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‘Tis the season…

…of purple trees (aka Jacaranda blooming season)!

I love how you never know they are there, until suddenly in early November, they all bloom at the same time. They dot nearly every street in my suburb, and under each one there’s a thick purple carpet. They look spectacular! BUT. They are notoriously hard to capture in a photo – they are usually obscured or tucked in tightly between other trees, or not very lush.

I noticed this one on my way to daycare dropoff, and I simply had to stop and take a picture. With an overcast sky and dead, orange grass underneath it looked absolutely glorious!

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Out and about

Aaaaaand we are out of lockdown here in Sydney (for over a week now!). First order of business was going to the beach, and so we did! Twice. On the same weekend! (yes, I’m very excited).

The weather was very windy, but sunny with blue skies and no clouds. The waves were spectacular as ever. We picked a quiet beach, because we’d still prefer to social distance, and we weren’t disappointed – not many people decided to brave the strong winds.

For us it was totally worth it – the kids were squealing with joy and totally in their element! And for once they were entertaining themselves 😉

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Around the hood

Spring is here! This is Australia, so it was never too far away, but for the last month or so the flowers started budding like crazy. Lots of magnolias, but also wild freesias, and tons more that I can’t even name. And the animals! I didn’t manage to capture any on camera, but I saw so many birds – cockatoos (obvs!), kookaburras (❤️), lorikeets, bush turkeys, plus rabbits and even a fox! 🦊 And that’s before I go for a walk to our little pocket of bushland (that’s what we call a native Australian forest). It’s totally green and lush and feels like you’re a million miles away, even though it’s 5 minutes (not a typo) from my house.

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iPhone Landscape

Rainy, with a chance of rainbow

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iPhone Landscape

Dee Why

Dee Why you ask? No idea 🙂 Sources point to a note made by an early explorer in his notebook, where he marked the spot as ‘Dy’.

Evening at the stunning Dee Why. It’s a beach a few kilometers north of Manly (one of the two iconic Sydney beaches). Frequented more by locals then tourists, it’s much smaller then Manly, but has some really nice features — two playgrounds for kids, a large grassy field perfect for picnics or games (pictured 😉 ), a bike path, golf course next door, ocean pool, cafes and restaurants, and last but not least amazing views all around.


This image was taken with iPhone X, edited in Lightroom CC, my new fave app ❤

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Sunset colors

Another couple of images taken with the iPhone X, and edited with mobile Lightroom App. These two are shaping up to be a powerful combo for photography on the go.

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iPhone

Evening at the beach

I always thought pictures taken with a phone, should only be viewed on a phone. These were taken with iPhone X, with no editing/filters. We’re getting there 🙂

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iPhone Travel

Long Reef Point

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iPhone Travel

Malmö

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Food iPhone Travel

The best kind of apple :)

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