Our Lady of the Last Winter Morning

I have a passion for images of the Virgin Mary, with and without the Christ child. I am sure it has much to do with the untold hours I spent on my knees praying to various statues of her when I was a child. Of course my prayers were fervent, but I also spent aContinue reading “Our Lady of the Last Winter Morning”

Dream job

This was taken at a Buddhist Temple in Penang. Utterly delightful – the daydreaming Buddha and the young disciple spending his days bathing him. Very mind-clearing, calming. Something so pleasingly simple about it. Simple seems so very pleasing at the moment. Not that my life is all that complicated, but it occurs to me thatContinue reading “Dream job”

Are you brave enough for Smith Street?

I love Singapore. I’ve actually lost track of how many times I’ve been there, because whenever I go travelling in Asia or Europe, I make sure I have a couple of days stopover on the way or returning home.  There’s a camera shop in Chinatown run by an Indian named Roy – we always stopContinue reading “Are you brave enough for Smith Street?”

The Concrete Jungle

Echoes of those who came before… I spotted this frieze on an archway over the entrance to a building built in the 30s or 40s walking around lower Manhattan. There was a tonne of construction going on and the pedestrian walkway was eye level with the frieze – obscuring it with heavy fencing and otherContinue reading “The Concrete Jungle”

Panda Ponder

I really do wish this photo was better. My trip to China coincided with the purchase of my first digital SLR and I had everything set to Auto and pretty much hoped the photos would turn out well. We arrived in Chongqing, one of the largest cities in all of China after a blissful 3Continue reading “Panda Ponder”

Corny Planet Nelson

Was it only yesterday I said I liked outer space and liked putting things there in Photoshop – but they often looked dumb? OK – this is a reach, but I like this one! Apparently Nelson’s is huge in Malaysia and has been expanding world-wide, now with over 800 franchises in Australasia, Europe, Africa andContinue reading “Corny Planet Nelson”

The Scarlet Ibis

As soon as I saw this scarlet ibis I was reminded of the story by one-hit wonder James Hurst. 7th grade English class. Miss Davis. I remembered it as longer, more involved, but it couldn’t be more than 1000 words. I read it on line tonight as I was working on this. Apparently they areContinue reading “The Scarlet Ibis”

Fish Spa!

Step right up! You can’t try this at home – unless your home is in Thailand or Malaysia, though I hear the trend is spreading – I found this one in a mall in Kuala Lumpur – but there might be one the mall just down the road from you soon. Yes, I tried it,Continue reading “Fish Spa!”