This is one of the prompts where you start seeing the theme everywhere.
A line of poplar trees.
Under the bridge.
A line of backpacks at the end of Tasmania’s Overland Track.
The image of Queen Elizabeth II is prolific, present in large numbers, in our everyday lives, on our coins and stamps.
As the Queen hosts the Commonwealth Summit in London this week, we appreciate her influence on a global scale. “Fifty three countries are members of the Commonwealth, home to 2.4 billion people. Our countries span Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Pacific and are diverse – they are amongst the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries.”
Happy birthday Ma’am.
God bless the Queen.
We recently found the most awesome antique shop. Corridors and numerous rooms were full of all sorts of everything. Outside there were even more objects, large and small.
Here are a few collages to show just some of the pre-loved things for sale.
Although we have lived here for two and a half years, we continue to explore new places in Tasmania.
Here are some of the places that we’ve discovered in the past twelve months….
Tasmanian Transport Museum
Improved Hobart airport, including cute sculptures of Tasmanian Devils.
Wooden Boat Museum
Circular rock formation beyond Taroona Beach
Lake Dobson, Mount Field National Park
Art Farm at Birchs Bay
Scamander on East Coast
Regular vintage car gathering
Narryna House built in 1830’s
Cornelian Bay Cemetery
New MACQ01 Hotel, restaurant, bar and tours of 114 Doors
New Town Rivulet Track
Lady Franklin Gallery
Inverawe Native Gardens
Some of these places were days out on public holidays, which helped complete 2 challenges on my 2017 list.
✔9 – Do something memorable on nine public holidays.
✔17 – Discover seventeen new places in Tasmania that we haven’t yet visited or explored.
I thoroughly enjoyed an online photography course mid year. I learnt a lot about my camera and about different techniques. I participated in interesting weekly assignments, encouraged fellow students, saw some lovely photographs and ideas. I still need to practice and there’s always more to learn.
Experimenting with camera shutter speed was fun.
I’ve also enjoyed using my new “olloclip” macro lens that takes amazing images with my iphone. Seeing a new level of detail in everyday objects is intriguing.
As well as our driftwood tree that evolved over the months, I have worked on several crochet and knitting projects, also created a terrarium.
I completed the challenge to submit a picture for one hundred consecutive days, of what made me happy. Check out the website 100happydays.com and my post here.
“We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.”
Ticks for another 3 challenges on the list.
✔ 1 – Take a photography course and learn to use my camera to its full capability.
✔ 10 – Times 10 – Complete #100 Happy Days
✔12 – Experiment with twelve new creative ideas this year.