2017 Calendar ready for orders

I’ve received the advance proof of next year’s calendar in the post today. It’s looking good! And the images are all ones that readers have chosen to be in the calendar.  Cost of calendar is $19.95 plus postage.  Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the rest of the world – happy to post copies wherever. Copies will be posted out around mid August but taking orders now. Click on the image to place your order.

If you are a business who would like to stock these calendars for sale to your customers, please do contact me for wholesale rates.

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Sunrise over Mt Dandenong

I was photographing an event one morning this week and when I looked out the window the sun was just peeking over the distant hills. I love the hint of rays in the shot too. This is looking toward Mt Dandenong, Victoria.

The quote is something the guest speaker said that morning and I figured sunrise shows it’s the start of a new day.

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2016 Calendar now available

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The calendar is now available for 2016. Featuring images from around the Dandenong Ranges, including the Puffing Billy, Birdsland Reserve, Alfred Nicholas Gardens and other popular sights.  Retailing for $19.95AUD plus postage. Click here to place your order.

Sharing a love of postcards

I have been writing blogposts but not in my usual category. I’ve created a new one called Postcards and it is linked in the menu of my site.  So it won’t be going out through my normal email feed.

For almost a year now I’ve been a member of Postcrossing.net and enjoying receiving postcards from all over the world, as well as sending them. I’m teaching others about our country and I’m learning lots about other countries.  If you’re interested in seeing the cards I’ve received, and some that I’ve sent, why not check out that menu item Postcards to see. Make sure you pop back now and then. I have a year’s worth (almost) of cards to pop up on the site and it’s going to take me awhile to get them up there, then I’ll have to keep it updated.

In the meantime, here is one I’ve sent overseas to a small number of people. A very iconic image from our area, don’t you think?

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Visiting Mawarra: An Edna Walling Garden

As you may have gathered in past posts, I am a keen gardener and for me, the mix of nature and gardens is just perfect. Last year I learnt about Edna Walling, who was a well known garden designer here in Australia during the 1920s-1940s but she was also a photographer and an author, writing for magazines and also writing books. I felt I’d found I kindred spirit and now have 3 books by or about Edna and have been happily finding out all I can. So, to have been invited to visit one of her most well-known gardens was an absolute joy and privilege and I wandered around the garden with my camera, in absolute heaven. Hope you enjoy these images and you can find more here.  Mawarra is in Sherbrooke, Victoria and you can choose to stay at the guest house and enjoy this beautiful garden.

Visiting Mawarra: An Edna Walling Garden

Visiting Mawarra: An Edna Walling Garden

Visiting Mawarra: An Edna Walling Garden

Visiting Mawarra: An Edna Walling Garden

While at this garden walk I met with Chris who provides wonderful art deco style outdoor furniture. If you’re wanting to decorate your garden you might also like to visit his site to explore.