Australia, Community, Environment, Food, Gardening

REKO – Covid safe drive through food

By the time the humble spud or apple reaches your supermarket shelf from its trek from the farm, it could be up to three weeks old, due to storage times: days waiting for freighting in trucks, sitting in the open air at wholesale markets, transportation to distribution centres and then to individual supermarkets. Then, there… Continue reading REKO – Covid safe drive through food

lady in hat with flowers
Australia, Gardening

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

If you have stopped here for information on the Carnival, you may be disappointed. I missed the Carnival of Flowers itself, so there are no pictures of the annual parade, but what I did see is stunning floral displays that are the dominant feature of this event in Toowoomba, a large country town, about an… Continue reading Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Community, Gardening, Painting, Photography, Traditional Art

Friendly Friday Challenge – Art Unexpected

Sandy over at The Sandy Chronicles, is hosting this week's Friendly Friday photo challenge and the theme was so tempting, I had to showcase some of my unexpected artsy photographs. Art can be cathartic, fun, controversial or just a bit hard to understand. From a pumpkin photobombing in Japan, to the wilds of Australia's farming… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Art Unexpected

jacaranda tree in bloom
Community, Gardening, Photography

Photo Challenge – Remastered

The phoneography challenge is the brainchild of Sally at Lens and Pens and each week has a different theme and tip for improving your phoneography. You can see my second photo is not so good here, as I changed the angle of the light. The angle of the light was better in the first photograph.

Gardening

Phoneography and Non SLR Digital Photo Challenge- Challenger’s Choice (Gooseberry)

I have been manipulating a few pics in the effects icon on my Nexus 4 phone camera of the first Cape Gooseberry in my vege garden. I used Moldiv camera app to create the collage. I Re- posting a B& W photo of the same gooseberry but this one was manipulated with the selective tuning.… Continue reading Phoneography and Non SLR Digital Photo Challenge- Challenger’s Choice (Gooseberry)

Gardening

Travel Theme: Green

TRAVEL broadens the mind More about the travel theme at Ailsa's Where's my Backpack Other entries: http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/03/15/travel-theme-green/ http://travelmoments.net/2013/03/15/travel-theme-green/ http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/travel-theme-green/ http://rfljenksy.wordpress.com/2014/08/12/monsoon-green-nepal/comment-page-1/#comment-3420 Something to Ponder About

Gardening

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire/Summer

Although I am in the throws of winter in the southern hemisphere, I have just been holidaying in the far north, and enjoying early and midsummer in Norway. Here is my interpretation of the foto challenge from Cee. Another photo of these gorgeous blooms is found here The background is just as nice! Summer and… Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire/Summer

Leaves with water drop
Australia, Gardening

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Leaves and Trees

A favourite photographic subject of mine. Everyone in the Northern hemisphere is looking to the Spring, however, being me, I just HAD to include at least one winter tree photograph, or two, for Cee's Challenge.                 More here: http://irisgreenwald.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/cees-fun-foto-challenge-leaves-and-trees/ Something for the shutterbugs to ponder about

Gardening

Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World

I find profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and marvel at the way they can be so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and across cultures, and speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes like proverbs, can make us think… Continue reading Proverbial Thursday – Proverbs from around the World