The Passing of Spring

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby Inspired by WordPress Photo Challenge …. Transition Between Spring and Summer – Twilight … More The Passing of Spring

Springtime in Paris

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest. The only thing that could spoil a day was people and if you could keep from making engagements, each day had no limits. People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good … More Springtime in Paris

Transformation

  The ramparts of Fairview Mountain are reflected in the thawing edges of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada as the Rocky Mountains are transformed from the depth of Winter into Spring. Inspired by Ailsa’s Travel Theme …. Transformation    

WPC (Spring) and Travel Theme (Close-Up)

This week's Photo Challenge is SPRING & Ailsa's Travel Theme is CLOSE-UP Borrowing Vladimir Brezina's Windagainstcurrent great idea of combining the 2 …. Here is my interpretation: At the foothills of the Ramshead Range in Koszkiusko National Park, NSW the early days of Spring 2013 bring sunlight to the banks of the Thredbo River. Melting … More WPC (Spring) and Travel Theme (Close-Up)

Paris Gardens

This week's Travel Theme is GARDEN … The Tuileries Garden (Jardin des Tuileries) is a public garden located between the Louvre Museum and the Place de la Concorde in the 1st arrondissement of Paris. The gardens of the Champ de Mars lie at the foot of the Eiffel Tower between the Ecole Militaire and the … More Paris Gardens

The Marathon

  My daughter Nicole completed her inaugural Marathon in Sydney yesterday …. Raising $2,500 for Autism Spectrum Australia in the process. Over the last few weeks she described her preparations for running those 42 km, and her thoughts on her own Blog …. “The marathon is going to be hard, probably more mentally than physically … More The Marathon

A Window on Paris

Tuesday morning 5.30am … From our room at the Hotel Relais Bosquet looking into Rue Champs de Mars and Rue Bosquet. Another cold and rainy day in Paris. Parisians are looking back with nostalgia to that glorious few days of Spring a week ago.

Prague to Paris

Tomorrow, I pack the telescope away for a month and embark on a European River Cruise. We fly from Sydney, Australia to Prague for 3 days – then travel down to Budapest boarding the River Cruise boat for 15 days through to Amsterdam. Along the river we stop at Vienna, Durnstein-Melk, Linz-Passau, Regensberg, Nuremberg, Bamberg, … More Prague to Paris