So I am just going to jump in head first and start writing about what is happening now … kind of like speed dating only … well speed blogging?
So much has happened this summer … the good the bad … and the ugly …. that the whirlwind of events knocked us clean off our feet in my household … so a few moments with my daughter and friends in the calm of Mary Cairncross rainforest in Maleny was just what the doctor ordered. Ahh breathe …… sometimes it’s hard to remember that important function.
NO …not the flying nun!! SInce chemotherapy was going to knock my hair out within a week this beautiful hat was a welcome gift from my daughter.
As I was having fun slicing and placing such colourful food, I decided it would be nice to set the dish among my herbs in the garden to add to the sense of taste theme …. imagine my surprise when a beautiful little Lady Bug decided to taste as well !!!
An invitation to walk in your neighbourhood and tell us what you see that inspires you , brings you joy or even makes you sad . Every day I make sure to observe something that gives me joy , and to be honest, living in Queensland on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, it really is not hard to be inspired. I am forever grateful for the fact that I can breathe clean air, listen to a huge variety of beautiful birds sing and feel the green grass under my feet somewhere close by . I may see beauty in the colours and textures of a native plant such as this beautiful Banksia
or as I stop by the local pond I just might get lucky enough to see this amazing creature…. gives a whole new meaning to catching a dragon!!
And right outside my front garden was this noisy little Brown honey eater enjoying the nectar while the dew is still on it first thing in the morning. Isn’t he sweet?
As I was trying to catch Mr Brown, I had that feeling that I was being watched… and lo and behold there was this crazy fella just staring at me from about waist height in the bush next to me….. he is a Spangled Drongo, that is more familiar with the northern ends of our country and hails from the New Guinea area, but with our mild climate many of them decide to settle and call the Sunshine coast home. I am glad to have them and all their silly craziness…such agile fliers and hilarious loud cacklings…. they look amazing in flight with the fish tails and their acrobatics.
I am often amazed at how beauty struggles through to even the most industrial kind of surroundings ….
I would love to see some of your local areas as you walk about each day…. feel free to post and tag this page so that I can see what a day in the life is like at your place.
Lets start with things that put a smile on your face and then we can progress to other challenges .
What colours my life? There are so many beautiful things that make the heart sing, and behind much of it is the sun , and the glorious light that it shines on everything around us to create a variety of captivating colours and hues. Instead of just one photo I will choose three things I have seen that absolutely colour my world
This week, share with us your monochromatic images. Be calculating and creative in choosing your subject and focal point; resist the urge to simply take a photo of something with a single color range.
I found this a rather confusing challenge as I am a somewhat literally minded person, so the idea of an image being called monochromatic but then not being restricted to just one colour range just didn’t make any sense to me. With this in mind I looked at a few images I have done recently where I explored the monochromatic theme and this was my favourite… monochromatic birds on a very dull pallet were accentuated by removing all but the hint of colour that the birds themselves feature .
My world through my camera …. Letting the Light in … one Frame at a Time … while I practise mindfulness and being in the moment as often as I can, I am never the less inclined to record so much of what I see on a day to day basis. I find solace behind the lens, it brings me joy to create beautiful images and fulfilment to record something that just needs to be told. I feel as if my camera at times is just an extension of myself and it will find an image in what may be the tiniest little part of the day or the world around me . Living with depression for much of my life I have been able to use it as a tool to refocus ( pardon the pun)