Greetings from My Garden

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” – Ruth Stout It was such a windy spring day so I didn’t even go out for my walk as I am afraid of catching hay fever. But it seems that I don’t even have to go far…

Age is a Work of Art

“Youth is a gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” – Stanislaw Lec Several times have I been to this place but everytime I discover something new…something that surprises me …. and something that touches my heart. Daylesford is a country town just about an hour away from Melbourne but you can…

“Are We There Yet?”

“Donkey: Are we there yet? Shrek: No Donkey: Are we there yet? Fiona: No not yet Donkey: Are we there yet? Shrek: Yes Donkey: Really? Shrek: NO!!!” It has been more or less five months since the start of the pandemic and boredom is creeping in fast. People have been thinking of more and more…

The Benches at St Paul’s Cathedral

“Always find a time to sit on a humid autumn bench to feed the poor birds or to think of the dying leaves.”-Mehmet Murat ildna The St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the most recognisable and iconic buildings in central London. And here is the churchyard with its beautiful benches on a wet autumn day….

A Tree in Mornington

“To climb a tree is for a CHILD to discover a new WORLD.” – Froebel, Education of Man 1826 This is an ordinary tree in the centre of Mornington, Victoria. But what is special about it, is its seemingly outstretched arms welcoming the kids to climb its branches. Tree climbing is not an normal sight…

Rainy Days & Seats in Budapest

This is for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge And for the final day of BeckyB’s July Squares- SquaresPerspectives. I would definitely miss being a square 🙄

Autumn’s Smile in Prague

“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – William Cullen Bryant You may say that Prague is a beautiful place whatever the season. But when I went there in autumn of 2018, with its moody skies and its leaves of auburn, crimson, copper and gold, I automatically fell in love with the city from the very…

The View from the Top of Petrin Hill

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius It was the way up and the way down Petrin Hill that was a struggle. The Funicular wasn’t working that day so Jack and I had to walk all the way. But the view from the top made…

At the Botanical Gardens

There’s something very enticing about an empty bench under a tree. And if it’s facing a river, that’s the bench for me.― Joyce Rachelle Last weekend, the sun was out, so Jack and I decided to go to Wilson’s Botanical Gardens in Berwick, Victoria. The park has just recently reopened, closing for a few months…

Autumn Glow

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte This photo was taken some few weeks ago. With the sun directly shining on it, it seems like it’s on fire. But now the leaves have fallen and all that is left is the bare tree trunk. But it speaks of…