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Three major events occurred for me last year (2010), all in the space of about 2 weeks. I turned 50. The following day I got married. Two weeks later, my oldest daughter became pregnant with her first child and my first grandchild.

Most middle-aged people will tell you that in their minds, they still feel 20 something. It's the same for me.

Wasn't it only yesterday that I was planning a night out with guys from the surf club? That gorgeous new perm. Flaired, cuffed denims and the red t-shirt with the off-the-shoulder frill. Corked platform wedgies. **sigh**

Suddenly I'm looking in the mirror and wondering how 30 years can flash by so damned quickly!

So here I am in cyberspace, sharing my genuine shock and horror with anyone who'll listen and maybe I'll even meet some other over 50s who find themselves in the same predicament!

Welcome to my dilemna!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Challenging Challenge

"A photo taken in my front or back yard"

Andrew thought he was giving us an easy challenge this month, but really, is any challenge easy??  

When you are competitive and you want to do something special and different that stands out from everyone else, every challenge is tough!

This afternoon, in the warm afternoon light, I took 47 photos of various things in our yard - both front and back.

I looked at each photo on the computer screen and one by one, deleted 46 of them.  

Here is the 47th ...

... but I am far from happy with it.

I have one more idea that I'm going to try this weekend.  I've got til Monday.

Adoring Husband is struggling for ideas too, so I am not alone.

Vegan Chickie emailed me this lovely photo of Chicklet in her new overalls today.

It's an amazing photo.  Chicklet is very photogenic, like her parents, both of whom take a great photo.

Just look at those beautiful eyes :o)

I get to spend a few hours with Vegan Chickie and Chicklet tomorrow.  I'm a bit excited.  Camera will be in hand of course, although I can't seem to capture Chicklet in a photo the way her Mum can.  

While I'm with them, Adoring Husband will be submitting my photos for the Burrum District Garden Club Photographic Competition.  The theme is 'Around The Garden'. 

I've submitted 'Avocado Flower', 'Pink Petunia', 'Bee Happy', 'Waiting Spider' and 'Confucius Frog'.  

I've posted all of those photos here, over recent months.

I won this competition last year, unexpectedly.  I don't expect to win it this year, but I might come a place!  Fingers crossed.

We are also entering our front garden in the garden competition.

Adoring Husband has selected three of the categories to enter:
  1. New Garden established less than three years.
  2. Frontal Effect, which is judged from the opposite side of the street.
  3. 'My own favourite garden feature'
Adoring Husband has put a lot of back breaking work into our front garden and it looks pretty special, so I think we are in with a good chance of taking a prize this year.

It's all happening!   But now that we have that sorted, it's time to focus on the challenging challenge.

Nite all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a GREAT photo for the comp.

It is very original and what is there not to be
happy about?? ggma