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A Morning without Kids


If you are not aware of exactly who I am beyond my healing nature photography ; you would be unaware that I am actually a MUM first and a photographer second .  Having two children Jennifer five years and Robert who will be four in December it is not always possible to go and get that perfect nature shot without a little voice saying “MUM are we going now?”.  Knowing this fact it has actually bee

n an interesting time and sometimes brings a big SMILE to my face when my daughter has had a long day at school then an hour at ballet but still has the thought to say “Mum are you going to take a photo of the Sunset?”

Last night my beautiful Children went and slept over at their Nanna’s so I got to have a good night sleep and also had to decide if I would get up early and do a sunrise shot or sleep in.  I woke early naturally and got up slowly then it dawned on me  I HAVE MORNING WITHOUT KIDS.  It was 7am by this time and the choice to go for a drive to take a photo had to be a quick one… then as I was driving out Rainbow Farm’s gate I had no idea where to go.

I followed the glow of the where the sun would appear and headed down the road.  A bush reserve had a road running along side it I thought it might be a good foreground to the rising sun but it really didn’t work . Heading along that road though the pink glow was starting to fade so I stopped on the roadside and took this shot …

With the pink fading the sun would not be far behind so it was time to jump back in the car and head on down the road hoping that there would be somewhere else to stop along the road.  I found myself weaving towards Nannup the scenery was all paddocks and trees… I started to slow and think if I kept on this way I would end up in Nannup and not be back in time for me to pick up Robert to go to daycare.  So looking for somewhere to turn around I saw a road up on the right named Slee road  where my good friend Wendy Slee of Sunshiine Creations lived. I turned around and parked behind a crop of trees so she couldn’t see me if she happened to look down the road and took a shot.

thankfully a bank of cloud was delaying the sunrise so off I travelled again back towards Busselton and Home.  A windmill and a broken down old shed took my eye.. unfortunately the shed wouldn’t go in the shot but a great shot of the windmill

Now the sun had made it above the clouds the race was on to get back home to do a couple of Rainbow Farm shots.  Safely driving home keeping an eye on the sun which was moving so quickly and threatening to go back up into the top clouds.

Coming down the road to home the sun was hitting the top cloud and showering light down through the bottom cloud which looked beautiful so stopping at the tree just down from Rainbow Farm to take a couple of shots

Finally home again in the gate of Rainbow Farm and the guardian of the gate waiting patiently to greet me feeling a bit lonely that I left it for other scenes.

the reality of being home hits .. its now 7.45am and time to just quickly upload photos to Rainbow Farm Photography Facebook page and then quick shower and out the door.

p.s…. I had a fantastic adventure in just half an hour .. and I did get out of my pj’s at 7am in the morning to do it … how about you all try it sometime it can be refreshing , healing and beautiful.


Author: Coralie Plozza

Living on Rainbow Farm with my two beautiful children and fur baby Billy in Busselton, Western Australia provides me with stunning sunrise and sunsets and the beauty of Australia's flora and fauna. I hope to bring just a little bit of inspiration, healing and lots of sunshine to your day.

6 thoughts on “A Morning without Kids

  1. Thanks for sharing! I felt like I was right there with you 😉

  2. Fantastic post, what a wonderful journey even if it was only a short one. Beautiful photos too

    • thank you Nicole it was a little adventure out of the world of everyday and shows that we can take short journeys into the amazing everyday just have to take the first step

  3. Great post Coralie! Beautifully written! 🙂

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