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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.
I am a Freelance Journalist and Photographer based in Bunbury, Western Australia. My published work specialises in Western Australian travel articles and stories about inspiring everyday people. My passion is photography, writing, travel, wildflower and food photography.
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Sunday, 1 January 2012

and so a new year begins

One year ends and another begins, and the circle of life begins anew. A time to reflect on the past year - both the joys and the sorrows, and a time to plan and look forward to the new year and the promises it holds for those who dare to dream.

As I look back over the past year, our aging parents have dominated our year (offset by the joys of our two grandsons), but we still managed to make time to get away for a few short trips. So here is a collage of our travel Western Australia 2011.

Across each row starting with top left - Row 1 - Greens Pool-William Bay-Denmark on the south coast, walking amongst Karri trees in the Shannon National Park, my grandson Owen exploring a pine forest near Balingup, leaving Bruce Rock in the wheat-belt on a trip after Easter, view of camp and beyond from John Forrest Lookout near Perenjori in the mid west.

Row 2 - the Pinnacles north of Perth, early morning mist over the ocean at Yallingup, coastal views from Cape Naturalist, vineyards near Yallingup, Hopetoun on the south coast.

Row 3 - Misty early morning view from McDermid Rock - east of Hyden, Cape Leeuwin lighthouse on our far south west corner, Jewell Cave near Augusta, harvest at Bruce Rock in the wheat-belt, and a small bush block near my home (if I want to go walking in the bush I just go there!).

If you would like to see more of of my incredibly beautiful state, Western Australia - then click on the link and go to my 52 week Tour Western Australia - tourwesternaustralia-lifeimagesbyjill.blogspot.com/


Some of you who come to my page regularly might know that photographing food has been a personal project of mine during 2011, so I thought I would put together a collage of some of the pics. Such a lot - so if you would like to see any of them in more detail, please go to my food file on Flickr - see the link below.

For those of you who have visited and encouraged me during the year with my food photography - a huge THANK YOU for your support. You have really helped my confidence and spurred me to continue, learn and grow.

A special thank you to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday where I have been able to join the amazing work of Mary and other photographers from around the world, Lindyannajones for inviting me to join Flickr at the beginning of 2011, to all my Flickr friends, to "Tartelette" for her truly inspiring book and food photography, and other foodies I have "met" and who have inspired me through blogland all over the world. Thank you all! I have learnt such a lot over the year. I have no idea where the food photography is taking me....it is a work in progress....ps - I am sure my husband wonders too!
thank you all!

Here is a "little" collage of some of my food photography this year. If you would like to see more please click on the link which will take you to my Flickr food page -  Jill's Flickr food page


Thank you to my new friends at South Side Quills. Thank you Jo for inviting me to join. I have learnt so much from all of you, and you have helped me grow and extend my writing. Our monthly group meetings are a highlight of my life.Thank you.

And thank you to "On the Road" and "Go Camping" magazines for publishing some of my articles this year. Writing has again this year taken us to a few places new to us, and I look forward to exploring more of my country in 2012.

Thank you to my wonderful family for putting up with my photography obsession! especially to my husband who is happy to drive me, carry my tripod when required, and stand patiently while I take another photo!  and my son who travels with us with good humour - well mostly!
Also my family and friends and all of you who have visited me here on my blog and on my Flickr page during 2011. Thank you for your support and encouragement and caring.

I look forward to your company in 2012, and I wish you and your families all a wonderful 2012.


I am linking up to Mosaic Monday. Thank you to Mary and the other wonderful contributors who make this site a joy. Click here to visit Mosaic Monday at Little Red House - Mosaic Monday

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing with you in 2012.


9 comments:

  1. This is such a lovely post Jill. Your photography and presentation of images are stunning. I always enjoy visiting your blog to see what new and innovatory things you are doing and saying.

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  2. Hi Jill

    I love visiting your blog site. Although it's hard to imagine how it can, your site continues to improve. your photos are inspirational. I hope this year is a great one for all of us.

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  3. Hi Jill, I really enjoyed your travel photos. You have visited beautiful and scenic places. And wow, your food mosaic looks delicious. Thanks for sharing your photos and mosaic. I have enjoyed visiting your blog and I look forward to more visits in 2012. Happy New Year!

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  4. Your vistas are amazing. It is nice to look back at all the places you have seen throughout the year. Your food photography is spectacular. You have a great eye for it. Happy New Year. v

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  5. You live in such a beautiful part of this amazing world, Jill. Your photos are gorgeous - that food mosaic - well, even after all the excesses of the season, it had me wondering 'could I make that'?

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  6. Your photos are so wonderful they make me wish I could visit Australia! Nancy

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  7. Dear Jill, your food photography is stunning! Such a smorgasbord of delicious images... you are going to tempt me to break my new year's diet! lol I love all your travel pictures, too -- truly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your talents at MM. Wishing you and yours much joy in the new year! xoxo

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