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About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

Shadows

Saturday is subsumed in the shadow of Wednesday. The Daily Post in all their wisdom has moved the Weekly Photo Challenge to the maelstrom of mid week madness.      

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Solitude

With the crash of the waves and the wind in my hair I’m the lone walker on an empty beach. My senses are sharpened, my thoughts crystal clear, I’m at peace. Solitude is refreshing, invigorating, clarifying..

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Graceful

The graceful movement of the woman amongst a flock of Demoiselles Cranes leaves the birds undisturbed, unperturbed. Grace, both human and avian, Gujarat, India.

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Ambience

The Chinese Garden of Peace, Darling Harbour, Sydney a haven of tranquility and beauty smack bang in the middle of the frenetic city. Both uplifting and calming, the ambience of these gardens is dominated by the aesthetic  layout and enhanced … Continue reading

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Names

In the early and mid 20th century the Australian economy rode on the sheep’s back. Fine grade Merino wool was our greatest export and once, the bailed wool was stored in the place I now call home. Hessian wrapped wool … Continue reading

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Relax

On a warm sunny day, walking on the beach with my dog, that’s how I choose to relax. 

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It’s not this time of the year without…….

Cherries have played a big role in my adult life. For many years we lived in a house surrounded my cherry orchards. The first Tuesday in November marked the beginning of cherry season, and generally by the turn of the … Continue reading

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Magical sunset

Magic happens, when the sky is clear, when the light is low, when the setting sun is a golden glow. Magic happens.  

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Tiny bubble

Tiny bubbles for the bride, raining to the floor. Bubbles photographed by my 12 year old granddaughter. The weekly photo challenge is tiny.

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Transmogrify

This is not a pretty picture. I was shocked to come across industrial tomato growing practices on a monstrous scale in Spain. Square kilometres of the countryside were blanketed in plastic. The ruin of a Moorish watchtower looms over the … Continue reading

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