Recently I turned my life on its head and left the comfort zone of home town, family and friends in Wellington (NZ), to start a new chapter in Western Australia. As I adjust to my new surroundings, I find myself thinking in the shape of stories and letters home. Feel free to take a seat and read on..

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Reflections from 2012, sans fancy writing

As I have written in previous posts, in 2012 I decided it was time to learn how to use my camera. One thing I have learnt this past year is that I need lessons now.. I've got about as far as I can figuring it out for myself and now I want more. But as they used to say in the cigarette ad - I've come a long way, baby.
Worlds in water drops:
Heart's Ease
Retired Dandelions
Dandelion in the Morning
Wonderful trip to Shark Bay in June - beautiful scenery, perfect weather..
Sunrise in Shark Bay
Dolphin at Monkey Mia
Sunrise at Shell Beach
Fabulous month house sitting in the country in Spring.. an 80 acre playground at my disposal, and the luxury of having the time to enjoy it:
Ballet on Golden Pond
Pas de Deux
And we're done
Swam most days..
..and occasionally at night
Discovered Instagram
Made sacrifices for the cause
(dirty job, but someone had to do it)
Early morning stillness
Back home again..
Seagull on a walk by the river
Brief diversion into the myriad ways one can find a paper weight entertaining:
Park upside down
A cushion, an iPad and a paper weight
Messed about around boats with good friends:
And watched some great sunsets..

Happy New Year


  1. Fantastic photos, Harriet. A very happy new year to you and yours.

    1. Hi Hattie! Happy New Year! I'm a bit slow catching up on emails and I'm not a Facebooker. Just looked through your photos which are great. Annie tells me they are great from Facebook but I am about two weeks behind her on the slow train. Love Bro

  2. Hey Bro! Happy New Year back! Thank you re: photos.. anyway not everyone is a Facebooker, which is good because it gives the ones of us who are something to tell our partners about at the end of the day ;)