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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

Travel

Magic Puddles at Meji

Tokyo's Meji Shrine is not that far from the Gyoen's (The National Garden in Shinjuku), Sendegaya gate, but heavy rain might hamper your ability to navigate there correctly on foot. It will be particularly difficult if you're holding a tiny Japanese umbrella over two people, and trying to navigate using your smartphone's apps at the… Continue reading Magic Puddles at Meji

Community, Photography

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Looking Up

How often is our focus looking down at our smartphones, on a book or a document, or even young children? In keeping our focus downward, we often miss important details or sights above and around us. Post a photo on the prompt LOOKING UP.

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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

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