Summer Outings – Australia Gardens

I recently had a day out at Australia Gardens, while a friend from the country was visiting, she had not been there before. We headed out quite early as it was going to be quite hot. We spent a fair bit of time in the shady areas and wandered around, looking for birds and such.…

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Summer Outings – Cloudehill Gardens

Certainly not my first visit to Cloudehill, and I know it want be my last. Actually I am running a photography workshop there in a few weeks. But on the weekend me and a friend decided to get over the Christmas chaos with an early morning visit to Olinda. Our first stop was Cloudehill Gardens.…

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Digital Art – Rainbow Lorikeet

I took one of my photos of a Rainbow Lorikeet, and turned it into this cute piece of digital art. Did you notice the sweet ladybug? Also from another photo taken in the garden. Here’s hoping you’re having a wonderful day… ~ Julz

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Rainbow Lorikeets

These cute little guys have been playing in the front and backyard, they really love the red bottle brush trees…called Rainbow Lorikeets, had a ball watching and capturing them with a loaned Tamron 70-300mm lens…life does has it perks, but boy am I missing that lens. ~ Julz

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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 in the back garden

Playing in the backyard in sunny Spring afternoon, I had a pair of crows come to visit, who took a great interest in the dogs and the dogs them. Also had some more Rainbow Lorikeets. I loved the light and the sense of just being at peace and one with the garden, the birds and…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 1

I can’t go far, but I did manage to get out last weekend to the Rose Garden and Wilson Botanic Gardens, my daughter was actually married in the gardens and we did lots of photos in the rose garden. We are still only allowed to travel 5kms and only for maximum 2-hours per day, but…

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Monday’s Musings…

It’s been a week of mixed emotions. For those that don’t know my Dad passed away on the 6th after a 4-year battle with Motor Neuron Disease. He was trapped in a body that no longer functioned, which was so horrible to witness (let along live with) as he was such a hands-on person. He…

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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 bugs…

While I was out the front with my macro lens this time, (really trying to make the most of the window on my weeping cherry blossoms, sadly they do not last long) I spotted a ladybug! I have not see one in such a long time… She (or he?) only stuck around for a few…

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