poppies in norway against a rock wall
blogging, Environment

Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Wildflowers

Keukenhof is spectacular in bloom, Toowoomba is stunning during the Carnival of Flowers, as is Japan in Cherry Blossom season, but right now I'm thinking of Wildflowers, especially those that grow in the most unlikely or unusual places. Street light pop up in Helsinki Growing beside a bridge footing in Norway To say, I was… Continue reading Friendly Friday Blog Challenge – Wildflowers

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

yellow and pink tulip
blogging, Photography

Friendly Friday Challenge – Colour Harmonies

Do you have an eye for colour in your photography? Using colour helps to create mood and feelings in photographs and may result in a photo that is more pleasing to the eye. baklandet buildings Photographers can create a heightened level of visual interest and enhance photos by seeking out particular colour harmonies in the… Continue reading Friendly Friday Challenge – Colour Harmonies

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.

Community

Phoneography Challenge – Challenger’s Choice (Abstraction – Poinciana)

Challengers Choice - Lens and Pens Phoneography Challenge - check out more here

The pastels I used in this effect, deliberately distracted me from the familiar, bright orange of the Poinciana in full bloom.Rather my head was filled with other associations when viewing this photograph. The delicate blue made me visualise a mirrors with heavy scalloped edging reminescent of 1940/50's decor!

How about you?

I would be interested in hearing if the image prompted different feelings for you?

Community

Travel theme – Spring

Where's My Backpack has a travel themed photographic challenge - titled "Spring" - but at home it is still summer, and heading (hopefully) towards the cooler autumnal soon! My photo comes from Sandane, Norway, last Spring. I hear Norwegians and other Scandinavians often complaining all winter how  Spring feels so far away. The light on… Continue reading Travel theme – Spring

Ethereal
Community

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – The Colour Purple

Cee's the colour Purple challenge Purple can be a magical colour in nature, so  much so that it almost looks ethereal in its different shades and tints. Some would call it lilac, or that dreaded word.... mauve..... I am not fond of that word. I am not a pastel person. Mauve reminds me of bland… Continue reading Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – The Colour Purple

Community, Gardening

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Daily Post is looking for interpretations of "Inside"  -  I found this in 2 different photographs: Art created by Man: "Unnatural" The reindeer is encased INSIDE glass balls, an art installation at GOMA and   "Natural" A delicate yellow stamen in the indigo flower that is called Canterbury Bell. I marvel at nature's colour palette. More… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Gardening, Painting

Meeting Blogger friends Overseas

One of the best things about blogging is that one's friendship group is not limited by geographical boundaries and living in the isolated 'bottom end' of the world and I love that. My blogger community has members from many countries across the world and thus, I can expand my perspective, hear different viewpoints, see and… Continue reading Meeting Blogger friends Overseas

Community, Gardening

Phoneography Challenge, Your Phone as Your Lens: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary (and Nature’s Abundance)

Appropriate photo for the title that Sally used for this week's phone photography challenge.  You can see more fantastic photos from smartphones here: http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/phoneography-challenge-your-phone-as-your-lens-celebrating-the-one-year-anniversary-and-natures-abundance/ http://firebonnet.com/ Why not join in? Each week has a different theme. Below is a reminder of the monthly schedule with themes for upcoming Phoneography Challenges: 1st Monday: Nature 2nd Monday: Macro 3rd Monday:… Continue reading Phoneography Challenge, Your Phone as Your Lens: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary (and Nature’s Abundance)