I live in the Northern Rivers area of New South Wales. I love old wares and an eclectic mix of old and new… I need to travel, without it I would stagnate and hope that one day I will take a great photo…………

My blog records mostly my photographic journey as I strive to take better pictures and learn new techniques. I have a passion for landscape photography and want to showcase my beautiful surrounds in the Northern Rivers of NSW and the Gold Coast area of Queensland. Follow along on my adventure and learning curve, it would be nice to have company on my travels!

I also record my day trips, around these areas, to lovely hidden spots and treasure troves of vintage wares.

Lastly I want to record my DIY projects whenever I get the time to bring new life to my vintage pieces that I collect along the way. Unfortunately this has taken a backseat to my photography of late, maybe in the winter…….facebook cover 2011


  1. Sounds good! I love eclectic blogs with lots of photos πŸ˜‰


  2. You have an amazing eye, some beautiful photos. I will definitely be back to check your latest work.


    • Thanks Jane for your compliment. It does boost the spirits. I loved your writing about Turkey with a bit of humour as well. I remember Turkey and somewhere near Pammukkale we used to see an old man with a horse almost the same age and cart…. It was in the 80s when I was there – such a beautiful country. Most welcoming people except for some young boys at a market who threw stones at us! Have things changed πŸ™‚ Look forward to more adventures of the Turkish housewife.


  3. Awesome! I nominate you for the Liebster Award. Go to this link to see my nomination : http://inthelifeofsarasandoval.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/the-one-only-liebster-award/

    These are the rules to follow:
    The nominated user must provide a link back to the person who nominated them.
    Provide 11 facts about yourself.
    Answer 11 questions set by the person who nominated you.
    Choose 11 more people and ask them 11 questions.


  4. Thanks for following us at geokult-travel.com. Your blog looks really interesting so am following πŸ™‚


  5. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    Some of your photos are really stunning and so inspiring! I love the latest shots you took of Sydney!


  6. EE you are too kind. Thanks for your lovely words!


  7. Hi, kazg10! Thanks for chiming in on my post on Leanne’s blog. Your remarks definitely made me smile. So far, there are a number of great avenues to explore, so perhaps the both of us will find something that will leave us feeling comfortable instead of panicked πŸ™‚ Thanks, also, for your follow! While I’ve just had a short bit of time to quickly browse through your blog, I’m loving what I’m seeing. I’m delighted to be following you right back!


  8. Thanks for the follow πŸ™‚


  9. Thank you for liking my review of Game of Thrones. Your photographs are lovely. They soothe the soul and calm the mind. I will be following your blog so that I can get some release from stress.


  10. You’ve got some really great shots there


  11. love the photos! Very enjoyable. I will be checking the site more often.


  12. I love your pictures! πŸ˜€


    • Thanks Dyanne, I appreciate your comments. That is what I like to do best but it doesn’t hurt to go outside your comfort zone which I will be doing in Writing 101.


      • It is! I love taking pictures too but I don’t have the adequate materials to do so. But I’m happy enough with a clear camera. It could do its own miracles at times. Well then, see you on the next challenges!


  13. hi there! i have nominated you for the very inspiring blogger award and you can find all the details here http://mariabrinkley.com/ congratulations. πŸ™‚ Your blog is beautiful and the photos look so well on the black background. Many thanks for your kind words about my photos as well. cheers! πŸ™‚


  14. Thanks for commenting on my photo on Leanne’s monochrome madness challenge which has brought me to you blog. Wonderful photos and great posts – I shall become a follower to see some more……


  15. Nice to find another weekly photo challenged person in NSW! Thank you for dropping in on an evolving scientist, Kaz. Just to throw the wild card on your domain, we much prefer the north coast of NSW to the Gold Coast πŸ˜‰ KenP


  16. Hello Karen, thank you so much for visiting and following Beauty Along the Road today. It looks like you are also making the most of the area you live in by exploring, taking photos and sharing them with the world πŸ™‚


  17. I have nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award. Please check my recent post to receive this award. Thank you for posting your beautiful journey!

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  18. I don’t know if you’re into awards, but I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. In any case, I love your photos and writing.



    • And now that I look, I see I’m not even the first one this week to nominate you for this! Well, I do hope it gets your blog some more attention. You deserve it!


      • Thanks Karen so much that’s very kind of you and thoughtful. I have had a couple of nominations but haven’t done anything about them as yet which I blame on being busy. Really I should at least acknowledge those who have nominated me and we all may benefit. I’m away at present but will look into what I need to do. Again thanks for your kind thought. πŸ™‚

        Kaz (Karen)


  19. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and that helped me find your incredible images here…

    Let me explore, Have a great time πŸ™‚


  20. Hey there Newbie Spikey!
    (for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike πŸ™‚

    Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my β€˜point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.

    I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…



  21. Great blog. In my opinion, travel and photography… Best combination ever! I know I’ll enjoy following along with your adventures and beautiful images.


  22. Very beautiful and eye-catching pictures. Would love to take frequent virtual tours with you. Thank you for the wonderful moments you gave us through your photographs.


  23. Nice looking blog you have here. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my “Heart of Darkness” adventure.

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  24. Your blog looks great. Looking forward to seeing more photos!


  25. Thank you for the like on my post Sign, Coincidence, Synchronicity. As a brand new blogger it means a lot to me πŸ™‚ and it enabled me to find your blog. I look forward to perusing your beautiful photographs and travel adventures!

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  26. I have nominated you for the Lovely Blog Award! I see now that you have been nominated for a few awards, but if you would like to accept this one, you can find the details in my post at http://throughthelensofmylife.wordpress.com/2014/10/26/the-lovely-blog-award/
    Your photos are beautiful! Happy blogging!


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  27. I know Murwillumbah really well! Will look forward to following your blog, it looks great!


  28. I got nominated for the Harmony & Peace Award and nominated you in the process πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  29. I want to visit your home. Your blog is so refreshing and lovely. Beautiful!

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  30. You’ve got a beautiful blog with great imatges. I also love photography here you have my site in case you want to check it and maybe we can follow each other! Good luck πŸ™‚

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  31. Your photos are wonderful and amazing! Would you like to join in the 5 day b/w challenge? I hope you do πŸ˜‰
    Here’s the link https://msdiplomacy.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/shape-5-day-black-white-challenge-day-1/


  32. Hello Helen, looks like I found a remarkable blog – your blog – which I would like to follow. Very inspiring images, especially your black and white pictures. I like the idea to see your awesome work from now on in my reader. If … I will survive the storm and rain which right know hits the northern part of Germany, where I live. May be I should take a few pictures and do some black and white post-processing. πŸ˜‰ All the best to you. Reinhold

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    • Thanks again Reinhold for your very kind feedback. Black and white wasn’t something I did very often to start but now I look at each photo and ask the question – what would it look like in B&W and sometimes it looks better πŸ™‚


  33. I’ve nominated you to take part on the “five photos, five stories” challenge. I hope you don’t mind. Of course there’s no obligation at all to take part but I hope you will as I’m sure you’d post a lovely photo and some great words. You can see your nomination here: http://wp.me/p3Prsl-xp. It won’t go up until Friday 24th at 07:00 GMT.
    Alison x


  34. You have a wonderful blog, very nice work.

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  35. Beautiful Photography! Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  36. I just discovered your blog which is very nice and I love photos,
    Have little time taking pictures and I still have much to learn.

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  37. Thanks for stopping by on my blog, otherwise I would not have discovered your beautiful blog. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  38. Nice of you to drop by my blog site… Looking forward t see more of your beautiful photos as well. Cheers!

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  39. You have wonderfully beautiful photos. I’m also a lover of the landscape photography and your collection is impressive. You have enough for a landscape photo book. I will follow your journey as I see you publishing or have your photos in a gallery.

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  40. I would love to follow your blog and see and learn more about NSW and QLD. And you’re already taking great photos!

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Hi Karen, I got nabbed for this Challenge, and your name came up in my Reader – so I β€œitted” you. It doesn’t take much time (unless like me you spend hours looking for the right quotes), however I won’t be offended if you choose not to do participate. You can see my entry here: http://ceenoa.com/2016/01/24/quote-challenge-day-3/


  42. Great photos Karen! Will check in often to see whats new.

    Liked by 1 person

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