Orange Flowers for you…

Here is a flower photo that I have taken a few months back and I can’t even recall if I have posted it here before. Anyway, i want to send it to Cee and hoping for her full recovery very, very soon. FOTD

A catch-up with my friend Carmen

Last week, Carmen, Edna, and I met at Carmen’s to catch up. Her garden, thriving under the warm, glorious weather, captivated me, despite it being winter. Photos taken with my iPhone. I am linking this to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday, for Johnbo’s Cellpic Sunday and for Cee’s weekend FOTD.


“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank This week, Sofia hosts the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge with the topic of FLORAL. I am linking this also to Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge and to Cee’s FOTD challenge. Hope you get well soon Cee. Flowers,…


This week, Ann-Christine hosts the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge with the topic of DELICATE. I am linking this also to Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge and to Cee’s FOTD challenge Delicate is something easily broken or damaged and the first thing that came to mind is the fragility of flowers… Plants, delicate but at the same time resilient….

New Blooms, New Beginnings, a Renewal

In a garden, petals open up, embracing the morning sun. Each bloom whispers tales of renewal, reminding us that even in endings, there’s always the possibility of new beginnings. I am linking this to Becky’s SquareRenew Debbie’s 6WS and Cee’s Weekend FOTD

The flower is burgeoning

Not my usual choice of word that I would use for flowers growing rapidly, but now I’m using it for Becky’s SquaresRenew challenge. I don’t even know if I used it correctly, but here goes… Also linking it for Cee’s FOTD Weekend challenge and for Cellpic Sunday Here is a pink Dahlia that I found…


This is a photo taken on the 14th of April while my sister and niece were still here in Melbourne having a holiday. These are succulents at the Cloudehill Garden & Nursery. For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge – FOTD

White Dahlias

Took my sister and niece to one of my favorite spots for urban sketching, eager to share my go-to location with them. Here are some white Dahlia at the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick. For Cee’s FOTD

Flower in Monochrome

I haven’t joined this challenge for a long time, so here is my monochrome for today. And for Cee’s FOTD challenge

White Lotus

BLUE LOTUS WATER GARDEN, AUSTRALIA Linked to Cee’s Flower Of The Day – FOTD Challenge

Warm colours of nature

This week, Egidio leads us for the Lens Artist Photo Challenge with the topic of Warm Colours. “Traveling is not just about reaching a destination; it’s about embracing the warmth of new experiences along the journey.” Autumn is my favorite time of the year, so twice already, I have opted to travel in the months…

Angel’s Trumpet

This is my Last on the Card photo which I took last weekend at my sister-in-law’s garden. Taken with my IPhone 13 This is the Brugmansia which is commonly called Angel’s Trumpet. Linked to Brian’s LastOnTheCard and Cee’s FOTD These are some shots that I also took on that day.

Stachys Byzantina

Stachys byzantina or Lamb’s Ears, is an evergreen perennial known for its velvety silver leaves resembling lamb’s ear, and its fuzzy flowers. Saw this at the Wilson’s Botanic Gardens. Linked to Cee’s FOTD snd for John’s Cellpic Sunday

My 2023

My last post for this year is a look-back on the year that was. So many memories made and much to be grateful for. Linked to Cee’s FOTD and to Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge ————————- oOo ————————- Wishing all of you a blessed Christmas Season and joyous New beginnings… ————————- oOo ————————- “No matter…

Hey Neighbour

A bush of pink flowers separate us from our neighbour. Linked to Cee’s FOTD Challenge And John’s Cellpic Sunday

Pink Flowers at the Quinta

Dictionary says that in Portugal, a Quinta is a large house in the country or on the outskirts of a town. These are pink flowers with the backdrop of Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal. Linked to Cee’s FOTD Challenge Photo taken in October 2023

Connie’s garden

Tim, Jack, and I enjoyed a delightful two-night stay at my cousin Connie’s place in Edinburgh. Despite its brevity, the visit was filled with joy as we caught up, chatted, and laughed late into the night. Before we said goodbye, Connie shared her garden, filled with vibrant autumn flowers.. Linked to Cee’s FOTD challenge


“In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: Look at me. I’m happy!~ Joy Sewing Inspired by Cee’s Flower of the day FOTD Challenge and Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge

Saturday morning

Pampas Grass with the wonderful blue weekend sky as background. Inspired by Hammad Rais’ Weekend Sky and Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenges

Spring …

“Every flower bloomsin its own time.”-Ken Petti Melbourne is just emerging from a hot summer going into autumn so it is still hard to think of Spring during this time. But last year’s Spring was the best because my son was here that time…all good vibes except for the hay-fever season. Flowers blooming, weekends at…

Macro Monday

“A rain drop is a living crystalFull of life and awareness Bringing hope, love and happiness to nature’s need. Knowing that in giving of itselfIt will soon cease to be.”(Malcolm Southwood) Inspired by Cee’s Flower of he Day Challenge Xingfumama’s Whatsoever is Lovely Challenge

After the rain

“There’s always something better after the rain.” – unknown Inspired by Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge

Closeups from my Iphone

“Outer beauty is inner beauty made visible, and it manifests itself in the light that flows from our eyes.” – Paulo Coelho Some closeup, unedited shots from my iphone. For Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Closeups and FOTD

Christmas Colours

“God never gives someone a gift they are not capable of receiving. If He gives us the gift of Christmas, it is because we all have the ability to understand and receive it.”- Pope Francis Globally, whenever we see red and green, it is automatically associated with Christmas. Although no one knows the origins of…

Roses in Single Shades

“The Rose is without an explanation; She blooms, because She blooms.” – Angelus Silesius Here are some roses for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC and for FOTD.

Midweek Madness

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – unknown Cee’s challenge is to find words with the letter “Q” or “U” somewhere in the word. CMMC Firstly I considered some rusty shots Here is a sQUared photo of a rUsty sUnflower And more rUst here… This is also…


“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

Australian Native Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Here are some of the Australian Native flowers which are very handy since they survive the whole year round…yes even in winter. Proteas, Grevillea, Banksia, Wattle are some of the names…. but you know me I don’t know much about flowers so I will leave that…

Bright Marigolds

“Today is going to be a great day.” – unknown Marigolds are great plants to brighten the garden with its rich yellow, lemon, gold, orange and reddish-brown flowers. For Cee’s FOTD