Going on an adventure…

Going on an adventure…

8 week online workshop
lesson 3
Eliminate Distractions

Seeing as the girls rarely get the chance to interact with other children out here I have to be fairly creative with how to make each day interesting and interactive for them. So this morning we packed up our Anzac biscuits and our water bottles and went ‘on an adventure’. The adventure consisted of driving down to Heifer Paddock and following a cow pad off into the paddock for a while. We saw cows, and a lizard (see #pdscplay) and found dingo tracks over our tracks on the way back (which means we must have crossed paths somewhere along the way 🙁 ) Anyway, we had our picnic morning tea in a dry creek bed, so I took the opportunity to do the Distractions exercise. First image is the ‘good’ picture – hopefully the trees in the background add to the picture rather than being a distraction. The second image is taken from a bad angle with all our kit and caboodle in the shot!

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Mum to 2 little girls. Live & work on a cattle station in Queensland. Have only been 'on the land' for the past 5 years - before that I was a Marketing Manger for a regional airline, then I met a grazier, fell in love, and moved away from it all :)


  1. Great Sarah. The trees certainly do add to the picture so they are not a distraction. Without the trees there you would lose some of the “story” and context of the photos. You have managed to capture the adventure nicely. And a nice moment with your family too. It definitely has more impact than the second one. It really does make a difference when you take notice of the background and consciously decide what to include and what to leave out.

  2. mmmmm…Anzacs. They look good! 🙂 The tress in the first photo certainly don’t seem distracting to me, they are part of the story you tell. And I love the pose of the two girls and their daddy – a nice ‘triangle’ formation. Looks like you had a fun adventure. I guess at least dry creek beds make for a good picnic spot, although I’m sure you would rather sacrifice the picnic spot for a flowing creek.

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