Just across the harbour (Wordless Wednesday)







Washing away the cobwebs! (Macro Monday)

It’s not that it never rains here but for whatever reason last week, the raindrops on the pine needles had me completely and utterly transfixed.

However, it wasn’t until I sat down and began editing my raindrops that I noticed up in the top right-hand corner of this photo a beautifully woven spider’s web!





Gift wrapped Earth (WPC: Earth)

One of my favourite visions of the world is when it’s covered in a blanket of snow. As the wrapping slowly melts, it reveals the wonderful gift beneath of the earth and all her beauty.

This was the corner of our backyard only last month. A tranquil sight of a reasonably thick covering of snow over the earth combined with the morning light filtering through the branches.

Earth is The Daily Post Photo Challenge for this week.




The Future looks Bright (WPC: Future)

When a sunrise like this greeted us of a morning whilst we were away, it seemed to give the day just a little more oomph you could say!

Future is Bright

Yes, the future looked bright when beginning with such a glorious light. Quite fitting for this week’s Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge of… FUTURE!






Front Row to a New Day (OWPC: Bench)

This week’s word for Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge is… Bench.

We are very fortunate at present as where we are currently staying whilst visiting my darling mother in Australia, on the dock attached to our apartment block, is a bench where one can sit to contemplate the day.

Bench - Front Row to the New Day

Master Fourteen, being the keen fisherman that he is, has already spent many an hour on that dock with either fishing line or fishing net in hand.

Personally, I prefer to simply take advantage of this bench in the early hours of the morning as the sun makes its way into the sky. This time of the day, no matter what the outlook, is always my favourite time of day.

Here however, the birds who have made the island to the left their home fill the air with their morning calls, whilst the migratory birds fly in waves across the sky. Yes, it is definitely the most glorious time of the day!







Morning Harmony (WPC: Harmony)

Last Saturday morning we needed to be up and going very early, something none of us were particularly happy about. However on looking outside our moods quickly changed.


On seeing the magical colours covering the sky, providing the beautiful backdrop for the vast assortment of dancing clouds, an immediate harmony descended upon the family.

Our destination was met on time with a good time being had by all. Plus this morning skyline provided a perfect capture for this week’s Daily Post Challenge Word of HARMONY.






The EARLY BIRD catches the mist! (WPC)

Our second morning down on the Clarence River, northern New South Wales, was like nothing I’d ever experienced.

With the sun still to make its way above the trees, the mist slowly weaved its way above the water as the world woke from its slumber.

Early Morning on Clarence River

Fish were jumping here, there, and everywhere whilst the bird life took turns flying across the river, rejoicing in the morning mist. It was so, SO glorious!

These two ducks had taken flight not far from me but had obviously duly noted me with camera in hand so swung wide just in front of me for the perfect shot. This week’s prompt of EARLY BIRD couldn’t have been more fitting!



Oh how time flies my little Cherry Blossom!

Was it really only twelve months ago Miss Eleven and I had our “girls only” week in Vancouver? If so, then it must be time for the Cherry Blossoms to once again be in bloom there!

Cherry Blossom Buds

There’s nothing more beautiful then the sight of Cherry Blossoms filling the trees like ornaments on a Christmas tree. Now, as to when I shall see them again… “mum, how much longer?”

Before the snow fell!

Yesterday before the much-anticipated tiny snow-flakes began falling from the sky, the sky filled with the clouds that have been absent for the last week.

As the sun attempted to make its presence still felt, the light that filtered through those clouds and through the needles on the pines was simply incandescent.

Filtered Light

The light filtering through from behind this tree gave me a lift that I didn’t even know I needed. It was just so beautiful and peaceful!

Filtering the Light

Now with a spring in my step and snowflakes on the deck, no longer am I wondering… “mum, how much longer?”