Thank goodness that there are these short breaks between the storms.. just enough time for a quick walk around the lake at Picnic Cove. The water level in the lake has risen considerably since our last visit. I don't think I've seen as many black swans altogether in one spot like this. It's the first time I've noticed the turtle crossing a few shots down, if you check out the sign there is abundant water life going on in and around these wetlands. Looks like we are in for more of the same this week with hopefully the odd appearance of a blue sky. Hope you had/are having a fab weekend, happy Monday,take care and stay safe..
Sunday, July 22, 2018
Oh la! What a week, beaucoup de pluie! After getting drenched at the flower market yesterday, the 🌷's were worth it though, we called in for a look-see at Hillarys Boat Harbour. Deciding one soaking a day was enough I took these shots from the car before heading home. Could hardly see the lighthouse above or the boats in the harbour below.. as for the trip home, I'm happy I wasn't driving :) So many dreary pics of Perth but I'm sure it won't be long before the skies are blue again. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..
Saturday, July 21, 2018
You may remember the composition below from a few posts ago. The scene, minus Percy pelican, seen through a sculpture last seen here, complete with model, on Cottesloe Beach during Sculpture by the Sea at the beginning of the year. 'Waiting in the Wings' created by WA artist Denise Pepper, was purchased by the City of Melville and now sits in its new home looking out over the Swan River to the city from the Applecross foreshore, 'an expression of our aspiration towards a higher possibility'. I can see many a photo op happening here! I loved it shimmering in the summer sun on Cottesloe beach and I loved it even more here on a wet and windy winter day in Perth. Happy Saturday, take care and stay safe..
Friday, July 20, 2018
The weather forecast on an umbrella! Couldn't make out Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday but suspect it will be more of the same :) It seems to me that the weather is doing a bit of a turn around, our summers in the northern hemisphere, well in Perth anyway, are getting milder. more rain in winter whereas the other side of the world is sweltering in unheard of temperatures. Hands up all those that don't believe in climate change now? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
From the car my eye had already composed this shot.. the old wooden pier, the tree, the misty city across the river, the isolation.. more than enough to entice me out. As I braved the weather to snap the wintry scene Percy pelican flew in and photo-bombed my shot! He wasn't the only one, landing atop the one lamppost as another brave soul walked into the scene and out onto the pier. What do you think.. did they enhance or detract from the image? Last two shots without intruders :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
I was sitting cozy warm in the car when I took these shots on Sunday, zipping down the window whenever any brave soul rode or blew past along the foreshore. There weren't many. A youngster struggling against the wind to keep up with dad and a couple, hands deep in pockets striding determinedly forward. Love the silhouettes. For tomorrow's shots I did get out of the car and brave the weather but I think it was worth it. The weather was more of the same today and I think likely for the rest of the week.. I'm happy :) Have a good Tuesday, take care and stay safe..
Monday, July 16, 2018
It was wild yesterday, the wind blowing a gale.. my favourite kind of weather :) Show you some of that weather tomorrow, but on such a dull wintry day it was a delight to come across this vibrant and also appropriate, wind blown hair, mural, a collaboration by Konfucius and Art By Destroy who's work you have seen here many times. There is so much construction going on around Perth these days it's kind of cool that it is softened by colour and beauty like this. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..