Nice to see you!

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!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Photo Challenge Complete

I have completed this month's photo challenge, which is themed 'Symmetry', and here is my entry ...

Now I have a new challenge through the Canon website 'EOS Inspires' and the brief only has one rule, and that is, that my photo must feature an umbrella.

I have until 8am on Monday, 28th November to complete the brief.

I've been slowly and silently pedalling all over town for the last couple of mornings.  Mostly in a daze, thinking about my friendships from the past and my lost friend, Di.

Every so often, something caught my eye, and I stopped to take a photo.

This morning I stopped in front of a white picket fence that had a single beautiful sunflower growing in front of it and took my long lens out to take a shot.  Suddenly a woman came running down the driveway yelling "What do you think you're doing?"

I replied "Oh I'm so sorry if I've disturbed you, but I just wanted a photo of your beautiful sunflower"

She looked down at the flower, said "Oh", turned around and walked back inside!

Single Sunflower
One of my flickr friends suggested that I print the photo out and put a copy of it in her letterbox ... spread the the love :o)  I like the way she thinks.

Lastly, for this post, I have my first Art Deco inspired photo, which I took while in Rockhampton last month.  The whole cottage was furnished vintage art deco style, so I took some shots on our last day.

Art Deco inspired vintage.
I still have a long way to go before the Exhibit next year, but at least this is a start ... that first step that is always a little difficult.

Next Wednesday will be my first visit to the Art Gallery where the exhibit will be held and The Artist will take me around town to check out some photographic opportunities.  There will be lunch and some important introductions as well.

Nervous, but excited!  Photo challenge complete, but more challenges ahead!

Nite all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The symmetry photo is amazing Rqqzy and should
win in my opinion. The other two photos of the
sunflower and fence and the art deco cupboard
could also have been entries in symmetry.

Anyway, congratulations!! It's a winner!