Winter Outings – The Butterfly House

On a recent trip to the Melbourne Zoo with friends, I took considerable time out for a long visit with the butterflies. I adore the butterfly house, but I had never been armed with my 50mm macro lens and my light ring. I was in heaven and took SO MANY photos, here is just a…

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Winter Outings – Melbourne Zoo

Last week we visited both Healesville and Melbourne Zoos, after not having been to any zoo in a while. Healesville is all about Australian Native animals and such, Melbourne is a little more eclectic, sure there are some Australian species (which we did not get around to), there are elephants, lions and tigers (saw none).…

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WPC – The Tour Guide

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge, we are asked to share with an image, or two, of where we live. For bonus points, tell us what it is about the photo(s) that you love. If you follow my blog, you already know I am an adventurer and I love to travel, I love to explore my own…

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Summer Outings – Summer Nights, City Lights

The first outing with our Photography group we have been able to attend in 2018, I think there were one or two while we were in Brisbane, and they also now run a few during the week, that we cannot get to, due to work. So on a balmy, but much cooler Saturday night we…

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Monday Musings

Busy, busy, busy, yep I’m back in the swing of things, so hot here, 40-45C in Melbourne Thursday and Friday (I cannot remember was it Wednesday as well?) It was still hot, regardless. Our aircon on cue died on Friday while I was home with a migraine! Calls put in but Friday is a bad…

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Summer Outings – Grants Picnic Ground

Another Summer tradition, I seem to have so many, but when you live so close to so many gorgeous spots to visit, why not? Grants Picnic Ground, is a lovely spot in the Dandenong Ranges (Near Olinda) for a picnic, they have lovely bush walks, a small cafe and gift shop, but the big draw…

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Summer Outings – Warratina Lavender Farm

Just 1 hour from Melbourne (40 minutes from us), nestled on the gentle slopes of Yarra Valley is Warratina Lavender Farm. Another wonderful piece of the Yarra Valley I have been meaning to visit, but perhaps earlier in the flowering season would have been better, but there were still plenty of blooms. According to their…

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Regular Random – 5 minutes at Silvan Dam

I know I usually do an object, but this week, I thought I would share something from my virtual backyard (I live at the foot of the Dandenongs Ranges). This is Silvan Reservoir, or Silvan Dam, as I always knew it. I have not been up here for a very long time, I have dim…

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Summer Outings – Jack’s Magazine

Moth and I are members of a few different photographic groups, and on a recent field trip, we were allowed two-hour access to the historic Jacks Magazine site, which is only opened to the public for arranged guided tours. This was arranged by one of our members, as a pre-Christmas Lunch outing, something just a…

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Summer Outings – Webb Bridge

Weather in Melbourne is a little funny at the best of times before we hit December 1st (Summer), we had something like 10 days over 30 in a row, it hit the first day of Summer and it was cold wet and miserable, we had a 100 year storm that battered every corner of the…

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