Hello everyone, I trust everyone has had a good week 🙂 The image I am sharing today is of the back of a leaf beautifully lit by the low autumn sunshine. The leaf was lying on a path and the fluffy texture and pattern are what caught my eye initially, the veins reminding me of a tree.
It’s been a very long time since I have posted anything – a lot has happened as I’m sure is the case for everyone. In August 2017 I received a diagnosis of primary breast cancer and 11 months after finishing active treatment I have recently had a diagnosis of secondary or metastatic breast cancer.
Thanks to a wonderful support network of family and friends I am very positive and decided to resume the blog and given the theme an update…getting out with my camera is a good thing and the blog is good motivation to do so 🙂
We recently had a wonderful stay at Johanna near Cape Otway and visited many of the beautiful beaches along The Great Ocean Road. At a small beach called Wild Dog Cove I found so many beautiful things – this is a wet feather with a guest attached!
Catching the rays…
Hello everyone! Even though we are nearly at spring here, today winter is having her last say, we didn’t get above 4C all day and at one point with wind chill it was -6.6C! Since I last posted I have been back to the UK for a very long overdue visit to see my family which was really fantastic but not so much for photography as the weather, considering it was the northern hemisphere summer, was diabolical!! However, there were some nice days and the image I am posting today is of a little spider in my mum’s garden. It was not long after sunrise and I loved the way the light allowed a wonderful view of the spider sitting on her web – the delicate tension waiting for a meal to come along. Enjoy 🙂
Down to the wire…
Hello everyone, I trust all is well 🙂 The image I am posting is from last weekend when we had temperatures down to -5C. I am always astounded by the beauty of the formation of ice crystals and so this image is of hoar frost on barbed wire. I also discovered this week that when you try and catch up on the reader, WordPress will actually prevent you from liking when you respond to ‘too many’ posts so apologies to those I have not ‘liked’, but I have seen and appreciated them all 🙂 Click in for a more detailed image.
A moment of beauty…
Hello everyone. It has been very cold here, winter has arrived. The image I am sharing on another sad and unthinkable day for London and the UK, is one I took a few weeks ago. I saw this dragonfly at sunrise which was still in it’s cold slumber from the night before and was fascinated by the glass like beads of dew on the wings and the magnification in the drops on it’s eye. Enjoy.
Within a hare’s breath…
Hello again 🙂 The weather has turned very cold in the last day or so which isn’t surprising – our official start of winter is this coming Thursday and winter pruning starts this week at work. The image today is from last summer which I found when looking for something else in the chaotic mess that is my hard drive and I realised I haven’t posted a black and white image for a long time! I’m a little behind on my reader but am catching up. Hope you enjoy 🙂
Autumn sunrise with sparkles.
I hope everyone is well. We’re now into late autumn, the last of the deciduous trees are in their wonderful colours, days are getting much shorter and the misty mornings are plentiful. One day last week we had very heavy fog and I spied these little grasses which had gone to seed sparkling in the rising sun. Enjoy 🙂
An autumnal kaleidoscope…
Hello again everyone 🙂 My harvest at work went very well – a good tonnage of very clean fruit which is now in the care of the skilled winery guys. As you can imagine, I haven’t had a lot of time to take images but I did get to visit Duneira Estate today which is is now in full autumn glory today. A wonderful site to visit 🙂 This image is a double exposure taken ‘in camera’ of a full transition of autumn colour from green through to red 🙂
A Last Dance of Summer.
Hello everyone! This is an image of a ‘windflower’ or Japanese anenome – the bloom is tired, the light is soft and so it gave a feeling of the last dance of an evening. Autumn is here which for me means that it’s harvest time at work…we start picking this coming Monday and so for the next 10 days or so I will see tonnes and tonnes (literally) of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. An exciting but exhausting time so probably my last post for a few weeks. See you the other side! 😀