Word of the Week Photo Challenge: Glitter


There is something truly magical about the sun glittering on an ocean. This was taken on the Gold Coast in Australia earlier this year.

Details of this weeks challenge can be found here

Word of the week photo challenge: Wood


I took this photo when I was on Norfolk Island, a tiny island in the southwest Pacific Ocean and north of New Zealand. Despite being 1400 kilometres from Australia, it is in fact a part of New South Wales but has it’s own government. It is closer to New Caledonia than Australia. It began settled life as a penal colony in the 1800’s. It is now a beautiful, peaceful island with absolutely stunning scenery.

I found this wooden boat beside a building in the main town of the island, Kingston.

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Word a week challenge: Light


I took this photo last weekend of the magnificent lightshow projected on to the Melbourne Town Hall.  There are 3 different scenes that last a total of around 10 minutes.  There were hundreds of people sitting on the footpath and even the road.  I thought a few people were going to get run over by the trams.

Every week on the A Word in your Ear blog, a weekly challenge is posted  We are invited to take a photo that relates to a particular word.  This weeks word is Light.

A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Flower (2)

I could post a thousand photos of flowers.  I love taking photos of them.  This is another one taken at the gardens the other day.  I think it’s a hippeastrum or amaryllis.  If you know for sure please let me know in the comments below.