LIfe moves on and we all try to move with it. So it has been for me as the first days of enjoying my new Granddaughter have stretched out into the months now and the novelty has not yet worn off.
But it is glorious at home too - the small amount of rain we have received has greened everything up and just for a little while we have green swards spreading out between the two houses, yams twine their way up every available tree, water lillies are blooming, so are the eucalyptus trees. It is a divine respite after the overlong dry season that exhausted us with its heat and cruel lack of rain.
Had a wonderful photoshoot with a couple of lovely Aussie girls the other day and will continue posting from that shoot over the next week or so.
But I am over my camera - sick of not being able to achieve what I want in low light, in bright light...etc...
I know my camera can do these things but not in a way that appeals to me. I want to be able to point, shoot and know for certain that I have the result I want, in the bag, no more to do. Tripods are not for me. Oh no!
Next on the agenda is a trip to Melbourne to see my dear Mum who is 82 and I have not seen her for two whole years, which is way too long. I hate how cold it is in victoria but there are things I like about the cold even so, as there is nothing like a temperate climate foggy morning with mist rising over the water, and the freshest blooms in all those sweetly tended suburban gardens. the nice thing is my granddaugter will be down there for a while too so my Mum can hold her great granddaughter...and sundry other relations can do their billing and cooing too. Family brings me great joy.
I am now an Auntie again too as my bro siddhartha has a new son called Arrow. Cool name, I reckon. the new boy came into the world on his father's birthday! He is a beautiful boy and reminds me much of my dear departed Father.
And that is about it - domestic bliss, family joy, photographic challenges and the pleasant comfort of autumn.
I hope life is treating you all equally joyously.