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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.



Tuesday, 2 March 2021

February 2021 wrap up - Covid photo a day project

 Hi everyone! Here we are already in March! It is the first day of autumn here in Australia, so I guess those in the northern hemisphere are looking forward to spring. I hope you and yours are staying well and safe. 

There is always something flowering here in my corner of the world. The bees are loving the Eucalypt Marri - Corymbia calophylla - flowers right now. 

I know I have said it before.....but I didn't expect when I started my Covid photo a day project in March 2020 to still be taking photos a year later. But here we are. The Covid vaccine is starting to roll out around the world, and I hope this will make us all breath easier, that there will be a dramatic drop in hospitalisations and deaths, restrictions will ease, and we will slowly get back to life as it was before Covid. Though I think we should hang on to some of the things we have learnt during this time....like what is important, and having a quiet space. 

We in Australia have been very fortunate with relatively very low case and death statistics. I don't know when the vaccine will be available to my family, but we will certainly be ready for it. 

I am not sure when my photo a day project will end. Perhaps I will round it up on the day I started last year, or the day I receive my vaccination. I don't know yet. But here for your enjoyment, I hope, is a glimpse into my life in Australia during February 2021.

1 February 2021 - Monday - we came into a  unexpected snap 5 day lockdown due to a community spread case of Covid 19 in our capital city Perth. I spent the day making 2 masks each for everyone in my immediate family. 

2 February 2021 - Tuesday - early morning walk along the Collie River in Eaton. Yes we wore our masks.. Something new to us. 

3 February 2021 - Wednesday - early morning light on paperbarks along Millers Creek walk in Eaton.

4 February 2021 - Thursday - bonus shot - street art under the bridge along the Millers Creek walk.

4 February 2021 - Thursday - the bush is tinder dry. Our hearts go out to people north east of Perth where there has been a bushfire raging all week. Over 80 homes lost.

5 February 2021 - Friday - beautiful Frangipanis in my garden

6 February 2021 - Saturday - bonus shot - raindrops on my hydrangeas in my garden.

6 February 2021 - Saturday - the bees are buzzing in the marri flowers

7 February 2021 - Sunday - we have had rain all night from a tropical low. We went down to the beach this afternoon. It started to rain again. I wanted to capture some dramatic shots. It wasn't as rough as I expected due to the offshore wind. I've enhanced in Lightroom.

Monday 8 February, 2021 - kite-surfers and wind-surfers having fun on the Leschenault Estuary. Should have had my bigger camera!

Tuesday 9 February 2021 - again, should have had my bigger lens with me. Egret along the Collie River walk

Wednesday 10 February 2021 - eucalypt leaves along Millers Creek walk

Thursday 11 February 2021 - getting some new botanical eco-print cards ready for Tree Street Art Safari in March

Friday 12 February 2021 - back to our normal Friday morning volunteering routine in the Eaton Primary School library

Saturday 13 February 2021 - fabulous Chinese lantern display in the Stirling Gardens friendship gardens for Chinese New Year. These lanterns were decorated by school children. So effective. More pics here - Chinese New Year

Saturday 13 February 2021 - bonus shot autumn leaf eco-print

Sunday 14 February 2021 - surprise Valentines Day lunch at Green Door Winery in the Ferguson Valley. This is the 100 mile share platter.

Sunday 14 February 2021 - bonus shot - after lunch we went up to the Collie Dam to check on progress of the dam wall mural. It is looking amazing. More about this project here - Painting the Wellington Dam Wall

Monday 15 February 2021 - paperbarks along the Miller's Creek walk

Tuesday 16 February 2021 - baking day - apricot slice - yum

Wednesday 17 February 2021 - collecting shadows

Thursday 18 February 2021 - getting ready to sew

Friday 19 February 2021 - making tote bags from eco-printed fabric

Saturday 20 February 2021 - flags at the Bunbury Multicultural Festival

Saturday 20 February 2021 - bonus shot - taken by my husband - me with my Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company family at the Multicultural Festival.  That's me standing next to our only male dancer, 4th from left. 

Sunday 21 February 2021 - Scarborough Beach waterfront, Perth - we travelled to Perth to attend our nephew's 40th birthday party which was cancelled last year due to Covid. 

Monday - 22 February, 2021 - sheep truck on the highway on the way home from Perth

Tuesday - 23 February 2021 - collecting shadows along the Miller's Creek walk

Wednesday - 24 February 2021 - making eco-printed tote bags in prep for the Tree Street Art Safari

Thursday - 25 February 2021 - our quinces are looking fabulous

Friday - 26 February 2021 - red capped gum - Eucalyptus erythrocorys - illyarrie - are bursting into flower in our area.

Saturday - 27 February 2021 - Corymbia calophylla "rosea" - the rarer variety of Pink Marri - flowering at the end of the Miller's Creek walk. You can see the common creamy coloured Marri at the beginning of this post. 

Saturday - 27 February 2021 - bonus shot - beautiful moonflowers in my garden. They only flower at night for one night. Epiphyllum oxypetalum, or the Night Blooming Cereus. You have to keep checking the buds to work out when they are going to open and then remember to go out in the dark with a torch. They have a very strong scent to attract insects. 

Saturday - 27 February 2021 - bonus shot - making greeting cards from hand-made paper made with eco-printed paper scraps and leaves.

Sunday - 28 February 2021 - grinding sand pigments during a fascinating workshop making artists paints from natural materials with Helen Coleman in Mandurah.

I hope you and yours are safe and well. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week. 
I am linking up to the link-ups below. Please click on the links to see fabulous contributions from around the world - virtual touring at its best!
All Seasons
MosaicMonday at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf
Sharon's Sovenirs 
Our World Tuesday
Pictorial Tuesday 
ThroughMy Lens 
My corner of the world through my camera 
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global hosted by Randomosity. 
       and Little bird - Pienilintu
Thankful Thursday 
The Lovin' Life Team over at: Deep Fried Fruit
 Month end link up @ Live love craft me

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  1. Beautiful images! The Frangipanis are stunning. I love your eco-print cards and bags!

  2. What is blooming in the first photo? The bees are clearly entranced by it! Great shot.
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/03/bad-memory.html

    1. These are eucalypt marri flowers. They are in full bloom right now. The bees love them.

  3. Love your eco prints, Jill! The one that stands out for me are in the card image: of the next to last one on the right of, the bottom row. What, already a fire? Sorry to hear that! Also great to see your dance group again, and all the day project photos! It's delightful to see the care you take with your posts - most appreciated:) Have an inspiring week, Jesh

  4. Thank you for sharing. I so enjoy the "escape." I take lots of pics of backyard birds. My covid escape.

  5. What a wonderful February you had. Thanks for sharing. Your beach photo is truly dramatic, and your tote bags are a lot of fun. I’ve yet to give papermaking a try, definitely this year.

  6. Love your eco art, and the bursting flowers.

  7. It always makes my heart sing to see Australian natives - I guess that means I'm missing Australia? I hope this vaccine will make a difference there are seeds of hope.
    Have a lovely week
    Wren x

  8. What a wonderful photo diary. Maybe you should get it printed as a once in a lifetime experience to share with the family.

    1. That is a great idea! I have some family pics too which i haven't shared here

  9. Love this photo idea - and yes, hard to believe that you are still taking photos for it a whole year later. And I love the photos, too!

  10. Jill - I don't pay nearly enough attention to what is going on around the world - shocked and saddened to hear about the bushfire and the loss of the homes ... The flowers are all lovely; I think I can smell the frangipanis from here! The progress on the murals on the Collie Dam is amazing! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

  11. Another lovely, and quite diverse, series of amazing photos :)

    I'm glad to see you this week at 'My Corner of the World'!

  12. Beautiful photography! We've had our first "jab", and will get #2 in a couple weeks. I know I will be somewhat relieved after that, although I'm not sure much will change (they still recommend masks and social distancing). Makes you wonder if life will ever return to pre-COVID normal.

  13. Beautiful blooms, especially night blooming cactus, It would be my pleasure if you join my link up party related to Gardening, Nature and birds here at http://jaipurgardening.blogspot.com/2021/03/garden-affair-spring-flower-bellis.html

  14. So many photos! So many bees!!! So many lovely (and very clever) botanical eco-print cards.
    Very cool


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