It may come as a surprise to my readers that when I first started this blog some 3 or 4 years ago, I wasn’t at all interested in photography. I have now got thousands of photos and since I don’t have an electronic filing system, it is hard to find that “needle in a haystack” photo that I know would be perfect for a photo challenge. So today, I decided I would start from the back of my digital catalogue to select photos for the Precious Moments challenge. All but one of the photos are family snaps (including some images of family members that are now deceased). Where appropriate, I have included privacy screens (I’ve drawn in sunglasses) to protect the identity of the living. Let’s get started.
A dog’s life.
Oscar, the canary, is invited to lunch. My house was messy then and is still messy now.
Mother and son holiday. A lifetime is never enough.
Apparently some sweet moments are boring. We only made it half way up to Australia’s highest peak.
“What do mean there are no toilets on this mountain?“
These are the precious moments they will remember long after we are gone.
Grandma knows how to keep the boys occupied. Cousin S looks on. Youngest son cuts himself flicking paint with the palette knife. He didn’t seem to notice when he flicked blood all over his painting. We didn’t notice at first either. That’s my boy.
And what about those end-of-year school assemblies? So precious.
Notice eldest son wears totally inappropriate T-shirt to his brother’s (Anglican) school. That’s my boy. The ecologist.
In the fullness of time, I started my blog and so began my writing and photography journey. It has been an absolute pleasure to share my interests and photos with you. I want to thank my readers from the bottom of my heart for your support and enthusiasm. I also want to thank Patti, Amy, Tina and Ann-Christine for all the hard work they put into hosting the Lens-Artists challenges.
Now for one last photo. My True Love took this photo of the beautiful flame robin in Namadgi National Park. The photo was taken a month before much of the park was consumed by fire earlier this year. As 2020 has shown us, we should not take anything for granted. Treasure every moment.
Stay safe, everyone.
Sending you a virtual hug and all the best for 2021.