Falling Leaves

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg November is not my usual choice of month to travel primarilly because it is too cold (if destination is Europe). But so glad my husband and I decided to do it last year, as we were…

Amidst the Trees

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” – Kahlil Gibran Let me walk with you amidst the trees. I like trees but I especial love it with the bright colour of autumn. This is for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Trees This was taken in the Dandenong mountain before my son left…

Church Doors in Melbourne CBD

“A Church which “goes forth” is a Church whose doors are open.”– Pope Francis Found these pretty church doors in one of my walks in Melbourne. I had an eye check up in the city and it turned out to be a lovely bonding time with my hubby. Always an excuse haha I am posting…

Pull Up a Seat

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a seed a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett I just pulled up all these photos from my archive and it brought me back to the time that I took the photographs. Memories of grandkids…of past travels…of people I have walked with. This is for…

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,…

Australian Flowers

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Cuttan Eucalyptus Caesia – The flowers are stunning and have a large display of bright pink to red flowers with yellow at the tips. This is for an entry to both Cee’s FOTD Challenge and Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a…

The Trail to the Mountains

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”― George Nakashima Walking in the woods is one of the most enjoyable activity there is. Watching the leaves swaying in the wind … strolling with a loved one, even walking hand in hand at times … seeing the sun peeking through the leaves. And in this instance,…

FOTD – White, Purple, Yellow Flowers

“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 This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge – June 17, 2019 – White, Purple, Yellow Flowers

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…

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Vistas

“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.” – Barry Finlay The Scottish Highlands is such a natural canvas of vistas…with its rivers, lochs (lakes) and woodlands… For Frank’s Photo Challenge At the Glencoe Boat Club This panoramic shot was taken with my husband’s iphone. We were on our way to Ben…

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…

Circles and Squares in the Mountains

” The more we love the more we lose. The more we lose the more we learn. The more we learn the more we love. It comes full circle. Life is the school, love is the lesson. We cannot lose.” – Kate McGahan Yesterday was a gorgeous day to go for a weekend walk with…

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…

FOTD – May 9, 2019 – Flowering Kale

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.” – Lady Bird Johnson I love this flowering Kale, because during the colder months (like now in Australia), when everything else is dying, this plant shows off its colourful leaves. I have learned this just now: this is a biennial and it forms its head in the first year…

Early Mother’s Day for Me

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”- unknown My daughter left today. She was sent by work to Perth, UK, to NYC and to New Jersey! She is so excited but nervous at the same time because schedule will be very hectic and she will be training a lot…

Memories of Prague!

“No matter how many countries you’ve traveled to or where your going, Prague will sweep you off your feet.” – unknown Went on a holiday in Prague about five months ago. I really love the place and it is just fitting to put it in this challenge from Debbie Smyth, Travel with Intent – Memory….

FOTD – Pink Bouquet

“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” – Indian Proverb I plant a little seed in the ground I water it to make it grow The sun shines on it to make it healthy But alas it still wilts and dies I continue to water it The sun continues to…

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…

Sunny Lugano – Wanderlust @54

“I travel because seeing photos in brochures wasn’t good enough for me. It was to be there, that was everything”– Wiremu Ratcliffe Lake Lugano is a lake which is situated on the border between southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. This lake is so beautiful with breath taking views. The Churches of Lugano Chiesa di Sant’ Antonio Abate Chiesa…

Getting Lost in Lucerne – Wanderlust @53

“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re traveling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”– William Least Heat Moon Another start of a beautiful day in Lucerne, Switzerland….

A day to see the canals of Amsterdam – Wanderlust @48

And the adventure begins… I and my hubby went on our first European tour in 2016. It started with a ferry ride from London to the Netherlands. You can imagine the excitement we were feeling as we started our 23 day tour with Cosmos. After the ferry ride we went on a coach to our…

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

FOTD – April 5, 2019 – Peach rose

“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.” – unknown The rose is my favourite flower. Maybe because the colours are so pretty. And it has so many variety of colours to choose from. I have read that there…

Which Way are We Going?

“The world is made of stairs, and there are those who go up and those who go down.” – Ed McBain Every photo has a story… about friendship, about family or even just random thought. Here is my collection of steps and stairs photos for this week’s challenge, hope you like it. For Cee’s Fun…

Flower of the Day FOTD – March 31, 2019 – Statice

“In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends.” – Okakura Kakuzo Statice flowers are long-lasting annuals with sturdy stems and compact, colorful blooms with papery texture. Statice cut flowers are long lasting in the vase, whether fresh or dried. This is for Cee’s FOTD Challenge

Amazing find in the Castle District of Budapest – Wanderlust @38

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”— Claude Monet Walking around Budapest, one wet and cold day, I and my hubby happened to pass by this gallery called the Koller Galleria. When we entered the gallery, we went straight back out the back door because we saw this gorgeous manicured garden with the walls covered…