Monthly Archives: September 2011
One more for the September Challenge (previous post here), Day 29 – Home.
Where thou art, that is home. ~ Emily Dickinson M x
Another update for the September Challenge (following my last post). It seems that everything old is always new again at some point, so goes the wave of fashion – taking inspiration from the past and bringing it to the now. I have a pair of shoes that are almost 10 years old, and although I have only worn them once (sadly they are hideously uncomfortable) I cannot bear to part with them. I can be silly and sentimental like that. But wonderfully, the same style would easily fit into any store today. Thus, my choice of subject for Day 26 – Fashion. Similarly for Day 28 – Pattern, I photographed part of the frame of a mirror we have hanging. Classic, yet at home in a modern place. It is one of my favourite things!
Fashion fades, only style remains the same. ~ Coco Chanel
I was brought up with a lot of passion, particularly for football. My Dad was one of the most devout Geelong fans you could ever meet. And from as early as I can remember, we cheered through every Geelong game. We stood out in the rain, we watched on tv, we wore our stripes with pride, and there was never a question of who to barrack for in our house.
I spent my whole life hoping to see a Geelong premiership. And finally, in 2007, my Dad and I sat at the MCG and saw our beloved Cats win one of the most amazing Grand Finals of all time. He passed away just months later. I was so grateful to be able to share that with him and I can still see his face so clearly – full of relief, gratification, and adoration, his heart almost bursting with happiness. We spent the ride home as if in a dream!
It was wonderful to share the love of the game and the Cats with my Dad. I have so many memories of cheering along with him, side by side. I hope I can pass on that passion to Sophia.
With the anticipation of another premiership this weekend, I found the cat my Dad kept in his office at work. Faded and dusty, but treasured. And I can still hear my Dad yelling “Carn the Cats”. And what more perfect a subject could there be for Day 23 of the September Challenge – Sport.
GO CATS! M x
I met a photographer friend of mine at the beach this week. We decided to visit the famous Brighton Bathing Boxes, a beautiful rainbow collection of colours and patterns. Sophia had a ball playing in the sand, making castles, friends, and pictures of Daddy with shells and seaweed. If not for the circling wind, and my friend’s daughter not being quite so happy about having sandy shoes, we could have easily stayed for hours. Here are a few shots from our visit. M x
This post is all about numbers.
6. The number of months today since I started my blog. I have loved every single second of those 6 months, sharing my little moments, pretty pictures, friends, my home, my life. It has been an amazing journey, and I hope, just the start of something much more.
90. The number of blog posts I have shared with you all. Your support of each and every one of these 90 posts has been so flattering, so humbling, and so wonderful. I am very blessed and I thank you. Each comment brings me joy, that you have taken something from what you have read or seen, or have been touched in some small way.
30. The number of months old my daughter turned this week when I took these photos. Can it be true? 30 months since I thought of myself first, slept in past 8am, or left home without packing at least a box of snacks in my bag. But 30 months of love beyond anything I could ever have imagined before, daily wonder at how fast time passes, constant inspiration, a hundred tears and a thousand hugs, being called Mummy and having my heart run around outside of me. My baby is now a girl, with her own hopes and dreams, loves, talents, and full of happy that is so contagious. I’m in awe that I created something as beautiful as she.
My pieces of dreaming, my Sophia. M x
Day 3 – Lunch
Day 4 – Light
Day 6 – Texture
Day 11 – Landscape
Day 13 – Nature
Day 14 – Luxury (my little luxury – see my last post)
Day 15 – Gear
Day 16 – Orange
My camera has a new home. I had been looking for one for weeks. Google helped me search, friends helped with their suggestions, and I remained undecided. It’s not easy choosing a bag – at least, one this important. I really wanted something that didn’t scream ‘camera bag’. And fortunately, there are some fabulous camera bags around that could easily be mistaken for simply being a handbag. Perfect.
I thought I wanted black. But then I changed my mind and decided a vintage brown might be nicer. But not many of the designs I liked were available in brown. And it’s so hard to know how large a bag really is from a little picture on the net. I read some reviews, thought some more, and narrowed it down to two bags. Which one, which one. I was stuck.
Then I saw it on ebay. It wasn’t the vintage brown I really wanted. Or black. But mustard I could get used to. And at a much cheaper price than I had seen anywhere else, I couldn’t resist. Much to my delight, it arrived in the mail yesterday (all the way from Oklahoma, United States). I can’t wait to take it out on a shoot. It’s a Kelly Moore B-Hobo, much larger than I expected, but not too big. And it fits everything I need to take with me, with room to spare. I’m in camera bag heaven and completely in love! What do you think? M x
My little princess woke up wanting everything else for breakfast, other than breakfast food. She had a mouthful of this, and a mouthful of that, before letting me know she’d rather not have any more thanks Mum. ”Away, away,” she ordered as she pushed her barely touched bowl of apple & berry across the kitchen bench. Oh well, I thought, and went to sit down with my chai. But no, it wasn’t finished. Tears, pleading, pulling of arms, wanting the other food. Eat your fruit first please. Nope. More tears, actually quite dramatic ones, escalating as only 2 year old tears can. Where’s your crown? I hoped for distraction. She brought it to me and I told her, let’s take a photo in your crown for Nanna so she can see how beautiful you look. Just like a princess! And to my surprise, she sat still and looked at the camera, her eyes meeting mine though the lens. And we smiled together, and then laughed.
My Princess Phia. M x
Rachel was 37 weeks pregnant at our photo shoot and absolutely glowing! We had a lovely walk around & a bite to eat before heading to the gardens, and fortunately the sun came out for us. I’m so excited for Rachel and I can’t wait to meet her new arrival. Not long to go… M x
Two more photos from the September 30 Day Challenge (previous post here) to share with you! Day 7 – Clean & Day 10 – Glass. And speaking of glass, you may remember my post about the ever-growing collection of bottles in our house. When I saw these little ones lined up against the window, with the blue afternoon sky shining through, how could I resist? M x