discovering a simpiler life

discovering a simpiler life

Friday, 31 July 2015

photo a day challenge - week 31 2015

Do you ever get overwhelmed with all that is around us on social media and the internet?  Breathtakingly beautiful photography, recipes, ideas, opinions, likes, followers, friends, (I could go on....) I know I do. Don't get me wrong, I'm the first to admit to being on and using social media but it often leaves me, especially when it comes to posting on my blog, with the dickhead feeling.  My dear friends will totally understand this phrase as we all use it at different times, so excuse the crassness but it's just the word that sums it up for us.  Once you get the dickhead feeling, it's hard to come back.  For example, one dear friend, once broke up with a boyfriend because he gave her the dickhead feeling.  I often think when I'm about to write a post "who cares, it's all been said and captured much better than you can do it" and so I don't write or post.  Please don't give me sympathy, I'm not chasing that, I'm really just trying to get over the dickhead feeling and remember why I do my blog.  It is for me when it all boils down to it and such a great positive outlet that it's worth me doing, I just have to be reminded, that's all :)

So, to help get my blogging groove back, I'm diving into the a photo a day challenge #fmsphotoaday .  I did do these challenges last year, although they were for a month.  This year they are for a week.  The thing I love most about this particular challenge is that it makes you be accidentally and easily mindful. 
When you are looking around in your daily life for 'that' photo, you can't not get down and dirty with the moment - pretty cool hey!

Here is my week (I'm early I know :) but I'm away over the weekend)

Monday 27: clouds
This was one of those photos that you take but don't realise what you have taken until you get home and have a look.  I was just snapping the bats asleep in the trees at our local gardens and was pretty chuffed to get one with the bat in flight.

Tuesday 28: looking in
mmmm sour dough toast about to be smothered in lashings of butter and vegiemite - be still my beating heart.

Wednesday 29: looking out
In the hen house.

Thursday 30: trash(ed)
Oh this made me laugh and cry all at once....all week I had been wracking my brain to think what I could take a photo of for the word 'trash'.  There was no way I was sharing my garbage bin!! And then, this happened....perfect really.

Friday 31: I brought it!
One step closer to my new kitchen - my new DOUBLE sink!!!!

Saturday 1: fiction
Can you pick the fiction and the non-fiction?

Sunday 2: a little moment
a wonderful cold but sunny winters day spent at the gardens...this was a last minute shot as my little lady was running to get into the roots of that giant fig tree.  Precious memories captured, I love it.

Ciao, Jan x

12 comments :

  1. Jan, my favourite saying is be the best you, you can be! I love the photo of the bread in the toaster. Absolutely fantastic :)

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    1. I love that saying Tandy, I'll try and remember that one xxx

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  2. Absolutely fabulous. You have such an eye for a photo AND a way with words! xxxx

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    1. Hello finally my dear friend, your comment worked!!!! That's lovely of you to say xxx

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  3. I love these! The last one, 'a little moment,' is absolutely gorgeous :)

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    1. I do too Jem, I think I might get that one printed out xxx

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  4. Love the photos and photo challenges are great because as you say, you remember the simple moments and appreciate life. I started a photo challenge at the beginning of the month and got half way through. Check out "Bethadilly Challenge" as well. Have you thought about printing your blog into a hard covered book as this is your journey to simple living. I've used Blurb and it's called something like "blog to print" and it takes about 10 minutes to create an account and it "slurps" the whole blog into a book format. You can specify start and finish dates and choose to have the comments printed or not. I've done it before but didn't print the comments. It's a lovely journal. Have a good weekend. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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    1. You know Kathy, I was only thinking the other day I'd love to print it out and maybe give a copy to my family for Christmas and do one for me so thanks for the steer in the right direction. I'll have to check out the Bethadilly Challenge too. Jan x

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  5. Love posts like this.... Lovely photos Jan, especially digging the bread browning in the toaster. We've been getting our bread bake on lately, nothing finer than a slice smothered in lashings of butter. Gaaahhhh.... Droooool! That double sink is pretty sexy too. :) And I had no idea fig trees grew so big. Learn something new every day.
    Happy week ahead. Stay warm. Cheers from a freezing cold, sleety & miserable Canberra.

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    1. Thanks Anna :) The fig tree is in our local gardens and they are huge!!!! I'm not sure they are fruiting ones though but yes they can get out of control. I hope you are staying warm, Canberra has had some very, very low temps...brrrrrr xxxx

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  6. Hope you're having a good week Jan! Sounds like you're very busy with things to do! :D

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