What Makes You Smile?

Exploring my neighbourhood with my camera.

With Covid restrictions this year many Australians have missed their usual overseas trips. We are a travelling nation and frequent flyers. But 2020 and Covid-19 put a stop to that.

The silver lining in these travel restriction has been getting to know our own backyard. I have lived in this area for over 20 years, and today was the first time I actually crossed this walking bridge at Como.

I took my digital camera, first time this year , and took a few snaps. With everything going on around me I had forgotten how much I enjoy just getting out there seeing the world with new eyes. That’s what I love about photography. Seeing the details around us. The things we are too busy to sometimes notice.

Then to finish my photo outing having lunch with a good friend overlooking the water was just the icing on the cake.

Stay safe where ever you are, and don’t forget to keep finding reasons to smile.


  1. Beautiful and serene. Congratulations on becoming a new grandma soon , and congratulations to your daughter and her husband . Truly a joyful and wonderful blessing and event. In California, we are more lax now with restrictions as we are orange tier , people are also forgetting. Health workers on the other hand are seeing the beginning of the Fall surge. Eyes & focus are mostly on the Nov. elections. Voting has never been more important & significant if people want change to happen. Take care and have a wonderful weekend.

    1. Thank you for your kind words.
      Yes, we saw a surge here in our winter too, but spring now for us. It does mean people relax more, on our beaches and with backyard bbq’s. But at least outdoors is safer, and fresh air/sunshine so good for mental health.
      Glad to hear things are improving in CA. May it continue to be managable, and may the election result bring peace, harmony and a better America where all humans are valued.
      Have a wonderful day, love your family deeply and keep smiling.

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