And just like that…it’s Christmas market time

“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more?”- The Grinch Stole Christmas Author: Dr. Suess Is it just me? Or did 2022 go so fast? Christmas doors from Christmas markets are always fun times! Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

Mornington in the Heat

Last Sunday, Melbourne gave us a taste of summer which I am not really keen on having right now. It was 32 degrees and everybody was off to the beach. So the restaurants were busy and the beach was so packed you can’t even relax. Anyway, Jack and I went to the coastal town of…

Looking inside

Smits & Bits is a place I never get tired of. Every time we were in Sassafras ( and often is an under statement) we always visited this gift specialty shop…and without fail I always walk out with something in my hand. But today let me walk around to show the bigger items from their…

Art on high Voltage Doors

I think that I have featured some of these doors previously. But here they are again all together in one post for Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge and for Natalie’s Photographing Public Art Challenge

My Wet Weekend

I wasn’t sure if I was gonna attend the Sketchmeet last Saturday because the forecast was rain and possible hail. But overnight it seemed to get better so off I went tagging along hubby and daughter. On our way to our 11 am meeting time. Got to the Cook’s Cottage in the middle of the…

Windows in Collingwood

The many windows of the Council-owned building in Peel Street Park, Collingwood. This is a public artwork by artist Ky-ya Nicholson-Ward. There is a meaningful story behind this mural and you can know more about it by clicking on the link below. “Ky-ya’s mural tells the story of Aboriginal resilience, strength and self-determination; and will…

Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

It was a brilliant day to explore the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. The first time that we visited this place was when the kids were still in their teens. (more than ten years ago) and we didn’t seem to like it then because there wasn’t any shade and not much to see. But I guess the…

Cafe Windows

This is the Grace Cafe in Fitzroy. Located in Melbourne, Australia. For Ludwig’s Monday Windows

Gymea Lily

This is a “Doryanthes excelsa”, commonly known as the gymea lily. In winter the flower spike grows from the centre of the rosette until it is up to 6 metres high. Found this when hubby and I walked around the Cranbourne Botanic Gardens. Will be posting what I saw in the gardens soon! You know…

Benches and Chairs

This is a continuation of my post in Ludwig’s Monday windows. I found these benches and chairs in the same cafe in Sassafras!

Plain Doors and Colourful Murals

I usually post door murals but for this week there’s a bit of a twist. I have here some plain doors but with colourful mural paintings all around it. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge And my first post for Natalie’s Photographing Public Art Challenge

I love living here…

The River Gum Creek Reserve is where I usually walk when the weather’s fine and I am by myself. This is where I live and as the title says… “I love living here”. It is just a small area and I feel safe here. It was very peaceful today. Not a lot of ducks, pelicans,…