Daily Prompt: Beloved

Todays prompt is for “Holidays past”, but for photographers, poets and artists, “Beloved”. So I’m sharing this picture of our beloved little Juniper – punnily “Adored”. She hasn’t reached her first Christmas yet (8 sleeps!), and when she does, she won’t care, so long as she gets her next feed and is comfortable. We look forward to the fun we can have with her in future holidays – paper chains, paper lanterns, dragging home the tree, mysterious packages, baking special cookies – all the things we liked best in our own “Holidays Past”.adored

Weekly Photography Challenge: Community


This weeks challenge topic is “community”. I decided to share some photos I took recently at our community Hall. There had been a show on the night before – the last of a run of five performances around the district of Ararat Theatre Company’s End of Year show. The next morning, ATC crew came back to dismantle their set, while the ever faithful Hall Committee members set to work putting away chairs and tables and cleaning up. Fortunately for the workers, there were leftovers from the Country Supper for our morning tea! The Hall, built by the community, for the community, has been a centre piece of the social life of our tiny “rural village” for almost one hundred years, and in February we will be celebrating our  Hall’s Centenary  ( more cream cakes!).