Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon

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Smoke Eclipse

This is a snapshot of the skies towards the Blue Mountains, which were ablaze with raging bush-fires last week – and there is more of the same on the horizon for Australia. Today, a week later, Sydney is blanketed in smoke once again, and Summer is not yet upon us 😯

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Didn’t get time to do my usual 5 favourites, but love these two entries to the Horizon WPC

Wind Against Current

Third Eye Mom

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

I'm a night person - chronotype: late

I’m a night person – shadows and light – chronotype: late

What chronotype are you?

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For more entries to this week’s WPC, see The Daily Post

My 5 favourites

These Vagabond Shoes

Promenade Plantings

Marsowords

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

The Quotidian Diary

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Weeky Photo Challenge: Good Morning, Big 5Oh!

bb-gm1bb-gm3“If one is lucky enough to be blessed with good health, growing older shouldn’t be something to complain about. It’s not a surprise, we knew it was comingβˆ’make the most of it.”

Betty White

“Just remember that a 6-year-old would get tired from doing a lot of what you do. I don’t see no 6-year-olds walking the golf course! Hell no!”

My niece Jayde

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Like any self-preserving 50-year-old, I partied yesterday so I could have today to recover

For more entries to last week’s WPC, see The Daily Post

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

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On a grey, saturated day in May,
the trees at a local nursery delight
with their saturated colour display

Sunset in the Blue Mountains

As does a sunset in the Blue Mountains

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Little moments of the right kind of shock and awe

For more entries to this week’s challenge, see The Daily Post.

My 5 favourites:

Let the Great Wheels Spin

A Meditative Journey with Saldage

@ The West Gate

Wood Rabbit Journey

Puncta Lucis

Weekly Photo Challenge: An Unusual Point of View

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There is traffic
and, then, there
is
a galaxy. Traffic does not move
at the speed of light, like a flash
of rage. Step into space
without the gravity suit
and you will see
there is traffic
and the oh so important
corporate man
and, then, there is the universe. I don’t look

at the pegs as I hang
out the washing. I look
for you

beyond the moon.

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For more entries to this week’s photo challenge, see The Daily Post.

Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

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For more entries to last week’s challenge, see The Daily Post.

My favourite five creative takes on this theme:

Bluebrightly

hamburg und mee(h)r

filling my bag with gear

Ron Mayhew’s Blog

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

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Whenever I go outside to garden (cue sounds of my mother laughing in disbelief, at this point), I’m reminded of Roald Dahl’s story ‘The Sound Machine‘, which is why I got rid of all the previous owner’s lovingly tended roses when we bought this townhouse.

That’s my excuse, and I’m sticking to it. πŸ˜‰

For more entries from this last the week before last’s weekly photo challenge, see The Daily Post.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

bb-chg1Can you think of a once strongly held conviction, belief or ideology on which you have completely changed your position?

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Five favourites from this week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post.

Flickr Comments

Ohm Sweet Ohm

Lucid Gypsy

Delightfully Different Life

A Meditative Journey with Saldage

Weekly Photo Challenge: Colour

bb-c3Skin colour, hair colour, eye colour, lip colour – of what consequence?

bb-c4It’s the colour of the heart that matters.

I usually post links to my five favourites from the the Weekly Photo Challenge, but, this week, Allen Shores bewitched me with starlight…

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Day in My Life

This was today – catching up on university stuff – which I enjoyed, but it doesn’t make for a terribly exciting photo subject.

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Never mind – it’s nearly champagne o’clock Downunder, and tomorrow’s another holiday (and golf). πŸ˜€

For more inspired entries to this week’s photo challenge, see The Daily Post.

I particularly enjoyed these five:

A Nomad in the Land of Nizwa

Brad’s Blog

northumbrian : light

Butterfly Mind

Flickr Comments

Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

Lady Pen‘s poem Pennies from Heaven gave me the inspiration for my belated contribution to last week’s Weekly Photo Challenge.

bb-ftWe consume a lot of olives in our household and because it seems a shame to throw all the olive jars into the recycling, we have converted a few into repositories around the house for any stray silver coins – a fund for future weekends away.

Thanks, Pen! πŸ˜€

Weekly Photo Challenge: My Neighbourhood

I am hopeless at taking photos with my iPhone. I’m one of those Luddites who prefers to use my phone as only that, so make no apology for the quality of my entry to this week’s (actually, last week’s) photo challenge, which required us to do some phoneography.

bb-mn1I live in the ‘burbs, and a cacophony of cultivation culling machines pretty much characterizes my neighbourhood on a Saturday morning.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

What emotion does this sculpture – Three Businessmen Who Brought Their Own Lunch: Batman, Swanston And Hoddle –Β by Alison Weaver evoke in you? Do you think Batman, Swanston and Hoddle feel that they have anything to look forward to?

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My favourite entry of the week was this one from Gilly.

For more entries to this week’s photo challenge, see The Daily Post.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Home

“Home is where the heart is.
Home is so remote.
Home is just emotion
sticking in my throat.

Let’s go to your place.”

Lene Lovich

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The decor of this Sydney restaurant is a colourful reminder of the linguistically and culturally rich country that was my home from birth to mid-life.

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My favourite from this week’s challenge was this one from Jo Bryant.

See The Daily Post for more photographic interpretations of ‘Home’.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

“Old and rare books!”, we gasped in reverent unison,bb-l14

as we swerved off course, making a bee-line for the shop window.

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“Don’t open ’til ten”, a chap behind us on the pavement drawled, the smoke from his early morning cigarette curling around his smile. He’d obviously seen our type before.

My niece and I were in Melbourne, relishing some girl-time. The day before we had spent a wonderful day at the Melbourne Museum, where we immersed ourselves in a shared love of all things scientific –

the wild,

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the weird,

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OK then, the weird…

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..and the seriously mind-boggling.

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This day we would spend the morning traversing Melbourne’s laneways, indulging our love of shopping, architecture and art,

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and the afternoon marvelling at the mysterious workings of commercial harbours (Melbourne’s has quite a colourful history but I doubt that any internet resource can provide an as wry and amusing and account as our ferry driver didΒ  :lol:).bb-l16

But about that bookshop – we made a mad dash back before closing time
and what a treasure trove it is – an extraordinary collection of enthralling books,

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watched over

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by the largest collection of owls I’ve ever seen –

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they are everywhere, roosting in glass cases,

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on pelmets, in windows and on bookshelves,

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and have been mysteriously multiplying for the 47 years that Kay Craddock, the bookshop’s owner, has been in business.

But Old and Rare Books was nearing closing time and we were fading fast – a love of chocolate chocolate addiction is in our genes and we hadn’t had our Koko Black fix for the day,

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so, after a quick purchase for the love of my life, we exited this wonderful place.

My niece and her husband were with us for three weeks over the 2012/2013 Festive Season: a wonderful and extremely precious time. We don’t know when we’ll see each other again; we live on different continents. But a myriad of shared interests and the deepest bonds of love keep us connected.

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More about Melbourne

Food recommendations from our trip:

Koko Black (of course!)

City Wine Shop (don’t let the name fool you – this establishment is not all about wine: their food is quite delicious – and their desserts are sublime!)

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Longrain – the duck salad (which we shared) was superb, as was the banana and lime sorbet- yum, yum.

And for excellent photos of Melbourne, head over to Leanne Cole’s blog – mine can never do Melbourne justice the way that Leanne’s most certainly do.

For more entries to this week’s photo challenge, see The Daily Post.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Sydney Opera House and City Skyline Β©beeblu

Five favourites from this week

http://ohmsweetohmdotme.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

http://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/08/24/silhouette/

http://warmhotchocolate.com/2012/10/20/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

http://zainabdullah.wordpress.com/2012/10/20/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

http://cjvl.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/weekly-photo-challenge-silhouette/

For more entries, see The Daily Post at WordPress.com

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

My husband,
and his extremely silly sense of humour

(But, his sense of style…)

..need I say more?

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For more entries to this week’s photo challenge, see The Daily Post at WordPress.com