Monday, 31 December 2012

Photo A Day Challenge - December

I've been playing along with the Photo a Day Challenge set by
since August.

It's so much fun I'm at it again for December.
I add to this post daily
and also put the photos on

31. Self-Portrait -
Farewell 2012, you were a good year...mostly.

30. Something That Made You Smile This Year - My Miss 5's drawing of her brother with the Christmas tree.

29. Hot - The sun is already too hot at 9am.

28. Cold - On hot days like this I have loads of these...glasses of icy water!

27. How You Relax - I relax by lying on my bed with a good book or three.

26. Mess - Boxing Day at Grandma's after all the presents have been opened.

25. Lunchtime - Lunchtime on Christmas Day...cold meats, beautiful homemade salads, wine, my brother's home brew, air-conditioning and the whole doesn't get any better than that!

24. Tradition - Every year (since I made them 3 or 4 years ago) the kids put out their Santa Sacks on Christmas Eve ready for Santa to fill them with presents.

23. Joy is finally signing the contract! Say hello to our block of land!!

22. Decoration - This is my favourite Christmas tree decoration. I bought it in Munich on our European honeymoon ten years ago today!

21. Tree - We picnicked under this tree last weekend.


20. Weather - The weather is so hot and so dry here that the grass has turned brown and is crunching under our feet! I think I need to learn how to do a rain dance.

20. weather

19. Something Beginning With 'S' - Miss 5's favourite Christmas tree decoration, the swan.

19. something starting with 's'

18. Makes You Feel Merry - no words necessary! ;)

18. makes you feel merry

17. On The Floor - on the garden floor.

17. on the floor

16. Something You Made - I'm part way through making this custom order, a hand knitted cushion cover. I love it so much I might make one for me!

16. something you made

15. Outdoors -
This piece of outdoors is so close to being ours I can taste it!

15. outdoors

14. Something Green - A lime on our lime tree.

14. something green

13. Lights -
One of my favourite things this time of year is looking at the lights on our Christmas tree.

13. lights

12. Hat - Santa visiting my Miss 5's kindy Christmas party.

12. hat

11. Sweet - It's candy cane season. I don't like them, but my kids do.

11. sweet

10. Under - Under the Christmas tree...he looks like he's had a big night!

10. under

9. Out + About - I snapped this while we were out & about property hunting in the Mary Valley. It would have been nice to wake up to this every day, but this one was not meant to be ours.


8. Someone You Love - I couldn't possibly narrow it down to just one, these three are my world.

8. someone you love

7. Stars - Some of the stars on our Christmas tree.
7. stars

6. From Where You Live/Your Country - In my country, Australia, we have emus and drovers on our wine labels!

6. where you live your country

5. Looking Up - Looking up at the star on top of the Christmas tree.

5. looking up

4. Black + White - My little ceramic cow collection that reminds me of home.

4. black + white

3. Something You Held - A needle when I was sewing.

3. something you held

2. Peace - a Christmas street sign in our town.

2. peace

1. 8 c'clock - Making pancakes for breakfast.

1. 8 c'clock

The list...

Saturday, 29 December 2012

365 Days In Nature

Hello fellow happy snappers!
2013 is almost upon us and I'm about to embark on a 365 Project.
I originally thought of snapping a flower a day, but that's a very narrow field.
So I changed my mind and decided it would be Mother Nature's wonders.
The very clever Denyse from Denyse Whelan. Life's Stories suggested calling it


Which I love!
So that's what it will be.

I'll be doing daily posts here.
And I'll post the photos to my Facebook page wall which will also go to Twitter with the hashtag.

I would love love LOVE it if you joined me!
You could blog it, or add it to my Facebook page, or post it on Twitter.

Who's in?
Any takers??

Friday, 28 December 2012

Friday's Favourite Photo Gallery

Have you taken a photo recently that you love?

Here's my favourite...

I'd love to know what this flowering tree is called.
There was a carpet of pink flowers all around it.

I'd love to see yours.

Link it up!

Linking this post to -

Twinkle in the Eye


Friday, 21 December 2012

Friday's Favourite Photo Gallery

Have you taken a photo recently that you love?

Here's my favourite...


I'd love to see yours.

Link it up!

Linking this post to -

With Some Grace



Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Maleny Botanic Gardens - Wordless Wednesday

A few months ago I saw Maleny Botanic Gardens on The Great South East.
So on the weekend, we packed our picnic bag and decided to check it out.
It is divine!
I think it's the prettiest place on Earth!!














Perfect place for a picnic!
























Linking up today with
Trish @

for Wordless Wednesday