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I am a photographer, writer and multi-media artist. Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.



Wednesday, 27 May 2020

A week in winter

Hi everyone, the last few days have disappeared as we have been hunkering down away from the wild storms that have lashed our Western Australian coastline. Lucky for us we haven't sustained any damage around our property, though there was a very sleepless night on Sunday as I lay in bed and listened to everything rattling. We really need the rain, especially in the agricultural regions, and now that winter is on it's way it has suddenly turned cold, so the fire has been on every night.

So I don't know if it was that, or what, as we haven't had any "appointments" the last 3 days, but I forgot about my blog on Monday. So thought I'd better do something about it. 

In the meantime however, Covid cases in Western Australia have thankfully remain low, I have been starting to get out for some short walks which have been lovely, and playing around more with my eco printing. 

So here is this week's collage for my photo-a-day project -

 Monday - 18 May 2020 - we went down to the Balingup Tree Park for the day. It truly is beautiful this year with the colours of the autumn leaves from trees planted from around the world. 
I've blogged about it several times - last time was last year - Autumn colour in Western Australia

 Tuesday - 19 May 2020 - laying out some of those autumn leaves on paper for botanical eco-printing. This is Red Maple.

 Wednesday - 20 May 2020 - Tonight I did two zoom meetings, one a photography workshop and the other a catch up with my Spanish dancing group. It seems to be the new normal these days.

 Thursday - 21 May 2020 - beautiful red flowering gum tree on our afternoon walk.

 Friday - 22 May 2020 - playing with dyeing natural Eri silk thread with colours made from leaves, flowers and bark.

Saturday - 23 May 2020 - leaves of the Sea Urchin Hakea - Hakea petiolaris

 Sunday - 24 May 2020 - fresh quinces and granny smith apples bought from a grower from the Boyanup farmer's market.

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  1. The gold green hue of the fruit is delicious and lovely! You have an eye for beauty.

  2. When I see what you did with the yarn, I'm itching to do something like that. Do you buy the yarn undyed, Or? Beautiful Fall colors in the leaves! And love the apples in fall! When it really storms here, the wind in the trees is the loudest (louder than rattling!) Love your post for All Seasons. Hope you can sleep better this week! Jesh

    1. No I have been dyeing myself - this is eco-dyeing. Look it up and you will learn more. There are lots of us all around the world. :)

  3. I really enjoy your newsletter.

  4. Oh that red flowering gum made my heart sing - I must be missing Australia! I did hear about your massive storms last week! Glad you are starting to get out and about, we are too here in Bangkok!

  5. Beautiful autumn photos. I hope you were safe and well with the storms in WA.

  6. Do the dyes in yarns last if washed? Always great to have fun projects to do.

  7. Those are some really pretty fall colors!

  8. Beautiful images - my fave is the red flowering gum. #teamlovinlife

  9. Sounds like you are keeping busy! I would love to go to the tree park since we don't usually have a lot of variety over here. Great photos this week!

    Your link is a great addition to 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  10. Hello Jill, nice to read from the other side of the World. It seems better with your broken leg!? I hope so...

    ...meanwhile you get Winter and cold tempetatures we have springtime here. Therefore I would like to invite you to enjoy our blooms.

    Stay healthy and well, dear blogfriend.

  11. We haven't been to a park in two months. It is now allowed, but so many people are going that it doesn't feel safe any more. We have very few cases in our county in Washington State and may be allowed to reopen a few stores and restaurants. Now sure I'm ready for that anyway. We did have a nice burrito and taco dinner at a food truck parked near our condo. That was a good feeling of normalcy. - Margy

  12. So much gorgeous colour up there! I love the autumn hues.


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