Sunday, May 14, 2006

A Mothers' Day Gift

My Mothers' Day gift arrived late in the afternoon. I was relaxing and watching a DVD when Richard stuck his head through the doorway and barked, "Get your camera!" Never one to miss a photo opportunity, I rushed outside and began snapping madly.

I think this 'gift' was well worth waiting for, don't you?




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Some of these photos have been cropped a little - I was in such a hurry to capture everything before it disappeared that I didn't consider the content too much - but none of them have been colour enhanced.

It was on Mothers' Day last year that Richard gave me the camera. What better way to celebrate its first anniversary.

27 comments:

Calidore said...

Wow!!!!!!!! Those pictures just take my breath away.

Happy Mother's Day - I hope it was a good one.

Peggy said...

Think you got the perfect mothers day gift! breathtaking is right... lucky you!

Val said...

Alice, you did a superb job despite being rushed. My favorites are the ones with just the trees sillouetted against the sky. They'd make excellent wallpapers for the desktop.

Sometimes towards sunset at our bush block I remember to look to the east and am often rewarded with a view of the tops of trees seemingly set on fire with the sun - nice contrast to the lower branches in darkness. I don't think that would come out as nicely as the photos you've taken though.

shellyC said...

It must have been the same time that i yelled for Marcel to come outside as the light on the mountains was amazing!! The sunset was on the other side so we didn't really see it.

Marlene Depler said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing "Divine Art" from your side of the world. I'm glad that Richard gave you a camera for Mother's Day last year.

Marlene

Flossy said...

Looks like the perfect gift to me!
Beautiful photos, and I for one am glad you have that camera :)

Rahma said...

Thanks for posting the gorgeous sunset photos! Living on the other side of the planet in sunny CA. We never get sunsets like that! but we used to when we lived in New Mexico. I do miss a good sunset.
Rahma

ms*robyn said...

there is nothing like an australian sunset - we are so lucky! gorgeous, Alice!
I remember a sunset that I saw in Tasmania - just amazing, I will never forget it.
Hope you day was a good one xoxo

Zoey said...

Wow!
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, Alice.

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Spectacular!

Kerri said...

Spectacular seems an understatement! It's hard to find words to describe those beautiful colors. God's handiwork is amazing! I'm very pleased that Richard gave you the camera last Mother's Day. You've certainly made good use of it. You're a talented photographer Alice. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I spent my afternoon working in the garden...pure bliss!

Erica said...

they are just glorious!!

Cookie said...

Absolutely stunning !!!! What a glorious Mothers Day gift for you...both the camera and the pics.

Meow said...

Wow, what stunning photos. Those quick-quick moments always produce wonderful photos. Well done.
Hope your Mothers Day was wonderful.
Take care, Meow

judypatooote said...

Wow......You should frame a few.. they are professional looking....

Sharon K said...

The pictures are beautiful and you have put last years gift to wonderful use. In a way your gift is a gift to all of us. Thanks so much.........

Carol said...

I'm speechless by this beauty!

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What better way indeed. Absolutely stunning pictures Alice, quite spectacular. I hope you had a wonderful day. You probably know that we have our ‘Mothering Sunday’ (Mother’s Day) in March, this year it fell on 26th.

So pleased you enjoyed the local scenes I showed on my blog. I’m forever counting my blessings that, like you we have such beauty around us. Love Marion

Wendy A said...

Lovely. Happy Mother's Day Alice.

Sigrun said...

Wow, Alice,Indian summer! Great photos, realy!

Sigrun

Tammy said...

Words cannot decribe how happy I am today to find some of the cream of the crop blogs. I am new to the blog world and an empty nester and right now stuck inside because of a bout of bad weather here in Ohio USA so I have really enjoyed looking at your beautiful pictures. Thanks so much for sharing your life!

Sonia said...

What a gorgeous photos, Alice! Just stunning! Well done!

Kali said...

Hi there dear friend ~ I'm glad I've finally visited, because the beauty on your blog is so inspiring. Thanks for making me smile.

PEA said...

It's always such a pleasure to see pictures from another country, especially one so far away from mine here in Canada:-) The pictures are truly breathtaking and I'm so happy I checked out your blog via Kentucky Gal's links!! I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts and you can bet I'll be visiting again and again:-)

roybe said...

alice these are terrific shots. photos of sunsets and sunrises are amongst my favourites, well done

roybe said...

Alice could you post these on flickr please there's a couple I'd like to add as favourites

Sandy said...

Very beautiful indeed! I am glad you enjoyed your Mothers Day:).