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!
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 🙂
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 🙂
Hello everyone, I’m still in macro mode at the moment so here is an image of the bracts which form the outside of a Protea flower (also sometimes known as sugarbushes). It’s hairy texture is both brilliant and a nightmare for macro as the hairs pick up every speck of dust and dirt. The colour reminded me of the confectionery Turkish Delight hence “Sugar Pink”. Click in for a larger image 🙂
Autumn is the time for fungi which I love, but it has been very dry here so the fungi are not as abundant as usual. We did have some rain last week and so I searched through the pine plantation and did find a few. This one was upside down, broken by some creature – I was drawn by the texture of the decaying gills and the numerous tiny bugs feasting away – the wonderful cycle of nature 🙂
Yesterday I visited a wonderful garden filled with many northern hemisphere specimens – I don’t know what this tree was but the trunk and bark where wonderful! A macro abstract of this ‘eye’ in the trunk which made me think of a Dragon’s eye… 🙂
The last week and a half has been utterly miserable, low cloud, drizzle and bitterly cold (for us!). Tonight there has been a severe weather warning issued – well I guess it is winter! After choking up my hard drive (again!) I am sorting through old files, and found this one. Taken last summer at Pyalong, the original taken with a polarising filter, has a really, really deep blue sky with the dead tree which is silver grey.
Last week there were thunderstorms at the end of most of the hot days. This was taken early evening as a storm was building – the sunburst was amazing as you could almost reach out and touch it such was the texture of the light.