Being inspired

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #115: Inspiration

Have a listen to a bit of Aussie music while you have a read

Inspiration. What inspires me? Who inspires me? The list of bloggers who inspire is far to long to list and I am afraid I would leave someone out which would be unforgivable. Probably if you are reading this YOU are an inspiration either with your wonderful photos (whose ideas I might steal every now and then) or incredible your poetry and words.

With what I do in the shed, my inspiration has to be my Grandfathers and Father who gave me the innate skills to use tools

This is the first shed I built to do stuff in.

Music has always been part of my life inspired by my Mother who played piano and encouraged me to pick up a guitar. I have lots of music and mostly always have music playing.

A few of my CD’s

Me in the foreground playing with my mate Steve at a dance I think

I still have that guitar in the above photo

Probably my early life in Scouts gave me a love of the Australian bush and our environment. I became part of the solution and still do my part to try and make our world a better place. Landcare is a wonderful way to help others.

An Australian poet Nan Whitcomb who wrote The Thoughts of Nanushka, inspired my poetry. My Mum saw her on TV and told me about her while shelling the peas in the kitchen when I got home from work.

Pick-a-Word 30 August

I am glad that Ann-Christine has prompted Paula to get back into the Pick a Word Challenge which is one of my favourite photo challenges. So let’s get started with this Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 Pick-a-Word

Here are the five words selected and my interpretation of the word prompts

Comfortable

Growing

Tangled

Crowded

Exuberant

Surprise

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

Walking around Dijon a few years ago imagine my surprise when I saw this.

and in Beaune

and in Kyogle

but the biggest surprise was for Benny. Sound asleep with his “dog” which he used to carry from place to place

and woken to find his photo being taken

Just a flower

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #101: One Single Flower

Yes just one flower. Do you think I could stop at one? This is a selection of flowers I have posted since 2013

Also Bren’s Photo For The Week – 70 – Floral

The road winds back to here

Lens-Artists Challenge #100 – The Long and Winding Road

A gallery of the roads that lead to my place. The first one has a Wedged-tailed Eagle heading down the road when I disturbed it having a meal one morning.

Just turn left and we’re home

Delicate colours

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #98: Delicate Colours

Sorry for the haphazard photos. Yes the block editor has me going grrrr……Adding multiple photos as individual photos will be the end of especially when it comes to my mo9nthly wrap-up. Oh well it will get easier and I will persevere. I might try to add a song

Pastimes

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #97 – Pastimes

Where to begin. Do I have more than one pastime? That is an easy one to answer, yes.

Did you know I like to photograph nature? Pop “nature” into the search box on my page and maybe you’ll find a few pictures.

Did you know I like to get into the garden? Try garden and see what comes up.

Did you know I enjoy travelling? Travel in the search box may surprise.

Did you know I like cooking? If you search recipe, try one of mine.

Besides all of these, I really enjoy music. As a lot of my posts contain a song which I think is relevant to the theme of the post, a song could be included. A search will bring up too many posts to even think about. I listen to music while writing, cooking or mucking about with my photos. This is playing now

Here is few photos of my music gleaned from older posts
A few of my CD’s190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_cds
Part of my vinyl collection – 45’s and LP’s190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_vinyl
Lots of music magazines191122_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_stacked_music_magazines
as well as books190111_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_music_related_books
Yes I play guitar190910_blog_challenge_guitars_acoustic
One of my first guitars I bought with the money I earned working in a factory while still at school190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_splendor
The last guitar I bought190910_blog_challenge_guitars_electric_epiphone

Well there you go. That’s a bit about me and my pastimes