Thursday, January 14, 2010
This photo was part of an advertisement and was taken at my local shopping centre. My immediate response was oh no, I don't think so. My husband often quotes "The only people who don't make mistakes don't make anything," a very comforting thought really as one blunders through life trying our best, and learning as we go. The fact that this statement was part of an advertisement is also interesting, as it is in trying to look as if we never make mistakes that we become vulnerable to the persuasive tactics of marketers who try to get us to buy what we don't need. Be patient with mistakes, our own and others' as experience is a great teacher.
And I am getting more inspired by some of my flickr contacts about what can be photographed and why. Yesterday I found this group by @Darcy1968 who has "created a Flickr page dedicated to Kiama’s coastal walking track.
The site will allow residents, visitors and potential tourists to upload and view images from the walk, gaining an insight into Kiama’s natural surrounds and the number of people who have used the track." from The Kiama Independent. I love this idea.
Anyway yesterday was my birthday and I went out with my husband for dinner. Here is one of my photographic experiments that resulted.
Beautiful but very cold. I miss them
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Inspired by an article in The Age last week about our search for perfection in bananas...
A tree in the park coming back to life
Salvation Jane aka Patterson's Curse growing in our park
The glow of eucalypt blossom in the evening light
Friday, January 8, 2010
Change over a week in the growth of beans in the garden. Compare with this photo taken last Friday. More bean plants have come up and the leaves are more green. I love my garden in this lush summer.
On the way home from Port Fairy we travelled through some beautiful parts of country Victoria. This is a bridge (built in 1867) over the Barwon River at Winchelsea (famous as the place where rabbits were introduced into Australia 150 years ago)
Monday, January 4, 2010
Sunday, January 3, 2010
But a few months ago I noticed it had sprouted again and now look at it. Change indeed.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
My brother grows flowers for a living, and during the holidays son Kieran, 18, has been working for him, weeding, and picking and bunching flowers. It is working out well, especially since I sometimes get to see the fruits of the labours. Because Kieran is learning all about flowers I now know that the white ones are called lisianthus.
Friday, January 1, 2010
I was interested to read that the theme chosen for January by the Edtech 365/2010 Flickr group was about change: "Your task this month is to post an image showing change. You can use a photo from the past, and take one in January of the same subject." My photo of the beans I sowed about 2 weeks ago will be changing throughout January I guess and I will take photos as these change over the month. I got a surprise when I saw them poking out of the straw yesterday as I had not expected much of them. The chooks had been pecking away in that part of the garden and I hadn't watered them or tended to them in any way. But here they are - a sign of hope for the future.