Greetings to all after such a long time.
Finally I am getting around to updating my Deviant Art site.
A combination of various health issues and a 3 month self inflicted house renovation/facelift have kept me both busy and away from the computer.
I must admit that going on the internet has become something of an irritation for me. I can only take so much sitting in front of a screen gazing into cyberspace before I want to run screaming from the room.
Now all the visitors have come and gone - adorable daughter with her partner and with my utterly gorgeous granddaughter have returned from their American sojourn and headed back to the very remote indigenous community of Kowanyama in far Northern Queensland. I never knew how beautiful grand children could be as I have not had the privilege of being so close to one before. It has made me realise how much work it is to be a Mum - Guess I had forgotten! And how heavy kids are - think I have two broken arms from carrying what amounts to more than half a bag of cement!
I haven't done much photography for a while as I am in love - with another camera - ha ha - and have been waiting for such a long time to purchase one. Finally they have been released onto the market but without accompanying lenses yet - and I for sure am not going to sit around gazing longingly at a naked camera body with no way to shoot! So my hopes are on hold for now. It is five years since I purchased my last camera and I think I have put it to reasonable use. The Pentax is going to have at least one more major outing when I go to Tasmania and Victoria in the New Year. It is both dependable and an old friend. As for the new camera - I will wait. Patiently. Not.
A belated birthday message to my beloved son - I love and miss you very much.
Here it is hot and stifling - the dry season is well entrenched and the usual storms are rather late now. We wait and wait as the bush sizzles, but we keep a decent amount of water in our dam so all the wild animals can still get a drink. It is a tough year here in Australia with so many drought affected places.
Less than two weeks until I go to see Leonard Cohen (again). I am honoured to once again be in the presence of this brilliant being. The fact that he is coming to Cairns is a real gift - he has come from so far away just to see us. Last time I saw him in Melbourne and I felt spiritually uplifted by the experience.
Will be posting a few bits and pieces - my lens is full of mould but I don't care! My eyes are even more full of mould and what you can't see won't hurt you - will it?
Take care everyone. Enjoy happiness.