Monday, October 31, 2011

Foe, Foe, Foe!

No question about Friend or Foe with these munching machines! I found them feasting on our bottlebrush bush early yesterday morning, their trail of destruction so clearly evident!

Sharing at Aussie WW.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sensational Ordinary

An ordinary Sunday, I nearly didn't make it to church, one of the children had a bothersome headache.
I almost decided to leave my camera at home, after all, we go to church every Sunday. Just another pre church fly....and more weeds and kangaroos....

But there's no other day like today, the gift of "the present".

The weed flowers were fresh and brighter this morning,

The kangaroos were seeking shade early from today's warm spring sun. This particular kangaroo is missing half an ear, maybe from constantly jumping through just barbed wire fences.

A "weed" flower I had never seen/noticed before. When I looked carefully I found it had a three pistils sticking out, not ordinary at all.

Then we went into church for an "ordinary" Sunday, and as our "normal"wise and loving pastor spoke, new pearls of revelation became clear, wonderful discoveries which had been hidden to me all these years, about the Hoy Spirit interceding on our behalf (for us, not just as we pray for others - Romans 8:27). God is so gracious.

Every person is a gift to this world, with talents and abilities to be a blessing and a gift to our community, our family and the world beyond.

Like this tiny frog which I nearly overlooked in the church garden, there are treasures to be discovered everyday. Nothing and no one is ordinary, all is sensational and full of wonder for those who have ears and eyes to "see".

Sharing at The Simple Things, I Heart MacroThe Creative Exchange, Behind The Camera, Communal Global,
Sweet Shot Tuesday, Camera Critters.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Gentle Tenacity

Yesterday we went to my parents-in-love coastal home on the bay to have time with them and some extended family on holidays from interstate. Last night I realised there was a common theme to most the photos I took - a gentle tenacity to make the most of less-than-ideal circumstances.

Our interstate relatives (keen on fishing and brought their boat) chose to stay a few hours longer so we could have most the day together before they headed towards home. We so appreciated their willingness to adjust their plans.

While the adventurers were off in search of fish and new sights, some of us took a bayside walk. High tide brought the water right up to the base of this very old coral tree, some of it's branches dipping in the salty water. I was amazed that it could even survive in the sand and salt.

Miss E, full of courage and determination, attempting to follow older sisters.

The pelicans make the most of the manmade additions to their environment.

Home again, past the coral trees.

A mangrove seedling trying to make a start, I will check to see if it's still there on our next visit.

This is the one which really stunned me, a gazania growing in the sand on the water's edge. No wonder they manage to survive without any attention in my home garden! The word "Tenacious" stuck with me the rest of the day. I'm sure I can learn a thing or two from these images which took my attention and remain in my mind.

Sharing at World Bird Wednesday.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Come With Me to Wonderland

Right next door exists a delightful garden in a well structured backyard, so very different to our own. M and R have been away, leaving an open invitation with me (and my camera) to enjoy their garden. Step inside with me and see the wonders I have found over the last week of warm days, dewy mornings and spring thunderstorms.

You may like to see this post following this rose as it opened.

Blue wrens flittered around in the peace and quiet of this little wonderland keeping me company as I soaked in these delights, a privilege I am very grateful for.

Sharing at This or That Thursday, Friday Photo Story, Shades of Autumn: Red, Weekend Flowers (last photo voted equal first place)Shoot Edit SubmitSneak Peek Friday, Macro Friday, Sweet Little Photo Swap, Good Life Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hot Red

A beautiful rich red cactus, draping its flowers over our neighbours' (L and P) front stairs is a sight worth stopping to look at as you walk past. To my delight I was invited over to enjoy and photograph these stunning blooms which have a pinky glow in the sunlight.

Love the cascade of stamens from the green centre, reminds me of a waterfall.

Loving the vivid colours combined with amazing structures, I believe we have a very creative God.

Sharing at Macro Flowers Saturday, Today's Flowers.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Look Mummy......

" says I love Mummy".

And my heart delights in her, again....

Sharing at Aussie Wordless Wednesday, Tina's WW, Tots and Me WW, Foto Friday.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Simple Joys

Love seeing our children playing quietly with traditional games and puzzles.

Sharing at The Simple Things.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Rosy Layers

Early Thursday Morning

Early Friday Morning

Friday Lunchtime

Late Friday Afternoon

Early Saturday Morning

It has been a delight to watch this beautiful rose opening and displaying it's multiple layers of petals. Another treasure from M and R's garden.
Love this last image with the dew glistening in early morning sunshine.

Sharing at I Heart Macro, Weekly Kodachrome, The Creative Exchange, And Then She Snapped.

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