Random Fridays: Flowers on a railing

Flowers on a railing

Pink and white flowers on a wooden railing

Yes, I know, Random Fridays has taken a break — but it’s back, baby!

Here is the first photo off the rank: clusters of pink and white flowers oh-so-casually (not!) left on a wooden railing. This was taken on the Hermitage Foreshore Walk, which runs along Sydney Harbour. When I spotted the flowers, I did wonder — who had picked them? how long had that person held them as s/he walked along? why did they decide to stop carrying them? why arrange them so carefully when abandoning them?



Goodbye Elizabeth, Hello Karen

Call me Karen

I considered a number of titles for this post, including “R.I.P. Elizabeth Krall” but I was afraid that one might genuinely alarm a few people.

Confession: Elizabeth Krall is not my real name; it’s my pen name. When I began this photo blog in July 2013, I seriously considered using my real name, but I decided that if there was a chance using the EK persona would sell a book or two, I should use it. I have no way of knowing if anyone has bought a book based on this photo blog, but now that I’m pulling out of writing and self-publishing, the justification no longer exists.

So it’s time to say goodbye to Elizabeth and hello to Karen. (Actually, Elizabeth is my middle name and Krall is my mother’s maiden name, so Elizabeth Krall is not entirely fake.) I won’t be using my surname due to privacy concerns. I can’t do anything about the URL, though, so it will still be — and I think the name “Elizabeth Krall” will still be associated with my comments.

If you want to know more about the real me, check out the updated About Me page. And here is my new gravatar image, which you’ll start to see around WordPress.


Sorry for the confusion! (And if you still call me Elizabeth, that’s fine too.)