Saturday, January 22, 2011

I've decided to participate in Fab Five Friday at a blog that's new to me - Heaven's Gift. It's Saturday here at my place, but I'm not letting that stop me :)

Fab Five Friday is about sharing our top five photos for the week. So if you like taking photos, you might like to click on the link, visit Heaven's Gift, and play along too.

I don't think I actually took any photos this week, but since it's my first go at Fab Five Friday I don't think anyone will mind if I post some photos that were taken earlier.

This one is of a Gardenia and was taken in my front yard. I'm not much of a gardener, but I love any flowers with a scent and Gardenias have the most heavenly perfume. I associate the smell of Gardenias with Christmas because they bloom in summertime. This photo was taken just before Christmas.

This is the trunk of a Scribbly Gum, taken in my back yard. It was taken in the evening as the sun went down and I love the shadows and the colours where the bark is coming away.

This photo was taken just before Christmas at a beach that my kids and I like to go to. It's called The Haven because it is in a sheltered bay so is very safe for families. Because my kids are 10 and 12, I can sit under the shade of a tree sipping coffee while my kids swim, play on the sand, or explore the rockpools for starfish.

I took this photo on New Year's Eve sitting in the waterfront reserve in my town. Every New Year's they have a family-friendly fireworks display at 9pm. We got there at about 7:30pm so we could get a good position, and I took some photos as the sun went down.

This is one of my nieces, Darcy. The photo was taken a couple of weeks ago when my family and my sister's family went on holidays together. One night we got out the glow necklaces and sparklers for the kids to play with after dark. Though the photo is grainy, I just love it!

All these photos were taken on my iPhone. I don't own a camera, but my phone goes everywhere with me so I find it the easiest way to make sure I capture special moments.

Have these photos in any way inspired you with a desire to visit Australia? If so, you should check out the Beautiful Bloggers Australian Adventure House Swap


Bug said...

I love your pictures! Australia is on my bucket list of places to visit! I have ALWAYS had a desire to travel there! It is amazing the pictures that iPhones can take these days! Your pictures are great!

Thanks for taking part in Frizzy's Fab Five Friday and sharing a part of you!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Do we really need to be tempted to come to Australia? UM it's on our top 5 list of places to go. Will have to hit New Zealand too when we finally get there.

I thank you for playing along and I love your photos. I like them all but have to say my favorite is of the tree trunk. AMAZING!

We have 2 gardenias in our front yard and I love them too. I just wish they would get bigger and have more blooms on them. They're still babies.

Shannon said...

I love gardenias, too! They were the main flower in my wedding bouquet. So pretty.

Dillypoo said...

That tree trunk looks like an abstract painting! Beautiful! But I think my favorite is the one of your niece.

I'm considering the house swap offer. I'd love to visit Australia but I can't get past that damn spider thing! Yes, my arachnophobia is severe enough that I've crossed entire continents off my places-to-visit list. Do you keep bug spray handy???

Actually, I'm not sure my house would accommodate a family of four. Maybe my parents could tag along and you could stay at their house...

It's an interesting offer and something to think about, though. You're a peach for suggesting it! Have you had any serious discussions with anyone?

Brandy@YDK said...

Lovely pictures