A Walk In the Botanical Gardens

“No three words have greater meaning than I Love You.” Happy Pill #15 The botanical garden is a great place to have some macro shots. Love walking here…so peaceful! For Cee’s FOTD – Botanical Garden and for Sunshine’s Macro Monday – Macro Botanical Gardens

In my Little Garden

“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to the world.” Unknown These pink flowers are now starting to bloom. It is such a delight to see them in my front garden. This is for Sunshine’s Macro Monday Challenge and Cee’s FOTD Challenge.

An Escape to the Gardens

“Escape the every day world and revel in the colour of nature.” “This is really what KaBloom is all about, the splendour of millions of flowers across five acres of planting in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges. We have a rainbow of fields filled with marvellous Marigolds, sizzling Salvias, cool Cosmos, colourful Cleomes, pretty Petunias, glorious…

Amboise: an Unexpected Magnificence – Wanderlust @87

“All you need to know is that it’s possible.” – Wolf, an Appalachian Trail Hiker Amboise is a small town in central France which lies on the banks of the Loire River. It is such a beautiful place of castles, old towns, villages and views of the river that makes this an ideal stopover. Here…

Huffing and Puffing Up Petrin Hill in Prague

“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place,” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart As I have posted previously, when we went to Petrin Hill, Prague, last November, the funicular, unfortunately, wasn’t working….

FOTD – 8 July – Roses in the Backyard

“The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.” -unknown I don’t have much flowers in my garden, but I am happy…

Flowers from the Market

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse Flowers…such a beautiful sight. Some people have green thumbs and their gardens are a delight to see. Some people have a small garden, like me, so flowers bloom far in between. Some people don’t have any backyard or garden at all,…

One Fine Autumn Day in Prague

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg Autumn is a good time to visit Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Yes, it can be quite chilly, but looking at those beautiful leaves just compensates for it all. Autumn can be very…

The Road that Leads Us…

“Any road that leads to a friend is beautiful.” Proverb Friendship is such a beautiful thing to have. And I am so lucky to have found it in my small group of friends who I consider my family. We all moved from the Philippines to Australia and we had been friends for more than two…

Everything and Anything Green

“Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.” – Pedro Calderon de la Barca For V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #51: Green The trams of Melbourne are green Green light projections in the Melbourne yearly event, White Nights. Green Streetart in Melbourne CBD and the second one is in Frankston,…

FOTD – May 22, 2019 – Camellias in the Garden

“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too.” – Miranda Kerr Although it is said that the Rose is the queen of the garden, Camellias reign in the garden during autumn and winter. For Cee’s FOTD…

FOTD – May 14, 2019 – Multicoloured Roses

“Smell the roses. Smell the coffee. Whatever it is that makes you happy.” – Rita Moreno These flowers are so pretty, it makes me feel happy. I just saw them in the market but can’t help myself. “Come and smell it”, the vendor says. “No thanks.” I am happy just admiring it. But at the end…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa and More – Wanderlust @67

“Travel is not a reward for working It’s education for living.” – travel quotes A few hours travel from Rome took us to our next destination … Pisa. From the common tour bus parking, you need to ride a mini train in order to reach the Walking Street. The Walking Street is a nice place…

FOTD – Red, Yellow, Pink and a Bee

“The flower doesn’t dream of a bee It blossoms and the bee comes -Mark Nepo It is a great day for a walk in the park. It is still a public holiday here in Melbourne So it is still quite busy at the Botanical gardens. Here are the autumn flowers… In red…pink…and yellow. For Cee’s…

FOTD – April 20, 2019 – Shades of Pink

“Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” – Helen Keller There are some Camelias in the garden There’s light Pink, Fuschia Pink And white with Pink. So pretty and in bloom, Showing the world its Pure beauty. Cee’s…

Cruising through the Rhine River… Wanderlust @49

“The songs of the river ends not at her banks, but in the hearts of those who have loved her.” -(Buffalo Joe) This river cruise was amazing! It was a great experience and was very relaxing. We arrived early to where the boats were docked so we were still able to look around the area….

Wanderlust @46 – One fine afternoon in Mornington Peninsula

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”― Mark Twain As my husband always says, the weekend is always…

FOTD – April 6, 2019 – Flowers in the Park

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – unknown A few weeks ago, I went walking in the park and saw these beautiful colourful flowers. I sat there for a few minutes loving what I was seeing. This was taken at the Wilson’s Botanical Garden near our place For Cee’s FOTD Challenge

24 places to see and things to do in London Wanderlust @44

“…and so the adventure begins”– Unknown Every first time traveller is expected to go to the very touristy places of a certain country. The same is true when I went to London for the first time in 2016. Of course who would want to miss out on these iconic United Kingdom architecture. 1) Buckingham palace…

PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2019-WEEK 13

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West This is the Convent Gallery in Daylesford, about an hour and a half drive from Melbourne.  It is nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford. The Convent boasts expansive views of the countryside and township below. In…

PULL UP A SEAT PHOTO CHALLENGE 2019-WEEK 12

“Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere.” -English proverb My entry this week, for XingFuMama’s Pull Up a Seat Challenge is something close to my heart. These are some people that I love, joining me in my search for photos of seats….

Flower of the Day FOTD – March 19, 2019 – Tulips

“Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.” – Gerard De Nerval Tulips from a tulip farm. From the Tesselaar Tulip Festival taken a few years ago. This festival is held in Silvan, Victoria every spring since 1954. For Cees FOTD Challenge

Wanderlust @10 Bohol, Philippines

“Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.” – Jamie Lyn Beatty  The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres. They are covered…

Wanderlust @9 Bruno’s Art in Marysville…

My friends and family went to this place, not expecting anything…we just wanted to go for a walk. But to our surprise, we were all amazed by the beauty of all the works of sculpture and the story behind it all. The original and unique artworks of sculptor and painter Bruno Torfs continues to bring…

Wanderlust @8 Cebu, Philippines.

“The most beautiful in the world is, of course, the world itself.” – Wallace Stevens Cebu is a province of the Philippines, in the country’s Central Visayas region, comprising Cebu islands and more than 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. Every time there is a mass celebration, this is what you see outside the church….

Pull Up A Seat Photo Challenge 2019 Week #6

“Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things.”- Kenneth Branagh Seat photos taken some few months or years ago… Having breakfast in a cafe, one Good Friday with friends. Metal seats at a vacation place with good friends. Photo sent to me by my daughter when…