As part of the A-Z challenge, you get Sundays off however I have managed to fall behind. I must admit that I’m not really enjoying this challenge as it is difficult to write posts some days and I’m sure that is evident in my writing. I prefer to write what is in my heart or things that have happened and unfortunately they don’t always alphabetise themselves. 😉
Today (being Sunday) I am going to combine my challenge and my Through My Lens posts. 🙂
This weekend has been a big one for me. It started on Friday with ANZAC Day and I found myself going off to the march on my own. The Tween didn’t want to march without her friends this year and since they weren’t well, she decided she would stay home and watch re-runs of Dance Moms. The GG stayed home with her.So I attended on my own.
In the afternoon we headed off to Toowoomba (the largest Australian inland town) as the First Born was graduating university on Saturday morning. We thought that we could get up there the day before and check out where everything was so that we wouldn’t find ourselves rushing or getting lost the next day (we also had plans to catch up with the GG’s sister a further hour west). The graduation went well and I am so proud of my girl. We managed to catch up with my parents as well and there were a few tears shed by us all.
After lunch with the graduate, we headed out to Dalby to see the GG’s sister and her family and then drove back to Toowoomba to stay the night once again.
I wanted to see the Japanese Gardens so we were there just after the gates opened this morning. We spent an hour or so there taking lots of photos. I still haven’t downloaded the photos from the GG’s camera just yet. He took lots of photos of the ducks. From there we went to the Felton Food Festival. Can I just say wow!!!! The festival itself is set in a paddock in the middle of surrounding farmland. And the cars were everywhere. Due to the fact that it is quite dry in those parts, there was a prevalence of dust that managed to find its way into everything. The car needs a huge wash tomorrow and I am still sneezing.
So here are some photos to show you and I’ll put the rest in a gallery.
The gardens are part of the university grounds and well maintained. They appear to be very popular. Even getting there first thing in the morning, we found people walking their dogs and small family groups meeting. The main pond is full of different types of ducks and ibis.
I practiced different settings and using different lenses whilst I was there. I won some and some I lost.
I had a photobomber that managed to find her way into just about every photo. This one was underexposed but I have vignetted and I must say I like it. (Said photobomber is extremely proud of herself and has saved this particular photo to her iPad) 😀
I don’t often use my macro lens but used it in the above photo. I love the ants in the centre of the camellia.
A wish for us all.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend all.
Be kind to yourselves.