“We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventure we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Neru
Before 2020: For as long as I can remember, travelling was my world, it has always been on the top of my mind and heart. It brought me so much excitement just planning a trip and thinking of getting on that plane. So many countries are still to be ticked on my bucket list, so although it is still a long way off for any travel plans, I have been writing down places to visit for the next time that the borders are to be opened. The countries on the top of my list are Portugal, Morocco and Barcelona to see the Sagrada Familia at its finishing stage.
But… in as much as that won’t happen in the near future, here is a glimpse of what I love doing during this time of pandemic. A Glimpse into your World is the topic for Lens Artist Photo Chalenge hosted by Sheetal And this is also my invitation to you to know more about me.
I don’t know if many people still do this, but I have an actual photo album of my travels with some memorabilia attached to it. Sometimes I have it printed as well. Am I crazy or “old school”?
Some of you may already know this about me, but these are some of the things that mean the world to me and would makes me smile.
I always have my camera handy because I love searching for Street art wherever I go. (bollards in Geelong, Victoria and street art in Frankston, Victoria). At times I even take public transportation by myself to go to certain locations (since I hate driving).
I enjoy taking photos of flowers, usually macro and close up shots.
I am fascinated by the beautiful texture of the ducks and birds that I see. It gives me pleasure to hear their quacks and their tweets. I would sometimes sit for hours on the wetlands or lakes watching these feathered friends that they sometimes know me already as they are not afraid to come near me anymore.
And now that the International borders are closed… who knows up to when, I am excited to go to any place in Victoria that lets me explore something new. Maybe even somewhere that I have been but seeing it from a different perspective. (Great Ocean Road and Daylesford)
I have stopped working since my stroke three years ago. I now immerse myself with some creative stuff … whether it be doing this blog, baking, doing pen and ink drawings, tapestry making (yes it is still not finished), gardening… and my family inspires me to do more with my life. I get excited every time we have a fam catch up.
And that is just a teeny weeny Glimpse of my World.