Tuesday, 30 September 2014

FMS Photo a Day Challenge - September 2014

I've been playing along with the Photo a Day Challenge set by
since August 2012 and haven't missed a single day.
Nope, not one day!

Now I'm back at it for another New Year.
I add to this post daily
and also post the photos to the
FMS Photo A Day Facebook group.

1. In My Cup - What's in my cup(s)? Nothing. These are just for show to add to our coloured glass collection.

2. Stripes - My husband's stripes.

3. Button - A button in a pretty crocheted flower.

4. DIY - We recently tiled the kitchen all by ourselves...leaving more of our footprints on this old house.

5. Upside Down - Yep, I turned it upside down...

6. I Need...Serenity now!!!

7. Father - This is my father, Darrell. He has being playing the piano accordion since he was a teenager. He can play anything and has never had a lesson. This was taken at the open day on the farm last year. Almost everyone had gone home, people were packing up around him...and he was still playing. It was like the scene from the Titanic with the violinists, except the farm wasn't sinking!

8. Broken - Broken for my brekkie.

9. Orange - Orange, and a few other colours, make this Bird of Paradise particularly stunning.

10. Repetition - Repetition at the farm.

11. How I Feel Today - SUPER excited, SUPER happy and SUPER stoked. My little brother won the AUSTRALIAN DAIRY FARMER OF THE YEAR award last night. Can you tell I'm SUPER proud??!!?? 4REAL 

12. Spring - My favourite thing about spring is the smell of jasmine in our garden.

13. Out of Place - A truck on the roof? You might think it's out of place, but it's perfectly positioned for the Ettamogah Pub.

14. Healthy - My happy, healthy orchid just bloomed!

15. Remember - Remember when milk came in glass bottles? Guess what? It still does!

16. I Don't Like - I DON'T like making school lunches! But they're done now...until tomorrow.

17. Key - I love the retro keys in our hallway cupboard doors.

18. Person - The only person in our family who was brave enough to ride the Redback at Aussie World was our just-turned-ten year old son. He is in the white t-shirt.

19. Even - I don't always get the horizon even in my photos, so I usually cheat and the straighten tool in Photoshop...shhhhhh.

20. Beginning - The beginning of a lovely little bush walk we did today.

21. Fave Word - This was a gift from Secret Santa last year. It has pride of place near our wedding photos on the piano.

22. Crisp - The air is always crisp in the forest by a creek.

23. Triangle - Lots of triangles in the Dickabram Bridge.

24. Loud - Fireworks are always loud, some go right through you.

25. Angle - He was trying to swing to the highest angle possible. His goal was more than 90°. Do you think he made it? I had very sweaty palms at this point!

26. Best - According to Miss 7 this is the best shoppe in the world! Just quietly, I think so too!

27. Celebration - September is celebration month in our house! It begins with Father's Day, then the day after was Miss 7's birthday, four days later was our 10 year old boy's birthday, and the day after that was our 12th wedding anniversary!!

28. Game - My favourite childhood game.

29. Wish - My kids wish they could play with their cousins much more often...so do I!

30. Where I'm From - This will come as a surprise to no one, but I'm from a dairy farm...this one...Scenic Rim Robotic Dairy.

365 Days of Man's Mark on the World - September 2014

At the beginning of 2013 I began a 365 Project called 365 Days In Nature.
This year I'm continuing that one and starting a new one called 365 Days of Man's Mark on the World.
My goal is to take a photo of something man made every day for the whole year.
I've started a Facebook group to share our photos.

If you want to join us, you can find us here... 365 Days of Man's Mark on the World

Day 244 - 1st September - Pubs/Hotels/Bars - I love this big old building. It's right beside the old railway station, home of the Valley Rattler.

Day 245 - 2nd September - Pubs/Hotels/Bars - Here's the Mt Pleasant Hotel. The "Husband Day Care Centre" sign is a little cringeworthy!

Day 246 - 3rd September - Pubs/Hotels/Bars - Today' as pub is The Empire. It's recently had a face lift as well. I love the look of this pub, it reminds me of a Sydney terrace house. 

Day 247 - 4th September - Pubs/Hotels/Bars - We're going out of town for today's pub. This one is down the road a bit at Kin Kin. It does lovely Sunday lunches and has a fabulous beer garden out the back with massive boulders that the kids love to climb.

Day 248 - 5th September - Pubs/Hotels/Bars - We're going inside the pub today. Love this bar...so fair dinkum Aussie!! This is inside the Theebine Hotel.

Day 249 - 6th September - Tiles/Mosaics - Cool tiles at the Cooroy Botanic Gardens.

Day 250 - 7th September - Tiles/Mosaics - Part of the lovely mosaic wall in Memorial Lane.

Day 251 - 8th September - Tiles/Mosaics - My pretty millefiori pendant from Venice, made from glass mosaic beads.

Day 252 - 9th September - Tiles/Mosaics - Mosaic marble floor inside the Pantheon in Rome.

Day 253 - 10th September - Tiles/Mosaics - More glass mosaic because I don't have many tiles around here.

Day 254 - 11th September - Tiles/Mosaics - Looking down into the courtyard (in the rain) from the balcony of our holiday unit.

Day 255 - 12th September - Tiles/Mosaics - Shiny tiles at our favourite resort.

Day 256 - 13th September - Green - We had so much fun at Aussie World today for our son's 10th birthday. Here he is on the Ballroom Blitz. I asked him to sit on a green swing for the theme and he willingly obliged.

Day 257 - 14th September - Green - More green from Aussie World.

Day 258 - 15th September - Green - Still at Aussie World...in the water park area these buckets would be filled with water then flip over, drenching my Miss 7 who was standing underneath.

Day 259 - 16th September - Green - "Win a prize...only $5". One of the few things not included in the entrance fee at Aussie World...we passed so did not win any green turtles. They are cute though. 

Day 260 - 17th September - Green - The big green Octopus at Aussie World. I hadn't been on it for at least 20 years, but went with my Miss 7 on Saturday. It was her first 'big girl' ride. She enjoyed it much more than I did!!

Day 261 - 18th September - Green - One from the Gympie Show today.

Day 262 - 19th September - Green - Loved this green car that turned up on the farm for a tour just as we were leaving.

Day 263 - 20th September - Arches - Arches on the Dickabram Bridge.

Day 264 - 21st September - Arches - I enlisted the family so spot arches for me today and my husband spotted this one. It's a drain under the footpath...but yes, it is an arch.

Day 265 - 22nd September - Arches - We spent most of the weekend at a camping ground near Kenilworth. I don't 'do' camping, but Miss 7 had her first night in a caravan with Grandma. I just don't see the appeal in it at all!! This was the neighbour's kitchen tent.

Day 266 - 23rd September - Arches - Arched windows in the Lutheran Church.

Day 267 - 24th September - Arches - The golden arches, my kids' favourite arches!

Day 268 - 25th September - Arches - An arch for the swans at the duck pond.

Day 269 - 26th September - Arches - My final arch...my husband framed by an arch inside the Colosseum in Rome.

Day 270 - 27th September - Metal - The metal chain on the swings at the playground.

Day 271 - 28th September - Metal - How about some brass!

Day 272 - 29th September - Metal - Miss 7 and I were quite taken the the heart shaped metal sprinklers at the Noosa Botanic Gardens (at Cooroy).

Day 273 - 30th September - Metal - The metal cross on the top of St Patrick's Church.