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Midweek Moment #47

They might be a bit late, but our Moments this week are still and serene: Earlier in the week, I spent an hour down at the lake photographing the bird life. I find that place so soothing, not just for the images of water, birds, and plant life, but also for the...

Midweek Moment #46

Monique and I love the opportunities the rain brings, although I'm more of a summer person—well, most of me is, except my skin. Blue skies are inviting, and I feel more energetic, and want to venture out for walks and photos. I whinge when it's grey and cold, and...

Midweek Moment #45

Monique and I are trying something different this week: Instead of posting a single photo, we're posting a series. By bringing you more photos, we'll (hopefully) give you more enjoyment! I spotted these flowers in St Kilda Botanical Gardens when I was in Melbourne...

Midweek Moment #44—Winter Leaves

It's been a strange week, one that's made me feel grateful for my family and our health. Last week, my daughter fell from her bike and fractured her collar bone. She lives in Melbourne, on the other side of the country, so I flew over to be with her. My daughter knows...

Midweek Moment #43 – Bird-Spotting

Without each other's knowledge, both Monique and I went out bird-spotting this week: Monique visited the Wellard Wetlands, near Baldivis, and recommends it for those who love bird-spotting and taking photos. The bird life was relatively quiet because it was the middle...

Midweek Moment #42—Autumn’s Ebb

Our Midweek Moment is full of Autumn colour: After the storms at the weekend, and as Autumn ebbs and the air chills, many of the trees are already stripped bare. However, the skies cleared briefly yesterday morning, and I managed to find some sunlight and colour....

Midweek Moment #39

This week's Midweek Moments are all about homecomings: we've both chosen moody river shots of our cities of origin. At the weekend, my husband and I took a quick trip back to Launceston, Tasmania, for a family wedding. On Sunday morning, we walked around the city in...

Midweek Moment #38

This moon looks full but it was actually taken the day after, on Saturday night. I noticed it as I was walking down the stairs, so I opened up the windows and set up the camera on a tripod in the stairwell. The clouds kept moving across its face, and sometimes it...

Midweek Moment #37

We’ve had rain! So much that it made the news. The lake where I walk the dogs had dried up over the summer. Its basin was baked hard by the heat and had fissured, and it was littered with craggy tree trunks. It looked quite desolate—until the rain. It’s not full...

Midweek Moment #36

I've been experimenting with slow shutter speeds this week. The results haven't always worked, but I think I'm improving. Yesterday was wet and dull, but as the sun went down, the clouds parted enough for me to take this photo: However, I thought I could get a better...

Midweek Moment #35

Last Friday was the opening of my friend, Mia Laing's, art exhibition. She’s exhibiting her paintings along with two other artists, Jan Brown and Alicia Gorey. Mia and I did a parenting course together when our eldest children were in early primary school. We rarely...

Midweek Moment #34

For a change, we've gone black and white this week: My photo is of a water droplet on a twig during the rain on Easter Saturday. I’ve turned it into black and white, but there was very little colour in the original anyway, being mainly greys and blacks with the water...

Midweek Moment #33

I have only about 3,600 words of my manuscript left to rewrite, so that's been my primary focus this week. Consequently, I've barely left the house—if you don't count walking the dogs, taking the kids to-and-from school, meeting writerly friends for coffee, going to...

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