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Saturday, September 16, 2017

blossoming...


after endless days of grey skies, cold winds and rain,
(NOT photo friendly)
it is so lovely to see a Spring weekend blossom into sunshine and shadows...
at least for now...



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

if the beach is empty...


You know it must be winter if the beach is empty and the seas are wild...
This morning I took a brief, few photos of the beach and seas in Dromana
and then scurried back to the relative warmth of the shopping centre carpark and my car...
I felt I was breathing icy, stormy air down on the beach, but I had to grab a few desperate photos...




Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

be thankful...


This was my view from my verandah early this morning...
After hearing many sirens, a helicopter flew overhead...
I did some Google search
and found that there was a major collision at McCrae
on the nearby Mornington Peninsula freeway...
All southbound lanes were closed...



No...
I am not going to launch into a report on the accident details...
Rather, I suddenly felt that this moment put my ongoing health woes into perspective...

I am close to getting my life back...



P.S. The accident drew a news helicopter as well...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

out and about...


 at last... out and about...
This morning, on the way home from yet another doctor's appointment...
I decided to stop by the Hillview Community Reserve wetlands in Dromana...
It was too lovely a winter's day to let slide by...
Above is the entrance to the reserve from the small carpark...
The wetlands are just beyond to the right...


the approach to the wetlands...


the lovely reflections in the wetlands...


more reflections...


a wetland identity...


let's bathe in the sunshine...

Saturday, July 8, 2017

winter grips the spirit... but...


autumn leaves have almost passed by in my garden...
winter grips the spirit...

Yes... It has been awhile since I last posted...

first - ongoing treatment of an abcess-like formation on my ankle...but still going to school...
(ankle elevated at weekends, just to be able to get around at school on Monday)
second - flu...but still going to school...
third - back injury from too much computer-time getting school reports finalised on a weekend
and requiring the last week of school term at home because I could barely move...

Being out and about to take photos seems like a distant memory...

But the ankle is almost healed - after many weeks...
flu gone...
Back finally improving, and I can move more freely...
(Reports and exam-marking all done on time... yeah...)
There is hope...
Perhaps next week - school holiday time - I can get out to take photos...



There is hope...

Saturday, June 17, 2017

it's just a phase...


I can't believe it was at this time 2 years ago,
Rosebud pier was getting a long anticipated make-over...
Even a couple of seagulls seemed to be taking a passing interest...

For a little longer, I have to delve into my archives for photos here...
I have an abcess - horribly painful - like an intrusion - on my ankle bone
and I'm supposed to keep off my foot...
This has been going on for many weeks...
Love seeing the doctor twice a week to get it dressed after school hours...very entertaining...
But I can only stay off the foot at weekends... Impossible as a teacher during the week...
So my photo collection is feeling rather frozen at the moment...
Little opportunity to get out PLUS it's stressful report time and marking...

Did I mention I have flu as well?

I'm sure all this excitement will pass eventually and life will level out into some kind of routine...

Meanwhile...

Sighhhhhhhhhh....


Monday, June 12, 2017

turning point...




Not often do I indulge in a sad post, but this is to be one of those rare occasions...
You may have noticed I have not been posting here for about a week...
But I have been drowning in mid year report writing and marking for secondary students...

And there is more...

I have decided it is time to let go some of the memes I run...
Monday Mellow Yellows
Scenic Weekends
Wednesday Waters
as well as ones I share with MMT (but she is going to continue the following ones for awhile)...
Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Ruby Tuesday Too
Macro Monday 2
Some of these memes have been running for almost 6 years...a long time...
(And each post always includes a photo relevant to the meme...)

The sadness involves the feeling that I am becoming just a robotic convenienece...
Always there for participants to drop their links...
Many regulars barely comment...
Some participants have never commented on my meme post...

Even today, my last post for Monday Mellow Yellows...
Participants have linked up and not a comment...
Not a word...
Not a thanks...

It hurts...


I do know the meme world is fading these days...
But still...
For those who still connect...
It would be so nice to be noticed...


The autumn leaves in the photo above seem to embody some element of all the memes I have run..
Just a little nostalgia...


deep breath
eyes to the stars
walk on


Monday, June 5, 2017

tiled colours...


feature in the garden at Ashcombe Maze, Shoreham...


tiled colours
connect creatively to
a whole soul


Linking to:
Monday Mellow Yellows



Sunday, June 4, 2017

a mini house?...


curious little feature on my verandah...


sculpted mini house
desires the love of
little people


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2




Saturday, June 3, 2017

lattice...


unusual garden feature at Ashcombe Maze, Shoreham...


hidden
in the shadows of greens
latticed secrets


Linking to:
Scenic Weekends
Just Be


Wishing you a wonderful weekend
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