Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 31 31/01/10 Fires and floods

Trying to reduce the piles of things brought home from work and get sorted for classes today, but 37c heat and bushfires about 10k from here made it a bit hard to focus. After the change arrived though we had a wonderful thunderstorm and I will sleep tonight in the cool trying to stay calm ready for first day of classes. Lots of firsts make life pretty full on and this one is the end of the month not yesterday - who is a bit distracted?

Day 30 30/01/10 Bluemoon and plant sale

A recovery day after a hectic week included a plant sale - of course- and then a beautiful moon  that was very hard to photograph with an iphone as we came home from going to a movie.  First month done !!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 29 29/01/10 Gowns and books

One of the more interesting traditions of the new school is the wearing of academic robes on various occasions during the year. We all went very Hogwarts today and I finally got to wear my gown for the first time. Bookclub in the evening and one photo of a series of a cat impression using my gorillacam ipod app which does time lapse -this is Bernie- nuf said

Day 28 28/01/10 Early morning magic

My early start makes me be awake at a time when magic is often happening outside. Clouds gently descend over our trees in the night and the first rays of the sun give them a mystical quality. Grabbed these shots early this morning and ten minutes later it wasn't the same. Doing this project is certainly sharpening my eye!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 27 27/01/10 Welcome Home

After another day of meetings and information overload for the new teachers , it was a delight to come home to a beautiful evening and my garden looking lush in the late afternoon light.

Day 26 26/01/10 Australia Day- Brekky with friends

 A lovely Australia Day get together with some old friends for breakfast in a local cafe complete with birds as decor and then me playing with a new Lego photo app on the iphone

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 25 25/01/10 Art Everywhere

I am just starting to notice the wonderful pieces of art that are all over the campus of my new school. This is a car that has amazingly detailed decoration I will do a close-up later of some of the wonderful bits and pieces.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 24 24/01/10 More gorillacam

Ok so this blog may have too many cat and garden pikkies but that is how it goes around here and I had Iphoto hassles today - apparently there is a bug with Iphoto if you upload pics you have received by email on your Iphone up to Iphoto. Resident Handy and Techy person spend many frustrating hours trying to fix said problem so photo subject range is a bit reduced but he did fix it for me. He is such a wonderful Handy chap!

Day 23 23/01/10 A cat point of view

Fiddling around with the options for the iphone on Gorillacam - time lapse, 3 second shoot and using a bubble level and rule of thirds grid. Lotsa fun and Cleo sat still.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 22 22/01/10 The beginning

A new desk, a new job, a new view on the world and lots of new ways of doing things. Two days of orientation then three days of meetings and getting ready. Looks strangely like some of the shots from the start of last year...

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 21 21/01/10 new day new job

Well after all the years of me being the photographer when members of my family made big new steps and started out doing something amazing, today was my turn. Little Ms Stick-in-the-mud  has finally picked herself up and done something different. After 29 years of working at the same school in the state system, today I headed off to my new job at a really wonderful private school. Lots of nerves and excitement and my darling resident Handy Person got to do the photography thing for a change. Seems to be the thing for the year.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 20 20/01/10 last day of holidays

 New job begins tomorrow so I bottled plums, cleaned cupboards, vacuumed, gardened and generally tried to keep busy and not freak out about what is happening. Stay calm ,,,,,,,,,, then I helped Pam with her new iphone - she's a little techy gal  that Pammie. Wonder what I will photograph tomorrow?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 19 19/01/10 Plummy but sad

Second last day of holidays- lots of checking out op shops and then getting ready to bottle some plums. Congratulations to my mate Pam who has finished a whole year of 365 postings and has just bought an iphone - go Pammie

Day 18 18/01/10 Lotsa rain

Ok a week ago we were sweltering under 43C degree heat and now there are snow flurries up on the alps and I am finding extra blankets at night. The garden looks great though and we are making plans with a stonemason to have lots of new stonework around the block. Yay!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17 17/01/10 Makin' compost and connections

A busy weekend of lovely conversations and friends and food. Tanya, Peter and Maxim came to collect compost and, after a morning of playing tourists with Gary and Eleanor, we spent the afternoon chatting and then this evening I went past the beautiful Russian Orthodox church where Tanya's husband Peter is a priest. It looked like a fairytale castle lit up at night in the middle of Brunswick. Just beautiful.

Day 16 16/01/10

You would never guess where I went again today- I am going to go on commision there soon - Cloudehill with another pair of visitors who are garden lovers. They went mad with the camera too and I am posting some pics from a guest photographer Mr GB who showed me how to use the macro facility on my camera and where the rule of thirds grid is. Here are his lovely shots - enjoy!