fotografia della madre

A mother's photographs

Let’s not forget the cat!

Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later.  ~Mary Bly

I couldn’t leave out our family cat.  She is 15 years old and still quite spritely.  She seems to accept the arrival of the puppy with good grace.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Colourful

A child’s party is a colourful event and we love FizzPops!


While waiting in the car….

Today my son came home with a watch that he got for having the most merits at school.  I just love the container that it came in.  While I was waiting in the car for him I took a few pictures.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck. ~Emma Goldman

A short while ago, my son and I were driving home from jiu jitsu practice.  It was early evening and we saw the regular flower seller trying to sell his last roses.  It was so cold and I felt so sad for him.  I stopped and asked him how much he would sell the whole lot for.  It wasn’t a terribly large sum of money.  I asked him if he would be able to go home if I bought all of them.  He smiled happily.  Now we had a big bunch of flowers that I had to try get rid of before my hubby thought I had gone mad.  So my son and I rode around to a few homes of people I know and delivered the roses.  It felt really good being able to do that.  The next day I took photos of the roses that I kept for myself.


Bokeh in the garden

The outside of our house is being painted this month and I took a few pictures of the unslightly parts that turned out to be quite beautiful.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Hot

I wish I could post a picture of the scorching hot sun on a beach somewhere but we are enjoying winter here is South Africa.  My husband and sons made a huge fire a few weeks ago and we roasted marshmallows.










I attended a wedding a while ago and was entranced with this heart that was hanging from the ivy.  The only problem is that it was blowing in the wind and it took a while for me to get the timing right.  Most of the pictures I took show the heart turned sideways.

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Puppies don’t keep still

It is really hard to get a puppy to keep still long enought to take a decent photograph!


Syringa Tree

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Lavender’s blue

I tried to experiment with textures today and I think this one worked pretty well.  The actual photo was taken in June when there were still a  few flowers left in my garden.  One month later and you can see that we are well and truly in the midst of winter.


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