The lure of 2 weeks with 2 doting grandparents on hand convinced me to make the 1000km car trip with 3 small children to my hometown. The fact I had a brand new Fuji X-T10 camera in hand and 2 weeks to play with said babysitters holding the fort Â was also enticing.
There is something so beautiful in the relationship between grandparents and their grandkids. Particularly in our family where my 3 are the only grandchildren and we only see Nana and Poppy a couple of times a year.
Lots of playing with the 35mm (50mm equivalent) f1.4 lens. The bokeh is so gorgeous and I have fallen in love with macro flora photography all over again. Images here are straight from camera, no post production.
In our house at the moment we are all a bit cranky. I think because it’s the last week of first term of Big School and new Kindy ANDÂ new childcare. They’re tired, I’m tired and we are all looking forward to our beach getaway over Easter.
However, with Leo at school today it’s a little less…. competitive. Â I just found these two best buddies reading to each other.
A simple morning like this is exactly what I love to photograph and it helps me to remember on the not-so-awesome-parenting days that some days are like this if you just slow down and look for it.
A few weekends ago my 5 year old asked if we could go to Mount Coot-tha. Â It was so lovely and vibrant after theÂ hot/wet/hot/wet weather we have had in Brisbane over the past few months.
It is a wonderful place for families. Â There is a children’s trail with a map and items to find and check off which my 3 loved. So many great natural learning opportunities as they explore the hidden glades and see the amazing array of plants and flowers, fronds and animals. We spotted some baby Brush Turkeys and a small snake!
Even with 3 small, energetic and FAST! little people in tow, I was able to capture these beauties. Â Looking at them took me back to my nature photography days where I could wander for hours in a National Park photographing the fauna and flora. Â Isn’t Mother Nature aÂ clever lady?
You can see a few moreÂ gorgeous cactus images I snapped on my iphone on my Instagram here
Where’s your favourite Brisbane hidden gem?
The first days home with a new baby are surreal, a beautiful hazy time don’t you think?
These images are so simple but the ritual is so precious and fleeting.
Look at this beautiful new family of three. They’re so natural and at ease with their brand new daughter.
Do you have photos of yourself or your babies in the sink? Isn’t it standard to pop them into the kitchen sink when they’re so small? I love it and I know there are a few of me as a bub in the 70’s sitting happily beside a draining board full of crockery!