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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.
Most recently I have been enjoying exploring other art genres, including Eco-dyeing.
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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Lyndendale in the winter

Today I am sharing some images from around the grounds of beautiful Lyndendale Gallery along Crooked Brook Road near Dardanup where I have been running a basics photography workshop. Last Saturday was mostly theory, and yesterday afternoon was practical - taking pics around the garden.

Lyndendale is such a wonderful creative, peaceful and supportive environment. Thank you Denise for the opportunity to run my photography workshops at Lyndendale.

How about a sit on the porch?

To keep reading and see more pics, please click on "read more" .....

 I wonder what Miss Muffin kitty cat is looking at through the window?

I love these rustic metal emus on the fence.......Oops! Denise has just told me they are blue wrens! Sorry Denise! and sorry blue wrens for calling you emus! .... well they looked like they had long legs.....oops!

ducks on the dam

By the time I left this afternoon the light was such a beautiful golden and casting wonderful shadows. I took this pic at the front of a property just down the road.

 If you live in the South West corner of Western Australia or are travelling through this way you must go and visit Lyndendale Gallery and see the beautiful artworks on display and for sale from around the South West. Open 11am-5pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 
Here is a link to their facebook page  - Lyndendale Gallery -
 and their workshops page - Lyndendale Gallery workshops

Two of the participants in the first workshop came to us through Art Partners - mentorships in the arts for people of all abilities. You can read more about Art Partners and what they gained from the photography workshop by clicking here - Art Partners Bunbury

Thanks for stopping by. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderful week.

I am linking up to Mosaic Monday, Travel Photos Monday, Our World Tuesday, Wednesday Around the World, Travel Photo Thursday, What's It Wednesday, and Oh the Places I've Been. Please click on the links to see fabulous contributions from around the world - virtual touring at its best!

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  1. I love the picture of the trees along the road casting their shadows.

  2. Hello Jill, I love the beautiful flowers and the cute rustic emus..And the kitty looking out the window is an adorable capture! Lovely images. Have a happy week!

  3. I bet even I could learn to be a professional-quality photographer in that setting and with you as a teacher! Beautiful gardens. Thanks for sharing .

  4. How do I say that those 'emus' are blue wrens?
    Thanks, Jill, for coming and sharing your considerable expertise. You really inspired those in the workshop. I look forward to many more such workshops - the food one sounds particularly appealing.

    1. oops! sorry Denise! blue wrens!
      And thank you so much again Denise for the opportunity and your encouragement.

  5. A wonderful location for your photography work-shop Jill ... Lots of light and shade & I'm sure a real fun day. I love that little puddy-tat looking out the window.

  6. I love the photos of the birdies on wire through the fence. What a beautiful place to take photos.

  7. Such a great series of shots. That emu fence is awesome!

  8. Your winter looks so different than our winter in the United States! I love your kitty! I hope you can stay warm and cozy all winter long! Thanks for always visiting and commenting over at Communal Global! We really appreciate it! Love, Becky from Life with Kaishon

  9. Great place!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

  10. Awesome as always, Jill! I love the kitty in the window the "birds" on the fenceline the best :)

  11. That looks like a beautiful part of the world and I would love to sit on that veranda.

  12. Miss Muffin kitty cat ??? Appropriate name for the tiger... ;-)

    Is she a Maine Coon cat? Looks like a muffin, but 3/4 of her is just fur!?!?

    Regards from Germany,


  13. thank you all dear wonderful readers. I really appreciate you stopping by. I am trying to get to your blogs, my apologies in advance if I don't make it this week. Life here is speeding up and getting a little out of control. I think I need to go and sit on that verandah for a while with a glass of wine and a cheeseboard.

  14. Lovely images, all, but I love the allee formed by the trees and the fence.

  15. Thank you Jill for this beautiful post. We learned so much from you at the workshop, and clearly, there is a lot more learning that's possible. We look forward to more exchanges with you in the near future.

  16. The property is just gorgeous - they have had some rain I think? The old chairs on the verandah is a lovely shot that shows the character of the place. The creativity of the emus is inspiring. A beautiful look around Lyndendale.

  17. As usual, Jill, your photos are stunning. It's such a beautiful property to photograph. I love the cat and the pic of the other property. You know, if you didn't say they were wrens, I'd think they were emus too.

  18. Beautiful shots, Jill. I love how green and lush everything is.

  19. Jill, I am so sorry, just realizing when I went looking for you on Mosaic Monday and saw nothing yet, never even saw your entry last week. I have been such a mess! This is all so lovely my friend, and looks like such a treat to have visited. That last image that you took with the sunlight, shadows between the tree row and fence line, just heavenly to me...love it! I am letting everyone know, as some have sent messages... I'll be back next week. Having some difficulty adjusting to new medication and old ones, but will in time. Take care Jill~

    1. thanks for stopping by Mary and for your lovely comments. It is good to hear from you. Yes that row of tall trees and the long shadows really struck me as I came around the corner of the road. Sorry to hear you haven't been well. My life has been madness this week, lots of issues piling up, so I have decided to do myself a favour and not blog this week. Hopefully back next week. Thanks for checking on me! I hope you are enjoying the warmer days of summer.

  20. I loved the tin wrens at the fence


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