Saturday, 27 February 2016

keep looking up...

According to Snoopy, this is the secret of life!

I am not sure about that but I do know that, with camera in hand, the sky brings endless inspiration.

Every capture is different. Every sunrise and sunset is unique and special in its own way. Clouds, no clouds, jet streams, just endless blue. Sometimes there just might be something you didn't expect!

I never tire of it.

Broken Hill, outback NSW
Broken Hill, outback NSW

beach sunset

sunset rain

rain coming...
Keep looking up. You never know, it might brighten your day!

Kate xx


Thursday, 18 February 2016

restoration blog

I have been nurturing this blog for four years now! I am not a prolific blogger but I have learnt much about myself as I have found my direction and shared with others.

One of the things I have learnt through this journey is that I am a photographer. It is my passion, my hobby and often my motivation. This is what I love, and why I blog and read other blogs too! As my skills have grown, so have my expectations and requirements for how my blog looks...

This morning I awoke to much excitement as my new look blog was up and running! I LOVE it! Thank goodness I gathered the courage to purchase a template, then ask for techy help (which goes against the grain I must say!) from pipdig.

New camera, new look blog...who knows what other adventures 2016 will bring.

Watch this space...

Kate x

Thursday, 11 February 2016

around the bend

Sometimes an opportunity presents itself to do something a little different from the everyday tasks. Such an opportunity arose last weekend and my family and I went for a drive.

About an hour away from our town lies the Darling river and the Menindee lake system and, while there is very little water to speak of in the lakes (we won't go into that now!), there is a little water in the river, affording us a different aspect for the day.

We also took the chance to be a tourist in our own spot visiting Kinchega National Park, it's many camping spots and the historic Kinchega Woolshed.

I wonder how long this monster has been here for?

native bluebells

old railway bridge over the Darling River

lift off

no wool here now, just visitors and spiders

I can almost hear the noises from the past.
Shearing time was a time of much
excitement as a child
With hot weather, a serious lack of water in the town, small businesses finding it tough going at the moment and a severe lack of good news to be found anywhere, it was lovely to step away. I embraced the quiet, the wildlife, the promise of a chance to spend more time here under canvas (maybe my husband and my children more enthusiastically than me!) and time together as a family!

Here's to more family escapes

Kate xx

My Little Drummer Boys

Linking with Trish for Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


As the summer holidays slip away, I feel anticipation for the challenges every new school year brings, at home and at work. This is tinged with a little sadness for the time I have had to enjoy reading, photography, spending time with my family and not worrying about what's for lunch at breakfast time!

keeping cool

water babe

double figures, do you remember turning 10?

capturing some vintage love in the every day...these are going in the cupboard to use!

a unique potting solution
Bring on the newness, the excitement and change that comes with a new year and may there still be a little time for a sneaky read, lazy coffee and the chance to stalk the next shot with my camera.

Kate xx

My Little Drummer Boys
Linking with Trish for Wordless Wednesday

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