“To plant a flower is to believe in tomorrow.” – Audrey Hepburn As the world changes so does the life of a flower. I started documenting this orchid’s daily development from a bud to full bloom. CFFC – Tomorrow FOTD – Orchids

Walking Up Petrin Hill

“The best view comes after the hardest climb.” – unknown This was in November of 2018. I read that Petrin Hill is a must see and it is very easy to reach it by getting on a funicular. So on one of our “not too hectic” days in Prague, we decided to go. But when…

Murals, Windows and More

Windows make the murals more exciting and murals make the windows more interesting! And I believe that is the case here in the following images from an area in Fitzroy near Melbourne. These were taken a few months ago when I had lunch at a cafe with Jack and Pat. This was in one hidden…

Puzzle Seats

“Paint your life in bright colors and bold strokes.” – Unknown Colourful seats in The National Gallery of Victoria, that seems like puzzle pieces. for Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Meet Ernest…Tim’s Friendly Neighbourhood Cat

“Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.” – Lillian Jackson Braun My son’s friendly neighbourhood cat just had a haircut and he sent me this photo. Ernest looks grumpy here but still cute anyway… 6 Word Saturday

Geelong Waterfront

“Artists bring meaning to forgotten elements.” – Jim Buckley, artist The Geelong Waterfront is one of Australia’s most incredible waterfronts. Next to Melbourne, Geelong is the second largest city in Victoria, Australia. Geelong is a vibrant area that is thriving with activity … restaurants, cafes, gardens, night time and day time attractions and public art….


“I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.” – Arthur Wing Pinero Here are some gates for Cee’s Black and White Challenge – CBWC and for Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge Tis is the entrance gate of the British Library in London. The gates to the library grounds were designed by…

Pencil Pine

“Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself.” – L. Wolfe Gilbert I looked this up in google and this tree is called the Cupressus ‘Glauca Pencil Pine’. However, feel free to correct me if I am wrong. I found these tall trees in…

MonochroMe MeMories of suMMer in a haMMock

“While sleeping in a hammock, with the touch of a warm wind we remember why we are in love with the life!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan Delighted with my successful search for words with double M’s … Monochrome Memories of Summer in a Hammock. For Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – CMMC Photo of a child…

Chasing Light

“Hope is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light.” – unknown Update: I was watching the news morning and seeing that cases of Delta in Melbourne is continually rising and Sydney as well… it doesn’t seem like this will come to an end soon. At first we were casually saying…

A single red rose

“A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose.” – Oscar Wilde FOTD Life in Colour


This Pinocchio mural in Thornbury is a work of Preston artist, Hayden Dewar. He has painted six murals in Darebin, including this giant Pinocchio-themed work on the wall of Thornbury pizza restaurant Son of a Pizzaiolo. Darebin Council in Victoria commissioned street artists to create wall-size murals at 10 tagging hot spots for a program…

Barcelona’s Public Art

“Barcelona is Gaudí’s” –Kamand Kojouri Our second day in Barcelona started with a city tour. The local tour guide took us to the different iconic architecture which were mostly the Catalan Gothic style and the Modernisme. This second one was a cultural movement at the end of the 19th century protagonized by Antoni Gaudi. One…

Chairs that I couldn’t sit on…

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl Some CHAIR art pieces in a small art gallery in Fitzroy, Victoria. Debbie’s Six Word Saturday Xingfumama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge

Pipe Bridge

“The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie I can think of so many iconic bridges to feature for today’s challenge but this particular one stuck to my mind because of fun memories with family. (I have featured this bridge previously but not in Black and white.) This…

White Entryway

“Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard A compilation of some white entry doors for Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

Flowers in a Bucket

”Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank Entry for FOTD and CMMC

There goes the setting sun…

“Don’t forget: Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.” – Paulo Coelho I love the setting sun because it gives me a feeling of hope… grateful for the day that just ended but wishing for a better tomorrow. Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge CFFC – There goes the setting sun…

Windows in Montserrat

“Your desire to be near to window is your desire to be close to life!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan Montserrat is a day trip that we took from Barcelona. Here are some awesome windows that can be found there. Montserrat is a multi-peaked mountain range near Barcelona, in Catalonia, Spain. It is known for the…


“The mountains are calling , and I must go.” – John Muir Montserrat is a mountain range in Catalonia, Spain and it is just a day trip away from the more energetic and vibrant nearby metropolis of Barcelona. This is the La Sardana Monument in Barcelona where our tour group met up and is a…


“Carnivals bring out the child in everyone.” – unknown My son, Tim, took a photo of this mural and sent me a link to it so that I will know where it is from. This is the Hackney Peace Carnival Mural at Dalston Lane which was created by Ray Walker in 1985. There is a…

Shoes on the Danube Bank

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.” – Elie Wiesel On the banks of the river Danube, just in front of the Hungarian Parliament Building are 60 pairs of iron shoes. The “Shoes on the Danube” is a moving holocaust memorial, which honors Hungarian Jews who were murdered in 1944-1945. It is…

Whatever makes me smile is inspiration…

“If you’re reading this…Congratulations, you’re alive.If that’s not something to smile about,then I don’t know what is.” ― Chad Sugg Everything inspires me … not just a specific thing but that I am seeing this world through my very own eyes, I can dream, I can see my kids even in video messaging, I can hug my…

Art in Barcelona

We crossed spacious streets, with building resembling palaces, in La Rambla promenade ; the shops were well illuminated and there was movement and life… I did not decide to go to sleep, even though I wished to, so I could rise early and contemplate, in daylight, this city, unknown to me: Barcelona, capital of Catalonia….

Rusty seats

”Everyone is in the best seat.” – John Cafe A good-looking, rusty seat that I saw in the Castlemaine farm that we visited back in April of this year.Pull Up a Seat Challenge

The Wollemi Pine

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir Some trees that I found in the Wilson’s Botanical Gardens. The sign says that the Wollemi Pine is one of the world’s oldest and rarest plants. This is for Parul’s Thursday Tree Love


“Life is like a wheel. Sooner or later, it always comes around to where it started again.” – Stephen King Now only did I realise, while searching on my archives, that I love WHEELS. I love taking photos of it … just because. So here are some of them for Cee’s CBWC

Some Odd Doors

“Don’t fight the doors you are led to. Take a deep breath and go through.” Today I have some random, odd doors that I have seen during one of my walks around town. They’re from all over the place and I hope you’d like it. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

Another 7 days

Victoria’s Covid cases have spiked once again, with 20 new infections emerging overnight. So it was announced that lockdown will go on for a further 7 days. Hoping to see you soon, Melbourne! Photo taken near the Crown Casino

Red on Wheels

“You’ve got to take life and ride it till the wheels fall off.” – Brad Simms Bikes for advertisement, for transport or for rent. Here are some of them for Jude’s Life in Colour – Red Transport