All posts tagged: nature

TT – Free & Easy eDition

Another free and easy challenge for today’s Texture Tuesday, with Kim Klassen. A few more photo’s of natures beauty of Camellia’s. They truly are magical! Original photo –Twistedvines + kkzuzu + focal black & white + glow + light adjustment (Picasa 3) Have a great day everyone, Yvette…x ‘No duty is more urgent, than returning thanks’ –Saint Ambrose Linking to  Mosaic Monday & Texture Tuesday

TT – Natural eDition

I have to say, I’m enjoying the holidays…spending time with family, friends and enjoying my e-courses.In between not so nice Winter weather, rain and fog, I sneaked in a few photos on the natural charm of nature. Colours and textures that were around me and really taking the time to soak in the beauty of the outdoors. These camellia’s are just beautiful. Although it’s been cold, I have to admit I’ve enjoyed the time sitting in front of the fire reading The Fifty Shades Trilogy…say no more! Linking to Texture Tuesday: Kim Klassen Have a wonderful week everyone. Yvette…x

Bay of Fires, Bingalong Bay

Catching a couple of iron birds last weekend, my destination was Bingalong Bay, a region on the north east coast of Tasmania.The Bay of Fires is world renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty, intense colours and dramatic luminous light. The coast line is an area of sun drenched beaches and is broken by famous orange lichen covered granite rock formations. And a walk at sunset, it was discovered these lichen covered rocks turn a bright flashy red. Incredible to witness and one of natures truly magnificent magical moments. (Please note) The above photos have no colour enhancement. Read on to discover more of this beautiful natural escape.

White eDition

I thought I would have found a little more time this week to do the things I love…but here I am and it’s Friday tomorrow. This weeks Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen was to use one of Kims fabulous textures and the image to centre around the colour White…White, my favourite colour, light, purity, clean crisp white. Some weeks ago,(actually, the truth maybe now a month ago) I was visiting a place so dear to my heart a beautiful place where friends have gathered, laughed and cried. A place where I find refuge amongst the Australian eucalypts and cool soft nightly breezes. Awaken to the king of roosters and hear the symphonies of birds, and the cry of peacocks.Yes, that cry of peacocks…a bevy of peacocks. They are beautiful, but oh!, such a piercing loud call.                                   Photo Recipe: Original photo Yvettes Twistedvines + kim klassens textures:  kkawaken + kkorganic + adjustments of light and shadow. This beautiful white …

Embrace eDition

              Don’t fear change – embrace it.                                            Anthony J. D’Angelo Busy Bee Macro Photo Twistedvines + Embrace Texture by Kim Klassen We all fear the unknown, we all have our routines. And wouldn’t it be a boring place if we knew everything that was going to happen to us. How do we stay focused on the many wonderful things we have and then have lost. Gone, in a moment. Another moment gone by – lost in the past. What happened in that moment – I had control of my life, and can only do what I feel right to do in each moment. Our approaches to moments in time become our life. Can that next moment be an empty space, or maybe we should just   e m b r a c e  it as its own mystical place. How many times have you thought of something new, a new idea, heard a new voice and grasped that moment, that thrill or spark to reach for the unknown and embrace the moment. Our past experiences …

12 Days of Textures

How exciting is this! Another couple of days, actually 12 days of new textures, and a lot more learning and creating with Kim Klassen. Today’s texture KK’lilly’ is lightly dabbled with music notes…I used this image also in a post here, and wanted to create something new with it…I loved the black and white image, and the subtle glow point hinting of the vibrant orange persimmons. The harshness of the freezing snow creates for me a ‘wonder in awe’ emotion…natures way of preserving goodness. Have a great day, Yvette…x

Natures Splendor

Do we ever get the time to sit still and relax? Do the things we love, find the time for comfort and happiness…I always seem to return behind the camera and capture the moment, the mood and the feeling of the day,somehow reflecting  the inner me. Find the time to look at nature and all her splendor! Yvette…x


I’ve just spent four wonderful days relaxing with Silvano and friends in the mountains, on the Italian – Austrian border. A great getaway, staying in a Wellness Centre, spa’s, sauna’s, fine dining, visiting local spots and relaxing. The mountains are just beautiful this time of the year, and we had great weather to travel around sightseeing. I hope you can enjoy with me through this visual impact a few minutes of the serene atmosphere I felt during the last couple of days. Truly a magical atmosphere through the beauty with nature.