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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

My Garden Exposed

“Without the rain we would never feel thankful for the warmth of the sun.” -unknown Sofia’s topic for this week’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge is Exposure. I took these photos in my garden just now and was in a hurry to go back in because as they say, “It’s Hayfever Hell” here in Melbourne! Beauty…

A Spring Walk

“Spring: A lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.” – Unknown Seeing this field of lovely purple flowers during my walk is truly a blessing! (Taken with my iphone) Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Becky’s Walking Squares Cee’s Flower of the Day

Happy 5th year to me…

“I try to start every day and end every day by taking a moment to be grateful.” – Olivia Wilde It has been five years since I had my stroke and I feel gratitude for the one more year on this side of life. This is God’s plan for me and I happily accept every…

Eat…Walk…Repeat

“First, we eat. Then, we do everything else.” – unknown Last Saturday was a great weather weekend. So instead of fixing the tap on our kitchen sink (there’s a bit of dripping going on there), we opted for a better way of spending our day. I and hubby asked our besties to come with us…

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,…

Orange

“Spring is when life’s alive in everything.” – Christina Rosetti A lovely bloom in my well lit indoor garden taken on my iphone. This is a Clivia Miniata Lilly Orange.

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…