Pink Lotus

“As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world.” – Buddha The Blue Lotus Water Garden is now in full bloom… from late December…

Circles & Curves

Random compilation of Black and White Public art of circles and curves around Victoria, Australia. CBWC

More doors near Chapel Street

Last week I shared mural doors on the main strip of Chapel Street. Today, let me take you to more doors but in the residential area of the suburb of South Yarra for Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge. And some seats in restaurants around the commercial area for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge.

Macro Monday

“A rain drop is a living crystalFull of life and awareness Bringing hope, love and happiness to nature’s need. Knowing that in giving of itselfIt will soon cease to be.”(Malcolm Southwood) Inspired by Cee’s Flower of he Day Challenge Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge

Melbourne Skyline

Melbourne skyline from the bay in Brighton, a suburb in the South-east of the CBD. Another image of the Melbourne skyline from the bridge overlooking the Yarra River in the CBD. Bluish cast of the Melbourne skyline, a shot taken while walking through Westgarth Street in Northcote, a suburb in the north-east of the CBD….

After the rain

“There’s always something better after the rain.” – unknown Inspired by Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

A Guest Post for Tuesday

“Maybe it’s just a daughter’s job to piss off her mother.” . Chuck Palahniuk Diary I was thinking of a topic to write about and this suddenly came to mind. What if I let my kids write something about me. So today, i asked my daughter, Pat, to be my guest blogger. Jack often tells…

Over the Merri Creek Bridge

It was Christmas Day and as the little kids were all excited to play with their new toys and the young adults were happily exchanging gifts…. the adults with their tummies full decided to walk and burn a few calories down. Had a short walk around the Northcote area, an inner-city suburb in Melbourne, Victoria,…

219-225 Smith Street

Smith Street is one of Melbourne’s oldest thoroughfares and it dates back to the 1800s. Today, some of the heritage buildings are remodelled on street level but the decorative detail of the upper floors have remained intact. One of these buildings is the Hannaford’s Pianos & Organs building in Collingwood (Melbourne, Victoria). Now, walking through…

Day 1 of 365 days of my 2023

“In the New Year, never forget to thank to your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!” Mehmet Murat Ildan Every year, in the past decade (maybe), Jack and I celebrated New Year’s Eve in different locations in Australia as long…

Before the year ends…

I know I was supposed to have my last post last Thursday…but I can’t stop myself, especially when I visited all the Christmas decor in the city. Caught up with my daughter for late lunch last Monday and Jack and I walked the town til dark. I love taking the train…one because it is cheaper…

Snowfall down Tim’s Street

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” – Aristotle I know it is nice and all but I can’t imagine myself living in a place with snow 24/7. But I just love these photos that Tim sent me when he went for a walk down his…