Saturday 17th March 2018

Finding This Place.178/365.

Finding This Place. 178/365.

I was determined to photograph sunrise during the week at a local beach. Despite getting up at 5.20 and to the beach in the dark, the sun decided to rise behind the clouds. Boo!

On the way back along the drive home on the scenic drive I took a look at was a beautiful and mystical misty morning here and so glad I stopped.









The place is near MacMasters Beach on NSW Central Coast and is called Cockrone Lagoon Wetlands.

Do you find that sometimes a photo shoot can turn out better than you thought?

Denyse xx


Winter Starts.154/365.

Winter Starts. 154/365.

I drove along Brisbane Water Drive on 1 June 2015 and the howling wind did not deter me from taking some pics!

Joining Trish and all at Aussie Wordless Wednesday…I do believe it’s a tad cool where you are too!

My Little Drummer Boys











How is Winter where you are?

Denyse xx




Home. At Last. 128/365.

Home. At Last. 128/365.

I’ve taken a while to become accustomed to saying where I live now.

I was a Sydney-based person  1978 – January 2015,  and grew up there aged 10 to 20, 1959-1969

So, it is taking time for me to find this ‘home’ again.

I used to think it was because it’s not ‘our place’ as we are renting.

Today as I drove down Woy Woy Road I decided to stop at the lookout.

Here I decided is

H O M E.


We drive over the Rip Bridge to home at Empire Bay…through the scenes to the left.



Central Coast Panorama


Whilst Empire Bay not seen here…it is ‘just around to the left on the far side



Windy selfie with Red Xtrail…my lovely vehicle!

So, where do you call ‘home’?

Denyse xx





In One Week. 120/365.

In One Week. 120/365.

Reflections from me. This time last week we were still without power, internet, landline phone and had no idea when we would be ‘back to normal.’

  • I thought I would never get over losing all of the cooked meals and frozen food being destroyed in the loss of power for more around 68 hours.
  • I had never seen a supermarket completely bereft of any fresh, cold or frozen foods because of the massive power outages in the region.
  • My eyes are constantly distracted when I am a passenger in our car, looking at the destruction of nature that occurred on every street, along every path and almost at or near ever house.
  • The local primary school was non-operational for 6 school days. Unheard of in recent years in a closely settled and populous area.
  • That there were and remain many opportunities for us to become better acquainted with our new neighbours and under difficult circumstance.
  • How much I rely on internet access for my life? A lot!

Some scenes for this ‘one week’ post.

So far this week, after throwing out all the meals I have shopped and begun making new freezer meals. The school has returned to ‘operational’ status as of yesterday. The internet (ADSL) is back but not the home phone. We got electricity back a week ago tomorrow morning. The weather continues to ‘misbehave’ and send us more rain.

But we are fortunate. We have each other, our health and shelter.

Denyse xx

Rewinding on the weekend…here:


Central Coast N.S.W.119/365.

Central Coast N.S.W.119/365.

When we decided to re-locate to the Central Coast of N.S.W. we could not have predicted so much beauty within our surrounds. It is truly a privilege to see.

Here’s some of my photos for this week’s Aussie Wordless Wednesday.

gentle waters...

gentle waters…


from the water


some people having fun


keeping watch


looking back to pittwater and killcare beach


macmasters beach

Do you know the Central Coast of N.S.W.?

Denyse xx


Joining with Trish here… thanks for hosting.
My Little Drummer Boys



Do You Look Up? 59/365.

Do You Look Up? 59/365.

I imagine you do, because if you did not you might miss something.

Too often, I think, we can look down, or be enclosed in a small space not growing or going beyond this and we miss out!

Today I looked up and saw the most amazing sky.The clouds’ patterns were very indicative of weather change – even though I know little about such things.

To get the best shots, I drove UP to Killcare Heights and took these shots from Marie Byles Lookout. I looked out and up!











What does the sky look like where you are right now?

Denyse xx


Ride The Wild Surf! 53/365.

Ride The Wild Surf! 53/365.

In my teen years I loved to go to North Steyne Beach (the middle beach along the Manly Beach strip) and meet with my friends and surf. I am not a surf board rider but I am a body board rider…and still am …but am yet to try the surf here since moving the the Central Coast as I have aged about 2 decades since I last used my bodyboard AND we have had weather extremes along the coast.

Today there was a break in the wild wet weather and I went to Avoca Beach when I saw a blue patch in the sky after a grey start to the day. My hunch to always have one of my cameras in my car proved to be right and away I went to capture….

The Wild Surf (and the riders of those waves!)

Do you surf? Did you ever?

Tell me! Denyse xx







Surf. 19/365.

Surf. 19/365.

Growing up by the beach meant a surf each weekend and sometimes after school.

A body surf and enjoying the waves.

Mind you, I am always respectful of the surf having been dumped a few times and as a kid I was bitten by the dreaded bluebottles.

I’ve yearned to be back by the beach again for years.

Now we are renting close to the beach I am relishing the chance to walk in the  water, get splashed and even go in!

On Sunday evening I went to Killcare Beach, which is a bit rough and rippy for me, and had great fun taking some pics, getting a bit splashed and breathing the salty sea air.


Do you love the surf? Are you a ‘beach’ person?

Denyse xx