Our road trip to Lithgow and Mayfield Garden, Oberon, NSW, Australia

I do love a road trip. Especially when it’s with 3 other photography buddies who love doing what I love doing – taking photos – lots of photos:)

We specifically went to visit the Mayfield Garden in Oberon, NSW Australia. We decided to stay overnight in Lithgow before visiting the gardens and explore the surrounding areas of Sodwalls and Tarana.

The countryside around Lithgow is beautiful. We found old school houses, beautiful flowers, rural scenes, Tarana railway station and even a church. There is something so nourishing about being in the bush and being able to stop whenever you feel like it because you’ve ‘seen’ a photo or a scene that you’d like to explore.

We had such a fun day which was finished off by a visit to the Lithgow blast furnace. The remains of the pump house and furnace foundations gave us plenty of fabulous photographic opportunities. We stayed until the mozzies threatened to carry us off 🙂

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The second day we hit the road early bound for the Mayfield Garden in Oberon.

What a fantastic, well maintained garden paradise this is – I would thoroughly recommend a visit.

The gardens are split up into different themes and all of them are breathtaking. For those that don’t know me, colour and flowers bring me to life…so you could pretty much say I was one very happy photographer!

There were many varieties of beautiful flowers bursting with colour, a lake, waterfalls, bridges and lots of greenery all surrounded by wide open spaces.

We ate lunch at the cafe which had a beautiful atmosphere and delicious food. The vegetables in our zucchini fritters were picked from the Mayfield kitchen garden.

What more could you want?

Thanks to my buddies Judy, Lorraine and Sonia – lets do it again soon 🙂

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The Grateful Project

It’s been a lovely few days – I’ve seen lots of friends and spent time with people that make me smile 🙂

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂


Day twenty five –  I am grateful for my beautiful friend Leesa. We connect so well – thanks for a lovely afternoon Leesa 🙂

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Day twenty six – I am grateful for the beautiful gerbera’s my friend Leesa bought me….They are my favourite flower – natures perfection.

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Day twenty seven – I am grateful for the gorgeous children Holly & Sam that I spent some time with on Sunday..I forgot how much children make me smile…Thank you for the beautiful bracelet Holly 🙂

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Update from the ‘Grateful Project’

Hi everyone,

The last few days I’ve been grateful for places I’ve been, people I’ve loved and things I have – The geraniums in the garden, my Nan, and my Go Pro Video Camera.

What are you grateful for today?

It’s not too late to join ‘The Grateful Project.’

Join me by taking a photo every day for a month of something you are grateful for!

This exercise will help with your photography creativity PLUS it’s great food for the soul.

If you’d like to be involved, Just post a photo everyday of something you’re grateful for onto the Christine Bernasconi Photography Facebook page {click here}.

‘Like’ the page and include the hashtag #berngratefulproject in the description and write a few words underneath telling the story of your photo….

If you are not on facebook, you can email me your daily photo to bernasconiphotography@gmail.com. Don’t forget to tell me what you are grateful for!!

Enjoy the pics 🙂

Day seventeen  – I’m grateful for the beautiful colours in my garden that make me smile…I love the geraniums….they remind me of Italy…xxx rockin the ‘nifty fifty’ 1.4 prime lens

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Day eighteen  – Today my brother and I were talking about my Nan, a wonderful woman who had a huge impact in my life….I’m grateful that I had her in my life and that now I stay connected with her by wearing her wedding ring – which fits on my pinky…thats how tiny she was…miss you Nan xxx

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Day seventeen  –Today I’m grateful for my GoPro. Not only is it an awesome video camera, it takes great pics up close and really distorts the image. I’m also grateful to my supermodel – Miss Molly and the fact that we got back from our walk before the storm:)

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Photo of the day….enchanting water lilies….

Hi everyone,
I thought I’d finish the week off with a beautiful photograph for you to enjoy over the weekend.

This water lily is PERFECT 🙂

This beautiful scene was right near my hotel room in the Cook Islands.

I took lots of shots and I patiently waited for the bee to fly in and hover close to the flower….

I also love the colour in this photograph – especially the lilac, it’s so soft and beautiful…..

Have a great weekend. 🙂

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Photo of the day…Beautiful red Tulips

I love tulips..

Actually I love all flowers….especially when they are super colourful.

This shot was taken at ‘Floriade’, Australia’s largest flower festival held in Canberra each year in September.

It is a great place to enjoy the flowers and take lots of pics 🙂

I hope all the Mums had a great ‘Mothers Day’ yesterday and enjoyed their special day.

I know I did…