Monday, January 18, 2010
Drove to the airport AGAIN (to take Penelope and Isaac for their flight to India via Singapore.) All went smoothly and I have just picked up a Facebook message that they arrived in Singapore and were about to have a massage.In 3 hours they will fly to Kolkata (Calcutta) for their first Indian experience.
Other pics show cityscapes we passed to and from Melbourne airport. Lots of rain and hail today - a very atypical summer's day!
Well this is it folks- I have achieved the challenge of posting a pic or 2 or more a day for ONE year. This was mainly an enlightening and expanding experience and it will feel strange to no longer be looking for significant photography subjects each day. Maybe I will start up something else - time will tell. I will let you know if there is something else madly interesting that you might like to have a squiz at. Thank you to all my loyal followers over the year and especially to the select few, special individuals who took the trouble to comment on my pics - you made the whole activity that more special and fun!
Yasas, adio and goodbye.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Her bags are packed, she's ready to go. Our two young people set off on their great adventure tomorrow. I wish them a safe journey.
This is Smudge, my mother's cat. We are minding him for a couple of weeks and he is clearly quite at home here.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Visted the Cloudehill nursery/gardens and restaurant today with Sue and Tania and enjoyed a dreamy experience wandering through the thoughtfully created arrangements of plants, paving, statues, water features etc.Tania and I went a bit crazy snapping delectable shots so what you see here is only a selction of 56 photos! We even snapped a bridal party. It was overall a delightful day and a special opportunity to have a quiet chat and share experiences f2f for a change.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Today I did the next best thing to travelling to Paris to see some amazing pieces of art - I flew to Canberra for the day to view work by renowned post impressionist artists on loan from the Musee D'Orsay - Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Georges Seurat, Pierrre Bonnard, Claude Monet, Maurice Denis and Edouard Vuillard.
Of course I couldn't take any photos of these masterpieces but there was a children's playroom where they had re-created van Gogh's bedroom in 3 dimensions, a wall display of his Starry Night and a Gauguin jigsaw puzzle and I was permitted to take photos in here.Other photos show the features in the Sculpture Garden (including fog sculpture)and the plane journey.
Monday, January 11, 2010
These are a series of paintings along the side of the bank's brick wall in our Main St. They depict the story of how the mountain's tall straight trees were used to replace the broken masts of sailing ships in days gone by. The road leading to these forests of tall gums is today called"Mastgully" Road.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Mother and babe
Manu in the bath - original pic was the right way up but blogger has upended the baby!
jars of freshly harvested honey
Capturing the filtered honey
Baya by the honey drum
Damien scraping honey from the beeswax
Ishaa working with felt
Saturday, January 9, 2010
The old car is a permanent fixture in Daylesford, always parked in the same 2 hour parking space in the city centre. There's the plane that took mum safely to Brisbane and the cityscape seen from the Monash Freeway.The Domain Tunnel looks rather interesting from these angles.Home now but a relaxing and delightful holiday.