But it IS also the middle of the year and the we have a shining star above us in the form of Jupiter and Venus so I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on the first 6 months of 2015. I capture a lot of my memories on Instagram and I have built up a selection of 8 shots a month. It is just my way of noting the small things that looking back are often the big things.
Enjoy and make the 2nd half of 2015 count while remembering to take stock of the small things.
My sweet girl Eva tucked in bed as cozy as can be.
A trip to a new destination and my first sighting of the Amphitheatre which will live forever in my memory as one of the most amazing sights I have had the privilege to see.
My tiny bonsai sprung a little white flower and the middle of the month was dinner with my boys before the start of the new school year.
Add a delicious breakfast with divine poached eggs and Avocado and lunch at Parc with a special friend and my month was wrapped up in good food memories and good times.
I see a gremlin had me repeat a harbour shot into January when in fact it belonged in February - oops - well these things happen.
We celebrated love at the office with wedding photos of all of us. All my beloved furbabies got a chance to have their picture snapped - how I love them.
A great Instameet at the Stadium produced some amazing photos and was quality time with my boys and Jemma.
Leaving the delicacy of a early morning dew encrusted spiderweb to compete with the amazing place which is the Ammazulu Palace Boutique Hotel. A short but rewarding month.
My boy Kyle was rewarded for his hard work with a placement on the Student Council.
A new view of our stunning stadium produced some magic landscapes with my camera.
The pure adoration Eva has for Nathan and early morning sunrises coupled with a return to my sanctuary - Baynesfield saw peace and contentment in my heart.
And owls and peacocks to round up the month of photography.
April - without a doubt a month that was bittersweet in its memories.
"Judas" shot during a street photography outing set against a choir of young boys and spontaneous song. Only days later Xenophobic attacks broke out in our city.
A prickly caterpillar and a silky butterfly captured in stunning detail with my phone camera - how far cameras have come!
A visit from my Dad - always treasured was set against the backdrop of a month long challenge of writing which I managed to complete each night with topics off the cuff.
The end of the month saw bittersweet goodbyes to 2 colleagues of 11 years.
May was the month of Mothers and Moonlight and Migraines....
Mothers Day and my boys bought me a brilliant book on the History of Photography. How appropriate the quote on the opening pages was about creativity - rather than just photography and from the year I was born.
Sunflowers picked on the side of the road for me by Nathan made their way into teacups while load shedding had me mosaicing by candlelight.
The changing seasons was the start of amazing sunsets and a different perspective of the Emmanuel Cathedral brought different insights into religion in our city.
I travel to him each June for his birthday and Fathers Day - a gift to each of us given distance means I don't see him nearly often enough.
This trip was about quiet times. A trip to to the Fossil Park makes one really dig deep at your perceptions of how our world was created.
I captured beautiful 'scapes' with my lens - the setting sun, aloes against a backdrop of the sea and shots which became my trademark black and white minimalist shots.
And again my precious Eva girl - happy to have me home so she could snuggle up in my bed next to me.
I am going to make the most of it in every possible way.