Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Book of Love* - Part XI

 It was a very lean reading month!
  The second month this year with one lonely book!

45. The Secret Cure - Sue Woolfe

source - google images

And you
You ought to give me wedding rings
You ought to give me wedding rings
*The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel

Friday, November 25, 2011

Ordinary Miracle* - Washing

Ordinary Everyday - Part Two

It seems I am in need of a deadline or challenge such as Blogtoberfest, to get into the swing of posting regularly! Oh Dear!

I finally got around to doing a part two of Ordinary Everyday. This is where I take photos of things I do every day or every week, that form part of normal living.

It is essentially to practice my photography skills and to challenge myself to take interesting photos. Let's see how I went. 

and today's (not so helpful) helper is ...

she's quick as a flash!

keeping a close eye on proceedings

I don't mind doing the washing, it's the hanging and then folding that go with it that I'm not a fan of.

The sky knows when it's time to snow
Don't need to teach a seed to grow
It's just another
Ordinary miracle today
*Ordinary Miracle - Sarah McLachlan

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pictures of You*

WOW. Time really flies when you're having fun sick again!

Oh yes, for the third time in two months, I have been struck by the dreaded lurgy! On the up side, it has given me time to get my teeth into photo meditations, which I am loving.

I thought it was high time I shared some of my favourites with you. Enjoy!

 Big Cat Holden

Little Cat Willow

Tinniegirl's paints

 Someone else's paintings


Looking so long at these pictures of you
But I never hold on to your heart
Looking so long for the words to be true
But always just breaking apart
My pictures of you
*Pictures of You - The Cure

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sweet Jane*

It's my sister's birthday today. We are only 11 and a half months apart so for 2 weeks every year, we are the same age. We love this!

Anyway big sis, Happy Birthday. Have a great day!

 With our nephew

and here with my brothers and our uncle

Love you Big J

Heavenly wine and roses
Seems to whisper to her when he smiles
Heavenly wine and roses
Seems to whisper to her when she smiles
La lala lala la, la lala lala la
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
Sweet Jane
*Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ordinary Miracle* - Coffee

Welcome to Ordinary Everyday - Part One.

I was making coffee this morning, and having just started photo meditations, was taking some photos.  I had this idea to do a series of photo posts about things I do everyday. Now I am not sure how successful this will be, or if I continue taking photos of things I do everyday, but here goes!

I know some of these shots are good and some are not so, but that is going to be part of the nature of this series. I'm learning how to be a better photographer, and have decided to share both my successes and what I'll call my learners!

I make coffee with this machine every morning, I love my coffee!

 It's not that unusual
When everything is beautiful
It's just another
Ordinary miracle today
*Ordinary Miracle - Sarah McLachlan

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Horses*

The Race That Stops a Nation!
It's an auspicious date 1.11.11 (or 11.1.11 if you live in the US!)

It's Melbourne Cup Day. This is my favourite holiday of all. Where else in the world do you get a holiday for a horse race? Not even the whole of Australia gets a holiday, only Melbourne, and because it is always held on the first Tuesday in Nov, most of Melbourne takes Mon as a holiday as well.

This is what I did on my holiday


cute cat

clear skies (after the race!)

more cute cat

And my horse won!

That's the way it's gonna be little darlin', 
we'll be riding on the horses yeah yeah
Way up in the sky little darli-in', 
and if you fall I'll pick you up, pick you up...
*The Horses - Daryl Braithwaite