no sand in vintage bottles but beautiful images made....

good morning all....3 degrees & big smiles here this morning!

alas there was no sand in vintage bottles hauled from our beaches to our countryside...
but there was mucha talking & laughing & catching up...

whilst the adults didn't take a breath whilst showing the aussie arrivals around the village...
the kiddos bonded big time...they have not missed a beat...the 2 1/2 years proving to be irrelevant...

to allow myself full use of my italian mannerisms {ie my arms flapping with my stories}...
i handed the gorgeous & it seems *photographer* in the making 12 year old my Canon...

these are the incredibly creative images she handed back to me...
stating: "mum...how cool are close-ups!"...
well...in her hands...VERY...

...so my lovely miss.ella thank you for your first ever photographic blog post...
...i would love to come have a cup of* tomato soup* with me here, whenever i have handed you the camera, so i can talk, walk & gesture with my {italian} hands whenever we go walking with cousins & lovely aunts from australia...

...you did SOOOOO good angel...


  1. Wow, she's amazing! Somebody's getting a camera for Christmas...

    Did you add the colour effects afterwards on your computer or are they a setting on the camera itself? Somebody else would like to ask for a camera for Christmas but is a little clueless about these things!

  2. She is very talented, am truly impressed!!! Enjoy the time with your family.

  3. stunning...i love all of them. x

  4. Wow... she takes after her Mum... very talented!!! Have fun with the family and enjoy! Lx

  5. Hi Melissa,
    You can be one proud mum with a daughter this talented! Love the pictures, close ups are my favourite and my best! Enjoy your family time!
    (btw, our daughters are almost the same age xx)

  6. Oh, your beautiful Miss Ella did more than good!! Wow, what fabulous photos!! She obviously takes after her gorgeous Mama!! How lovely to hear that you are enjoying your time with your family, more special memories being made:) Enjoy being with your family and I can't wait to see more of Ella's photography! When you come to visit (with your large bag...how gorgeous are you ~ xx), I hope Miss Ella can give me some tips on taking close-ups!! Huge hugs as always ~ Txx

  7. wow--she did amazing! Looks like the photo gene runs in the family :) Beautiful!

  8. These pictures are fantastic! I love her point of view.

  9. BTW, I started to read your blog from the first post, love to see how your blog has grown! I'm almost done with january xx M.

  10. nice work miss ella! what a great eye!

  11. I just found your blog and I am now a follower, your photos are great. I am traveling today but will check back in when I have more time to look around.

    Have a great day.

  12. very cool photos, that girl of yours has a good eye. but how could she not? sounds like you are all having a wonderful time. enjoy!

  13. these are gorgeous: frame-worthy!

    I need a good camera and hand it off to my daughter, now!

  14. Those are unbelievably good.

    My children would no way, Jose be trusted any where near my camera!! I see finers in the lens and the camera in the bath!!

    Maybe when they're twelve, all camera torture will be forgotton!!

  15. WOW! She is a natural. Get that girl a camera of her own. The one of the two children together is pure sweetness.

  16. Hi Melissa,
    Beautiful images indeed! Well done Miss Ella - a talent.
    Hoping your relies are enjoying my home town. Sunny here today on the Northern Beaches.

  17. Amazingly beautiful! So creative and just gorgeous!
    Can she teach me? Please!

  18. She sure has "the eye" the photos are fantastic. I think she has had a very good teacher!

  19. Love all those photos Miss Ella! x

  20. When my American visited me last week, I was hoping she's bring me a bag of US dirt :) So I'm with you on the sand :)

  21. Bravo to Ella!
    Proving once again
    that apples don't
    fall far from their
    Sounds like much
    merriment was had
    by one and all!!
    xx Suzanne

  22. Hello~I found your blog on BC and saw your comment about your numbered jars,I would love to see them and also know where you found your numbers.I am now a follower hope to visit again soon.~Cheers Kim

  23. Oh yes, photos are great! Love your blog.~Cheers Kim

  24. Hello! Just popped by to catch up on your posts from while I was away - I love these beautiful photos!
    Hope you're having a wonderful time with your family over here visiting, I know exactly how exciting it is when people come visit from Oz :))
    Melissa xo


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