Sunday, 24 September 2017

And then there were two!

With their big brother away attending high school in Australia.













I am only left with these two gorgeous monkeys to do imprompu photo shoots with when the light is right.







Luckily they like to be in front of the camera lens anyway.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Friday Favourite ~ 11th November

Happy Remembrance Day.
Happy Birthday Bill McRitchie. I am sorry I never got to meet you.



This week there have been some amazing sunsets on Norfolk Island.


As I was driving home one evening, I saw this amazing sight.

The blue/ mauve Jacaranda tree up the road from home was caught in the orange sunlight and it completely changed the colour of the flowers.

Beautiful!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Friday favourite~ 4th November 2016

Where is the year flying past to. Whoosh its gone!

I tried to meet up with a bunch of visiting photographers today but they got up an hour and a half before the time they told me to meet them to take sunrise photos.

On the way home I saw this and went back to take some photos as it is one of my favourite daily scenes to drive past.

This is Muddy Water. An ever changing natural puddle of water or grass depending how much rain we get.
As you drive past you may see Clydesdale horses, cows and calves, chickens or ducks using the water.

The reflections can be magical.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Friday Favourite ~28th October 2016


A big huge happy birthday to my big sister Jenni Fir Trees!
This is a family picture taken at her 21st birthday 34 years ago.
 
I am the youngest in the green elf suit aged 10.
 
My own daughter now 11 found this recent picture of herself and couldn't believe how much we look alike.

 
 

Monday, 24 October 2016

5 minutes away

5 minutes away from my house can take you pretty much anywhere on a small 5km x 8 km island.
 
I heard of a photography challenge once that asked people to walk or drive exactly 5 minutes away from their house then when the timer went off, stop and take a photo of what you see.

Here is a Sunday in our lives (not a typical one as there is no such thing, each week is completely different)

 Lets start with bacon and egg wraps for brunch 5 minutes away down the hill at Ball bay.



Even though we can hear the waves crashing from our place, the kids mentioned that we hadn't been there for a while to play.

 Lots of cows at Ball bay today checking us out.





♪Kids to the left of me, cows to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle ♪


We only got a quick play there when we got a phone call to say Brandt was coming back to the Kingston pier. He has worked out at Philip Island for the past 3 days and nights building things for the National Park.
So another 5 minutes away gets us down to Kingston.
 


 


 
Welcome to the new arrivals coming for a holiday, welcome back to any locals on the plane.
What a scenic view they have flying in.


Our friend Mark surfing



There was plenty of fishing activity on the pier today.
A perfect day out on the water.


 one of the prettiest fish I have ever seen.
Darren from Advance takes some of the kids friends out to Philip Island for a few hours.
 My kids spot a shark or two cleaning up the fish waste thrown off the pier. Good recycling.
 My little buddy Zephyr with some of the catch from his uncles boat
 It is such a nice day, we decide to go for a swim at the beach. We forgot to bring swimmers, but its no problem to pop home and get them as we are only 5 minutes away.

This is why they call it stockyard road ☺The stock really do rule the roads, they have right of way.
 
The clearest waters at Emily bay

 Miss 11 looking so grown up now next to her dad.
That's a lot of toes out on the raft


Time for the plane to leave back to Sydney. We hope you had a great time here on Norfolk Island


Dad gets pushed off the raft

A beautiful brother sister moment



 And then the competitive games begin





 Sometimes you do a double take and wonder how they are growing up so quickly.
Both are gorgeous inside (most of the time) and out.


And then the day ends with an awesome view like this... all 5 minutes away