Hi everyone, I hope you and yours are doing well.
Back on 16 March 2020 I started my Covid photo-a-day project when it looked like we were going to go down into lockdown where I live and the pandemic threat started to become real. At that time I thought that it would be all over in 6 months. Sadly that wasn't to be, and over 12 months later we are still in that pandemic world. It seems that the virus keeps mutating, thousands of people around the world are becoming infected every day, and sadly thousands a day die. Sometimes I despair. The world is such an uncertain place at the moment. All I can do is hope and pray it will end soon as people are vaccinated.
|16 March 2020|
Here in Australia our Government took a tough line from the very beginning, and although there has been some restrictions, mainly around numbers at venues and events, life has gone on fairly much as it usually does. Most new infected cases in Australia are people returning from overseas, and every overseas arrival has to go into mandatory 14 day isolation in a hotel. This has kept us safe.
Now that the vaccine is being rolled out, I hope that the world will finally get on top of this terrible virus, though I fear that it will never leave us entirely.
So, I made the decision the during this past week that I would end my Covid photo-a-day project on 31 March, 381 days from when I began last year. It has been an interesting way to document this Covid year. But I think I need to end this project and maybe start a different new project, whatever that may be.
Therefore, here is last edition of my Covid photo-a-day project - March 2021.
Monday 1 March 2021 - We went down to Sculptures by the Bay in Dunsborough. I was particularly drawn to pieces with an environmental message. This is piece by Merle Davis has been made with plastic fishing and household rubbish washed up on our beaches.
Tuesday 2 March 2021 - plus bonus shot - the beautiful pink variety of Marri - "rosea" - Eucalyptus calophylla
Wednesday 3 March 2021 - it's been raining!
Thursday 4 March 2021 - raindrops on roses
Thursday 4 March 2021 - bonus shot - we had a lot of rain from a tropical low sweeping our state. This pic is out on my back patio garden.
Friday 5 March 2021- on the road from Bunbury to Denmark - we lost track of how many roadworks we went through. This particular one south of Manjimup will improve the safety of the road through the forest.
Friday 5 March 2021 - bonus - a quick weekend trip to Denmark to visit my elderly aunt. This is a Swamp Bottlebrush - Beaufortia sparsa - around Walpole
Saturday 6 March 2021 - beautiful Greens Pool on the south coast near Denmark, They have upgraded the parking and access to the beach, making it easier for people to enjoy.
Sunday 7 March - Sunday - I love the soaring Karri forests in the far south around Denmark.
Monday 8 March 2021 - plus bonus shot - gorgeous red capped gum - Eucalyptus erythrocorys, - Illyarrie
Tuesday 9 March 2021 - dry karri leaves and buds picked up from the forest floor in Denmark
Wednesday 10 March 2021 - our teacher at Spanish dance class tonight
Thursday 11 March 2021 - B&W of yellow roses in my garden this morning
Friday 12 March 2021 - the bees were enjoying the chive flowers in our back garden today
Saturday 13 March 2021 - a sign of the times - are you keeping Covid safe? In Australia we sign in at venues with a phone app or paper sign-in, and if someone becomes infected they can be traced, and anyone who has gone to that venue can be contacted.
Saturday 13 March 2021 - bonus shot - the gorgeous red capped gum - Eucalyptus erythrocorys, - Illyarrie - flowering brilliantly in the Farmers Market
Sunday 14 March 2021 - entertainment at the Eaton Primary School Fair.
Sunday 14 March 2021 - bonus shot - another look at that gorgeous red capped gum
Monday - 15 March 2021 - starting on a new eco-print project on paper with karri leaves.
Tuesday - 16 March 2021 - new tote bags featuring my photography, getting ready for the Tree Street Art Safari.
Wednesday - 17 March 2021 - green in my garden for St Patrick's Day.
Thursday - 18 March 2021 - sunset in my street
Friday - 19 March 2021 - the beautiful home of my generous hosts in Banksia Street for the Tree Street Art Safari
Saturday - 20 March 2021 - getting set up for the Art Safari - so hot - but lots of people came through my venue and I had a fabulous day talking to people and making sales. Thank you so much to my wonderful hosts and everyone who visited. Thank you!
Sunday - 21 March 2021 - the roses in my garden are feeling the heat.Monday - 22 March 2021 - beautiful golden Cassia - flowering in a garden along Millers Creek walk.
Tuesday - 23 March 2021 - gumnuts for National Eucalypt Day.
Bonus shot - Tuesday 23 March 2021 - marri flowers for National Eucalypt Day
Wednesday - 24 March 2021 - eco printing karri leaves on silk
Bonus shot - 24 March 2021 - are the sea eagles nesting again along the Collie River?
Thursday - 25 March 2021 - steps in black and white at the Koombana Bay lookout
Thursday - 25 March 2021 - bonus shot - views of Koombana Bay from the lookout tower opposite the Dolphin Centre.
Friday - 26 March 2021 - gorgeous red flowering gum at our local primary school
Saturday - 27 March 2021 - washing day
Sunday - 28 March 2021 - dolphin in Koombana Bay, taken with the under-water feature of my point and shoot. It came right up to our boat as soon as we dropped anchor.
Bonus shot - Sunday 28 March 2021 - mother dolphin and calf, Koombana Bay. What an unexpectedly magical morning.
Monday - 29 March 2021 - laying out the leaves ready to eco-print on paper
Tuesday - 30 March 2021 - pin cushion Hakea
Wednesday - 31 March 2021 - Spanish Sevillanas dance party for end of term and end of March.
And that's a wrap! - The End - Thursday - 1 April 2021 - that's all folks! The end of my Covid photo a day project started on 16 March 2020. A year is done...an then some.....
Thank you everyone for joining me along this journey this past year. I hope you have enjoyed my Covid photo-a-day project. I truly appreciate your support and encouragement of my project. I plan to put my photos into a photo book. It will be interesting to look back on.
For those who celebrate, I wish you a safe, happy and blessed Easter. And to all, take care, stay safe, and cherish the ones that mean the most to you. These flowers below are everlastings, photo taken last spring in our wheatbelt.
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