Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

I am mother to two young adults in their mid to late 20's. I work in the medical field as an admin officer/personal assistant. I look forward to the day when I can spend heaps more time taking and making photographs. However, for now, the bills have to be paid. I married a jazz musician many, many years ago. My adopted home is Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. I am originally from North Queensland... a tropical place!

Friday, September 29, 2006

The hinge photo is a very old piece of metal on doors of the building I work in (second photo). However if you look closer at the door photo you can see that the 'hinge' is not in fact the hinge the door swings on. The actual hinge is just below this metal piece. Makes me wonder if there is a particular structure that makes this metal piece part of the hinge or if it/they are purely ornamental.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

At the book launch I went to last weekend, this dog stole the show for a few minutes. This pond was in the middle of a courtyard which was where the launch was happening. The rain had gone away and the sun was shining strongly. This fella decided he wanted a swim and a drink in the middle of a speech. Of course, he then got out and shook water all over the place. Someone who knew where he lived (he was a blow-in) took hold of him and took him home. We didn't see him again that day. He was a really cute dog!

At the book launch I went to last weekend, this dog stole the show for a few minutes. This pond was in the middle of a courtyard which was where the launch was happening. The rain had gone away and the sun was shining strongly. This fella decided he wanted a swim and a drink in the middle of a speech. Of course, he then got out and shook water all over the place. Someone who knew where he lived (he was a blow-in) took hold of him and took him home. We didn't see him again that day. He was a really cute dog!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

This cheeky crimson rosella was hopping around my friend's yard in Bruthen looking for food. Even though the photos are not crisp and clear (I WISH I had a longer-range lens!!!) I love these birds and want to share these photos (which have been cropped).

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

This is a photo of some beautiful apple blossom taken in a friend's yard at Bruthen. I particularly like this image because it tells me that Spring has sprung and Summer is just around the corner.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

On the way home from the book launch late yesterday afternoon, somewhere outside Bendigo, we happened upon this scenery which make us gasp. It is as it a giant had played with his/her toys and then just thrown them down. I believe the rocks are granite. After a bit of rain, the grass was a beautiful green and with the afternoon sun shining on them both, they were a sight to behold... certainly enough for me to stop, go back and take a series of photos. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

After a very successful photoshoot for a book launch today, just outside Bendigo, rural Victoria, I had to stop in at Kyneton to get some petrol to make sure we made it home. Just as I was moving back onto the freeway toward Melbourne, I looked over my shoulder and this is the view I saw. A stunning sunset. The rain had been threatening to pour down for most of the morning but the sun broke through for the afternoon in time for the book launch. If these clouds are anything to go by, I guess the rain is still trying to come down. I really hope so as the country really needs as much as we can get.

Friday, September 22, 2006

This is some of the country in and around Bruthen, which is 20 minutes inland toward Omeo from Bairnsdale. Lovely place.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Country Victoria in Springtime is a lovely place to be. These nastursums looked magnificent in the garden, even though the sun wasn't shining too brightly. I love the look of these flowers in macro and I hope you enjoy the images.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

While taking photos of some small white flowers over the weekend, I discovered this bug which I've never seen before. It moved away fairly quickly so this is the best shot I got of it. Even though it's not a very good shot, does anyone know what sort of critter this is?

A note for Robbo: re yesterday's post. Yes I did see that the big black square is a giant TV. It had "Program" on it as it went over. I would have loved to have seen it close up. In some of my photos I can see the text clearly. I wonder how much it would cost to advertise on that TV screen!!??

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

When I was having lunch the other day, I glanced out the window and saw this machine coming my way. I bolted to my office, grabbed my camera and ran outside to take photos. They aren't very exciting photos but I was very excited to see this contraption in the sky.

Monday, September 18, 2006

I met this young fella when out walking with friends and our dogs. This young horse (a colt??) was extremely curious, particularly about our dogs, and kicked up his heels and came running to see what we were up to. As you can see, he looks quite a character.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Buildings, buildings and more buildings ... but in very different light. All these images were taken yesterday, Thursday 14th September. The first image is of the private (full fee paying overseas students) section of Melbourne University which was taken just 5 minutes after the second image. The second image is of the Royal Melbourne Hospital just as the sun was setting. Five minutes later and the sun was gone. The third image is of a house near my house taken around 7:45am as I was on my way to work. The storm was coming out of the west and the morning sun was shining brightly from the east. Add a white house and you get a lovely image.
I'll be away for the weekend at my friends place in Bruthen (country Victoria) so hopefully I'll have some lovely photos for next week. Hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I took these two photos while walking around my workplace the other day at lunch time. The building is a car park just next to the heritage building I work in. The sky looks funny/rippled because the photo was taken through a very old glass window. I certainly have never got this effect taking photos through modern day glass windows.
The tree image was taken from in front of this car park looking toward my building. Under this tree is a rest / smoking area with a garden. As you can see, the tree is coming into it's leaves and will soon provide lovely shade for this rest area.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

This is an image of reflections and angles. It is of windows in the University apartment building, the side of which I posted a photo a couple of days ago... with the red rods.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

A superb day in Melbourne today. I had a walk around my building at lunch time taking photos and saw this young woman having a relax on the lawn in the sunshine. What a way to go! I felt really, really jealous as I walked back in to work. In a few weeks, as it gets hotter, the trees along the building will be full of leaves and will be lovely and cool to sit under.

The building I work in is heritage listed and is very old although I have not been able to find out exactly how old. I thought I'd post a photo of the front and the back features to give an idea of what wonderful architecture there was back in the early 1900's or late 1800's in Melbourne.

Monday, September 11, 2006

On my way to work this morning, on a beautiful, cold Melbourne Spring morning (waxing poetic for a bit), I walked down a lane way between two buildings and looked up at a new student apartment block just near Melbourne University. The three red 'rods' (for want of a better word) caught my eye as anything red is want to do. This is the last of four photos I took as I progressively got closer to the building. I hope you enjoy it. Constructive criticism is always welcome.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Spring has definitely sprung in Melbourne town. These white fresias look a treat. Macro shots on windy days are a little tricky but I like these two images and hope you do too. For those of you who are not into flowers ... sorry, I have many more to post but I'll try to intersperse them with other images so I don't get too boring.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Yahooooooooo. Go Dees! The Melbourne football club has just won their first round in the final series of the Australian Football League (AFL). After a wet, cold and scrappy game from Melbourne, they turned the game around in the second half and won the game in the final quarter.
Now to my photo. I currently have this beautiful cymbidium (spelling?) orchid in my lounge room and I spent some time last night photographing it. This is one that I really like. I hope you enjoy it too.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

On my way home tonight, this sign caught my eye. The current petrol prices in Melbourne -- fairly representative. I wouldn't be surprised if it reaches $2 per litre or more by the end of the year. Who can afford to drive a car?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

These are images of an almost dead wildflower I found growing beside the path at the Noosa National Park. This plant was growing a few feet from the sea so obviously doesn't mind the salt in the environment. I find it fascinating that the colours can be so different depending on whether the sun is shining through the flower or on the flower ... but there it is.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

These photos are of Sunshine Beach, north of Maroochydore and just south of Noosa Heads. This beach is such a spectatular beach and if I was to go on holiday again to the Sunshine Coast, this is where I would head.

Friday, September 01, 2006

While walking along a path at the Noosa Heads national park whilst on holiday on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, I saw a few people with their heads poked into the bushes and wondered what was going on. When I went to have a look, here was this beautiful python cruising along looking for his dinner. Doesn't he look like he has a big smile on his face? It was only mid-afternoon but it was dark in the underbrush so I had to use the flash to get these photos. More photos can be found here if you are interested in having a look.