The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to show a smile (ours or someone else’s), or a photo which makes others smile, or both. We can also share a photo of something that has brought a moment of joy into our lives recently, or that focuses on the outcome of that joy. Here are some photos of festive bollards that make me smile. Read more
A few years ago, I suffered from a serious depressive episode – you know, the kind where you just want to run away. I’m not ashamed that even though I was nearly 50 years old at the time, I still needed my mum. So I packed my bags and headed out on the road for the 1,500 kilometre trip north to mum’s. Read more
In this week’s photo challenge, we have been asked to be a visual story-teller. Rather than choose a series of photos that provide a complete narrative, I’ve chosen three photos (three different stories) that respectively represent a beginning, middle and an end. Read more
If we could visit another society in another galaxy, what would their buildings look like? Perhaps they might look like one of my favourite buildings, the Shine Dome, which houses the Australian Academy of Science. The Shine Dome, which was completed in 1959, was constructed when the space race was just starting to get serious. It is an exceptional building. I’m grateful for the assistance of my true love who kindly took these photos for me. I subsequently applied some filters to them to achieve the otherworldly special effects.
Once upon a time, my love and I did what many young Aussies do – we went backpacking around Europe. One of our favourite places was Nice. Our stay in Nice was not without its dramas, and maybe because of that, it made the rest of our stay all the more sweet.
Our hotel room window overlooked an alley way and apartments. Every morning, a little canary in its cage was hung outside the window of the adjoining apartment. Read more