Saturday, February 28, 2009

Day 59

Loved the lacy pattern against the cloudy sky:

Tree against a cloudy sky

And I took a photo of my favourite Saturday morning activity, reading The Age

May favourite Saturday morning activity

Friday, February 27, 2009

Day 58

Had a great day today. It started off this morning with this great photo:


And continued with great news about Kieran's progress. He will be going to school part time from next Tuesday:

Kieran and me: Back yard

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Day 57

Today I got the best surprise of my life when I saw my son Lachlan who left for Norway two years ago. He has travelled in some remarkable places and is home for six months before he returns to Norway to go to University:

Lachlan back home after 2 years away

While driving through Prahran today, I took this photo of some trees and their shadows:

Trees and shadows in Prahran

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Day 56

I love the bloggers feasts and the twitterers' meetups we have in Melbourne when we have friends from interstate or overseas. Tonight a few of us got together. This is Allison and me at our dinner:

Twitter: 56/365

I took this picture of the classroom without students because I could still feel their energy in the room, as if the air was still moving with their activity. They are keeping me on my toes a bit, I must say, but I do love 'em:

The students have gone to lunch

Day 55

I liked this shot:

Twitter: 55/365

And all through this latest drought, the roses have kept flowering without any additional watering. Amazing!

Roses in my garden

Monday, February 23, 2009

Day 54

I loved this pattern of roots under a pine tree. When I had taken a few shots, I realised my foot was intruding into one of them (not visible in the blog. Click on the photo to go to Flickr):

Twitter: 54/365

As I was coming home from work today, I was driving closer and closer to this fire near my home. I took this photo from James Alexander Reserve just near home. The fire was in Birdsland, where I had gone for a walk on Saturday:

Fire near home

Day 53

Went to the National Gallery Victoria to see the exhibition of photos by Andreas Gursky. I wanted to see it to improve my photography. I was quite unsettled by the images as I couldn't see how he had done them, and as for using his inspiration to improve my photos, well I don't think so! We can but dream:

Trip to see Gursky exhibition

After the exhibition I took this rather lame photo. But I know now that to improve I will put more effort and thought into all aspects of photography:

Twitter: 53/365

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Day 52

Taken on a walk in Birdsland Reserve Twitter: 52/365 Bob and me

And on the same walk:

Mistletoe skeletons

Day 51

Outside my local gym, there is one of the aquatic sculptures that were made to represent the 72 competing nations in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. This one is a Leatherback Turtle, which represented St Lucia, an island nation in the Caribbean:

Leatherback Turtle

Back from the gym:

Twitter: 51/365 Back from the gym

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Day 50

This evening my school held its secondary swimming carnival. There was lots of cheering and excitement:

Movement in the pool

On the way home I took this as the day transformed into dusk:

Late drive home

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Day 49

Have to wear sunnies in my office (the blinds are coming):

Bright sunny office

Another view of my daily commute:

local wetland in summer

Day 48

After yesterday when I took a photo from my office window, today I was surprised to see an excavator digging a large hole next to the tree. I don't know why.

View from my office window on Tuesday

Another photo of the sunrise taken on the way to work:
Another view of Tuesday's sunrise

Monday, February 16, 2009

Day 47

Loved this scene of the sun low in the sky this morning, so I got out of the car on the way to work.
The sun coming up this morning...

And here is the view from the window in my office:

View from my office window

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Day 46

My sister (who wasn't yet born in 1961) came to visit with her Jack Russell:

Lester and Carmel

Twitter: 46/365 Family (1961)
Twitter: 46/365 Family 1961

Day 45

Strange light in the sky this evening:

Red smokey sun

Self portrait for day 45:
Me and Mum

Friday, February 13, 2009

Day 44

At the end of a tragic week in which bushfires have taken many lives and burnt property, wildlife and bush, it is not surprising that a pall of smoke hangs in the air and changes the light:
Evening light with bushfire smoke My flickr caption says: Illuminating a tree nearly dead from drought in our front yard is a weak sun struggling to send its sickly yellow rays through haze of smoke

And continuing my photojourney, here is another photo of me. My mother sewed my dress and knitted the boys'jumpers. (One of my brothers was absent in this photo):


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Day 43

This photojourney through 2009 is becoming a photojourney through my life in photos:

Twitter: 43/365 My 21st

Love this quintessential Australian scene:

On the way to work

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

day 42

Suphur crested cockatoo in flight: I took this from the kitchen window this evening. Many cockatoos come to rest (or feed?) on our dead tree.

Sulphur crested cockatoo in flight

On the 6th of February Bob and I had our 27th wedding anniversary. We have now been married more than half our lives. Here is a photo of that fateful day:

Our wedding, more than 27 years ago

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Day 41

On the bridge over the M420:

Twitter: 41/365

I'm having an obsession with the light at dusk:

Evening light

Monday, February 9, 2009

Day 40

On the way home from work I stopped and took this photo. I've wanted to take it for a while:

Sign in Frankston

Photobooth creativity:
Photobooth creativity

Day 39

Emilly (in the red outfit) took some photos on a recent holiday. When I admired them she had them printed for me

Photos by Emilly

All ready for Monday morning. Must have a hat with me for yard duty, students are not allowed to be in the yard without a hat either. Teaching Romeo and Juliet so have my copy of "Shakespeare Set Free".

Ready for Monday morning

Day 38

It was a very hot day and from over the neighbour's fence appeared this scene. It was their son's 10th birthday and he had asked for a jumping castle. The ominous light adds to the feeling of weirdness, with the sun shining through clouds and smoke from the worst bushfires happening in Victoria's history:


When it cooled down somewhat on the Saturday, I decided to do some marking:


Day 37

Here is the first whole school assembly at my new school:

New School's first whole school assembly

My self portrait for the 6th February:

Twitter: 37/365

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Day 36

In with Kieran as he gets his staples removed:

Twitter: 36/365 In with Kieran as he gets his staples removed

Kieran loved this metallic pattern in his head:

Kieran gets his staples removed

Day 35

A fence outside the cafeteria at the hospital where we have been spending so much time lately:


And in the same area, a photo taken with the aid of a mirrored window: