Bradley's Head to Chowder Bay yesterday- a stretch of coastline on Sydney Harbour. It has been so wet in Sydney through March but it stayed dry for the morning (although it was very humid).

Most of the walk is through National Park with a combination of bushland & coastal views. Once we got to Chowder Bay we walked back to the start through the streets of Mosman. 

Chowder bay is an interesting historical spot. It's named after whalers who made ‘chowder’ from the bay’s abundant seafood. Chowder Bay was opened to the public in 2000 following decades of military occupation. The area features a complex of historic buildings and facilities originally established as a Submarine Miners Depot, and later used as barracks and mess buildings for the Australian military. The buildings have since been carefully restored by the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and they now house a range of organisations and businesses offering diverse visitor experiences. Chowder Bay, together with Middle Head and Georges Heights, form Headland Park—a new parkland created by the Harbour Trust.

We also took some photos for our two takes blog which mostly feature some of these buildings.. click here if you'd like to see...

Friday, February 24, 2017

foreshore walk

Yesterday I went on a very long walk with a friend-we caught the ferry to circular quay then walked for 15.6km (nearly 22,000 steps) along the foreshore to Balmain. It's part of our plan to walk up & down the Parramatta river & around Sydney Harbour. It is such a beautiful way to explore our spectacular city. It's been a project that we started in October 2015 (see here) & have been taking opportunities when we can to get together & complete sections our walk. We have 2 sections of Parramatta river to go then we might make some plans to explore other parts of Sydney by foot. 

One thing we really love is to see all the sights & colours from a different perspective. Plus it's always great to spend a day with a lovely friend. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

ten on ten

Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month.... a great way to document an ordinary day.

7:13am   gardenia leaves in the morning light
7:51am   packed lunch
8:51am   dropping James at his day program
11:39am toes and paws
12:53pm new cushions
1:14pm   on the sideboard
2:16pm   artwork on the wall outside a vet
3:58pm   flowers
5:50pm   Poppy in the afternoon light
7:53pm   take away with friends