Saturday, December 25, 2010

traditions

  
On this festive day filled with family traditions it was fantastic to start with the best one, a walk together along Somers beach, perfect for preparing ones self for the full day ahead.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that you have had a wonderful day with family and friends.

Thank You for your ongoing support, I look forward to sharing more with you in the New Year.

Janis



Monday, December 20, 2010

time for a wreath


I have noticed lately that more and more wreaths are been proudly displayed on Somers homes.

I’m unable to decide on the best spot for my wreath, I know the tradition is for it to be on the front door however I think it may need to come inside with me!

a big thanks to the creative talents of Sarah @ Balflower - Balnarring Village

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

salute to the sun


so here’s the thing, I don’t do yoga and I don’t exactly know what a salute to the sun is, but if I did and if I could then I am pretty sure I would have done one tonight. after our wet and windy grey old day I was surprised to see this spectacular sunset lighting up the sky. I thought I would head to the beach to take a closer look - imagine my delight.  

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

garden sculpture


spotted today at Coolart Gardens and Homestead these Agapanthus flower heads provide the best garden sculpture one can find. Sitting above the masses of large and lush strappy green foliage they will soon open up to provide some much needed summer color.
And inside the Homestead preparations were underway to decorate the Christmas tree, a large addition that is sure worth a visit.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

bauble racing


today's wind didn't create the best conditions for shooting our christmas card image however the runaway baubles and eventual bauble racing was a heap of fun!
Anyone watching must have thought that myself and the mighty toddler were mad, but I suggest everyone give it a go - it is the perfect antidote for pre-christmas stress!

Friday, November 26, 2010

bloomin Bracteantha


Like little balls of sunshine the Bracteantha of Somers are bursting into bloom!
These plants are from my own garden and although they are in need of a good prune they are providing some early summer color which should last throughout the season.  

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

a warm, windy, wet & wonderful weekend

I think we can now put away our winter warmers as summer is well and truly on its way.
A balmy weekend with warm rain and strong breezes ended with a spectacular storm of which I was lucky enough to catch the very last of from the beach. I hope you had a good one.......

Thursday, November 4, 2010

it's a dogs life


daylight savings heralds the start of the dog restriction season on the beach at Somers.

we need to be on the sand early to ensure our four legged friend gets his much loved run and swim.

many a dog can be found wet, sandy and oh so happy resting outside the store after this perfect start to their day!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

a calender, image sales and other exciting news



I am right now very excited to show off my new desk calendars for the coming year. Featuring 12 of the best images from the blog in a neat and compact CD case design, they are perfect for the home or office and are ideal for posting - $25 each including delivery.

The photographic sales department (me, myself and I) is now in full operation, mounted images are available in two sizes - 8x10”($15) & 16x20" ($50) plus postage and handling (free local delivery).

for orders or further details - somethingsomers@bigpond.com

Other great news is that I am soon to have some pieces stocked in a new and exciting local shop.....I'll keep you posted....... and this Sunday is the Somers Arts Fair - I hope to see you there.




Saturday, October 16, 2010

blissed out in Byron


 Some may have noticed that the blog has been a bit slow of late, I have been enjoying a laid back couple of weeks at Byron Bay with the family. I have plenty of images to share but thought the above sunrise was worthy of been posted first.

Friday, September 24, 2010

the spring garden


These bright and cheerful Poppies were today spotted in the garden of much a loved family friend.
Dancing about in the breeze they were very popular with the bees - how fantastic is spring!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

five little ducks went out one day..........................


.........well they went for a walk along Sandy Point rd anyway.
Drive slowly if you will as there are some new arrivals in town, 5 little duckings that are simply too cute!
The mighty toddler has often wondered where the ducks are off to when she spots them walking along the road, well imagine her amazement today when she saw these little guys waddling along.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

water tower tall


Built in 1965 and used by many as a direction marker, some think the Somers Water Tower it is a bit of an eyesore.

Not me – I enjoy watching the changing shadows that are cast the throughout the year and the colours of the aging shell blending with the surrounding environment.

It’s all in the way that you look at it I guess.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

wet start

Yay to the arrival of spring, no matter how wet it is.

As we feel the days getting longer and rejoice in the occasional bursts of warm sunshine, our gardens are simply exploding with colour and fragrance.

Our neighbor has the most spectacular planting of Freesias that have budded and are starting to bloom, their scent can be detected for some distance and herald to me the start of the best season of them all.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

a swing at the park


A relaxing way to end what has been a fantastic weekend packed with family and friends, and the most amazing spot of whale watching in westernport this afternoon!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

All the fun of the market

Just a quick thanks to everyone who stopped by my stall today at the fantastic Somers Winter Market.
A great day was had by all, myself having a most enjoyable time meeting new people, discussing images from the blog and even selling some along the way.

I enjoyed the experience so much I'm going to look at doing more markets in the future.

Thanks again,
Janis

Sunday, August 8, 2010

making the most....

...... of the sunny day with a relaxing walk along the beach - bring on summer!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

a mornings excursion.........

6.44am - all is quite at the corner of Sandy Point and Camp Hill roads.

6.52am - paper delivery along Tasman road.

7.13am - Merricks Creek - the sun begins to rise and the sky lights up.

7.18am - some super keen surfers at the creek.

7.50am - the colourful locals on Goldsmith street.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

water water everywhere.................

....................I have a theory that if it rains bucket loads in the first two weeks of August then surely we will have glorious weather for Somers Winter Market - Fingers crossed!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Goodbye Monday

On my way to enjoy the scenic full moon rising this evening I stopped to admire the sun setting over the rock pools and seaweed. The moon was sensational - hope you were able to enjoy it to!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I often see this little lost duck whilst out walking; he's sitting amongst the grass on a nature strip not far from home. I have no idea how he came to be where he is, but he always puts a smile on my face and plants a seed of intrigue in my mind, where did he come from, why has he been left there and what has he seen?

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

thankful.......

...........for spicy lentil soup, sunshine, rain showers, mud boots and walks with the dog.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Toddler Pace


A stroll along Koala walk at extreme toddler pace this afternoon allowed time for admiring the delicate foliage of the Casuarina and the range of colours that it can display.
Wet from the morning rain and with the sun sneaking through I couldn't help but get the camera out.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thanks for stopping by............



I am having a tiny celebration here tonight as this little blog of mine has had its 1000th visitor.

A big thank you to you all, my family, my friends old and new, and to those of you who I don’t know but who have joined me for the ride.

Thank you for your emails and comments of support and encouragement.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

To the Tropical North we go.............




We have been very fortunate this last week to be able to travel to the tropical north and thaw out with family in Townsville, QLD. I took the opportunity to get a fix of large lush foliage and rich tropical colour whilst marvelling at the range of climate and breadth of plant life that our country can parade.