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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...

Rewrite is Done!

I finished rewriting my novel last week. The elation and relief! I looked back over my blog posts and saw that I'd started rewriting it in early June last year, so it took me nearly nine months to complete. I won't reiterate how hard I found it at times and how many...

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...

My Week: Story and Sculptures

I've interrupted the novel rewrite to show you this: That's how many pages I have left to edit. It's a thin stack, isn't it? Only 25 pages thick. Twenty-five. That. Is. All. I'm a slow writer, and it's given me a boost to see how close I am—now I'm striving to get to...

Midweek Moment #32

I’ve been working hard on my novel for the past couple of weeks, so I was going to use one of last week’s photos for our MM. However, today I felt the urge to step away from the computer and take a long walk with my canines and camera. It’s never easy lugging a...

Midweek Moment #31

Just as dawn was breaking yesterday morning, I went down to Sculptures by the Sea at Cottesloe Beach. With the ocean as smooth as glass and the previous day's footsteps in the sand having been swept away, the beach was as tranquil as I’d ever seen it. However, it was...

Midweek Moment #30

I chose this photo for Midweek Moment for no reason other than I thought it was pretty. I loved the colour of these mauve flowers from the next-door neighbour's plumbago. I took a few photos in vivo, then cut some to bring inside and snapped a few more: Whereas my...

Midweek Moment #29

Despite giving my camera a couple of outings this week, none of the photos I took jumped out at me for a 'Midweek Moment'. So, once again, it was a last-minute job—this time in the garden at about 6:45 yesterday morning. The hot summer has taken its toll and our roses...

Midweek Moment #28

I went out with my camera during the week, but nothing I captured took my fancy for a Midweek Moment. So, this morning before school, I interrupted my son during his violin practice. He seemed annoyed at first, then bemused as to why I'd want to take photos of him,...

Midweek Moment #27

As I was preparing this week's Midweek Moment, it struck me that although we live in a colossal city of concrete and bitumen and over 1.5 million people, we're never far from a walk along the coast, around a lake, by the river, or through the bush. Our climate usually...

 

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