Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 365 - a whole year and now it's all over

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

Day 364 -the penultimate pic

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

Day 363 - Farewell party

Last night we had a little gathering to farewell Penelope and Isaac who leave for 2months travelling around India tomorrow.The young people had a bit of a jamming session towards the end of the evening and Penelope danced with her father.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

On Cloudehill

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.

Day 361 - Off to Warby again

Drove to Warburton today with Penelope who needed to say goodbye to the folks there before she leaves for India on Monday.She won't see her baby nephew for another two months.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 360 - Day trip to Canberra

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

Day 359 - local mural

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.

Day 358 - the heat is on

Cooling off in our kind neighbours' beautiful pool

A wilting garden in temperatures reaching into the fiery 40's

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 357 - Warburton Visit

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

Day 356 - home via airport and the Burnely Tunnel

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.