For the past few weeks I have been going out everyday and taking photos. I sometimes venture up to our local church, St. Mary’s, sometimes I wander into the backyard, but some days I don’t even get out of the house. But I have made it my mission to take a photo a day, for the next year. Even if I am only photographing something inside the house.

Today I went for a walk in the backyard, and although the day was dull and dreary, I took some beautiful photographs. It has been raining constantly the past few days, and on some plants you could still see dew drops.

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I think the photo above is my favourite photograph I took today.

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The photo above is actually our bird feeder. But since all we’ve had is rain these past few days, the bird feeder is now full of water!

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This flower is very small and hard to spot! It is about as big as the size of your thumb. But, it is still very beautiful!

Our Monitoring Visit.

Earlier this week we had our monitoring visit. This is where the Monitoring Officer is sent out to our home to ensure that the program we wrote about in our family report is actually happening in our home.

The children love the opportunity to share their work with the Monitoring Officer (MO) and spent much of the morning collecting and displaying many aspects of their work ready for when the MO arrived. They love this experience and the feedback they receive. We have always found our Monitoring Visits to be a friendly experience, which is great.

This year (for us personally) the emphasis at our Monitoring Visit was different to other years as this year we had two children registered, so the MO had to deal with both my children and what they wanted to share.

The children and I were quite excited about the whole experience and a great afternoon was had by all.