observed by Diane » photo journal for those who enjoy vignettes of an ordinary life

A few things about me

I write; I photograph; I’m a wife, mother & grandmother; I love tasty food and make lots by scratch; I care a lot for the environment and nature; so I love animals; I love morning & evening light; gentle breezes; the best wine; the rhythms of the sea; the scent of water; and laughter.

I’m inspired by Life’s Sweet Ordinary — the simple things life has to offer.

It’s such a pleasure having you stop by. Make yourself at home, take a look around, read a bit, and I hope you’ll leave me a note so I know you were here and what you think. Like many of you, I have opinions and musings on a diverse range of subjects, some of which I include throughout the blog along with my photographic endeavours. I encourage you to leave comments on anything you see or read here. It’s so nice having you stop in! And, tell a friend about Life’s Sweet Ordinary too!

The Main Show: Diane’s Website showcasing everything from people, pets, livestock, flowers, events, and other interesting subjects.


Diane’s Online Photo Gallery (it is advised to use the “Slideshow” button found at that bottom of the page in each category for enhanced viewing)

Dog’s Naturally — Taking dog guardianship seriously and responsibly.

Shutter Sisters — for inspiration

Diane’s Wish List – I see others share their wish list so thought I’d share mine as well


Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time.” ~Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society

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