January 26, 2009


The pav!, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

This is a photo of my mum's special pavlova. I 'commissioned' it for a special occassion over the recent Australia day weekend. Yes I know I'm a bit behind with this photo challenge. Anyway this is a desert Australians have called their own creation and it has become a cultural tradion. New Zealanders would argue that they were the first to create it and we 'Australians' stole it from them.

January 24, 2009


Penny or rose?, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

All my Nephew wanted for his 13th birthday was some chickens. My parents happily helped him with his dream and went shopping for chickens. My brother has been overheard saying that it will be Mum and Dads responsibility to be chook sitters when they want to go away. You see it is getting to be a bit of a problem. They have a dog, a cockatiel, 2 horses, rabbits and now chooks.

Penny or is this Rose looks quite happy and apparently is already laying eggs!

January 21, 2009


Rose, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

This beautiful standard rose has a very compact flower and is called (I think) Pierre de Ronsard. It is a 2 ft standard rose that stands just outside my front door. Taken again using a Canon Digital SLR camera.


Petunia, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

I was really pleased with the clarity of this photo of a double Petunia in my front garden. For this I used my daughters digital Canon SLR. Beautiful.


PetuniaPatch, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

The Petunia patch at the front of my home has struggled to form nice clumpy bushes. The flowers though and even the slight perfume have been nice.

January 19, 2009


Lighthouse, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

Every night when I drive home from work my little car takes me over the hill on the final leg of the journey and this is often what I see. (Weather permitting of course.) The Hallett Cove Lighthouse just visible in front of the beautiful blue of the ocean contrasts against the dry grass in the foreground. Some rain soon would be lovely.


Windmill in the city, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

Recently I was visiting my cousin at a caravan park in West Beach. When I looked up from the cabin they were staying in I could see this windmill blowing around at sunset and thought to myself that this was an unusual site so close to the city, so I took a photo!

January 16, 2009


Arson, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

I have lived in our suburb for the best part of 20 years and have always felt that it was rather like a big country town. You can go to the local shops and run into people that you know through sport or school and always find someone to have a chat too. 20 years ago it was a new area. Young married couples, who having bought a block of land, built their homes and had families. Now as those families have grown, something sinister seems to have started happening around us. Graffiti has become so common and vandalisim of cars etc., has increased. Just recently however the annoying anti social behaviour has become more dangerous. We now have someone amongst us starting fires. Not just grass fires anymore, but cars and now homes.

I surpose I'm not alone in wondering why anyone would enjoy creating such damage to another persons belongings. The mind boggles with the lack of empathy that these people have.

January 14, 2009


Flickr, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

On the 7th January I got a lovely surprise when my daughter bought these bright and beautiful flowers into the office for my birthday. Even after nearly a week, they are still looking fresh. Surprising after the recent heatwave in Adelaide.

January 13, 2009


Tools of the trade?, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

As a 21st teacher do we really need all of these tools? Has a teachers toolkit really changed at all since the PC lobbed into the school classroom? I don't think so.

January 11, 2009


Another beautiful day in Adelaide, so a few of us set of to the Mortar and Pestle Cafe around the corner from education.au. You can tell it is going to be hot tomorrow, as it was a bit steamy today!


Kite Flying, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

It was quite cool down at the beach this evening. This family took the opportunity to fly there kite which lifted easily into the air. I felt very relaxed sitting on the grass watching them.

January 10, 2009


Sunset at Hallett cove, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

What a great spot to live. Within a short distance from my home is Hallett Cove Beach. Most nights we could go down to see stunning sunsets such as these.

January 8, 2009


8/365, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

When planning for any professional development session I always seem to resort to pen and paper. Why I wonder? I could save the environment if I practiced what I preached and used tools such as bubble.us. There is something oddly comforting about turning the chair away from the computer for a while and writing down your thoughts. I'd be lost without my little 'red book!'


7/365, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

Occasionally in the office we feel very guilty about eating all the birthday cakes that are on offer plus the chocolates that are available for purchase, all to help a variety of charities (of course.) So some health conscience staff bring in fruit to share. These sultana grapes are an example of the delicious fruit we have on offer here at education.au.


6/365, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

A close up photo of an artificial flower. My Nokia seemed to distort the colours as the original flower was in red and yellow tones, however I thought it looked pretty.


Suzanne's plums, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

Taken with a Nokia 2110 camera phone, these home grown plums were snapped in a bowl. They resemble large cherries.


Leaves, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

These interesting plants are about 1 metre in height and seem to thrive on little attention. My kind of plants!


Ali's office fish, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

These little fish have kept us tranquil in an otherwise busy office! To keep them alive and happy Ali has plugged in a filter and a bubbler.


2, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

The Australian Schools Calendar has been published every year for the past 5 years. It highlights events of significance to Australian Schools including term dates, health related events and international and national days of signifcance.

This year the first 6 months has an Indigenous theme and the second half of the year has an Astronomy theme in recognition of the International Year of Reconciliation and Astronomy. Copies of the Calendar can be obtained by emailing edna. [www.edna.edu.au]


1/365, originally uploaded by lynley.clark.

My first photo. These are really the most beautiful exotic little orchids. Taken with my Nokia phone.

January 7, 2009

Today I begin

After a colleague of mine told me about this challenge, I thought I would give it a try. Today I have modified my Flickr account and signed up for a blog with Blogger. I had better get home now and start snapping some photos to see if the flickr email works!


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.