Sneaking Up

Did you check the calendar? Oh yes, it is that time. Even if I wasn’t acutely aware that Christmas is barely three months away, drowning in work as it were, I would remember now, since as of yesterday the first Christmas decorations are at the shops. Working as a portrait photographer is quite a seasonal […]

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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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The fruit of bees is desired by all

Saint Ambrose said this about honey. He also called it “profitable and healthful” and “equally sweet for kings and beggars”. Of course he didn’t know about Pooh Bear, otherwise he might have included him and said “equally sweet for kings and beggars and fictional anthropomorphic bears”. I’ve always been fascinated by bees. Always working, working, […]

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Musical Sunset

“There is nothing more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which is, alas, musicians read but too little, the book of Nature.” Claude Debussy My taste of music is fairly eclectic, I guess. My ipod just rolls its eyes […]

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Rowboat Ripples

Another Restoration. Pretty straight forward:  Fix all the visible cracks and rips as well as the faded colour. This photograph was taken in 1940 or 1941 in Pennsylvania. It shows a happy moment in time, seems to have no cares, but only smiles and summer joy. To fix the visible cracks and rips was easy, […]

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Cute Visitors

With many of the native flowers now in bloom, we get a lot of native birds visiting our garden. One of my favourites are these ones: Rainbow Lorikeets. Cutest little parrots. Watching them from the window they munch away on the little seeds and climb up and down all over the trees and bushes. They […]

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Winter Beach

I really love going to the beach in winter. It really is not cold on most days and the light is just fabulous. Look at the sparkle in the sea, it was a gorgeous day. Very happy as this photo found a new home already, it’s a great privilege to know someone will look at […]

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Danger Zone

The beach can be a dangerous place. With recent winter storms causing havoc up and down the coastline it was a timely reminder to stay safe, away from the surf and the wind and the rocks. Humans. We are so vulnerable. Cannot be without food and drink, obviously. Cannot be without shelter either, which separates […]

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