I See Red …

“Red is the ultimate cure for sadness.” – Bill Blass Red, especially if it’s the bright shade, speeds up the heart rate. It can stand for many strong feelings like romantic love or passionate love. It can also be for violence and anger. It catches our attention that is why it is used for the…

These lovely Timber Door

“I would rather own a little and see the world, than own the world and see a little of it.”. – Alexander Sattler I had been talking about this wonderful place for a few times already and possibly would be writing for more days to come. This is Daylesford, a country town that I so…

Tree Sculpture

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.”― Chad Sugg This is not exactly a tree but is an oversized bird’s nest made out of tree trunks and twigs and stems. As a friendly elderly man told me while I was taking photos, he said that this…

Europe in 2016

“Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey.” – Babs Hoffman Leading lines is a photo technique that creates depth and dimension to a photograph. “Leading lines are all around us in cities and in nature. Your job as the photographer is to find them and arrange them in your photograph so…

At the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens

“A garden isn’t meant to be useful. It’s for joy.Rumer Godden found in Power of Simple Living by Ellyn Sanna” ― Rumer Godden The Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens in Daylesford, Australia is an amazing garden built on top of an extinct volcano. If I had known this, in the light of recent volcanic eruptions in New Zealand and in…

Let Me take you there…

 “The best dreams happen when you’re awake.” – unknown The topic for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge is transportation. What better country to featured today than the Philippines. The Philippines is a very small country consists of 7,107 island, so it is not surprising that there are so many modes of transportation. Here are just a…

A Window with a View

“Throw open your window and let the scenery of clouds and sky enter your room! – Yosa Buson I travel every few years, like what they say, Work Save Travel Repeat. Now I am in my hiatus stage and this blog is helping me get through with my wanderlust feeling. I still keep on posting about…

Of Paint and Cobwebs

“You don’t choose the day you enter the world and you don’t choose the day you leave. It’s what you do in between that makes all the difference.” – Anita Septimus These are garden decorations, which to an ordinary person will just be taken for granted… left unnoticed cobwebs and all. But here I am making it the…

Special Spot in Sandringham

“Wherever you go, bring your sunshine… ” – unknown It is in days like these, when the weather in Melbourne is extremely warm, that you just want to get lost in the beach. Taking off your shoes, walking in the sand and feeling the cold water on your toes, is simply magical. My family went…

Little Red Door

“There is no key to happiness; the door is always open.” – Mother Teresa Norm’s Thursday Doors is back for 2020 so I just want to greet everyone a Happy New Year. For the Christmas break, my husband and I decided to go to Daylesford. We have been here several times before but every time…

Streetart Portal

“I laugh at the way some people think graffiti is all selfish tagging and vandalism. Thoughtful street art is like good fiction – it speaks out on behalf of everyone, for us all to see.” – Carla H. Krueger Streetart is a modern art form of expression that is usually painted on walls. It is done…

Country Side Daylesford

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.” – Dr Seuss This is my first post, after taking a bit of a break during Christmas and New Year. Took this photo on our short trip to Daylesford, the spa capital of Victoria. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – Orange Flowers in…

12 photos for 12 months

“The best things in life are the people you love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way.” – unknown It is nearly the end of 2019 and oh how time flies. I will be having a short break for this busy time of the year but before that I want…

Red Roses – Macro Shots

“Happiness is a choice. SHORT STORY.” – Happy Pills #29 A red rose stands for passion, desire, romance and true love. The red rose is the classic “I Love You” rose. These are roses for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – The I Love You Rose and for Cee’s FOTD Challenge- The I Love You Rose

One Baby then Another and Another …

“You can’t have rainbows 🌈 without a little rain ☔️.” – Happy Pill #27 Babies are welcome addition to the family and these two came about a month apart. They are my grandkids from two of my nieces and nephews in law. Henryk is half Filipino and half Polish, while Mila is pure Filipino. Aren’t…

One Misty Day in Budapest

“Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.” – LL Lee – Happy Pill #26 During the Autumn and Winter season, fog is a common weather phenomenon in Hungary. See how we coped with misty Budapest in November of 2018. This is for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge- Misty

Festive Windows and Doors in Melbourne

“A good life is a collection of happy moments.” Happy Pills #22 Last weekend was the start of Christmas festivities in Melbourne CBD … not as extravagant as in the Philippines (and I really miss these celebrations) … not as grand as in the USA (hope I could experience that one day) … not as…

Nature’s Glow

“Look on the bright side.” – Happy Pills #21 Nature says goodbye to us in many different ways. These sunsets left me in awe and in gratitude. Here are some sunsets’ glow over a few months while doing my afternoon walk. For Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge- Glow – Nature’s Glow

Whites Around the World

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it only empties today of its strength. Let go and you will shine.” – Happy Pill #17 I love the colour white. Although it is not as happy as yellow or as bright as red… it gives me a soothing, calm, fresh, pure and clean feeling. Here…

Some Reds Around the World

“From the withered tree, a flower blooms.” – Happy Pill #13 I am sharing some of the photos I took from all over the place… from different years, from different months, from different countries… This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Red Amazing view by Lake Lugano in Switzerland By the side…

Windows and Street Murals

“Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein – Happy Pill #11 This is a challenge that is on every Monday. This is for Sami’s Monday Murals – Street Murals and for Ludwig Keck’s new challenge (discovered this on Cee’s post) – Monday…

Happy Little Daisy

“When life shuts a door … open it again. It’s a door and that’s how it works.” – Happy Pill #10 Following up on my previous photos of yellow being a happy colour… here is a yellow daisy which always takes me to a happy place. This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Happy Little…

Yellow Makes me Smile

“Create your own sunshine.” – culturetrip.com Here are some yellows that I have collected in my album through the years. It is a fun colour don’t you think? Yellow makes me smile. It is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – CFFC – Yellow and for Terri’s Sunday Stills: Yellow Makes Me Smile Yellow autumn leaves…

Water, Water in the Wetlands

“There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” – Happy Pill #8 I try to walk everyday, mostly when it’s not raining. This is what I get to see and I love it. The sound of the birds, the ripple of the water, the colour of the sky… so much to be…

Blue, Blue my World is Blue

“Smile at strangers. We’re in this together.” – Happy Pill #4 What better way to spend your day than looking at BLUE streetarts, the BLUE sky with lovely cloud formations and having coffee on a BLUE mug. Good combination…right? All photos were taken in Melbourne and Sydney. This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge –…

A Coastal Walk

“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and is one of Australia’s largest cities. It is best known for its harbour front Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge…

Multiculturalism

” We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring.” – Catherine Pulsifer Saw this on the way to having brunch with the family in Abbotsford near Melbourne. This is for Sami’s Monday Murals Challenge – Multiculturalism

The Windows of St Giles

“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own.” – unknown St Giles’ Cathedral is a working parish church located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. The cathedral is located on the Royal Mile, and one thing that…

Abbotsford Convent

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton Just 4 km away from the Melbourne CBD, you will find the Abbotsford Convent. This is a 16 acre historic building with amazing sprawling gardens. It is home to studios, galleries, cafes and…

Bottle Brush

“It’s the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary.” – Paulo Coelho The bottle brush, is an Australian native blossom. Bottlebrushes are Callistemons, a member of the Myrtacaea family (Myrtles) (Thanks LWBUT for the info). This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge Bottlebrush – and for Irene’s Macro Monday – Bottle Brush

Roadtrip to Ilocos, Philippines – Wanderlust @97

“Discover how beautiful our country is and how wonderful our people are. Time to fall in love with the Philippines.” – Tony Meloto A few years ago, my husband and I went with my family on a road trip to the northern part of the Philippines. It was a fun and educational experience. We went…