Saturday, January 31, 2009

Day 31

Son got injured in an accident and spent time in ICU in hospital. He has now recovered consciousness and is making good progress. Just as he started waking up, the nurse suggested I take some photos to show him how serious it all was so he could learn from this experience to be more careful. So I did. I edited him out of this photo. This is a view from the ICU:

View in intensive care

This is me after the night of no sleep:

After sleepless night

Day 30

This is just some of the packaging that came with the new computers for our school:

Packaging from all the new computers at schhol

My new classroom. Could use some more decoration, but we'll get there:

My new classroom

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Day 29

A peaceful sunset at the end of this very hot day (44.3 degrees C) Reflection of the sunset

At work I took a picture of my desk. It is still quite neat and tidy as I haven't fully moved in yet.

My bit of the office

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Day 28

On the way home from work I stopped to take a photo of this magnificent view. I met this fisheries officer (not visible in the blog view of the photo, click on the photo to see the whole picture) who was checking to see if any were poaching abalone:

On the way home from work

During the day I took a photo of Mel and I in our new office. I think we will be very happy here:

Work colleagues

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Day 27

Here is a tree on the way to work. It may have died due to drought:

Tree skeleton

I went for a walk along the beach near my work:

The beach near where I work

Monday, January 26, 2009

Day 26

A beautiful day for the last day of the summer holidays. Here is some of the productivity of the garden:

oranges and grapes in the backyard

And a symbol of summer: bare brown feet:

Loving the brown feet of summer

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Day 25

Near my place I saw this scene of cattle seeking shade under some eucalypts. You would never know I live in a mostly built up urban area. It reminded me of a painting by Hans Heysen (or maybe someone else). Here it is:


Earlier I took this photo in the garden at my mum's place. She is a real gardener.

In the garden at Mum's

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Day 24

The other day Alex Ragone asked on Twitter if people could send a postcard to the first graders at his school, as they were studying the postoffice: "Our first graders are studying the post office -- Send them a postcard - especially if you're outside the US. DM Me for address." So I did:

Postcard for First Graders

This photo of the other side of the postcard is my self portrait for Day 24:

Twitter: 24/365

Friday, January 23, 2009

Day 23

At the hairdressers, getting a cut and colour I noticed this display:

Colour at the hairdresser

And this is what my new haircut looks like now:

Twitter: 23/365

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Day 22

Feeling weary at the end of the day:

Twitter: 22/365

But there was a beautiful light at dusk:


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Day 21

The light well at the gym:
The light well

My twitter photo celebrating my new glasses:

twitter: 21/365

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 20

Took a walk this evening and this scene caught my eye. I liked the contrasts in this. It is the carpark of our local shopping centre:

Local carpark at dusk

Earlier in the day, I had lunch with my oldest friend, Liz. We have been friends for 43 years:

Twitter: 20/365

Monday, January 19, 2009

Day 19

This window is in a block of units where daughter Em lives:
Window in Em's apartment

After we had had lunch we went window shopping. We ended up in this bookshp where I took this photo, much to the puzzlement of the salesperson:

In a bookshop

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Day 18

Another Sunday, another bushwalk. Today we went to both the Organ Pipes National Park and to Woodlands Historic Park. This is my photo for the 2009/365 project.

Murrup Gurrong Yan (Spiritual Creek Walk)

Here is my Twitter 365 self portrait taken at Organ Pipes while crossing an almost dry creek bed:

self portrait: Twitter 17/365

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Day 17

The morning at the market:
Saturday morning at Dandenong Market

Photo booth this evening:

day 17 twitter365 project

Friday, January 16, 2009

Day 16

A picture of one of my three chooks (hens). This one is Jordana.

Day 16: This is Jordana

Earlier in the day I went to visit Sue Tapp to give her a break from chainsawing and pulling up holly and ivy:

Day 16: Twitter365 project

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day 15

A photo I took while on my walk today:

15th January

Here is my twitter 365 photo, lightly edited in iphoto:

15th January

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day 14

I went to the bloodbank today to donate some blood:


Near centre where the mobile bloodbank comes every three months is my first school. While I was there I took a photo:


Day 13

This photo was taken in the morning at my gym. Erin is my personal trainer and she does a great job:

That evening Bob and I went out for a delicious dinner to celebrate my birthday:

13th January

Monday, January 12, 2009

Day 12

A fellow shopper at Dandenong Plaza:
12th January

A photo of myself nearly 53 years ago and a photo of my children 17 years ago

12th January

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Day 11

Today I went on a bushwalk with the walking club that Bob belongs to. My sister Carmel came too. It was a perfect day for walking. We did the Mt Sugarloaf walk at Kinglake.

Bushwalk at Kinglake

This is my self portrait. I am sharing the camera space with my sister Carmel, who is a mad keen bushwalker.

Bushwalk at Kinglake

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Day 10

Reading the Saturday papers I got to wondering: Will I see this this movie?

will I see this movie?

Today was the day we had to get the hard rubbish out for collection. The old chookhouse, no longer needed now that we have a swish new one, was dismantled:

Part of the dismantled old chookhouse

Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 9

I'm sure many of you know that I have three chooks (chickens). This one is Matilda.
Day 9

The shadows were compelling Day 9: Shadows This photo does look better on Flickr.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Day 8

I had my eyes tested for the first time in 5 years. I wear glasses reluctantly for astigmatism, and now I'll have to wear them more often. I also need reading glasses. I tried multifocals but they just didn't work for me, so now I have 2 pairs.

At the optometrist: 8_2009/365

Later I went to the travel agent to pick up my tickets for NECC09 in Washington DC. I am so excited:

Outside the travel agent: twitter8/365

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 7

For the 2009/365 I took this photo of my son, Kieran. He doesn't usually like his photo taken but today he didn't mind.

my gorgeous son

My selfportrait for the twitter365 is taken after I had been to the library to get some books and a dvd:

After a trip to the library