Herbs & Spices

So I started setting up a few herbs and spices for a studio shoot, then I started adding a few more, then a few more again. Before you know it, I had a whole table setup with just about everything from the kitchen; basil, oregano, paprika, rock salt, peppercorn, garlic, anise, Himalayan Salt, lime, vanilla…

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Still Life – limes

One of Mum and Dad’s neighbours has this awesome lime tree which totally hangs over the fence, so that makes it fair game right? Not everyone likes limes…but here we love them. Great for photos but also for a yummy grilled chicken tomato & avocado salsa and lime and chilli marinade. I didn’t take any…

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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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Mondays Musings

The sun is shining and there is a light at the end of this pandemic tunnel. The excellent news is that the light isn’t a train coming to run us over. We’ve had nine consecutive days of zero Covid cases and zero deaths. The 25kms lockdown has been lifted and I can visit regional Victoria.…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens Pt 3

One of the reasons I really wanted to go to Australia Gardens, was to capture some fabulous birds with the 70-300mm lens Tamron had loaned to me. Check out the flower in this post. I am not a Bird Watcher (or Twitcher) by any means, but having a 300mm telephoto zoom, made it much easier…

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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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Share your world – 4th November 2020

I guess this is the day that may change history as we know it. I do not believe any US Election has ever held this much interest outside of the US. I must admit I am over it and over HIM. I refuse to watch any more and just wait what will unfold and hold…

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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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Spring Outings – Frog Hollows Part 3

Yesterday I too you back to Frog Hollows, a lovely little wetland about 5km from my house. Being spring there were quite a few babies around, I became quite enamoured with these duckling and their Mumma (I assume), she had quite the hand full…there were 11 ducklings. I went back the next day hoping for…

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Spring Outings – Frog Hollows Part 2

Yesterday I introduced you to Frog Hollows, a lovely little wetland about 5km from my house. Bridges and walking tracks and three separate wetland areas. Today I am going to share the far pond, which is partially under the freeway! You would certainly never know it. I was quite fond of the black swan and…

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