Welcome to Life Images by Jill

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. And in many ways it is my journal of everyday life. If you click on the Index you can see my posts under various topic headings.
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-printing with Australian leaves onto cloth and paper.
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Monday, 28 May 2018

Sometimes I just want to sit and be still

Hi everyone, just a short post from me today. I don't know about you, but sometimes I just want to sit and be still.....

And as the young lady on the check out at the Farmer's Market siad to me today. "Life doesn't have to be measured by our achievements. How true this is. What a gift she gave to me. So if you just want to sit, well just sit. 



On a jetty somewhere as the sun dips into the Indian Ocean


or sit at a camp by a river

Monday, 21 May 2018

Mauritius Pamplemousses gardens

In May 2016 we had a week's holiday in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. I realised I didn't bring any photos to you, so today I am sharing with you some photos from the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botantic Gardens in Pamplemousses. 


Covering an area of about 37 hectares the garden dates back to the French period of Mauritian history. In 1736, the French Governor, Mahe de Labourdonnais, chose to set up his domain around the present main gate of the garden. In 1767 the French Intendant Pierre Poivre, the creator of the garden, introduced vegetables, fruits, flowers and spices from all over the world. 

Monday, 14 May 2018

Autumn and a healthy delicious fruit & nut bar

It is autumn going into winter here. Our Australian trees don't loose their leaves in autumn, but I love going down to the Balingup Golden Valley Tree Park where there are trees from all around the world turning their leaves from every hue from yellow, orange to red and purple.



I've blogged about the Balingup Tree Park before - if you would like to revisit....
Autumn in Western Australia - 2017
Autumn, season of change - 2016
Autumn in the Golden Valley Tree Park - 2015

Monday, 7 May 2018

Where would you like to fly to?


Where would you like to fly to? Flying can take you to far away lands and exciting new cultural experiences, but do you like the long haul flight to get there, or would you rather travel somewhere that is only just a short hop away? I don't like long haul flights as I don't sleep. I wish I could. Do you have any tips for sleeping on a long haul flight? I would love to hear from you if you do! 

I call the above pic my Himalayas image. I took it one very early morning flying somewhere over that part of the world on the way back from Paris about 12 years ago. And no I hadn't slept, but I loved this scene with the early morning sun and the mountain tops peeping through the clouds. If I'd been asleep I would have missed it! And bonus! I had a window seat!