The view around Warran Glen, Warrandyte

It’s been a busy week but what else is new?  Sometimes, I wonder if life will ever slow down but as was the message this weekend, “It’s all about enjoying the trip because in actuality the destination is a moving target.   You think that when I get to this stage, then I’ll be happy.  Or you think that when I’ll be less busy, then I’ll have time to do what’s really important.  But really when we get there, there is always something else. So just enjoy the journey.  The road trip is part of the fun of it :).”  Selah.

Anyhow, as mentioned on the sidebar –> I’ve decided to try a new routine of:

  1. Review
  2. Recipe
  3. Photography

We’re onto the photography run of this blogging wheel so here is Part 2 of my ode to Warran Glen (see Part 1 here), that lovely place down in Warrandyte :).

I took way too many photos and had to cut many out of this set, so I decided to go with the Gallery format again.  It put me in a good mood when I reviewed them before so hope they bring a smile to your face too :).

Hope you had a lovely weekend and have a great start to a new week :).

♥ Ames

Photography: That weekend in Coolum, QLD

Hi all :).  Been getting things sorted after returning from an amazing national campus leaders summit up at Coolum, QLD.  It was a weekend I will never forget, gleaning wisdom from past decades of campus ministries and catching a vision for the future… more thoughts on that will be added here.

Well before I share a few nature shots from the weekend, a big shout-out needs to be given to the fantastic cooks at Luther Heights Youth Camp!  I’ve been to my fair share of camps over the years as have many of people I attended the summit with and it was unanimous that the kitchen team at Luther Heights made the best camp food that we’ve ever tasted!  Here’s a sample of what they cooked up:

Clockwise: Lasagne, Nachos, Schnitzel, Beef Burger… so good!
Scrumptious Apple Crumble!

If you are after a lovely location with good camp food in Qld, look up Luther Heights!

Alright, so unfortunately for us the weather was not the greatest with 2/3 days looking like this:

foggy and humid… not a nice combination.

But we had a chance to check out a local beach…

very rocky…
the view from a higher vantage point :)

Some interesting greenery on the way back to the camp site…

From someone’s garden – a bit blurry (taken on the phone camera)
I call them water jewels :)

On our last day, the sun finally came out!

Blue skies at last!

We caught some sun flare…

<3 <3

Saw a boat… (is this called a tug boat?)

Was impressed by the innovation…

no sandy taps… because there are no taps!

And I got distracted by the sky on the drive to the airport…

A masterpiece
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. – Psalm 19:1

Hope the high schoolers are having a great first week back and the uni kids are enjoying the last week of freedom!

Also before I forget, the winner of the 1st blog-o-birthday giveaway is… Choc Chip Uru!! *throws confetti*


Shall be in contact to send out your little thank-you present :) Thanks to everyone else who entered for your ongoing support!

Will be back soon with a foodie post soon ;).

♥ Ames

Photography: dew drops

After two weeks of full-time work, I’m knackered.  Probably hasn’t helped that I’ve been going out every night for the past week lol.  Sometimes, you gotta just take a night off and do nothing.  Or perhaps do all the things you’ve been putting off i.e. dishes and laundry.  It’s also been a while since I’ve downloaded photos from my camera to edit and display.  With the onset of exams, I slowly fell off my Project365 wagon and for some reason can’t get back into the swing of things *sigh*.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share some photos that I took one morning a few weeks ago.  Back then, I was enthusiastic about finding a shot for the #photoadayJune challenge – “close-up” was the prompt so I chose dew drops to be my subject.  Here they are unedited (mostly because I can’t be bothered) so please excuse some of the ‘out of focus-ness’…

Also trying out the Gallery feature for the first time… thoughts?

Have a restful weekend everyone :).

♥ Ames

Showcase of GC

I’ve already posted some of these on the other blog and on Facebook, but I’ve just had another look at some of the shots I took in Gold Coast and I just really like them ^^.  So here are some as I cook up some food posts:

Fluffy clouds! Just want to bounce on them!
some really interesting architecture
some unusual flowers I've never seen before...
The gorgeous view from SkyDeck, 77 floors up
Surfers Paradise
Caught some of the sculptures from the International Sand Sculpture Championships!
sandy toes :)
my all-time favourite shot <3
my love for the sky is revived...

Probably will have a foodie post up after Easter but I intend to write some thoughts about Easter on the other blog :).  Take care, lovelies and may you discover and celebrate the true meaning of Easter!

♥ Ames