Saturday, February 14

Exploring in the city

Happy Valentine's Day did you have a good day? Did you celebrate? I got a beautiful bunch of flowers from my sweet hubby yesterday.  We aren't the kind to celebrate in a big way but still like to give a little something to each other.  No romantic dinner for us, the four of us sat in the city watching the sun set while eating dinner together tonight, a perfect Valentine's day in my books.
Today Miss 11 and I went for another photography walk, this time into the city and then the botanical gardens.  The weather was beautiful, sunny and not too hot, perfect summer weather.  I could grow to love summer if our days were all like these. We happened upon a side street in the city with the most gorgeous yarn bombing we couldn't resist taking photos of.  Then we made our way to the gardens taking photos whatever captured our attention.  It's lovely to have my little one take an interest in photography, to have someone to take photos with, maybe the two of us could do weddings together someday....
Have a fantastic Sunday. 

Saturday, February 7


It's been a busy couple of weeks here with the girls returning to school and then my youngest celebrated another birthday. Things are now slowly becoming routine again which I don't mind.
Today while my hubby and oldest were off doing their running thing Miss 11 and I needed to occupy ourselves for an hour.  So with cameras in hand we explored some of the grounds of the University of Queensland.  It is such big campus and the grounds are beautiful I couldn't help but share photos of our walk around with you. 
Have a wonderful Sunday.

Sunday, January 25

One Year On - Remembering my Dad

 Grief is like the ocean
it comes in waves
ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm
and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.

The last year can be best described by the words in the poem above.  Living without a loved one who has always been there your whole life is hard, a piece of the puzzle is missing.  Some days you can sit and smile and other times you cry and desperately want him back and wonder why this had to happen, why did his journey have to end.  The sad reality is that this is now part of my life story that I will now carry with me on my life journey.  Life goes on without Dad here with us in the present but he will be forever in my heart.  Today we came together as a family not to remember that today was the day he passed but to remember his life. To remember we are all a part of him that still lives on, and that we will never forget him.
Love you Dad.

Catching up

I have had these photos on my camera for the last week and haven't bothered to load them not because I didn't want to see them but because I am putting off dealing with my computer storage dwindling.  Do you delete photos off your hard drive after you have copied them onto your external hard drive?  I am curious how others maintain storage on their computer.
Anyway back to the photos.  I took these last weekend when my little family and I went exploring Springbrook National Park.  We got up late as we frequently do these days with a teenager in the house and made the drive south.  Winding roads, overhanging trees, birds and the sound of fresh water, all those things make me smile and keep me happy. We walked and talked, we ate homemade sandwiches and they swam in the fresh water swimming hole, this is summer..
I will be back later with a special post, one to pause and remember my
Dad one year on.