#SundayStills Over 50s Lifestyle

Fallen – #SundayStills

February 7, 2021

To me an essential part of Living Well is to try new things and in 2021 I’ve decided to improve my photography and join #SundayStills with Terri from Second Wind Leisure Perspectives. It’s a bit of fun and makes me use my brain creatively in how I approach the weekly prompt. You can see previous posts HERE if you are interested in knowing what the prompts were or reading my take on things.

This week’s #SundayStills prompt ‘Fallen’ was a little tricky but I after some thought I did come up with some ideas and I hope you enjoy my take on ‘Fallen’. Perhaps you could add to mine.


Where I live in Australia on the beautiful Gold Coast, I am surrounded by ocean and sand. The climate is mild in Winter, hot and humid in Summer. I don’t experience the ‘Fall’ and the changing of the colours of the leaves which I love, nor Snow although some parts of Australia do.

I have enjoyed travelling with my husband to the UK/Europe and the USA/Canada during Fall/Winter so have been able to indulge in the beauty and colour of fallen leaves and on our trip to Canada we came upon fallen Snow for the first time. The snow on the trees looks like icing sugar, don’t you agree?

Fallen Leaves

Fallen Snow

Fallen Branches


I have Fallen and been in Love with my darling husband for 27 years

I have Fallen in Love with my two grandsons who consistently bring me joy


Travel has brought the opportunity to learn more about history and ancient civilizations which were once powerful empires. One of the largest empires of ancient times was The Roman Empire and reminders can be found not only in Italy but in many countries with ancient buildings which have fallen into decay.

The Roman Empire was founded when Augustus Caesar proclaimed himself the first emperor of Rome in 31BC and came to an end with the fall of Constantinople in 1453CE.

Roman Empire (27 BC – 476 AD) – History of Rome

I’m joining Terri from Second Wind Leisure who hosts the #SundayStills Photo Challenge along with other bloggers who love photography or who just love a creative challenge.

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  • Reply Toni Pike February 7, 2021 at 18:18

    Fabulous, Sue – I love your take on things, it shows a beautiful soul. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2021 at 06:09

      Thank you Toni, for your kind words. I’m trying to think outside the box when it comes to this challenge. x

  • Reply suzanne vosbikian February 7, 2021 at 22:37

    Sue, I love your interpretation of Fallen today. The fallen leaves and fallen snow would not have occurred to me, as I live in a climate similar to yours and have rarely seen those sights. The Roman Empire was clever, and your ‘falling in love photos’ are simply precious. You clearly gave this challenge some thought. Have a nice week.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2021 at 06:10

      Thank you Suzanne. I’m still finding my way but trying to be creative in my thinking when I read the #SundayStills prompts. Have a lovely week and I’ll put my thinking cap on for next week’s prompt which is Rosy Red. xx

  • Reply Donna Connolly February 7, 2021 at 23:49

    Hi, Sue – I agree with Toni and Suzanne – I love your take on Fallen – It is very clever and creative. I’m delighted that you have been joining in on #SundayStills. I believe that it fits in brilliantly with your theme of Women Living Well Over Fifty. According to current researchers:
    • Creativity improves our mood,
    • Creativity boosts our self-esteem,
    • Creativity improves cognitive function,
    • Creativity alleviates stress and anxiety,
    …. and the list goes on!
    See you here again next week #RosyRed!

  • Reply kirstin troyer February 8, 2021 at 08:11

    I love your take on the theme. I want to try and creatively think a little “outside the box” from now on to kind of spur myself to be more creative. It’s been fun partaking in the challenge and I started participating for the same reasons you are.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2021 at 08:21

      Thanks Kirstin. I think I’m getting a little better at thinking ‘outside of the box’ and learning so much from others doing the challenge. Have a great week and see you at next week’s #SundayStills xx

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt February 8, 2021 at 08:48

    Sue, you are thinking outside the box for Sunday Stills and I am so pleased to see your entries each week! I love your sweetheart photos of you and your husband, but the Roman Empire image is hilarious given the context of what I wrote in my post, but a knockout image you captured! I also like your image of the dusting of snow, very beautiful! Thanks again and have a wonderful week!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2021 at 11:27

      Hi Terri, I am getting better at trying to think creatively and I thank you for that. Now to put my thinking cap on for next week’s prompt! xx

  • Reply Jacquie Biggar February 8, 2021 at 10:31

    I love your fallen photos, Sue- especially those with your family <3

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2021 at 11:30

      Hi Jacquie, lovely to meet you. I wasn’t sure what to use for Fallen but yes, I’m happy with my choices. Those grandsons of mine bring so much joy to my life. Have a lovely week and see you at next week’s #SundayStills x

  • Reply Debbie Harris February 9, 2021 at 07:46

    These are wonderful examples of ‘fallen’ and show your creativity as well! I love your interpretation of this week’s prompt and seeing you join in! Well done 🙂

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au February 9, 2021 at 11:43

    Wow Sue – you took this challenge and ran with it! I’ve really enjoyed all the different interpretations of this particular word – so many clever takes on it. Plus I always enjoy it when love gets mentioned!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 11, 2021 at 09:18

      Hi Leanne, I still struggle with being creative but am starting to think outside of the box more. I’m enjoying the challenge!

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