Photography: Monochrome Garden

It’s been a while since I picked up my camera and took some photos for my own leisure. It’s something I used to enjoy doing in my spare time and now something I hardly do at all. Yesterday as darkness crept over the midst of evening, I finally took the chance to go outside and shoot some snaps.

I wanted to capture the beauty and mystery that nature beholds, most evident when it gets dark. I loved the way the plants looked against the fence in my backyard – there was such a sinister look about them. It felt as though a giant disfigured silhouette could just appear any minute with its towering shadow.

There’s something so mystical about my garden at night, especially under the full moon, among the constant noises of crickets and rattling birds. Even the garden gnome looked ominous.

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Goodbye Autumn!

TODAY

marks the very first day of WINTER!

Wow, it startles me how quickly the year passes and already a new season is beginning. It seems like it was only yesterday when I was waiting for the New Year’s Eve fireworks, so eager and excited for a fresh start. And now it has officially become the halfway mark of twenty fifteen!

This afternoon I thought I might say my last goodbyes to Autumn and welcome a new cold month by strolling through my backyard and admiring nature through a lens. I was so surprised at how much the weather had changed in a couple of days. The leaves on the trees had changed colour to a bright green, and the ground was piled with twigs and leaves.

I’m so excited for Winter — for hot chocolates in front of the heater, snuggling up under a mountain of blankets, and for pretending I’m a dragon, breathing smoke from my mouth on chilly mornings!

Under the crystal clear blue sky and a sinking sun today, I captured some pictures of some things I found interesting. I even attempted to make a mini photoshoot with my dog Candy, who had to be bribed by treats to cooperate.

Here are some photos I took earlier this month…

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A day in the life

Hey there! 

Today I was walking home from school and was inspired by the wind and the trees and the blueness of the sky. I listened to the melodic tunes of little baby birds calling for their mothers as I carried my 10000kg school bag all the way home. It was a peaceful trip – one that made me decide to pick up my camera and take photos in my backyard. Here are some pics that I thought were worth showing you. 😀

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Today I also began making my first DIY project and I’m superrrr excited to post it for you all! I’m not going to spoil what it is, but here’s a hint: It’s sparkly and can store sparkly things. Stay tuned tomorrow for the big reveal and a tutorial on how to make it!

P.S. Would anyone be interested in becoming blog buddies? I’d love to meet you!

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day xx