Going With The Flow

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  —  Liquid

The theme for the WordPress Weekly Challenge theme is “liquid”.  In responding to the Challenge, my main criterion was that the focus of the photo should be on the water/liquid rather than on the other elements within the photo.  I have chosen four very different photos taken by various members of my family, that I think meet this criterion.  I also wanted to post the photos largely unedited.  What do you think is the main focus of each of the photos? Read more

When Am I Too Much For This Place?

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  —  Place in the World

For this week’s photo challenge, WordPress has asked us to explore what it means to find your place in the world.  Where’s your safe space?  Where do you go when you need to feel inspired or cheered up?  Do you prefer the city over a small town?  I have to admit I find this an incredibly difficult challenge because I feel very ambivalent about my place in the world.  I don’t feel safe, or comforted, or any of the things that WordPress has asked us to explore.  I feel that I am possibly too much, that we are too much.  However, I am here.  I live in a wonderful place and I’m grateful for that.  The issue of whether I, and we, can live sustainably is a complex one. Read more

On the Road Again

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  – I’d Rather Be…  On the Road Again

A few years ago, I suffered from a serious depressive episode – you know, the kind where you just want to run away.  I’m not ashamed that even though I was nearly 50 years old at the time, I still needed my mum.  So I packed my bags and headed out on the road for the 1,500 kilometre trip north to mum’s.   Read more

From Start to Finish

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  –  Story

In this week’s photo challenge, we have been asked to be a visual story-teller.  Rather than choose a series of photos that provide a complete narrative, I’ve chosen three photos (three different stories) that respectively represent a beginning, middle and an end.

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Close Encounters of a Canberra Kind

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  –  Out of This World

If we could visit another society in another galaxy, what would their buildings look like?  Perhaps they might look like one of my favourite buildings, the Shine Dome, which houses the Australian Academy of Science.  The Shine Dome, which was completed in 1959, was constructed when the space race was just starting to get serious.  It is an exceptional building.  I’m grateful for the assistance of my true love who kindly took these photos for me.  I subsequently applied some filters to them to achieve the otherworldly special effects.

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