10 on 10 | April

This year I am participating in a blog circle where an international group of photographers post 10 images from the previous month on the 10th (get it – 10 on 10).  To keep the circle going, head to the link at the bottom of the page and check out some serious talent!

When we lived in the Blue Mountains, we would often visit my sister and her family in Canberra.  Between the two of us there are four children who are all close in age and they get along really well and it has been awesome watching them grow up together despite living a few hours away.  Since moving to Newcastle though, Canberra is little bit further away which means we can’t head down on a weekend or on a bit of a whim.  During the longer Easter break though we bundled up in my parents’ car and all went down to Canberra together.  We met up with my cousins for an Easter Saturday lunch at Cotter Dam and since it is quite an extended summer this year, the kids were able to paddle in the river trying to catch fish.

The youngest in the fish search party wasn’t as fast across the rocky creek bed so he ended up making his own fun.

To keep making your way around the circle, check out Shea from True mama Photography and her 10 on 10 for April

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20 Comments:

  1. Caroline Collins
    April 11, 2018
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    Extended summer? I long for warmer days up here.

    • Penelope Hale
      April 11, 2018
      Reply

      We are nearly 1/2 way through Autumn and still getting days in the low 30C – so high 80F – range. We are still in summer pyjamas with windows open at night as well.

  2. Anna
    April 11, 2018
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    Beautiful captures. Oh I can’t wait for warmer weather so we can go play at the river.

    • Penelope Hale
      April 11, 2018
      Reply

      Thanks, Anna. Rivers are such great places to play! Once your weather is warmer, I would love to see your river images.

  3. Courtney MaCaire
    April 11, 2018
    Reply

    What a fun place to explore!

  4. Jessica
    April 11, 2018
    Reply

    These photos are getting me excited about nice weather which will hopefully be coming soon. We have been getting a lot of rain!

    • Penelope Hale
      April 11, 2018
      Reply

      I have seen some photographer friends posting photos of fresh snowfall out their way so it seems you Northern Hemisphere folk are having an extended winter. Fingers cross
      ed your spring arrives soon!

  5. Shea Kluender
    April 11, 2018
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    So fun! These images make me want to jump in the river with them!

    • Penelope Hale
      April 11, 2018
      Reply

      You would have been most welcome, Shea! We needed more fish herders 😀

  6. Erika Kao
    April 11, 2018
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    These are wonderful! What a fun place to spend a day.

    • Penelope Hale
      April 11, 2018
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      Thank you, Erika. We were there for several hours and had to lure the kids out of the river with promises of an Easter egg hunt.

  7. Jenn
    April 11, 2018
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    While you are having an extended summer, us here in Canada are having an extended winter! These are so much fun, I love all that sunshine!

    • Penelope Hale
      April 11, 2018
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      Thanks 🙂
      I send warmer weather vibes your way, Jenn. I am usually more of a cooler weather girl but I am not complaining at the extra river and beach opportunities we are getting.

  8. Adriana
    April 11, 2018
    Reply

    Ohh I’m dying for warmer days! Thanks for sharing yours 🙂

    • Penelope Hale
      April 11, 2018
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      I love following photographers from all over the world – I spent our 42C days (107F) looking longingly at snow and fireplace photos and LOVE the colours and cooler climate in your images from Ireland. Plus (and I am sure a whole heap of Aussies say this) I have ancestry from Cork so your images always interest me on that level as well.

  9. Lisa R. Howeler
    April 11, 2018
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    I am so jealous of your beautiful weather! It looks like you had so much fun and I love the different perspectives! It is so great when we can just let our kids be kids!

    • Penelope Hale
      April 11, 2018
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      Thanks, Lisa 🙂 I was initially so keen on getting the river setting in the shots I had to work on the different perspectives. It is a great age because they are able to explore a bit on their own but won’t go too far.

  10. Nikki Gould
    April 11, 2018
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    What a perfect day! It looks like everyone had such a wonderful time together! My kids can totally relate to the distance between them and their cousins. It’s so hard being away from the ones you love!

    • Penelope Hale
      May 06, 2018
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      A cousin bond is special, isn’t it! Thankfully technology has made it a little easier with video calls but nothing beats the real deal.


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