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, June 29, 2007

Before I went into Poyntons Nursery a week or two ago, I took a few photos of the lovely Mariybrnong River opposite the nursery. You can see it was a pretty grey, rainy day but the river still looks really pretty.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Another beautiful Cattleya taken at Poynton's Nursery on the weekend.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Another orchid photo taken over the weekend at Poyntons Nursery on the banks of the Mariybrnong River at Essendon. I believe this is an Oncidium orchid, common name being Dancing Lady.

The photo posted previously (yesterday?) is a Paphiopedilum orchid. I think by the time I have posted all the orchid photos I took last weekend, I'll know a lot about orchid names! LOL.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Spent a bit of time on Saturday at Poynton's Nursery in Essendon. This is one of the beautiful orchids that I photographed that day. I'm not sure of it's name. Anyone know?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ahoy me harties! This ship sailed through a field of about 300 very modern yatchs out for an "Around the Bay" adventure earlier this year. It looked so menacing and pirate-like that I took many photos of it.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Yesterday morning was the first morning for quite some time that I took my camera with me to work. As I stepped outside my front door, I looked up and saw this beautiful rainbow. The light was very unusual as there was a lot of moisture in the air but the sun was coming out behind me. Pity about the electricity lines!
Over the weekend I had to reload my computer with all my software and I discovered some software I didn't know I had. When this software opened my images, I thought I would have a play to see what it would do. It's a basic image editor but is so very intuitive. It's called Nero Photosnap Image Viewer and came on the disc with my Nero CD burning software. This image is the result of my playing with fire! :-)

Monday, June 18, 2007

This is am image of Melbourne city (including Docklands), the mouth of the Yarra River, Westgate bridge, St Kilda and Port Melbourne foreshore, the Bolte bridge and the western suburbs of Melbourne taken through a very dirty airplane window. The Dandenong Ranges can be seen in the background. Taken on a flight from Hobart in Tasmania to Melbourne, Victoria in May 2007.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The brooding quality of this image appeals to me at the moment ... the late afternoon storm rolling over Bruthen ... the stark, dead-looking trees.

I have to reinstall XP onto my computer and I'm not looking forward to doing it so I'm procrastinating! However, I'm sure the feeling of gloom is totally misplaced and that the installation will go so smoothly I'll wonder what all the fuss was about! LOL!

Wish me luck!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Another image of one of the many different types of fungi found in the temperate rainforest around Tarraleah in Tasmania.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

This photo was taken on my holiday in Bruthen in April. I don't really like cattle much (they're too big and stupid) but this bull had a majestic feel about him that caught my attention. He was certainly king of his domain and a very handsome fellow.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Back in February when my daughter and I had some time together before she went overseas, we visited Airley's Inlet. This lightlight is the Airley's Inlet lighthouse and the image was taken from beach level on one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen for a long time. The day and the weekend was perfect and this image never fails to lift my spirits when I look at it and remember!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Not much is in focus in this image but I really like the effect of the soft out-of-focus and the dof. This is an image of the sap from an Australian Wattle tree. As various parasites work into the tree, the sap seeps out. Being in the right place with the sun in an excellent position gave me this lovely image.