I’ve decided to do black this month. I think it will be quite challenging, but after a shaky day today, I feel like it’s definitely reflective of me at the moment.
This is a ‘Grid It’ organiser by Coccoon that my husband got for me because he’s sick of me constantly digging around (and losing) things in my cavernous black hole of a bag.
Water droplets on the dead leaves of my bonsai. I really hope that it isn’t dead, but I have a feeling it is. We’ll find out for sure next spring.
Filler – Fuzzy
Another filler today. February has not been a good month! Taken last year at the National Rhododendron Garden. I love how furry this flower looks.
Filler – Spikes
Another filler today, again taken at the National Rhododendron Garden last year. Such an interesting looking flower.
Filler – Details
I’m running out of fillers because I’ve been so slack with this project this year. So here’s a shot I took last year at the National Rhododendron Garden. I just love the detail in this photo.
We had to clean the house today because we were having people over for dinner. I was cleaning up some junk and came across a broken skewer and thought the splintering would make for a cool shot. It’s not quite as clear as I wanted, but that was because the husband was yelling at me to stop taking photos and do some actual cleaning.
I went out with my camera today and took heaps of shots, but I’m particularly proud of this one.
I tend to follow the notion of ‘filling the frame’ when it comes to taking photos. It just feels right to me, but looking at the photos on instagram that I’ve been liking, there’s a lot of space, minimalism, and simplicity that I seem drawn to.
It got me thinking that maybe I sometimes make my photos too complicated, messy, and claustrophobic. I just like things close up, but maybe it isn’t always the best choice. This is my favourite today. It just feels so serene.
I haven’t really been all that happy or inspired with my photos lately, but I’m really happy with the way this one turned out. I blame the cold weather and lack of motivation. Hopefully if I can get more of these shots I’ll finish the project.
Iris from my neighbour’s garden. It must be good weather for it this year because they’ve been growing everywhere.
It’s been so rainy in Melbourne lately, but this morning was so wonderfully sunny. Of course then it went away pretty quickly and the rest of the weekend was pretty rubbish. Our bonsai is losing its last few leaves but it’s taking a while. I think the cobwebs are holding the leaves on.
Halfway through the year and almost halfway through the project. Time flies.
Condensation on the water jug.
My hands and nails always get really dry from all the hand washing and debug I use at work and it’s much worse in winter from the cold. It’s time for a good moisturiser!
In the last load of washing that I did, the brutal washing machine ripped off four buttons from my work shirts. I’m not sure if it’s the washing machine or the poor quality of the shirts (I blame the shirts), but four in one go is a bit much! Now I have to sew them all back on when I can be bothered, which might take a while. Maybe I can get away with it if I wear a cardigan or vest over the top. Lucky it’s cold at the moment!
Today is one of those days where inspiration is lacking. Just looking around the room, pointing the camera at something random and taking a shot. I’ve never had floorboards until I moved out and I love them. I can’t believe how much dust accumulates though. I’ve grown up with carpet and so never really noticed it before. I don’t know if I could go back to carpet.
Some pink camellias in my front garden.
Some pics taken in and around the driveway and front door.
Front lawn looking great
Buds in the neighbour's garden
Leaf on front tiles
A tiny little clover is growing in the moss of my bonsai. It’s very cute. It’s about 0.5cm tall and its leaves are just a few millimetres.
The husband has been growing an ‘I’m unemployed’ beard, mostly out of not being bothered to shave than anything. The beard goes tomorrow though when he goes for an interview tomorrow. I hated the prickliness the first few days, but now it feels fuzzy and has a cool texture. He doesn’t like me touching it though!
I went to my parent’s to water their garden today. Took a couple of pics while I was there. Not sure what this one’s called but it’s cute.