My final entry for the May Challenge, a wild card, my favourite type of photography
flowers + photoshop. Thank you Mairead and Laine for inviting me to join this Challenge.
I had to get down to Flossie's level to get this shot, made a lot of duds in the
process, not easy at our age, she was stretched out by the fire keeping warm on
a cold miserable day that was foggy the entire daylight hours.
Actually a walking lane/bike trail that is very popular in Clare
Not really, but as near as I can for this topic. Note the dog "Flossie"
on the wood pile, and the carpet of leaves from the Ginkgo tree after
we had a blowy night. Part of the view from our front gate
Hope this qualifies for "Nature" - its a specially devised walkway through
a garden that supplies food that our first people ate before the Europeans
arrived in Australia. This sort of fits in with yesterday's "Reconciliation Day"
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be recognised in the
proud history of our lands. I discovered this sign when we were having
lunch at Pauletts Winery, Clare Valley... unfortunately I didn't get
to walk the path into the garden, it was time for us to leave.
"A Group Portrait"
Boys talk between some ageing men at a recent celebration for a friend's
"An Exhibition, Indoors or Outdoors"
Driving into Burra a quiet little town with so much history, first stop TOWN HALL.
They have an excellent Historic Photographic Exhibition of the area Photos of years gone by,
memorabilia of the huge floods they encountered over the years also,
heaps of photos of previous Mayors.They also had the best Rams in the country
and farmers would pay huge amounts of money to buy a Ram.
The Town Hall was also a Theatre with an old projector room,it was also used for dancing,
movies, receptions for weddings special occasions and so on.
Using the lens I always use for flowers and sometimes portraits, the Tamron.
Photo taken from the balcony at Paulett's winery where we had lunch earlier this month.
About 1 ½ hours drive north from Adelaide is the beautiful Polish Hill River sub-region of the Clare Valley ,
home to Neil and Alison Paulett and their winery. The Polish Hill River region was named after the Polish Settlers of the mid 1800's.
The area is blessed with a climate ideal for premium grape growing and the combination of consistently good winter rains,
hot summers tempered by cool nights and a long ripening period produces grapes of exceptional flavours and balance.
The Jeanerette winery also dabbles in beer making, and they had this
nicely arranged display of their beer which I think fits the requisite of
"Patterns" both in the shape of the bottle and how they are arranged, I
hope you think it fits the subject too!
"Sports (adults, children, fun, professional)"
This little 3-year old has just started ballet classes and is enjoying
the opportunity of dressing up in ballet clothes and shoes... here she is
showing us one of the steps she has learned so far.
We have some sports grandsons who play football and complete in various athletics, but
due to injury are out of the scene right now.
The birthday cake for our dear friend who turned 80 on Thursday.