February – Behind the scenes…

This is my second month returning to take a look at the month that has just passed with ‘Behind the Scenes’..and once again, I’m joining Cardinal Guzman’s The Changing Seasons as well..

The Changing Seasons – February 2016

Ok Max – here goes February! ..and by the way, the vodka bottle image was mine (see below) 😉

This month has been another ‘mostly staying close to home base’ kind of month, so here is my offering of the same crepe myrtle tree for The Changing Seasons..

LR Preset Creamtone RobynGosby 2016

I’m also going to include a link to the Daily Post as the seasons are thankfully and literally changing. An extremely welcome reprieve.

Early Morning RobynGosby 2016

February – Behind the Scenes

Here’s what I’ve been finding behind the scenes..

Outdoors and the back yard.. ‘the ordinary’

Studies.. a closer look..

Lore and Debi – thank you for your comments on my seed pod. It’s a Jacaranda tree, seed pod Lore… I saw a crocodile 😉

Playing games..

These doggies would play for many hours in the day.. This was this morning’s fun and I know we’ll be out again!

Challenges..

Another iteration for the One Four.. I’ve had fun with this ‘still’ image this month… more to come tomorrow 🙂

More One Four Feb fun RobynGosby 2016

I’m doing a 100x challenge on Flickr too. My choice was to share Monochrome images for the year, following the set themes..  These are my choices for this month..

Post editing article… for Dynamic Range magazine.. You can read more about the magazine at Leanne’s site.

A small contribution from me this month sharing my post editing process for this realistic version of my tea rose image…

Valentine bokeh fun!

Valentines Bokeh3 RobynGosby 2016

..and lastly I’m going to share another quotation from my desk calendar..
spoken in ‘old words’.. but beautiful words, all the same… it’s good to take notice of the ordinary!

“The incredible gift of the ordinary! Glory comes streaming from the table of daily life.” Macrina Wiederkehr

..and WOW! Such a lot to say for this month… If you got this far, then my many thanks for reading and being interested. Tomorrow is the last day of February (AU).. let’s make March a good one!!

January – Behind the scenes…

This month I decided to get back to reviewing the months as they go with ‘Behind the Scenes’..and I’m also joining in with Cardinal Guzman’s The Changing Seasons this year 🙂 I think they fit… so I’m going to start my post with…

The Changing Seasons – January 2016

Max has asked us to share one or more images to describe our month.

My January – this summer has been very hot and stormy / steamy here in Australia (I’ve been staying closer to the coast) and it hasn’t really been outside kind of weather – actually it’s been fairly unbearable, except for early in the mornings and very late in the evenings.. and the occasional day in between. Summer changes each year – it’s always hot of course, but one thing is a constant – and that is the beautiful Crepe Myrtle tree out the front. I know I’ve posted other images of this tree recently, but it’s a favourite of mine and always makes me think of January! I know.. it’s not the beach, but it’s a constant.. except for when a workman trimmed it nearly all off – with a chainsaw!! 😉 That’s another story!

Very-busy-bee-RobynGosby-2016

January – Behind the Scenes

My last behind the scenes post was for August.  Ooops! Well let me try this again 🙂

It really has been inside weather, so I’ve been photographing whatever I can find.. here goes..

Whatever sits still for long enough..

Trees and afternoon light..

A happy old dog..

Chillin-RobynGosby-2016
Chillin’ at the end of the day..

… and beautiful everyday Magic!

These are absolutely my favourite finds! Such beautiful creations – I love it 🙂

I found a quote too that really made me stop and ponder..

‘What you are becoming is more important than what you are accomplishing.’

..and all of a sudden February is here!  Hope it’s great month for us all.