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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Feeling Guilty

Down here in South Australia we have been luck to have not been touched by the floods having said that the water is flowing south and the Hydrologists(a word I have never heard used so much before) say the flood waters are heading for the Murray.
It has been a devastating time and daily we are bombards with vision and sad stories. I have donated to the flood appeal and have sent a small parcel of sewing bit and bobs off but I have been feeling guilty that my life goes on unchanged.
I think the way news is purveyed has a lot to do with it, it is constant hour upon hour day after day.
Which is why I have put off doing this post
it is full of pictures of a wonderful day spent with Lucas while he was on holidays.
My car was due for a service and it would take about 5 hours. Where we have our car serviced is a fair way from home so I usually pack a sewing bag and just sit and wait. As Lucas was on holidays he suggested he would pick me up and take me to Monarto for the day.
He is such a good boy.
Lots of pictures here so leave the tour when ever you want.


Fog in January

who says the weather isn't crazy thick fog on a January morning on the drive there.


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you have to love those eye lashes

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Lucas and I decided if this was in the wild we would be dead well before he got to use

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they are so human there hands, fingers and nails are so like ours

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well done if you made it to the end

19 comments:

PatchworkRose said...

Ooo Thankyou for posting the gorgeous photos Monarto is on my list of places to go to. I so want to do the walking trails. The giraffes and zebras have always been my favourites. Those close-ups are just wonderful.
Have a Great sewing Sunday
Cheers Lynne

Lizzie said...

Fabulous shots Leanne, what lens did you use (sorry couldn't help it)...
It's been really foggy here in the mornings too, more like autumn than summer..
Lizzie
xxx

BubzRugz said...

Such lovely pics Leanne - I'm an Ausi now but lived in Africa most of my life... so I just love the animals...
I know how you feel about the guilt - I do too with people just 20kms from here affected ....
Hugz

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Such lovely pictures and to think that is all in our lovely state. Monarto is on my must do list now.

Shirley said...

Those photo's are worthy of National Geographic. I think you have missed your calling in life Leanne. I showed Mick the heading photo before I read the post and said what beautiful eyelashes the giraffe had.
Love Shirley.x

Shontelle said...

Gorgeous photos Leanne. I would love to head out to Monarto before the baby comes.

I particularly liked your giraffe shots...it looks so smoochy!

nicolette said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures! Like Shirley I think your pictures are National Geographic worthy!

Lorraine said...

What a fantastic opportunity to spend a day with Lucas.....great memories - and great pics! Love the header pic....!

Shay said...

I went back three times to stare at your amazing photographs. Wow you have some talent there with a camera.

Seriously, seriously wonderful pictures.

Looks like you had a great time at Monarto. Isn't the fog eerie...

Simone de Klerk said...

Incredible impressions. As if I could touch the animals.
My sister is such a giraffe fan. I will link her to your post!

julieQ said...

What amazing pictures!! I love them...and I too feel bad for the flooding victims.

Sue-Anne said...

Fantastic photos Leanne! I really enjoyed them, especially the kangaroo with the striped tail (never noticed that before)

Sarah said...

What a great day of spending the day...

GREAT pics!

Sarah said...

I meant to also add - I understand the guilt... Life goes on here fo us who are not affected but we also know in our hearts we are sending lots of vibes up north (for me it is north!)

Levin said...

i think that every day in the world there is devastation and sadness and what gets me through is knowing that i will do what i can, when i can, to help.
we love monarto - haven't been for a long time but we should go again.
great photos leanne :)
l
x

Ally Johnston said...

looks like you had a great time

Chookyblue...... said...

great photos Leanne..........

Myra said...

Awesome photos! 8-)

Char said...

I am amazed at your photography!!!
Char