My All Time Favourite

It could be hard to pick one photograph and deem it my favourite.  Funny that I said there were Too Many to Pick One in response to the WordPress Photo Challenge – Favorite Place and all of those photos I shared back in March are favourites.  I could easily have picked any one of them.

However, in the final edition of the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, the Daily Post staff contributors have shared their favourite photos and invited users to do the same.  Immediately (at least in my head anyway) I was back on Dicky Beach where I stood on a cold June morning in 2016.  With a bit of cloud about and the tide low, the wet sand reflected a myriad of colours flooding the sky as the Sun crept over the horizon.  The scene was breathtakingly beautiful as I stood there all by myself photographing the sunrise unfolding before me. Continue reading →

Riding the Wheel

Poor Melissa.  When she was little, we had to find ourselves at the very top of the Ferris wheel when it stopped to let passengers on and off to discover she was afraid of heights.  She freaked out and started crying and we did our best to comfort her for the rest of the ride.

We had only just got on and I must admit, it was “THE” longest ride on a Ferris wheel in recorded history.
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My Black Bat Flower

Scientifically known as Taccachantrieri, the Black Bat Flower is a stunning flowering plant also known as Devil Flower, Bat Head Lily, Bat Plant, Devil’s Tongue, Black Tacca, Jews Beard, Voodoo Flower, and Cat’s Whiskers.

The main attraction of this plant is, as its name suggests, the flower, the umbel – a flat-topped inflorescence with numerous flower stalks.  Describing the flower is difficult, I’ll try, but lay no claim to being accurate – scientifically or otherwise.
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Gardening Makes Me Smile

Over the last six weeks, I’ve neglected my garden.  It makes me sad that it has come to this, but it has.

It’s amazing how difficult I have found everyday tasks with my (dominant) right hand in plaster.  Yes, even watering my plants is a job I’ve needed assistance with because Dean (AKA Santa) gave me a retracting hose for Christmas, and I can neither pull it out nor put it back, one-handed.  Just as well we’ve had lots of rain and my garden is almost looking after itself.
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Sunrise, Sunset

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge – Rise/Set – is another opportunity for me to show off photos I took while Dean and I travelled around Australia.  As our plan was to go ‘around the outside’, most of these photos include water, but you will see that we did venture away from the coast a couple of times.
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