new front page

i’ve added a ‘static’ front page to welcome visitors to the wrapped in st marys blog

featured is the winning textile wrap made by st marys opshop, and a red cadillac

to see the new front page, click here

dramatic skies

here in oz it’s still winter, but a hint of spring is in the air

these photos were taken within about 15 minutes at around 4 pm one afternoon this week

in this one, i tried to capture the quality of light filtering through the branches of a large gum tree

the sky was amazing, with the sunlight and the clouds interracting and changing all the time

[photos – rita summers]

winter afternoon

such a beautiful day today … frost this morning, then sunshine and just a hint of spring in the air

visited our block after work this afternoon, and couldn’t resist taking these photos of a wonderful gum tree not far from where our house will be built

photo 1 (that’s mt elephant in the background) –

photo 2 (the cattle are on the neighbouring property) –

photo 3 –

[photographs are copyright to rita summers 2012]

photo competition

there’s still time to take some beautiful photo/s of the ‘valleys of adventure’ area and WIN

the theme is:

SEASONS IN THE VALLEYS

here’s an example to inspire you – frosty morning by janet drummond:

click here to find out more

or download an entry form below:

GET – Photo Competition 2012 Entry Form

unique flora

just to show you what ‘the bush’ is like around st marys – here’s a photo of some wildflowers in the bush section of our block of land near mt elephant –

there are also a lot of banksia trees growing there, which look quite strange to anyone used to the vegetation in the northern hemisphere (myself included) –

next time i go out there i’ll take some more photos, as spring is just around the corner

who knows what will be growing there next …