19 September 2009

Life update...

Well, it's been a week since I last checked in and our life is still in the air. Hubby came home for a visit but it was cut short as he had to return to Sydney to continue to take care of his mum. On the Sydney front things are not well and it has gone from day by day to moment to moment. I feel so helpless down here but unfortunately at the moment I have to keep the home fires burning. I want so much to be in Sydney to help support my hubby.

I have a bit of a personal issue when it comes to someones passing that keeps me from being in Sydney. After all the years that have passed since taking care of two of my late partners I still have a hard time dealing with all this current situation. It hits too hard at home with me. I wish I could be as strong as hubby is at the moment. He is such a very good man and I hate to think how hard this is for him.

This is a very depressing post but unfortunately this is my/our life as it is at the moment. Anyway, I just wanted every one to know I'm here and I will check in periodically. I want to thank everyone for their kind words and support. I also want to thank every one for your compliments on my last set of 12 of 12 photos. Taking the photos was a good distraction for me. Oh well until next time take care, be well and enjoy life as much as you can.

12 September 2009

12 of 12 for September 2009

I know I said I would be taking a small break from my blog and I still am. But as missed last months 12 of 12, I wanted to make up for it this month. Besides, I love doing the 12 of 12 project. (You can find out more about the project from it's creator here) This project gives me an excuse to use my camera more. Anyway, I had to take pictures from around the house again this month as hubby is still in Sydney and since he drives and I don't, well you get the idea. So, without further ado please enjoy this months 12 of 12.

PS I noticed a bit of a theme for this months photos and that being shadows. I didn't set out to take all of the shadow photos it just seemed to work out that way. Anyway, as I said enjoy..

The start of my day. I would have started earlier since I get up at 5:00am most days but today I got lucky and slept in a bit.

The first of many shadow photos and my self portrait entry for the month.

The first of the summer flowers, even though it's still just the beginning of spring. It's hard to believe that this plant was all but dead by the end of last summer. Some plants can be very resilient.

The first of many shadow effecting photos

Amazing what a shadow can do especially when you know what the origin of the shadow is to give you the photo.

Need I say another shadow

Ah look no shadow, but instead a nice shot of the moon in the day light.

These a separate boards from the inside of one of the old sheds in our back yard. The sheds have been up a good 50+ years so I wonder if at one time these are some of the original colours of the shed. It's hard to believe that someone would have gone through all the trouble to paint each board a separate colour, but i could be wrong.

Another shadow photo. The picture is hanging under and outside undercover area in the back yard and the light is coming from a clear part of the roof over the covered area.

The outside of the second shed in our back yard. Interestingly enough the inner panels of this shed are not painted like the other shed.

I'm not sure what I was going for here. It sure wasn't for the pretty flowers planted in the containers. Maybe it's a reminder to me that I need to do some gardening.

A wooden flower container we bought from a local wood maker down at the markets.

Well that's all for this month. I hope you found one or two of the photos of some interest. Definitely not my best 12 of 12 but they can't always be award winning. All you can do is keep taking photos and one day you'll get that perfect shot. See you next month with hopefully a few new blog post in between.

7 September 2009

A small break...

Hello one and all. I'm going to have to take a small break from posting as there is a lot going on right now in our life. My hubbies mum is very unwell and it looks like we are getting to the point that this chapter in our life is coming to an end. So, as I said due to this situation I need to focus my attention and energy on family. I will return to posting after all of this returns to normal or at least as normal as possible. I hope you will indulge me this break and that you will keep and on checking in with my blog watching for my return. For all of you that have been following these recent events and have sent me your kind words and thoughts I say thank you because they mean a lot to myself and my hubby. I'll see you soon and I will continue to make small updates on Facebook in case you are wondering what is currently happening. Until my next post I say to you take time to enjoy life as it is precious and sometime very fleeting. See you soon.