A Morning at Schwerkolt Cottage

Last Saturday was my first time to join this group of happy and talented artists of the Melbourne Urban Sketchers. I was with Jack and intentionally came early to be able to walk the grounds before everybody arrived. This historic museum complex surrounded by 2.25 hectares of bushland was established in 1884, with historical buildings,…

I feel teary eyed…

My tears were about to fall But I caught it just in time And I remembered the happy few weeks we had The lovely conversations about your life in London The game of UpWords that we played ‘Til the wee hours of the morning So I say to myself not to fret It won’t be…

A Walk in the River Gum Creek

“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but the wide world’s joy.”– Henry Ward Beecher There hasn’t been rain but there wasn’t sunshine as well for the past couple of days here in Melbourne. So when I saw the sun when I woke up this morning, I excitedly went out for…

Just Like the good Ol’ Times…

“Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes When the kids were little, Father’s Day was as simple as an order of KFC and lunch at the Wilson’s Botanic Gardens. But times have flown by so quickly and in most times it is being celebrated in…

Memories being made

“The best thing about memories is making them.” – unknown I had been off from Blogging for a few weeks because I have been making lovely and precious memories with Tim and the rest of the family. (Some of you may not know that Tim is my son who is now living in London and…

Christmas in July

“Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round.” ~ J.L.W. Brooks We went to Sassafras yesterday to enjoy the sunshine. I guess a lot of people had the same idea because it was so busy! It was “Christmas in July“ up here in the Dandenong Ranges and many cafes and restaurants were celebrating it. For…

Mumma is waiting patiently

“Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad because I miss you I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss.” – google It has been 3 years and 9 months since…

Seeing Double

“In time and with water everything changes.” – Leonardo da Vinci Jez’s topic for this week in Lens Artist Photo Challenge is Seeing Double and the first thing that came to mind is reflection. Sorry if some of these photos you may have seen before already. This is also for Jez’s Challenge – Water Water…

Through the Red Door

“Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren’t even there before.” – Pinterest For Lens Artist Photo Challenge LAPC, and Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge… here are some red doors that I found from my wanderings. Lovely pinkish red door with intricate metal design in Melbourne. A temple in Cebu, an island in the Philippines. Red…

Bricks & Stones

“Don’t wish for bricks when you can build from stone.” – Leigh Bardugo For Cee’s Black & White Photo – CBWC

This bench

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.” -Lorraine Hansberry A stone bench to sit and rest while appreciating its beauty. For Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Sit Challenge

Window Mural

“Two men look out a window. One sees mud, the other sees the stars.” -Oscar Wilde. I happened to pass by these windows and this mural and said to myself… what a beautiful artistic world we have. For Ludwig’s Monday Window