Checks and Stripes

“You can never have too many striped tops.” – unknown and don’t care haha For Ann-Christine who is hosting this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Stripes & Checks Please click item to enlarge and to find out where the photos were taken. And here are Pat, my daughter & my husband, Jack with their…

Henryk – Up and Down of Emotions

“It’s way too early for him to be talking anyhow, but I see in his eyes something and I see in his eyes a voice and I see in his eyes a whole new set of words.” – Sherman Alexie   Nice to see how emotions are very evident in babies as they have no…

UP Close

“It’s the little things that make life wonderful.” – unknown Around my garden and backyard there are little things that I may have taken for granted. But with a different focus on the subject, it makes me look at it from a different perspective. Take for example the rusting lock of the garden shed…or the…

All Wrapped UP in Nature

“Slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life.” – unknown   One doesn’t always have to rush. Take time to relax and breath it all in. That is one good thing that I have learned from 2020.   I have talked about how my 2020 has been in my previous post. In the past…

Precious Moments

“I want to take all our best moments, put them in a jar, and take them out like cookies and savor each one of them forever. – Crystal Woods Time flies and there are occasions when I get myself to thinking, “If only I can freeze this moment.” There are some precious moments that I…

Alleyways, Arches … Avignon

“Without stones there is no arch.” – Marco Polo Avignon was the most important city in Europe in the 14th century. Today, it is the seat of the Catholic church and Palais des Papes is the largest Gothic building in the world. It is also now a UNESCO site. This is for Lens Artist Photo…

Arches

“An arch consists of two weaknesses, which, leaning on each other, becomes a strength.” – Leonardo da Vinci Arch as defined by Merriam Webster is: a typically curved structural member spanning an opening and serving as a support.  An arch isn’t just beautiful but it teaches us this … All of us have weaknesses that…

Then & Now

“Every trip is lived three times: when you dream of it, when you go, and when you remember it.” – unknown UPDATE: I believe Australia is rather in a good place right now…with regards to the Pandemic. Melbourne has recorded 23 days of zero cases of Covid-19. Christmas is back on for Victorians with a…

This is My Neighbourhood

“Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighborhoods.” –David Suzuki  I was thinking on what to post today…there’s so many to choose from. From the very first neighbourhood…

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” — Marcus Aurelius The perfect theme from Anvica, “The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow“. There is so much happening in this world today and this saying brings us all some hope…

Focus on Budapest

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” – unknown Budapest is one of the most photogenic city of Europe. So for Patti’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge for this week, with the topic of Focus on the Subject, I have decided to feature this beautiful city. The photo above is the Hungarian Parliament. Leading…

What a Kind of Treat

“Daughters are far more precious than jewels.” – Unknown So as I have mentioned in my post on my birth date, there was sort of an easing of lockdown rules last weekend here in metro Melbourne. We were given a kind of treat today when my husband and I saw our daughter face to face…