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Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

Every Friday, the fine folk over at The Daily Post issue a weekly photo challenge. This weeks challenge is Together. 

This should be a simple challenge for most of you – find a picture of people or things which are together in your picture. Share a picture that means TOGETHER to you! 

This photo was taken very late one night after a birthday party. Joe and I were cuddling in the hallway of a friend’s house, sleepily sharing space and time. It’s common for us to steal moments of intimacy like this – we tend to do it several times a day. This tactile interaction is essential for both of us, and although society frowns on such open displays of affection, we chose to ignore such dogma.

On this occasion, unknown to us, a friend had picked up a camera and had clicked off a few photos. We fell in love with this photo the instant we saw it. Its become to be our “couples” photo. Joe uses it as his Facebook profile picture, and I had it mounted on a piece of wood for our 5th anniversary last December. To us, its our symbol of us – together.

For my regular readers, the photo on my environmental blog The Environmental Rhi-Source is different from the post here! It’s quite a special story and photo and I hope you will enjoy it.


Posted by on April 28, 2012 in Weekly Photo Challenge


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

Every Friday, the fine folk over at The Daily Post issue a weekly photo challenge. This weeks challenge is Two Subjects. In their post, they suggest this “theme” is more of a composition challenge”. This is my entry.

There are actually several things in my post, but the two I wanted to talk about was my garden and my cat.

My Garden

My “garden” (as much as it is) is a collection of reused polystyrene (broccoli) boxes placed on our north facing balcony. We live in a small flat (aka apartment or unit depending on your prospective of the world) in a medium size regional centre. Our home is situated on a busy road, and as such, I have very little to no room for a garden. This is my alternative which happily substitutes our diet with quality fresh produce. I will actually be posting a whole post about my garden in a few days time, so I wont elaborate much more on it today 🙂

My Cat

I adore my kitty. Her name is Zoe, but she is more use to her unofficial names of kitty and precious. We got her as a 7 month old from a no kill rescue organisation. She was the oldest kitty there and as she wasn’t a cute playful kitten any more, was always being over looked. She was also shy and nervous which may not have helped her case much. But for whatever reason, on the day of our visit, she decided to jump into my lap and purr. The rest, as they say, is history. We rescued her from “the kitty orphanage”, and she has become a very important member of our family.

She is de-sexed and will never be bred from – we do not want to contribute to the worlds pet overpopulation issues. What struck us about our visit to “the kitty orphanage” that day is how many kittens there were. How many hundreds of kittens went through the doors of that place while our kitty was looking for a home? How many have since produced more unwanted kittens? How many will end up feral or euthanased?

She sees the outside world through windows and from our balcony when I do my daily gardening. Every day, she watches the birds from the windows, making her excited little chattering. I know if she were to get out of the house, she would kill wildlife. For this reason, she is a strictly inside cat. Pet ownership is about responsibility, not to just feed and vaccinate your pet, but also to ensure that it does not leave a massive carbon footprint.


Posted by on April 16, 2012 in Weekly Photo Challenge


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