Early Morning Recreation (A Photo a Week Challenge: Recreation)

When in Australia there’s nothing nicer then taking an early morning walk following the river out to the ocean. On this particular morning there was myself, a fisherman, and a stand-up paddle-boarder.

Each of us doing something different, yet all happy in our chosen form of recreation. Recreation is this week’s A Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography.






Very Hands On! (A Photo a Week Challenge: Hands)

From the moment my son was born, there wasn’t much he didn’t miss. He was always looking, absorbing everything. Routine is something he and I very much have in common. Hence when his sister came along, he was there for her.

What makes me smile each and every time I see this photo is how big brother was showing little sister how to open her mouth wide for her yoghurt. The yoghurt he’d retrieved and opened himself just for her. My darling boy was very hands on!

Hands is this week’s A Photo a Week Challenge word from Nancy Merrill Photography.






OH NO! (A Photo a Week Challenge: View from My Front Porch)

Yesterday morning when I did the morning ritual of checking the driveway before heading off on the school-runs after breakfast, I couldn’t believe my eyes. Snow had been forecast for overnight, however I wasn’t expecting this!

Good thing we’ve been parking up on the road for the last week as no one had the energy nor the time to clear this before we left. Although it was trash day. We were so grateful for Master Fifteen who went ahead, clearing a path for us!

This View from My Front Porch is also my entry for the A Photo a Week Challenge hosted by Nancy Merrill Photography.






Unexpected Hint of Red (A Photo a Week Challenge: Red)

Standing in the middle of the Grand Canyon, swamped by the surrounding grandeur, colours muted from the dust, seeing this burst of vivid red hidden within the tendrils of this plant was an unexpected surprise.


 Initially I thought this plant was a cactus but after an hour of googling, unfortunately I still haven’t found a name for it. Anyways, RED is this week’s A Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography.





Icy Details (A Photo a Week Challenge: Details)

For something so natural and so totally random, the details in icicles always fascinate me. These were the icicles we discovered hanging on the side of Niagara Falls as we walked the tunnels underneath. They looked as cold as we felt.


Details is this week’s word from Nancy Merrill and her A Photo a Week Challenge.






A Photo a Week Challenge: Fresh (Snow)

With FRESH as this week’s challenge word from Nancy Merrill Photography, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share another photo from last week’s fresh snowfall. Note: Snowfall here is a rarity in the last quarter-century.


The reflection of the pier lights in the harbour behind us created the most glorious background for our neighbour’s tree which, for me, was perfectly coated in just the right amount of snow!






Typical Teenager (A Photo a Week Challenge: Glowing)

Earlier in the week, following a very wet beginning to the day, the sun’s rays poked though the clouds just enough for this young deer to bask in the afternoon glow.


Typical teenager, after a morning bouncing around the hills, chasing her cousins, this one all but collapsed as soon as she felt the sun on her back.

Glow is this week’s challenge from Nancy Merrill Photography and her A Photo a Week Challenge.