Tag Archives: summer

The Fun of Summer

They didn’t seem to mind jumping off the jetty repeatedly for me although it wasn’t the warmest day. Thanks.

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Australian Summer: Bushfires

Well, we are on fire again. Not in that good way, as in “you’re on fire!”, but in that literal way. That way isn’t good.

My husband and I were out driving yesterday after a night of lightning storms. We stopped at Lake Bonney in Barmera in South Australia to take a few photos of the bushfire not far away.

There are numerous bushfires across SA at the moment. The extreme high temperatures seem to have set the country alight…again.

If you live in an area prone to bushfires it is important to have a bushfire plan. Changing your plans at the last minute can be fatal, so make a decision early and stick to it. Listen to the local emergency radio station for updates and advice on a battery powered device. If you are unsure about your plan perhaps take it to visit your local fire station and ask their opinion on its effectiveness.

Stay safe. My thoughts are with the people in the fire affected areas and those who volunteer to risk their lives defending them.
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Ideally, don’t leave your dog tethered to a jetty with no water in extreme temperatures while you are swimming.
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A Few From The Pool

The summer break for my family is spent by the pool. It can get to the mid forties with dry, harsh sun. We can either be found in the pool or directly under an air conditioning vent!

I decided to use my macro lens to take a few shots. Unfortunately it is a prime lens and so focusing proved a challenge. Changing the manual settings for each shot when the circumstances vary so much is hard (at least to me). How do you cope with the challenge of altering the settings so often, so quickly?

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I love the shape in the last shot. Such a shame we chose to swim in harsh shadow causing light!

The 25 Days of Christmas: 19. shadow

The setting sun causes long shadows. Often that isn’t great in photography, but you have to make it work if that’s what you have. Honk.

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Apple Salsa

Tonight’s experimental apple salsa tastes pretty good. I looked up a whole heap of apple salsa recipes and used a bit of everything.

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2 small red delicious apples, diced
1 small yellow capsicum, diced
1 small green capsicum, diced
1/2 brown onion, diced
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 heaped tbsp almond flakes

In a bowl and mix.

Premix
1-2 tbsp lime juice and 1 heaped tsp of fruit sugar or approx 1tbsp of normal sugar until dissolved.

Pour over salsa and mix. Done.
We served it with pork sausages and bread BBQ style.

Stills of Summer 6

A different jetty. This time I had to zoom. This is the extent of my zoom. I was a million miles away. I was impressed that it still produced a clear image that froze the jumpers.

You can still see the splash from the previous jumper. The mother in me says that kid needs talking to about safety. The photographer in me says I should talk to them about jumping in synchronisation.
You can still see the splash from the previous jumper. The mother in me says that kid needs talking to about safety. The photographer in me says I should talk to them about jumping in synchronisation.