100 Days Project

Robyn: Things that bring me happiness

I have never though of myself as a creative person but I have been inspired by my sister who is doing this for the 2nd year, so thank you sis.

My project is about taking a photo everyday of something that makes me smile and brings me happiness. I won't plan in advance what it will be, I will simply photograph whatever it is I notice on the day that makes me feel good. I want to do this to get into the habit of appreciating all the good things in life on a daily basis.

This project is also about learning how to use my camera and all the settings. I don't know much about photography but I really love it ever since I was given a camera last year. I work well with deadlines rather than left to my own devices, so it will be a good way to get the motivation to push myself to learn about photography and use something other than the programmed setting. I want to try taking different types of photos and to learn about what makes a photo look good.

Day 24:

A Picnic with a Magpie

Today we spent the day out by the lake enjoying a picnic in the sun. It was pretty wet still from all the rain we've had lately, but amongst all the mud puddles and wet grass we came across a small semi circle of concrete steps. Perfect for Lili to crawl all over and entertain herself while we laid back and enjoyed the sun and some food. (after we left we saw a placque and aparently it was an amba theatre, I think that's how you spell it.).

We saw so many birds today, from several types of parrots, to swans, these lovely black ducks, and even pukeko's. But my favourites are the magpies. We have a lot of them here and I love their song and the way they cunningly watch what you are doing. They have such character. So I really enjoyed finally being able to get up and close with a pair today and was stoked to get this photo. I love it.