Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Project 366 Rewind {Week 8}

Another week of Project 366 Rewind gone... doesn't time fly??!! The theme for the week was LOVE. I photographed a few things I love this week with nature being my focus.

Day 50 - Delicate blooms. I am not sure what this flower is but it caught my eye at Roma Street Parklands.

Day 51 - Eastern Water Dragon. At the parklands, these lizards are EVERYWHERE - sunning themselves all along the pathways, in the gardens... everywhere! I have never seen so many in one place.

Day 52 - Cosmos "Candy stripe". Flowers are one of the things I love and this beauty caught my eye. I love the bright, contrast of colours.

Day 53 - A productive day booking appointments & tests... (It stormed & rained all day so I had nothing better to do)
Suffering from chronic illness (some listed in my profile) means LOTS of specialist appointments, regular blood tests and too many xrays, ultrasounds and scans. On Monday I saw a new Neurologist who ordered more tests & scans, and I had others needing to be booked. So, on Wednesday, I was on the phone booking everything required by my numerous doctors & specialists - 2 MRIs, 2 ultrasounds, a scan, Nerve conduction studies, Holter Monitoring and blood tests.

Day 54 - Raindrops on roses. Roses are probably my favourite flowers - with the addition of raindrops, even more beautiful.

 Day 55 - Fire in the sky. With all the storms this week, the sunsets were amazing. Who doesn't love a sunset?!

Day 56 - Toadstools in my garden. I discovered a whole lot of toadstools in the front garden... but no fairies.

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else came up with last week.
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

GRASS: Everything has it's beauty

 “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
~ Confucius

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Poetic Winter Challenge {in Summer} - Calm

CALM... What a perfect theme for this week! If you read my Skywatch Friday post you will understand why. Even during the storms of life, we need to look for peace & rest. I find that when I am stressed, soaking in the beauty of nature has a very calming affect. Here are some of my favourite things...

Beautiful sunsets.

Raindrops on roses.


Country scenes.

The beach.

A "bowl" of hot chai tea with honey... and a delicious slice.

One of my all time favourite treats - Turkish delight!!

Candles, especially scented ones. I find candles extremely calming & could watch them for hours.

What gives you a sense of calm?

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Camera Critters: On Golden Pond

This is my first time linking up with this meme. There is something really lovely about the Pacific Black Duck... I have so many images of them.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Skywatch Friday: Fire in the sky

This week has been one of storms & plenty of rain. And the storms were not just those occuring outside.
For those who visit my blog regularly, you will have noticed that I have only posted a few times this week (instead of the usual 10+ link ups I enter).  Over the last few months, life in our home has been incredibly stressful for most of us. Extreme stress plays havoc with my heart, further reduces my inability to sleep, severely affects my pain levels and my happiness. Consequently, it's been harder and harder to find inspiration for my photography as well. The stress has also affected my daughter's recovery.
So this Tuesday evening, Michael determined to make an huge change in our home for the benefit of those of us who are happy to live peacefully. The atmosphere changed in our home almost immediately. It's amazing the difference one person can make when they determine to fight against authority because they want everything their own way. Some times children don't appreciate how blessed they are until they move out. The grass isn't always greener on the other side...

The weather is still stormy, but our home isn't. The sunsets are always impressive after a storm... These were the views from our street on Thursday evening.

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Weekend Flowers: Standing tall

This week was one of abundant flower photography. Here is a beautiful one I captured on Monday at Roma Street Parklands. I am not sure if it is a daisy or a Coreopsis (tickseed).

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

World Bird Wednesday: Plumed Whistling- Duck

While out at Wivenhoe Dam last week, I was busy capturing a Great Egret and, as it flew across the water, I noticed through my lens a bird I have never seen before. Once home, I looked through my images and by certain features (particularly the bill) I was sure it was a duck of some kind. After some detective work on one of my favourite Aussie websites, "Birds In Backyards", I discovered the bird was the Plumed Whistling-Duck.

Here's a little info courtesy of "Birds In Backyards":
The Plumed Whistling-Duck is one of two whistling or tree ducks found in Australia. It is a tall, long necked duck, with very prominent long lanceolate off-white plumes edged in black along the flanks. The face and foreneck are light, the crown and hind neck are pale brown and the brown feathers of the upper back are edged buff. The breast is pale chestnut, finely barred in black. The bill is mottled pink and grey and the legs and feet are pink.

They weren't too keen on me edging closer and made their way to the water...

Another great find and more birds to add to my list, equals a happy novice bird watcher.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Project 366 Rewind {Week 7}

It's been another rough week and I actually didn't think I would make my quota of Project 366 Rewind this time. But I managed... just. I didn't even know what the theme was but I certainly haven't followed it this week - so I am glad it's only optional.
Here are my images for the last week. I majored on landscapes this time around.

Day 43 - Water Lily at Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha. Even inside the Tropical Display Dome, the reflections were brilliant.

Day 44 - Before the storm at Wellington Point

Day 45 - "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time." ~ J. Lubbock

Day 46 - Rays from Heaven

Day 47 - Sunset over Lake Wivenhoe.
I almost went home before this (due to that big dark cloud) but turned around just as I was getting into the car and saw the colour developing... not the best sunset I have witnessed but the colours and reflections were worth capturing.

Day 48 - Friday afternoon view of Brisbane city. Taken from Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

Day 49 - "Earth laughs in flowers." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has captured over the last week.

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