Exploring the beach

I recently spent the weekend in a little cabin up at Diamond Beach. Waking up near the water with salt air swishing through the old curtains was such a treat. We spent three days clacking around on the linoleum in our thongs so our feet didn’t get black on the bottom. We read books, went for little walks, played Scrabble and grazed on delicious lovingly-made food with my mum’s incredible slices as the cherry on top.

Little H got to do plenty of swimming which she absolutely loved and I got to take some moments to myself while the bub spent time with family. 

In the mornings sunshine would gently light up our verandah with warm pools of yellow-white. Flowers and foliage adorned most of the little cabins and houses around about and the light-play was lovely at the beginning and end of the day.

At dusk we walked along the beautiful beach and I took photos as the sun shot its last rays across the sand. The light made the sand glitter. It cast long shadows behind anything tall enough to stand in its path. And while it lingered I ran along in stops and starts discovering little details with my camera. I miss the beach. We used to live a lot closer when I was young. So for me, the textures, sounds and sights of the coast are full of nostalgia. For the little one, they’re exciting and new. I love that. Nature has this constant presence that defies aging, renewing itself every second. Always old, always new.

From my iPhone: winter snapshots

We’ve been on a mini break in the last week so I thought it would be nice to just pop up some snapshots today instead of a full-length post.

Winter in Sydney is so beautiful – some days the sky looks like summer! We’ve enjoyed tasty brekkies on chilly mornings and sunny walks when we could. I also have been in awe of the exquisite clouds we get some days and the eery dark strands they weave across the setting sun. My train rides home are often the highlight of my day.

Here are some photos I’ve taken on my phone these last few weeks.

brekky clouds sun leaves puddle sky smoothie sunset tracks train sky walkway water