6 October 2015

beside the seaside

Daylight savings kicked in over the weekend and I have yet to adjust, the result of which is that it is now past midnight and I am still relatively wide awake.  Sigh.  I am really going to struggle at work tomorrow!  Anyway, the weather has been so amazing these past few days - the heat has finally arrived, hooray! - and early yesterday evening I went for a bit of a wander around Bronte and Tamarama beaches.  It was so, so beautiful I actually almost cried (lame, I know); the waves crashing on the shore, the green and blue hues of the ocean contrasting against the pastel-coloured sky,  watching the sun set (though not literally, as I live on the east coast ;) and the stars come out ... it was impossible to not feel that life is actually pretty amazing (I think I need Ocean Therapy more often!).

23 September 2015

the grounds | florals by silva

I have been pretty lazy with my photography as of late, mostly because I feel as though life is winning (as opposed to winning at life, if that makes any sense at all?!) and I am really just kind of unmotivated and bloody tired all the bloody time to boot (the Fur Kid's newly-developed habit of meowing in my face at 5am is not helping in this regard but gosh I love that crazy little cat).  Anyway, my point is that I only ever seem to take iPhone photos these days, but have all sorts of thoughts about photography and writing and stuff in general that I scribble down on bits of paper that I promptly misplace (note to self: start using notebook).  And so, here are some iPhone photos of Florals by Silva at The Grounds of Alexandria, which always has the loveliest selection of flowers, and which I can never leave empty-handed as a result :) (on my last visit I came away with one of the orchids, which is now living on the mantlepiece at home.  I am thrilled that I haven't killed it [um, yet]).

11 September 2015

more than one ranunculus (etc)

I was always under the impression that the plural of ranunculus is ranunculi, but have since learned that ranunculuses is also acceptable, which makes me glad as I always felt a little pretentious using the former.  Oh, the ranunculi ... no.

Anyway, here are some photos of the ranunculuses currently blooming in the Royal Botanical Gardens, along with some other assorted images of the gardens and tulips and things.  I love, love, Spring!


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