Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rust

Studio sessions are exciting, mostly because I can’t practice artificial light every day.  It is great fun though.  This week’s brief was to photograph rust.   The gorgeous lantern I found in an antique store.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Special Couple

Kosheila and Shashi are such a beautiful, young couple.  He can’t help grinning widely, every time he feels her eyes on him, often moving her hair to look into her eyes.  She still manages a serious face, until she catches his eyes, then the laughter just bubbles up!

  

I can’t wait to share in your wedding day! 

Friday, February 11, 2011

Stuff on the street

It is hard rubbish week.  Everyone puts out the big stuff they want to get rid of and sometime in the week, it gets removed.  I am always fascinated by the things put out.  There is a beauty to so much of it

There is something so sad about a broken guitar

 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Flooded Friday

We are having REALLY unusual weather in Melbourne.  Friday night we wanted to go shopping (hubby needs new shoes), so we took a drive after he came home from work.  We didn’t go far before we couldn’t see a thing through the windscreen.  Thankfully we didn’t try to wait it out, we just went home.  That night we got record rainfall in the area. 

My youngest wanted to take a look at the rain, grabbing an umbrella and her gumboots for the adventure.  She was really excited to see the stream flowing next to our house (which isn’t there normally….)  I decided to check on the garage.  So glad I did!  The whole place was under water.  Some of the unpacked boxes had already collapsed onto the car.  Thankfully they were all filled with clothes, so no damage.  Hubby moved the car outside and we spent the evening moving wet, collapsing boxes into the house.  Well… it forced us to finish the unpacking we didn’t do during the move!  This was taken about 30 minutes later.  All the water had drained away again.  Check the black water line on the garage door in the back.

The next morning I took some photos around Narre Warren.  Lots of roads are closed still.  I suspect it will be a while before the sports field is usable again.

 

 

 

 

Click on the image to see a landscape photo of the whole sports area.

 

Even the Yarra river is very full!

I better get back to my washing.  A lot of those clothes got wet!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Gift of Roses

My husband brought me flowers!  I found the perfect spot for them, where the late afternoon sun falls on them to create beautiful shadows.

I heard a beautiful quote today:

“Whatever you are, be a good one” – Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Birthdays

My son is getting so big so fast!  For his birthday, he had some friends over to see a movie and they made their own ice cream sundaes.  I found some soda spoons at a specialist store and put out things like grated chocolate, M&M’s, Smarties, sprinkles, nuts and ice cream sauces.  This year I was so badly organised, I nearly forgot the cake!  We were about to go to bed after decorating when I remembered.  It was a close call!

 

ps my pansies nearly didn’t survive the heat, but he has been watering the plants like crazy, so they are at least showing some signs of life!