Sunday, 31 July 2011

Indian Hawthorn

I took this one yesterday and I almost jumped for joy when I saw how it turned out.
I LOVE it!
The Indian Hawthorn is a small flowering shrub that's pretty enough.
But look how stunning it is when you get up real close.

Saturday, 30 July 2011


Another bud photo.
I love the light in this one.

Friday, 29 July 2011


Bougainvilleas are gorgeous, aren't they?
But did you know the bright colourful part is not the flower?
The flower is tiny and white in the centre. The coloured bits around it are called bracts.
Don Burke taught me that! :)

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Spangled Drongo

This little guy has been hanging around in our back neighbour's garden for a few weeks. It loves feeding in the grevillea bush. And it's so used to me snapping away trying to capture the perfect shot of it, that it's not scared of me anymore. It flies above head and I'm sure it started posing for me. Just so I could get this one. I think it's perfect!

It took a lot of Googling to find out what it is. I'd never seen this little glossy black bird before. But I discovered it is called a Spangled Drongo...poor little fella...that's a rather unfortunate name, don't you think?

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Monday, 25 July 2011


I love fireworks.
This photo was taken at last year's Beaudesert Show.
We plan to go again this year.

Sunday, 24 July 2011


I took this photo in June when visited the family farm.
It was the sunrise at about 6:50am.
Look at those little trees on the top of the hills.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Pink Carnations

As much as I love flowers, I've never been a big fan of the carnation.
I don't really know why, perhaps I thought of them as the poor man's rose.
These however, I thought were divine.
It's the colour that did it!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Gum Trees

Mum & Dad are coming for a visit today.
They live 3 hours away and don't get here often.
So I'm putting on another farm photo to remind me of home.
This one was taken when we were down for the Easter holidays.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Pink Bud

This one is from our park across the street.
Miss 3 loves to go flower picking, and I love to go flower snapping.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


What's prettier than a simple little white daisy?
Not much.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


We woke up to the wettest coldest day on our weekend away.
But we didn't really care.
I'm not an outdoorsy person anyhow.
And it made for a pretty picture through the glass balcony panel!

Monday, 18 July 2011


I took this yesterday.
Can you guess what it is?
It's a gumnut stuck in a park bench and I think it's kinda cute!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Sunset & Clouds

I think I've discovered my favourite things to photograph are flowers and sunsets.

The clouds were stunning at yesterday's sunset.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Freaky Contrails

I took this photo yesterday and there is nothing special about it...other than it's freaky!!
For one we never have more than one contrail at a time across our sky.
And two, they mirror the power lines almost perfectly!

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Pink Camellia

I think this is my favourite photo to date.
I love flowers...check.
I love pink...check.
I love soft and floaty and fabric...check.

Again, from my mother-in-law's garden.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Birthday Balloons

Yesterday was my husband's 40th birthday.
We blew up a bag of balloons for him to walk in the door to after work.
Balloons are so pretty!
The kids were calling the office the party room.

Monday, 11 July 2011


I adore flowers, but usually not yellow, orange or red ones...I know I'm flowerist!
So marigolds aren't on my list of favourite flowers.
But how can you not love these?
I took this shot in our local park a couple of months ago.

Sunday, 10 July 2011


This is Friday's sunset from my front garden.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Orange Trumpets

This vine, the orange trumpet creeper, is growing prolifically on the fence line between our house and our neighbours. We didn't plant it but I do love it. Orange is not one of my favourite colours (it is my 6 year old boy's favourite colour), but it is so spectacular and the little flowers really do look like trumpets.

Friday, 8 July 2011


I took this when we stayed in Brisbane last year for the first time with the kids.
It's my favourite city in the world.

Thursday, 7 July 2011


These flowers are stunning...shame about their leaves which are very ugly!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Gum Trees

Another farm photo.
I just can't get enough of the farm.
And I love this one because of the colours, the gum trees and of course the cows.
It looks like a real Aussie farm to me.

Monday, 4 July 2011

White Flower

I found this gorgeous thing hiding in Mum's garden.
I never know how beautiful flowers are until I take a close up.
I can't see the detail until it's on the screen.

Sunday, 3 July 2011


Friday, on the farm, I snapped this wintery view from Mum & Dad's backyard.

Disney On Ice

I've been away for almost four days in an internet black zone!!
So let's play catch up.

Here's what we saw Thursday.
It was wonderful!

PS I took 109 photos and exhausted my battery before the end of the show. Most of the photos were blurry, it was too dark and they were moving too fast on the ice. This was the last one I got before it died!