Saturday, July 27


"A portrait of my littlest, once a week, every week in 2013" 

joining in with jodi and all the others at che and fidel

jessica: you wander through the garden, basket in hand, singing softly, picking a  leaf here, a tiny flower there, calendula, lavender, daisies, some parsley and mint, a few blades of grass, seeking out the various colours and textures on offer... then inside you stride happy with your assortment, dishes come out and the work begins, picking up each little piece, breaking them into even smaller bits, sometimes sorting into shades of colour as you go, sometimes all in together for soup or tea, all the while quietly concentrating, a soft song floating on the air until the offering of "i made this for you" comes for those that pass by.
this has been a regular occurrence in our home over the past few weeks. every evening the flowers, leaves and stems are cleared from surfaces and floor only for a fresh lot to appear the next day... the work of the child.

I loved the silhouettes by the sea and the sweet baby face from hello sisilia this past week

Friday, July 19


"A portrait of my littlest, once a week, every week in 2013" 

joining in with jodi and all the others at che and fidel

jessica: so happy to be at the beach on a sunny morning, dancing, singing, running, jumping and skipping, full of energy, connecting with nature.

Sunday, July 14

these days

this week...

when the weather is fine we take the opportunity to get out and about...

we made a stop at stunning Murphy's Haystacks during the week. the grass is green as far as the eye can see from this beautiful hilltop location. the rock formations rising up in the middle of a paddock, weathered and covered in lichen.

and today we took a drive to the nearby beach of Locks Well. spectacular high cliffs, a wild blue ocean, golden sands and a million steps down... and back up.
sitting on the beach (not so close to the water edge) happily snapping many shots with my new camera, all of a sudden a wave washed up and before i could get up i was more than a little wet! oops! top half was okay and thank goodness so was the camera. oh my how we laughed! this often deserted beach was littered with fishermen today... how i hoped nobody noticed...
wet all the way back up those steps, i was so proud of my littlest who managed them all without complaint.

joining in with the beetle shack and everyone else with their weekly stills.

Saturday, July 13


"A portrait of my littlest, once a week, every week in 2013" 

joining in with jodi and all the others at che and fidel

jessica: on the way home from a day out at a neighbouring town, we stopped to show you the magnificent rock formations of 'Murphy's Haystacks'... you were more interested in your new bubble blower and watching bountiful amounts of bubbles floating off on the wind... another time maybe... without the bubbles!

i loved the shot of lily in the field of daisies last week.

Saturday, July 6

these days

this week... i thought i would do a little catch up. it has been weeks and weeks since i have done a these  days post or any other post besides project 52. these are some photos taken during the past few weeks. 

the time has flown past although we have spent many days taking it slow. my focus has been on cooking plenty of nourishing food, fighting of winter ills and getting plenty of sleep. there have been trips away and sunny days gardening, beaching combing and inside rainy day play.

1. bright poppy bloom captured in the sunlight.
2. cold morning.
3. stunning winter sunset.
4. new playgrounds explored.
5. pebble throwing with good friend rosie the dog.
6. cute pig tails against a bright sky.
7. making new friends at Harndorf Children's Farm.
8. sweet little window love.
9. sour dough smothered in butter and topped with homemade ricotta (my first attempt), smashed bananas and drizzled honey, yum!
10. exotic blooms.
11. freshly picked yarrow hung to dry. the flowers to be steeped as a tea should anyone in our house come down with a fever.
12. i came home from an evening walk (alone) to find the washing folded, fresh flowers adorning the kitchen table and a message from my sweet girls. one happy mumma.
13. basket of winter citrus goodness.
14. glowing candle light to warm up a wintery night.

joining in with the lovely Emily 



"A portrait of my littlest, once a week, every week in 2013" 

joining in with jodi and all the others at che and fidel

jessica: sunday morning walk to the beach... necklace required!