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Those that have been following me know that August and September was a very emotional time. I was glad to find distraction with my camera. You can catch up on my 365 posts from those months here -
Life in pictures - June, July, August
Welcoming new beginnings - 1-15 September
Little my little, I have wiped my tears, and I have let the sunshine back in -
Day 259-273 - Beautiful yellow chrysanthemums, an art display at my Grandsons' school, rediscovering and making my Dad's first jigsaw puzzle (the Queen Mary in Trafalgar Square), freesias in my garden, my Mum's old treadle sewing machine which I learnt to sew on and now in my house, raindrops on rose leaves, a blackboard message, a rainy day on the beach, back at work, roses in my garden, raindrops on my windscreen, my orange tree blooming, a bee orchid along a bush walk, boxes of my Dad's life, and a fast yellow car (no not mine)
The bee orchid seen in Manea Park. It was so wonderful to go for a bush walk. It had been such a long time, I was thinking that I might have missed the wildflowers, but there were still plenty to see. I love looking for wild orchids. Some of them are so delicate they blend into their surrounds, or if they are a sun orchid they don't open on a cloudy day.
Day 274-289 - In October I discovered a tiny wooden jigsaw puzzle of my Dad's tucked away in a box (a few pieces were missing), the parrots were delighting in the bird bath in my garden, we had a much needed weeks holiday in Penang - you might recognise some of the pics from my posts - Penang in Bloom and Penang Travel tips for the First Timer
We watched Sol-y-Sombra Flamenco Spanish dance company at the Dardanup Bull & Barrell Festival, the Banksias are in flower in my area, my apricot tree is fruiting, yachts on the bay, sushi at my desk for lunch, and my last look at my Dad's unit before I handed back the keys.
A quiet moment of solitude in Penang.
And the colour and energy of the festival. If you have Facebook you can see some more pics by clicking here - Sol-y-Sombra-Spanish-Dance-Company-School-of-Dance
I missed a lot of dance classes during August-September, and then we were away during rehearsals, so I didn't perform, just took pictures. They were wonderful.
Day 290 - 304 - The red bottlebrush flowers were at their blooming best near my work, cafe coffee, brilliant almost fluro green kangaroo paws along a bush walk with friends at Ambergate Reserve in Busselton, beautiful Queen Anne's Lace, trees on my way home from work, cakes in a cafe (so wonderful to be back lunching with my girl friends), forklift at my work, sillouhette of my pot plant at work, grandson #2 loves wizzies, and climbing!, some baking treasures from my Mum's kitchen, kangaroo paws in my garden, a few drying protea heads, salad and fish cake for lunch at my desk, and my agapanthus blooms are emerging from their buds - beautiful.
Hmm....seems to be a few work photos - obviously not much photographic inspiration those days!
I can't get over the green of this kangaroo paw - no post-processing.
We enjoyed a wonderful few hours bushwalking and picnicking at Ambergate Reserve with like minded friends.
I am getting back into life - I ran a one day "photography composition" workshop at beautiful Lyndendale Gallery. Thank you Denise for your support.
Denise has Queen Anne's lace growing in her garden. I had never seen it before other than on blogs. So beautiful. I couldn't resist playing around in post-processing with this underneath shot. You can see the before on the left, and after on the right.
Fun at the park
We also went bush-walking at Crooked Brook Forest to look at the wildflowers. Spring is magical here in Western Australia. How could this beautiful delicate wildflower have a name like "Common Milkwort"? Botanical name is Comesperma virgatum.
And the first of a series of images of my agapanthus blooms.This one lit by afternoon light from behind.
I wonder what November and December will bring.
I have just been to a two-day photography workshop with multi award winning photography Nick Melidonis, organised through the Photography Group of Bunbury. What a wonderful weekend of inspiration it has been.
You can check out Nick's work by clicking here - Nick Medlidonis. I would love to go on Nick's Greece tour next year - but I don't think the $$ will stretch that far unfortunately. It promises to be a fabulous tour.
I hope that over the final two months of my project you might see some of the inspiration from Nick's workshop rubbing off into my image taking and will pave the way for some interesting photography experiments. Here is a start.... I had my camera on a tripod and panned up as I pressed the shutter. What do you think?
Project 365 - day 306 - 2 November
Have you ever done a 365 project. It can be a daunting task. The important thing is to have fun! You can catch up with the rest of my 365 project here - Project 365
ps - Early in the year I was interviewed by Redz Australia (Red Nomad Oz Amazing Australian Adventures blog) for her Red Alert guest. It has taken a little while to be published in blog land - Red has been travelling and getting a book published - but the post is now up. Thanks for the promo Red. I feel like I have hit the big time to be interviewed by you! Red is such a wonderful promoter of Australian travel, and I love her writing style - if you haven't been to her blog you should check it out. You can see the post by clicking here - http://www.redzaustralia.com/2014/11/red-alert-12-red-is-for-life/
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