Yellow

“It is the color closest to light. In its utmost purity it always implies the nature of brightness and has a cheerful, serene, gently stimulating character. Hence, experience teaches us that yellow makes a thoroughly warm and comforting impression.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Yellow is a happy colour and I am so delighted that…

Brick Lane Doors

“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” –John F. Kennedy, former American President So happy with Norm’s decision to go on with the weekly Door Challenge…it injects a bit of normalcy to our lives. It has been quite mentally…

Wordless Wednesday

“I need a break from reality.” – unknown   I know…I know, it is hard to have a break and be at peace when all around you there is so much chaos. It’s hard to feel “normal” when all you hear from social media, from your friends and family, from the news is all about…

Virtually Connected

“Your connections to all the things around you literally define who you are.” – Aaron D. O’Connell The word connect as defined in google is a verb meaning “to bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established.” I was contemplating whether to post photos of bridges from different countries or…

Peach Chrysanthemums

“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown   Chrysanthemums have a great variety of colours of blooms. It blooms from late summer to autumn. Saw this on the side of the road when we were all still free to roam around. That time seems ages ago, when in fact it was…

Rivers in Europe & in Australia

“Time is like a river.You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life.” Here are some iconic rivers in Europe and in Australia. This is for Amy’s Lens Artist Photo Challenge- Rivers in Europe & in Australia Amstel River in Amsterdam…

Sit Down and Rest

Society: What are we supposed to do when we can’t leave our homes? God: Rest. You are always so busy and overwhelmed, crying out to me weary and exhausted. Can’t you use a break from your fast-paced and over-scheduled lives? Go ahead and rest. Pray. Love your families. Be still and spend time with me….

Doors in Melbourne

“Reality is a sliding door.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Here are some ordinary doors which were transformed by artists into beautiful paintings as though it was their very own canvas. This is for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge – Doors in Melbourne                  

Church Windows

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Here is a collection of church windows in Daylesford, country Victoria. This is for Ludwig’s Monday Windows Challenge –…

The Different Colours of the Hydrangeas

“I must have flowers, always, always.” – Monet A few days ago, my friends and I decided to go for a walk in the beautiful and luscious gardens of George Tindale Memorial Gardens in the Dandenong Ranges. I love their massive collection of Hydrangeas. It is so fascinating to look at all the variety of…

Melbourne’s Doors to Iconic Buildings

“I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my way.” Unknown Some two weeks ago, since travelling overseas and crowded areas were not an option, My husband and I decided to walk around St Kilda Beach. You may be familiar with this iconic clown- face entrance to the Luna Park, Melbourne amusement area. This…

Revisiting Italy … Looking Up

“One of the great joys of traveling through Italy is discovering firsthand that it is, indeed, a dream destination.” – from the book “Italy Luxury: Family Hotels & Resorts” by Debra Levinson One of my fellow blogger, Manja, wrote about their situation in Italy nowadays (regarding the coronavirus) and for some reason that beautiful country…

Where Flowers Bloom

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard de Nerval This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge and for Sunshine’s Macro Monday Challenge. They are flower that I saw in the botanical gardens.

A Weird Looking Plant…

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.” – Michael Pollan It was a long weekend here in Australia and this is what Australians do … go and have long drives, have a weekend away with friends, eat out with family… My husband and Some friends went to the…