NicolMcNicolSometimes a fascinating area to explore. Yesterday I took a break from building my new shed and went for a drive to get some camera time in. I ended my drive at a place called Memerambi and its small country grave yard. Grave yards give us untold stories. There must be a fascinating story behind Nicol McNicol born Dalhousie Canada and his wife Jane born in the State of New York USA. What brought a couple such as them to a little farming community in Qld Australia….watch this space!

FirstBlossomsBlossoms are an English indie pop band from Stockport, Greater Manchester. Formed in 2013, the band consists of Tom Ogden (vocals, guitar), Charlie Salt (bass, backing vocals), Josh Dewhurst (lead guitar), Joe Donovan (drums) and Myles Kellock (keyboards). They were on the BBC’s Sound Of new music list for 2016 where they finished in fourth place. It was commented by the band and several other people that they were one of only two guitar bands on the list, alongside Rat Boy.

http://www.blossomsband.co.uk/

FriendsWe have just finished hosting a Japanese exchange student. While it has been a busy time, it was an absolute joy to have two so well behaved teenage ladies in the house (I am getting soft in my age). Needless to say our daughter has made a new life friend…..

The photo – shot in RAW; converted to B&W using Silver FX Pro; applied a white vignette and then a canvas filter for some texture.

DarknessThe branches holding sway in a heavy wind that smelled of rain. I have tried breaking through the thatch of branches and leaves blocking most of the sun. This day was darkening. In the distance, I see the massive fortress that is Death’s, and see the Lake of Souls floating in angel memories among the clouds. I see the birds but cannot see through the jungle of darkness to where light might be.