Monday’s Musings…

Well I finally feel like things are returning to some form of new normal. I visited a friend in rural Victoria for the first time in ages last weekend. We had a family day out at the Melbourne Zoo on Friday which was great fun. I booked my first actual studio portrait session for in…

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Bird of Paradise

In the very back corner of the back yard, I have this big terracotta pot, with a bird of paradise plant. To be honest it’s been so buried in plants I forgot it was still there. Some recent gardening and clean-up by Hubby uncovered it. Sadly there was only one flower spike but it’s so…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens Pt 2

Continuing on from the Orchid House at Australia Gardens, I visited the Scrub lands and the rich red soil full of wonderous Australian Native Flowers, paper daisies, kangaroo paw, grevillea, waratah, banksia and more… All shot with the Tamron 70-300mm lens. While it may be Spring, this garden is often at it’s best in Winter…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens Pt 1

We seem to be three for three in weekly outings, it’s been great. Sadly we only seem to get one day between Friday and Sunday that’s actually worth leaving the house. The joy of Spring and unpredictable weather. This week is Australia Gardens in Cranbourne about 50km SE Melbourne. not far from my house, beautiful…

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Tea & Roses

Just a simple one today, some of the gorgeous (not quite) white roses sent to me recently, I took a number of different still lifes with them and I am still going… So pretty and so soft, the colour is not quite white, has just a hint of blush to them. ~ Julz

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Monday’s Musings…

It’s been a rather quiet week, it’s been wonderful. It was a little stressful behind the scenes for the last month or so, I won’t go into details, but things were getting rather stressful. So, I pencilled in a couple of weeks off…to a degree. No classes, no presentations, no workshops. I still had work…

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Spring bees…

Technically honey bees are not native to Australia, we do have our own blue banded bees, but I don’t think I have actually ever seen one up close. Supposedly our natives don’t sting…or is that an urban myth? Anyway, honey bees are a lovely sight and perform such a big job. Before we changed our…

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Spring blossoms in black & white

What now seems like many years ago I planted two weeping cherry blossom trees in the front yard, on either side of the pond and in front of the main windows. They block and filter the sun in Summer and in Winter they are bare and let in sunlight. They are simply gorgeous, although my…

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Friday’s Flowers

My hubby has taken on the chore of food shopping. We used to do it together, but current restrictions forbids two people from the same house shopping together. I can’t push a full trolley and I struggle to lift full shopping bags…so he goes. I do all the cooking and cleaning, I also buy the…

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Monday’s Musings

Another week down, apparently the lock down we are still living under is longer than just about anywhere else in the world, it may not be quite as harsh as some lock downs, but it is long and continuing. But…it is working at least in part. Our daily figures are now getting below 50 a…

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