I was tagged by Georgie to post 8 photos of happiness.
The 8 photos I have selected are from many different times in my life and all carry a different memory. They do share one very important common theme: happiness.
1. Meeting Nicole – 8th July 2007
My dear friend Nicole came to visit me for around a month in 2007. It was so wonderful to be able to spend time with someone I had known online for years. It was the first time that Nicole had been to Australia, so my family wanted to make sure that she could see a lot of different things. My Dad even got excited and invented the ‘slang’ term ‘sling’. I was so happy to be able to see her, as well as enjoy reading the last Harry Potter book and attending a dress up party. (Thankfully Nicole selected our house badges and we got Slytherin!) There was even some blog posts during that time. x, x, x.
2. Walking with my grandfather – 8th May 2008
I love this photo because it was a time when both my grandparents were still alive and I felt close to my family. When I was little I used to always go for walks with my grandfather, and it was so nice being able to capture this moment. I still miss him so much.
3. Kitdung – 29th December 2009
When I got Kitdung he was like a ray of sunshine that brought a lot of happiness and joy. My grandparents had been ill and my father survived cancer, but I was able to appreciate my family and be so glad I had them.
4. INXS – 25 January 2011
The quality of the image is not very good, but the moment was really great. I was able to see one of my favourite bands live, INXS (for the second time) and also loved that Train also played at the same festival. I really enjoyed the show and wish I would be brave enough to go to more!
5. Snow – 21 June 2011
This was such an exciting day. We had not had a good fall of snow in many years. Mum and I decided to go out and take a lot of photos. We had such a great time.
6. Sydney – 24 July 2011
My trip to Sydney in July 2011 was awesome. It was the first time I had been by myself on a proper holiday and I got to meet two great friends Claire and Krissy for the first time. I saved up a lot of money and stayed in a fancy hotel and had fun doing a lot of things. It was a great trip with so many fond memories.
7. Cricket – 31 December 2012
It has been a tradition for dad and I to play cricket on the last day of the year. We have been doing this since I was 7 or 8 (around 20 years). Every year our animals usually join us and this was one of those times. Kinky and Tiger took a little wonder. Tiger (cat) was moving in for a cuddle. It’s also special because Kinky and Tiger were my grandparents pets and we continued to care for them.
8. Photography – 16th July 2015
This might seem like an odd photo to feature for happiness. But it’s one of my favourites and to me it represents my love of photography and how much I enjoy taking photos of objects, nature, animals (all the things). You never know what your next shot is going to be or how other people will connect and recieve it. Personally, the whole process of placement, lighting, editing, uploading is just something I really like. It brings me happiness.
I am going to leave tags open, so anyone that wants to do this can.
- Thank your nominator/s and link them in your post.
- Link the creator (Ariel).
- Post your 8 photos of happiness.
- The photos can be anything that represents a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy.
- Pop in a brief description of the photo, why you chose it or let the photos do the talking.
- Spread the happiness and tag up to ten other bloggers.
1. When did you first start using a digital camera (or phone that takes photos)?
2. Do you still have all the photos that you have ever taken?
3. If you have done this, share a link to your post.