Today marks the last day of summer here in the southern Hemisphere….and you’ve no idea how sad that makes me feel!! I’m definitely not ready for Autumn yet (I can hear all of the residents of the Northern Hemisphere giving a big hip-hip-hooray for the coming Spring!). Thankfully, while the mornings may be getting darker, the temperatures are still somewhat mildly Summer-ish! There may be a few more beach days left yet! Just maybe! I do say that somewhat hopefully!
For the first time in a year, I didn’t participate in Fat Mum Slim’s photo a day challenge in February, or any other photo a day challenge. I still managed to post a picture or two each day, being inspired by the Summer weather, sunsets and spending more time outdoors! It’s been a really great month, and I can honestly say I’ve been feeling better than I have in a long time
Below is a collage of my month of February, using the Collect app.
And, here are 5 of my favourite photos:
A beautiful frangipani flower. These are one of my all-time favourite flowers. They are so vibrant, fragrant and a true sign of warm weather! They are not particularly common in Adelaide, so when I saw this beauty in my travels last week, I had to take a picture of it.
As you can see in my collage above, I went a bit crazy over the sunsets…we witnessed some truly stunning sunsets. There is nothing quite like relaxing at the beach at the end of the day and watching the last glimpse of light disappear. I also find sunrises equally as magical….I’m rarely ever up in time to capture them though!
“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” – C. Joybell C.
Slide film. How long is it since everyone has had a true slide night? For me, it had been ages. But a few weeks ago, we had a family gathering, aka “relly-bash” in Australia and after a swim, a BBQ, a photo taking session (with iPhones and other digital paraphernalia), we sat down in the lounge room and watched a slide show. The photos were of my mum’s family and were taken by my grandpa and great-aunty between 1960 and 1982. There were some classic photos there! It was also the first time in many years that my mum and all of her brothers and sisters had been together. It was a special night.
A c-shaped cloud One of my Instagram friends has started an alphabet-themed challenge, where we take a photo each fortnight for that fortnight’s letter. I had been waiting for nearly two weeks for the clouds to do the right thing so I could get this shot. Finally, on the last day, the clouds behaved and I got my C-shaped cloud
And, this is my goldfish, Sparky This was taken as part of a 5-shot challenge with the theme “Looking through.” Without having an actual magnifying glass handy, I was able to create this shot with the FotoRus app, and used Colorsplash to change the background to black and white.
I would now like to say a big THANK YOU to a few bloggers who have passed awards and some blog-love my way over the past couple of months. I truly appreciate it and feel quite humbled by the whole thing!
Fae from Fae’s Twist and Tango nominated me for a Sunshine Award.
and, Ruthanne from Easybaked recently nominated me for a Liebster Award!
I would also like to say thank you to Barb at Profiteroles and Ponytails for trying my chicken tortilla soup and sharing it on your blog (a couple of times!!) and to Judy at Petit4Chocolatier for adding me to your Reblog Tastings list, most recently with my quinoa dishes!
I do feel like a little fish in the big blog pond at times, and I’m ok with that because I do not have enough time to nurture my blog and allow it to grow big. But, in saying that, it really means a lot to me that people are reading my blog and enjoying it enough to show me some love and share my blog with your readers I truly, truly appreciate it!