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 walk around Lake Daylesford

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens I never get tired of Daylesford. Although I have been there a couple of times before, I still enjoy the peacefulness of its lake. But what more this time around when I have my whole family with me. On one side was…

Balaclava

Tim and Leigh arrived back in London a few days ago, safe and sound. These shots were taken in Balaclava last week during their last day here in Melbourne. Balaclava is an inner suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 7 km south-east of Melbourne’s CBD. We had a walk in the bustling Carlisle Street which is…

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,…

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…

Walking to Get Coffee

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau Everyone was still asleep…the sun light was just starting to peep though the clouds. My husband, my son, my daughter in law were all fast asleep but Pat and I decided to go for a walk around Daylesford and have…

Lovely Flowers down my Street

“No flower wants to be at home when it is raining outside.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan Lucky enough… the heavy downfall stopped when I got off the bus. It was great to see these variety of flowers having droplets of water on its petals. Photos taken with my iphone while walking down my street. For…

A leisurely walk in the park

“A garden is not a place. It is a journey.” – Monty Don I love going to the Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick… either by myself or with hubby. It is a 39 hectare of simple joy, easy walk, relaxing water features and wonderful species of flowers and trees! Going to the right walkway we…

Let us go for a walk

“Make a splashTake time to reflectListen to natureReed moreBe greenDon’t get bogged downWhat’s the rush?”– YourTrueNature.com Many times I have wrote about my journey overseas or my visit to nearby Melbourne streets or to some towns in Victoria, Australia. But for Anne’s topic for this week, Local Vistas, I have decided to take you to…

A Walk in Badger Weir

“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” – Mary Davis A favourite picnic spot in the Yarra Valley is Badger Weir Picnic Grounds, located about 7km from Healesville township. We went there a week ago to celebrate the birthday of our friend, Gary. Our day started with lunch of course. Here are some…

Three of a Kind

This week Ann-Christine invites us to post about Three of a Kind or Triptych. Before this, I had no clue what that word even meant. A triptych to my understanding is a group of 3 separate images displayed together that work hand in hand to create something much more meaningful. For me the two most…

When flowers bloom

“A world of grief and pain flowers bloom—even then.” – Kobayashi Issa Flower in bloom from the Cloudehill Garden and Nursery in Olinda, Victoria. This is an autumn flower! For Cee’s FOTD Challenge