New Growth

Here’s a lovely photo of my daughter during our stay at a charming Airbnb on a working farm in Castlemaine, Victoria. We were allowed to handpick veggies from the garden and the owners were so nice to bring us a daily basket of fresh fruits. I’m sure, soon enough, new growth will emerge from where…

Walking forward

Exploring the streets with a tour group is always an adventure. In Girona, their expressions were intense as they walked forward, fully immersed in the stories being shared by the tour guide. I am linking this to Becky’s SquareRenew.

Wooden Sculptures Squared

When my sister came to Melbourne for a visit, of course we had to take them to the Twelve Apostles. On the way, we stayed the night in Apollo Bay. Here we discovered Apollo Bay’s wooden sculptures, showcasing local artists’ talent. This is a permanent exhibition of wooden sculptures along the Apollo Bay Foreshore. This…

Electricity Boxes Reimagined

You’ve probably seen one and stopped and maybe even smiled because it is hard to miss a large, cheerfully painted metal electricity box on the streets. I know, because there are also some here in Melbourne and is becoming a trend in many modern cities around the world. Last week, I showcased doors from Rua…

Tuesday Streetart 40 – Under Construction

The last time I visited Melbourne CBD, the roadside was undergoing construction, presumably for renewal, reconstruction, or extension. Surprisingly, instead of typical signage, it boasted charming street art featuring Australian animals. Adorable, isn’t it? I am linking this to Becky’s SquareRenew

Being hopeful …

This week, Patti hosts the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge with the topic of HOPEFUL. I am linking this also to Becky’s SquareRenew In my ripe ol’ age of 60+, there are still many things in life that make me hopeful… witnessing simple acts of kindness, seeing progress in the world, and maybe experiencing personal growth by learning new…

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 Rebuilding of the Forest Glade Gardens

This is the history of the Forest Glade Gardens in the Macedon Ranges Originally, the land were two properties with orchards and large paddocks. In 1941, the Newton family bought and expanded the land to create a beautiful garden. Later, Cyril Stokes bought it and made the gardens even better. __________________________________ Sadly, the Ash Wednesday…

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…

Autumn Leaves

It’s Day 3 of Becky’s SquaresRenew and here is a symbol of change. The autumn leaves on the ground symbolize the beauty of transformation and renewal, as nature undergoes its seasonal cycle of change.

Philippines Moving Forward

It’s Day 2 of Becky’s SquaresRenew and I am featuring something that is close to my heart. As a Filipino migrant residing in Australia, every time I see something “Filipino” like these trams in Melbourne and in Sydney….I feel so excited. I’ve often wondered why discussions about Southeast Asia frequently overlook the Philippines, mentioning countries…

Moving Up

Life’s a journey, it may not be always moving forward … it may be moving up. Since I am a Streetart person, i will start with a Streetart stencil of Banksy which I saw twice… once in Barcelona and this one is from Sydney. This is entitled “Girl with a Balloon”. The message of this…