Stamen Beauty (Monochrome Monday)

Having fresh flowers in the kitchen allows me to see in the morning light little things I might otherwise miss.

These flowers have never been a favourite of mine. As a child I was repeatedly told how poisonous they were, but by getting in close then converting it for my Monochrome Monday, my opinion may have just changed!

Stamen Beauty!

It isn’t only bees that are drawn to these delicate stamen filled with pollen. As I look at them up close I am once again reminded how magical Mother Nature is with all she does.

As always, I am left in awe and wonderment with the beauty we are so privileged to experience on what seems a daily basis. How blessed are we…





Old Could be New Again (Monochrome Monday)

The photograph I’ve chosen today for Monochrome Monday is actually one of my rejects for a cloud theme challenge at the beginning of the month. Now that I look at it I’m wondering why I rejected it, oh well.

Old could be New again

This is beautiful old building I’m thinking is something connected to the railway given the tracks nearby. There’s rumours of life soon to be breathed back into it but like everything, it’s taking time.





Branching Out (Monochrome Monday)

For this week’s Monochrome Monday I’m getting up close and personal with nature.

Branching Out!

I stumbled upon this branch whilst stalking mushrooms last month. Although not quite the fungi I was hunting, I still found the textures and tones of it more than appealing.




Filtered Summer Light (Monochrome Monday)

For this week’s Monochrome Monday, I decided to use something very different to my usual style. It’s a capture I took down at the river over the summer.

Filtered Summer Light

At first glance you may think this photo is upside down yet it isn’t. It’s simply the way I’m standing. I’m right beside the trunk of the tree (holding on so I didn’t fall if I remember correctly) then looking directly up.

Yes, it did make my head spin however the light filtering through the leaves was so beautiful I just couldn’t help myself, lol!


Natural Beauty (Monochrome Monday)

Sometimes it turns out to be the simplest things that leave you with the greatest impact. This for me was one of those times, especially with a single raindrop!

Fancy Schmansey

This poor Rhododendron in particular has been tweaked and twerked but as a simple black and white, I think it’s found its place. This is how I like it best.


Quiet Reflections (MM2-23)


Next to the remains of the original structure at Harrison Hot Springs we came across this little pond. The reflections in the water were just amazing.

When Land Meets Water

The water was so unbelievably clear and so, so still. It really was like looking at glass. This is also my submission for Leanne Cole Photography Monochrome Madness this week.

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Bewitching Bridge in the Morning Mist (MM2-22)

When Master Fourteen first began fishing the river here, this is where we came almost every morning and even some evenings. With the mist rising off the water, it was VERY easy being Designated Driver.

Betweitching Bridge in the Morning Mist

This is also my submission for this week’s Monochrome Madness over with Leanne Cole Photography where the theme this week is… BRIDGES (I hope, lol!).

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Tantalizing Tendrils (MM2-21)

For Leanne’s Cole Photography Monochrome Madness this week I’m going with the inner workings of the beautiful Clematis flower. How gloriously intricate is this?

Tantalizing Tendrils

This looks like something that belongs in the ocean. Maybe it’s just me but I half expect to see Nemo swimming past at any moment!


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Watching Grass Grow (MM2-20)

When looking for something different for Leanne Cole’s Photography Monochrome Madness I came across this photo I’d taken during one of my many walks a little while back.

Grass Growing - Monochrome

One can always count on Mother Nature to come through with inspiration when inspiration is needed.


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Gnarly Gnome (MM2-19)

The other week for the once a month theme at Monochrome Madness was something beginning with the letter “K”. For an entire week this is what I planned…


Yep, for the whole week I had the silent “G” as a silent “K”. It wasn’t until I actually sat down to write the post that I realized the error of my thinking, lol! 😉


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