a fun day out at the zoo in photos, celebrating Miss L's and Master T's 4th Birthday!
I had tonnes more, but these were just a few of my absolute fav's! Enjoy xxx
Another challenge (which I know your laughing at since I fell off the bandwagon on Project 52 and was absent for last weeks Scavenger Hunt ;) I blame over-indulgance of chocolate!!!)
This challenge is a weekly challenge and is with 2 excellent photographers, one of which I am meeting up with later this year and hoping to get some more photography tips from!!!
Challenge - Wide Angle (set your camera at 24mm or less and start snapping)
1) Skippy "does my butt look big in this" roo *note: no pun intended at the real Skip LOL!!!
18mm - ISO 100, F/5, 1/500 (slight colour boost in iPhoto ;)
2) BFF's patting the Roo
18mm - ISO 100, f/5, 1.250
So whatcha think? Comments MOST welcome!!!
Let there be cake!
Any excuse for chocolate cake in this house... with a cheap packet mix from Aldi (1.98, including frosting) a packet of choc eggs and one third of Twirl chocolate bar and I had myself a masterpiece (if I don't say so myself!!!) LOL
We had a late night home on Thursday night so we stopped off at the local Macca's for takeaway! While we were waiting there was a flash coming from behind our car and as I looked up I saw this gorgeous Kookaburra sitting atop the sign. I only had enough time to roll down the window and stick the iPhone at him before he flew off and picked up some dinner for himself in the Macca's carpark!
Once again I am late signing up to the Watchful Wednesday (my only excuse is working all week and having a lazy day yesterday with no computer time ;) LOL so here is this weeks take, my lonely hibiscus flower bloomed again on Wednesday just when I was thinking of my late nan... I like to think it's a sign from above that all will be well. So my emotion this week is LOVED.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday is back & this week I am feeling more confident with my interpretations... I actually started them earlier in the week - which made it less of a rush to finish them in time to link up tonight ~ always a good thing :)
1. Time (need more...)
This one was EASY! I obviously need much more TIME to be able to sew!!! I have the metallic green thread ready to go... just need time to actually sew!
I found this vintage poetry book years ago at a second hand bookfest, I absolutely adore it even though the leather cover is so old it is starting to flake off. I wonder who originally owned it and what travels it has done in it's time!
Taking advantage of getting outside before it gets too cold (for those American readers... too cold for me in Sunny Qld, Australia is less than 10 degrees ;) Each morning we are getting quite the build up of condensation on the clothes line and I love how I captured the sunflare through the trees (the sunflare was like that SOOC, although this photo I have defined and sharpened)
4. Zoom (from the car)
It was actually quite difficult getting a good zoom shot from the car when it was doing 100Klms. I wanted to get a shot with the pine trees as the stretch of highway to the north of us is lined by them on either side...
The new green shoots on the lavender plant I thought had completely died off... can't wait to get the pretty purple flowers again this year!
Today the girl and I cleaned out the old clamshell sandpit. We are going to use it as a vegetable garden, especially for her, but since Daddy had the drill with him we decided to just do some make believe play instead. This was our boat and we had man overboard, fishing and a sighting of the Great white shark (aka the staffy ;) Good times!
The better half (have to write that incase he reads this) turns 38 tomorrow! We have good friends coming for dinner tonight and what better way to celebrate than with a cake creation!
Mud cake, Happy Birthday Candles, Maltesers and Peanut M&M's all from Woolworths!
The girl and I went for a walk / bike ride along the waterfront today. The water was a horrible grey colour and it was rather choppy (usually the passage is calm) so I took a few photos of the chop as it hit the wall below us and have played with the effects in iPhoto to the extreme to get these... the original was pretty 'blah'
Stay tuned, I might even post the other pics I re-vamped at a later date ;)
Everyone else is doing it... blythe that is ;) I bought a petite blythe (retro mama) prior to Christmas for my 4 year old daughter and never gifted it... truth be told I fell in love with her cute little self and she is perfectly happy living on my computer desk! We named her Maisie