The Changing Seasons – June in Canberra

Ah, June.  I can’t believe we are already half way through the year.  Winter is not a time that I particularly enjoy.  It’s cold.  It’s grey, and quite often miserable.  Just to prove that it does get cold in Australia, I headed out on a particularly frigid day to one of our city’s parks.  Rain had been threatening all day, but no sooner had I got out of my car and pulled out my camera, then the sun asserted itself in all its Winter glory. Read more

The Distant Forest

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge — Horizontal Lines.

I thought I would take the plunge and have a go at one of Cee’s photo challenges.  Thanks for the encouragement, Cee.  I enjoy writing.  It is good exercise for my brain, but it is a bit like hard work.  But how much fun is photography!     Read more

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