WordPress Photo Challenge: Half and Half

This week, share an image that has two clear halves, literally or figuratively. You could focus on composition, like me, and take a photo with an explicit dividing line (either vertical, horizontal, or diagonal). Or take the theme in other directions: zoom in on a pair of objects that together form a whole. Show two…

Eliza

Eliza is a twenty-eight year old Aboriginal mother of three children, all of whom are in out of home care.  She sees the children twice a week. There is an apprehended violence order (AVO) in place that prevents Eliza’s ex-partner and father of two of her children from ‘stalking’ her.  Eliza is homeless and has…

Simple Woman’s Day Book

Today I am linking up with The Simple Woman’s Day Book which invites women to respond to the same prompters each week.  For Today… Monday 20th July 2015 Outside my window I hear traffic but it is distant.  Well established rain forest stretches from here to the sea and the view across that canopy is peppered with large palm…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Symbol

Symbolism is uniquely human. We use symbols to represent intangible things like our beliefs and emotions, and to convert the abstract into something understandable. We may also use symbols to simplify and convey information. Photography is often the same; an image illustrates a single moment in time, or captures an object in perpetuity. Much like…

Stream of Consciousness

Struggle?  Challenge?  Pending deadline?  11th hour?  Me?  Not intimidated, usually. But this week – too much. However good the device we use to create our blog posts may be, if getting those posts passed the home front and launched into blogosphere is a trial, the pleasure ceases to exist. For the past month our internet…

Honorific

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Honorific.” It strikes me that most commemoration days happen posthumously which makes it okay for me to nominate one of my class teachers, Mrs Collins.  Few teachers stand out in the twelve years I spent bound to desk and chair.  I was one of the lucky few and…

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Today I am linking up with The Simple Woman’s Day Book which invites simple woman to respond to the same prompters each week. For Today… Monday 13th July 2015 Outside my window the hanging baskets are starting to look colourful.  The seedlings planted some weeks ago have taken well and are thriving in the mild winter temperatures: pansies,…