Spring Outings – Australian Gardens

I know I have been here with you before, almost as many times as Alowyn Gardens, becoming quite a Spring tradition. This year I took Moth, as he has not been in perhaps 10 years and never with a camera. Australian Gardens is part of the Melbourne Botanic Gardens, but not the lush, green tropical…

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Spring Outings – Alowyn Gardens

Its Spring and we got a small burst of warm weather and sunshine, already quite late in the season, but our yearly trek to Yarra Glen was overdue. We have been going for several years now, Alowyn Gardens is a wonderful garden and nursery in the Yarra Glen hills, amidst wineries and farmland. Our last few…

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Spring Outings – North Central Victoria

We finally got our first good day of Spring sunshine, the first nice day in such a long time. It is still quite early in the season for wildflowers, but with all the rain we have had recently, many of the waterfalls were sure to be running. I was keen to try my new camera…

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The year that was……..2016

2016 was a turbulent year, on a personal note I had many highs and some fabulous adventures, but globally there was so much sadness. 2016 was a terrible year for singers, writers and actors; Jon English, Prince, David Bowie, Glen Frey, we lost Alan Rickman and Gene Wilder and now George Michael and Carrie Fischer;…

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Spring Outings – Mont de Lancey Homestead

Built in 1867 Mont de Lancey by Henry Sabire the estate had humble beginnings and was one of the early settlers in the are of Wandin in the Yarra Valley, about one hour from Melbourne. More history can be read here. We visited on this occasion for the Draught Horse & Vintage Machinery Weekend  A fun…

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52 Week Challenge – Week 48

Week 48 is Black, so I have a shot of the Blacksmith at Mont de Lancey Estate from this weekend’s Draughhorse and Farm Machinery show. ISO1000, 80mm, F/6.3, 1/100 second

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Spring Outings – Olinda Falls

Not too far from where I live is the fabulous Dandenong Ranges, I have written many posts about our various adventures up there. I was recently asked to do a Private Client shoot at Olinda Falls…..I have never been. Funny isn’t we sometimes don’t know about treasures in our own backyard? We drove out there…

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Spring Outings – Tenby Point

On Sunday we met a group of Tog Friends for some fun at Tenby Point…….where on Earth is that I hear you ask? About 45 minutes from our place, 1.5 hours from Melbourne CDB. It’s just off the Bass Hwy on the way to Phillip Island, there really isn’t anything there apart from the ‘Tree’…

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Monday’s Musings…

What a truly stunning weekend, good friends, and magnificent weather…….summer is finally on it’s way! I am yet to go through so many photos from the weekend, I did a day long shoot with the ever wonderful Rachelle James, we did five mini shoots in one day……..so much fun. This so far is my favourite……..love…

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Spring Outings – Myuna Farm

I recently visited the Myuna Children’s Farm in Doveton, it was for my Great Nephew’s 1st Birthday. I have not been there since my own girls were little and it has actually changed quite a bit. I wandered around taking a few photos here and there. It was a lovely, warm Spring day and I…

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