About this site

My daughter set up this site so I could write about the road trips my husband and I were going to do in our retirement. For one reason or another we haven’t done a lot of trips so I haven’t written anything for more than a year.

Rather than let the site go to waste, I’m going to use it to post photos of birds in my garden, the Darwin foreshore and surrounds; the orchids and other things I grow or grow by themselves; and anything else I think people might be interested in.

I also hope to use this site to help me get into the habit of writing, although I have no idea what I’ll write about yet.

About me

I’m Joyce, retired, in my sixties, born in Ireland, lived in England for five years before coming to Australia, married with two daughters and three grandchildren.


4 thoughts on “About this site

  1. Lovely site, Joyce! So good to get your hints on where to go in Australia. It’s on my bucket list of places to explore, so I’ll make sure to bookmark your site when it comes time to research some more. Thanks!

  2. Hello Joyce-
    Retirement certainly does take on its own character as we explore the years beyond our work life selves! Some of the things we planned happen, many unplanned events happen… it’s the monitoring and adjusting that excites me.

    I’m happy to see you want to use your blog to share your assignments in the 31Days…. photography class. I took that approach and have been quite pleased with the choice. My blog is becoming a place to note photo data, and my personal reflections about the assignments in a way that will be more useful to me long after the class is completed.

    I’ve been writing a short entry on the group Facebook page, and the paste the blog entry URL Here’s an example..

    looking forward to reading your post-

    • Thank you Jane. I really appreciate you taking the time to respond and your kind words of encouragement.
      You led the way using your blog and I could see the value in it, but I haven’t used mine since 2018 and it is taking a bit of getting used to again.
      I am finding it all a huge challenge. There’s so much to learn, not just the photography but the associated technicalities and limitations of my camera, iPad Mini and laptop. On top of that I’m trying to decide what to do about post-processing software. On the one hand I haven’t been doing any up till now, besides cropping. On the other, to get the most out of the course, some version of Lightroom and Photoshop seem necessary. I’d be interested to hear your thoughts.

      Initially I just wanted to get out of Manual Mode on my camera!
      I look forward to keeping an eye on your posts.
      Here’s to your continued success wth the course!

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