Thursday, 14 August 2008

Unexpected...

I've been spending time with family the last few weeks, with an unexpected visit to Melbourne for 2 weeks. It's been a sad and emotionally draining time for me with the loss of a much loved family member and have of course not felt like blogging.
Melbourne is and has always been a favourite for me - their old buildings amaze me and I love the scenery...but I don't like the COLD! I managed to take a few photos while down there and have come to the conclusion that although my heart wasn't in it....even if it was I don't think I could be a photographer in melbourne...I shiver and my teeth chatter too much in the cold and no VR lense is going to help with that kinda blur!!! I tried extra coats but it didn't really help.

My husband and the kids drove down about a week after I left to be with me... so I got some shots of them with their cousins...

Layne & Rylie are only a month apart...and Indianna and Jake...well they may be 5 yrs apart in age but I don't think there is an age on MISCHIEF!!


Please don't ask...I don't have an answer for this...she just came out like it...


Indi's tongue never stops wagging and those eyes are always bright with mischief...she provided us with a few good laughs!


I love these cherry blossom trees - and Melbourne is full of them...
We drove back last Sunday and got caught in a snow storm...yes...in...australia....my husband was a little beside himself with excitement, because growing up in Europe he was used to this kinda thing...but he acted like it was a miracle in Australia...ok so it doesn't happen often and NEVER in Sydney BUT it does happen...but it was the first time our kids had seen snow, they were SOOOO excited. We stopped to let them play in it for a little while but daddy wouldn't let them play for long as he was concerned about how bad it would get and how much of it we had to get through - none of us wanted to be stuck on a closed road in a snow storm....




so we kept going...it probably took us about 2 hours to get through to the other side of it which was about an hour south of sydney...and then it was completely the opposite - no cloud and all sunshine...two extremes!

6 comments:

Mel~B said...

I'm thinking of you Sal. Feel free to drop in anytime if you feel like getting out!

I can't believe the snow storm! I remember you telling me about it but I never imagined it would be that snowy!! Looks like fun!

ALYN said...

We've missed you. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray you may receive peace and comfort.

Here in Georgia, not so much snow. Some of my daughters classmates don't seem to believe that they've seen snow. (Missouri had plenty.) One year, the first snow we saw was visiting Arizona in November. Gotta love random snow events!

The pictures are beautiful, again!

ash_w said...

Hey Sal, I just thought I would drop you a quick line and say that I want to express that my thoughts and prays are still with you at this sad time.
It was also great catching up for such a quick time over last weekend. Hopefully we will be able to catch up again soon.

The pictures look fantastic... You do such a good job with it...
Anyway Spencer is crying at my feet.
Love you heaps Ash

NicholegCrosbie said...

Sorry again about this time of such up and down! Your pics however never disappoint, i don't care how cold you were they still look great esp the last ones!

Sarah Tilley said...

sorry to hear about your loss. i'm really horrible at offering condolences, but please know i pray for your peace and comfort.

remember your first face-plant in snow? i do. >:D

love ya!

hot garlic said...

Hey Sals, thanks for touching base! We are ready when you are, but understand if you are not up for it for a bit. Let's be in touch. Heart!