Boundaries . . . a test

Photo challenge is on boundaries this week. Boundaries are often there for a reason. Others,however, see it as an invitation. A question mark. A test. Here are some which I reckon some of you can identify with. I didn’t even dare to ski up too close to this sign at Val D’isere for fear of…

Change . . . not!

Photo challenge for this week is Change. It says to “show us change in progress.” I instead have opted to show one where change has been halted! Or rather held back a little while . . . This roadside “cobbler” in Hong Kong has probably been here forever and it does not look like he…

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Its been absolutely years since we last visited Monbulk for Tesselaar’s Tulip Festival. Located in the Dandenong hills about an hours drive from Melbourne, it is a great days out. I don’t know why we haven’t been back for so long. It seems to have fallen off my radar until we heard it on the…

Art from Prahran

It has been a little while since I last shared street art photos on this blog, I thought I’ll post a few on this happy Friday! These are all located at the Windsor end of Chapel street where I ended up for lunch on Saturday. ( We went to Tokyo Tina for lunch which if…

The making of a lemon tree . . . again

Spring has arrived! And with it my lofty ambitions of planting and growing my very own lemons . . .are once again rekindled! Aidan of course reminds me of my last effort which ended in tears. (See Part 1) But now older and presumably wiser, this time round I won’t make the same mistakes. Mistakes…

RIP Cecil

Someone put up this fun string art of a lion a few weeks ago on a fence by a road I use often on the way to work. In fact, I have seen it in a few other places. However, when the cardboard sign “RIP CECIL” was added next to it recently, it completely changed…

Panoramas of things

Here is something different . . . .I know this weeks challenge is “From every angle” but I am enjoying my newly discovered panorama mode on my phone. And instead of using it to take panoramic landscape shots,  I have just been snapping at ordinary things! So, here’s my new angle on panorama shots. I…

Organ Pipes National Park

Following on from Trentham Falls, I discovered that not far from Melbourne, there is even more evidence of our volcanic history. After unsuccessful attempts in Iceland to find the “church floor” at the almost unpronounceable Kirkjubæjarklaustur, it was to my surprise to find that we have our very own! (If you would like a clue…

Trentham Falls

After the feast of waterfalls in Iceland, I was interested to learn on a weekend away in Daylesford, that Victoria’s highest single drop waterfall was not far from where we stayed. Known as Trentham falls, it was formed millions of years ago with volcanic origins. As such, it falls over basalt columns, much like Svartifoss…