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About Christmas

“The approach of Christmas brings harassment and dread to many excellent people,” writes Mark Twain in ‘Following the Equator’,  “They have to buy a cart-load of presents, and they never know what to buy to hit the various tastes; they put in three weeks of hard and anxious work, and when Christmas morning comes they […]

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Puppy Love

A friend got a puppy. Everybody in their household was buzzing with excitement. When I first saw it, it was a curly haired furry little sleeping heap. Guess what my first question was? You’re saying ‘Can I take photos of your puppy’? – You’re exactly right. 🙂 I must have given them a bit of […]

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One Lake View

I hope this blog post finds you all well. Just a quick one, so that you know I’m still here. Very busy at the moment, daily at the lake or the beach or in the studio. Not enough time in the day, but enjoying every second of it. This image is a recent one going […]

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The Perfect Sunset

One minute there were no clouds, it looked like it was going to be a dud, then the sky turned the most gorgeous pink and purple with a whiff of clouds that came out of nowhere in between. Sunsets. They can be wonderfully serene and beautiful and nature’s beauty and all. But they can also […]

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Botanical Weakness

  This is my weakness: I don’t have a green thumb. Some things grow better than others, some are a lost cause right from the start. If plants die, it may be of lack of something, but it’s not of lack of me trying, that’s for sure. Apart from guidance from the local nursery and […]

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A Confession

Black-and-white images tend to not be starkly contrasted black and white, but combine black and white and a vast range of shades of grey (nothing to do with THAT book!). Of course movies were originally in black-and-white, as were cartoons and photography. TV changed to colour as early as 1963 if you lived in the […]

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Find your inner Nanna

Spring has sprung. On the news they tell us to expect higher than average temperatures and less rain. It hasn’t rained in a few weeks already, our rainwater tank is empty and the garden is very dry. The higher than average temperatures are definitely true for this week, we are already hitting 27 degrees Celsius […]

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