Tag Archives: summer

Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

We arrived late to the annual school picnic held last Friday evening in the late summer sun. It was a bit of a shock to find the house tents, chairs and picnic sites all but abandoned!  Where had everybody gone? … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

What a fabulous weekend we have had. We are not Chinese, but still love to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This year, the Year of the Horse, we stayed in the city and joined in the festivities, witnessing the spectacle … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beginning

Every year on the way to our summer holiday destination we stop at the Victoria / New South Wales border. This always marks the official beginning of our annual summer vacation in Merimbula, a beautiful seaside town on the Southern … Continue reading

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Unfinished poetry

Thirty years ago today I wrote a poem. I don’t have a strong recollection of writing this poem, although I do remember clearly the day I wrote it. It was January 2nd, 1984 and I spent a wonderful day with … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

This photo was taken on vacation in January 2013, during our Australian summer. To me it is the epitome of carefree; the joys of childhood and summer holidays all wrapped up in one. I look at it now with wistfulness … Continue reading

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