Every photograph is history

Hi guys..you know every time you take a photograph you are making history..that time, scene, place will never be exactly the same again.

The sun, clouds, trees swaying in the breeze all make for a one off event ..a time that will never be again..when you look at your photographs you are looking back in time..amazing..

So as i drove up our street as i have done for coming on 4 years in a few weeks i was all of a sudden aware of something.

It made me feel a little sad..but it also is a sign of new things coming.

You may remember this image i posted.

 

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This lonely scrubby tree..it sits on top of the hill on the right side of our street.The acreage is bare and there it is..every day as i drive home..i look to the right, there it is..i always joke it is like the  singing bush from The Three Amigos movie..it sways and bends .tough little thing..

It has had some amazing clouds form behind it and provide me with ooh ahh moments..sunsets and storms have raged and there it stood.

Well yesterday as i drove out i looked up and gone…it has gone..the people who have bought this bottom acreage have maybe pulled it out..or it has finally died.

The hill looks lonely now…it has no character ..the backdrop is not as dramatic without this tree as it’s foil..

I was set to wondering why i had not taken more pictures..so many different backdrops..but i didn’t..so my little singing bush is no more, it is now history.

I felt the same sadness when the other new neighbours across from us sold their windmill.it had been a lovely sight to watch from my verandah..telling  me when the wind gusts were coming…a bright bit of color on a drab day…but it to has gone now, it is history.

 

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I know that these are not amazing world changing events..but they do make me stop and think about those things that are here today and gone tomorrow.

Maybe the whole quest of the photographer is to find that history..whether it be a big important event or even a small time never to happen again.

Maybe my desire as a child to be an archaeologist or travel to space as an astronaut is now being let loose in a quest for daily history..places, people, animals that appear and maybe never are seen the same way again..

I wonder what history you saw today..that maybe nobody else did.. i bet if you think about it you may surprise yourself at the uniqueness of your everyday life.

 

A single drop seen by only me..makes it no less beautiful or important than if the world stood in wonder.

A single drop seen by only me..makes it no less beautiful or important than if the world stood in wonder. Bev Green

Flowers for my friends

I was very lucky to get a new lens for Mother’s Day from hubby..i am a spoilt girl…i am also very lucky to have such wonderful blog friends..who stopped by to cheer me on yesterday…

I thought it only fitting that as i unleashed myself from the computer and left the house with my new lens i would head to the conservatory in town..and of course it was full of Chrysanthemums…i have never been a fan..but after seeing them up close and the hollows and tubes all with different light deposits..well i must say i am wishing i was a bug and could wander through them..please forgive my first bumbling attempts with this kind of work..again i fear i have done no real justice yet to this lens..but i am excited for the first time in awhile and will get the hang of it i think…i also wanted to say thankyou to you all..i hope you can enjoy my little gift to you all..

 

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And of course a rose…

 

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Autumn finally brings some rain

Hi guys..Autumn has finally given us some rain..not a lot but it’s better than none….and the temps have dropped so the fire is blazing and the pups and kitties are taking full advantage of any warm spot!

Today we filled two more garden beds..one to go and i think another to be built and then filled..so hubby was back and forth getting trailer loads of mushroom compost.

I have seeds that are sprouting for Turnips (i love turnip tops and they are an amazing super food too) i also have seeds sprouting for Kale and Cavola Nero and a weird Italian cauliflower that is green and almost shaped like a pine cone! i want to get beetroots in and other goodies so very excited.

We get good frosts which Brassicas all love so finger crossed we shall have lots of fresh veggies to eat and sell at the local green grocer.

My meltdown from the other day is over..i took a breath and have been slowly rebuilding all the work i undid..sorry for the rant but i was super cheesed off and tired …yikes!

An interesting trip to the naturopath last week has me on some supplements for low magnesium and other bits and bobs..first time i have ever seen my blood cells under a microscope..poor things…tired they are..clumping in some places..oddly shaped in others…very bizarre..the weirdest thing was the teeny tiny floaties around the red blood cells..the naturopath asked when i had last eaten and what i had ..seems these floaties are fat..and she said my liver was breaking them down fine so bravo liver! she did however say she could see why i was tired…so armed with things i cannot even pronounce i came home..i have been a good girl ..less carbs more proteins..cut back a bit on sugar and back in a month.

I even got an email with the pics of my blood cells…we really are an amazing machine!

I am also excited because this week i get my new car! yep Harry High Pants (the Rodeo) will still be here as during fire season i need it to get out of Dodge! and that is why i am getting for the first time in my life a car that is NOT a family car or a WORKHORSE car..i am getting a lovely sporty hatch.

So lot’s happening this week..Doc is off to the vet tomorrow morning. He has a tooth i believe needs to come out and if so then his nails need doing while he is under..i want the vet to check some of his warts as they get knocked and bleed…and i also want to discuss his weird night time behaviour.

He has taken to going out at night and sleeping outside on his bed..now this is odd for him..neither of the boys ever sleep out at night they are in our room..and usually the slightest breeze and Doc is shivering…so weird.i have had to lock the laundry door to stop him as ..and i know you will think i am odd….but my biggest fear is that if something is wrong and he passes away in his sleep i do not want it to be outside alone in the cold.

So i think maybe he has a little doggy dementia or perhaps a cognitive issue with night and day which can happen to pups..thing is we have never been lucky enough to have dogs live to 12  and 13..so this senior dog stuff is new to us too!

So now i head to bed..and leave you with pics from last winters flowers…only a couple as i am still mid photo wrangling!

Have a super week guys…Loves Fozziemum xxx

 

Apricot Tea Rose

Apricot Tea Rose

 

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Yellow Rannuculus

 

Pink Rose

Pink Rose

A day to play

Well happy belated Easter and Passover wishes my friends..we had the kids and their partners up for Easter and then i got the post flu shot lurgy…bliss..

I spent some time with two of my boys taking pics of their tattoos..i forgot to get Michaels which i will have to do another time.
A funny thing to do i suppose but they are so proud of them and as they are on my boys then i take an interest too.
I also spent some time playing with some pics of flowers from my garden ..i was in a funny mood and i think maybe wanted to just do something different for a change..
Maybe i am sick of the dullness of a dry Summer that is stretching into Autumn..a seemingly endless stream of brown and grey..we have watched the clouds go around us..heard the news of rain and it has missed us completely….well i lie..we actually had three drops today.

The nights have been cool which is a blessing but the days are still warm and dry..and today alone there were three dead roos by the highway as the poor things come for the grasses by the roadside..

So with my landscape being so mundane i think i went in search of colour ..i did include a picture of a lovely piece of architecture on the St Mary’s church in town..i found the shape lent itself to a little sprucing up and is my little contribution to the Easter season ..

I hope you do not mind my little detour from the normal wildlife…

Hugs Fozziemum xx

St Mary's and the architecture

St Mary’s and the architecture

Brad's forearm

Brad’s forearm

Brad

Brad

Close up Brad

Close up Brad

Christophers chest

Christophers chest

All the kids and Phil have a family tattoo all different even Rhiannon has one..all except me..i am still working on a design

All the kids and Phil have a family tattoo all different even Rhiannon has one..all except me..i am still working on a design

Busy bees

Busy bees

More busy bees

More busy bees

Rose

Rose

Roses

Roses

Love the leaves

Love the leaves

A different perspective

A different perspective

Dappled

Dappled

Wiped out Wednesday

Hi guys..well what a month it has been..we have been running a revolving door to the vets with Dinnermintz,Pickles,Marbles,Forrest and then Doc..
To say between this and yard work and Christmas preparation I am tired is an understatement.
Hubby has at the same time been working ridiculous hours some days 21 hours and travelling interstate to the point that neither of us remember where he is at times…sheesh. I think he is in Sydney…I think..

We are having the family up a week before Christmas and so if you think you are behind…then it’s ok..i am even more behind hahaha 🙂

The weather has been odd, we had some really stinky hot days then back to the heater..now it is warming up again and quite humid at night..great when you have internal combustion giving you trouble at the best of times.
The garden needs a pruning again as things have grown like mad, my tomatoes are coming along really well and once we can fence the whole part off from the pups the other beds will be planted out with Zucchinis (I love the flowers stuffed) ,cantaloupe, capsicums,chillies,peas,lettuce,corn,pumpkin,squash,spaghetti squash and a heap of other goodies…my greatest joy is to get my hands in the soil.

My camera decided to have a little hissy fit the other night…and I have to get it to the camera shop to be looked at..it seems ok but there is clearly something up with it..since it is my lifeline to sanity I was a tad unimpressed to say the least..i almost went into a panic mode..
But I had words with it and took it out and managed to calm my farm with some shots outside..nature..i thank you ..you always remind me my problems are smaller than they really seem..
Have a great day everyone..i need sleep…flying solo with 4 cats and 2 dogs and 3 sheep and 11 acres of scrub is weighing heavily on my mojo:)

A backyard visitor..a new species too number 51!

A backyard visitor..a new species too number 51!

A Cockatoo having a cheeky drink from the sheeps water

A Cockatoo having a cheeky drink from the sheeps water

At a good 9 foot tall now I was so excited to see a pink Hollyhock make an appearance

At a good 9 foot tall now I was so excited to see a pink Hollyhock make an appearance

Mum..bub and a peaceful moment

Mum..bub and a peaceful moment

What a lovely way to calm myself

What a lovely way to calm myself

Oops..i was spotted

Oops..i was spotted

The joy of birthdays

The greatest joy of a birthday is not the presents..or the cake ..it’s the fact you have been blessed to have another year on this amazing place we call Earth..
I have always been an adventurous soul and i appreciate very day i am still here..to see new things…learn new things..meet new people and animals…
Thankyou to all the wonderful people i am so lucky to call friends, who have left messages on FB on blogs sent ecards and emails…i think you need to know that i am the sum of all the things i have seen and learnt and all the people i have met in person or virtually..so thankyou for helping me grow and become a more well rounded person…you make me smile..think….reassess..understand..and laugh..and i love you all to the moon and back..Bev xxxx

You bring colour and life to my world thank you all

You bring colour and life to my world thank you all

Busy Bee

I am off to beddie byes…almost caught up…I have some great pics from the day off we took but until I sort them enjoy this busy bee…he is an Australian Native Bee…and is very erratic..he has a plump shorter body than the introduced Honey Bee he also has electric blue stripes on his abdomen and he is fast!! unlike the relaxed hum and buzz from flower to flower like a Honey Bee he darts around like mad…he prefers blue or purple flowers and I so love them that when we moved I made it my mission to plant blue and purple flowers and low and behold they came to the garden..it took a year but I now have them back..at the moment they are enjoying the flowering catnip…have a great day/night or inbetween ! Pee Ess click to bigify 🙂