A new day, a new beginning! (WPC – Rise/Set)

A new day brings a new beginning. A day to begin a new project, a day to begin planning a new adventure, or sometimes it’s simply a day to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

In the encouraging words of my darling mother… sometimes you just have to live each day to spite those who don’t want you to. My mother, our very own ray of sunshine!🙃

Rise/Set is this week’s Photo challenge from The Daily Post. Be sure to click on the icon below to see more fabulous interpretations of this week’s challenge.

 

 

 

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An island here, an island there! (OWPC – Island)

Until this challenge I hadn’t appreciated not only does our home in Canada has views of water out the back complete with islands but so does our place in Australia. Albeit one tiny island on the left of the horizon but hey, it’s an island!

Island is the One Word Photo Challenge this week from Jennifer Nichole Wells.

 

 

 

 

Morning Silhouette (October One Four Challenge: Week 4)

It’s the fourth and final week for Robyn’s One Four Challenge. This is where we choose one of our own images, then each week for the next four weeks we process it in a different way. Hence… One Four Challenge!

This week I’ve darkened the image quite a lot to create quite the stormy effect then brightened just the sand and sand-bags so you could still see the those details. And yes, naturally the contrast has been upped… of course!

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Here is my previous week’s images, along with the original, for you to make your own comparisons.

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Morning Silhouette (October One Four Challenge: Week 3)

It’s Week 3 of Robyn’s One Four Challenge. It’s where we choose one of our own images, then each week for the next four weeks we process it in a different way. Hence… One Four Challenge!

This week I’ve slightly cropped the image, leaving only a hint of the sun at the top then had the image Reflected, giving the illusion the ocean water had pooled behind this mound of sand with the trees.

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Here is my previous week’s images, along with the original, for you to make your own comparisons.

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Morning Silhouette (October One Four Challenge: Week 2)

It’s Week 2 of Robyn’s One Four Challenge. It’s where we choose one of our own images, then each week for the next four weeks we process it in a different way. Hence the One Four Challenge!

This week I’ve altered both the Saturation and Hues of my photography to create the feeling of perhaps a pending storm. Not that I can remember but I’m sure I’ve bumped up the contrast. (I think that goes without saying now don’t you, lol?)

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Here is last week’s image, along with the original for you to make your own comparisons.

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It’s a Wonderful World – Wordless Wednesday

Early Morning from Maroochydore Beach, Australia

We have new neighbors!

Earlier this week I was reminded of yet another thing I so associate with Australia, the sound of magpies. Their musical warblings always make me smile as it’s just so unique!

You wouldn’t call the Australian magpie beautiful by any stretch of the imagination but on saying that, they aren’t “unfortunate” looking either. To give you an idea these are the two from the tree directly in front of our apartment.

Magpie Mates

Now, don’t be fooled by the stance of these two magpies, as even though they aren’t looking at each other, I have a hunch they are in fact mates. Why do I think this? Because of this…

Magpie Nesting

These two little love birds have been busy building this nest, gathering twigs. leaves and bark. This is hardly surprising given the superb weather we’ve been experiencing. It must be so confusing for nature as it feels that winter is well and truly over and spring has already sprung… time to breed!

They, or should I be saying “she”, as it’s actually the female magpie that does the building of the nest, appear to have finished building as they are no longer collecting, she is just sitting.

What a shame we won’t be here for another three weeks so we could witness the hatching of their “clutch”. How exciting would that be? Could you imagine the children waiting for the chicks? For that matter could you imagine ME waiting for the chicks to be hatched? “Mum, how much longer?”