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Saturday, July 19, 2014

I have no title..



Not much to say today, I feel very sad! Don't you wonder if there is life on other planets that they are more than likely looking down on us thinking 'and they wonder if we're intelligent'! Waking up to the news this morning that once again so many innocent people had died in a senseless act of violence was horrendous.. you wonder when and if it'll ever stop.. my heart goes out to all those families who thought in all good faith that their loved ones would return home and I'm sure like me you must despair how many more will perish in the name of religious fanatics and greedy politicians. I don't feel very inspired right now so I'm thinking this may be a good time to have a break.. work in the garden, walk by the water, read some books. Catch you soon, take care and you keep safe...


Friday, July 18, 2014

Red in the city II.. The man in the red chapeau!



I can't imagine anyone with a camera in their hands being able to resist taking this shot. I mean how often are you going to see an elegant gentleman in earnest conversation wearing a stylish vivid red fedora! I saw him again a little later, a very tall man. I thought to myself.. now if I was Jack (who would more than likely be wearing a fedora himself) or Stefan I would have just walked straight up to him and asked if I could take a portrait shot, but no.. I'm not there yet :) Would you have? Just around the corner I bumped into a child eating Triceratops, thankfully some managed to escape :) Have a good Friday, take care and stay safe...p.s. loved that the lady in the background above was wearing a red coat!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Aussie lifesavers watching over you!



As I turned to leave Scarborough Beach on Tuesday I spotted something new since I'd last been. A sculpture by father and son Tony & Ben Jones called Watch Over You.. 'two bronze surf lifesavers casting a watchful eye over the ocean' the sculpture also recognizes the 'continuing importance of surf lifesaving to the local culture and identity of Scarborough'. While Googling I found an article about what inspires Tony and the diverse materials he uses in his work.. if you enjoy trying to figure out how the artistic mind works as much as I do, you'll enjoy the read. Happy Thursday, take care..p.s. the lifesaver's swimming cossies sure have changed a lot since then :)



Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Red, white and blue!



It's complex.. work by The Yok & Sheryo usually is. The colours.. red, white and blue, tick.. a lighthouse, waves, the sea.. tick, tick.. that's good enough for me.. how plebeian is that :) If you look carefully to each side you'll see exactly which wall this is adorning at Scarborough Beach, creating a neat segue into what I really wanted to tell you about. Many of you will already enjoy reading the outback adventures of Red Nomad but did you know she's published a book.. Aussie Loos with Views, beyond amazing images of some of the most extraordinary places you're likely to find a loo, check it out, the perfect gift for the man/woman who has everything :) Happy middle of the week, take care and stay safe...


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Red in the city I ..



By the time we arrived in the city on Sunday we were too late to skate.. but sometimes, in the right company, it's just as much fun to watch don't you think! Oh.. did I mention there were dinosaurs roaming the Cultural Centre chomping on highrise buildings, I should have redirected them to my least favourite development on the foreshore :) Happy Tuesday, take care...p.s. even though it's Tuesday here in Perth it's Monday in France.. très heureux Bastille Day celebrations!



Monday, July 14, 2014

The 'Skwibby' cow!



There's a week left of school hols here in Australia and lots to do and see in the city. Yesterday we (my sister, Aimee and myself) caught the train and went with my nephew (6), niece (3) and their mum to have some fun.. show you more tomorrow. There was a particular mural I was after for today but I got a little side tracked by the 'Books Moove Me Cow' in the State Library.. does she qualify for Monday Murals?


The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI pronounced Skwibby) cow was designed and painted (details of artists on both sides here) for the Margaret River Cow Parade in 2010 but has since been put out to pasture :) in the State Library much to the joy of all who meet her, including moi. I see an illustration there (above bottom left) by one of my favourite artist/writers Wendy Binks.. 'Stripey & the Book Bridge'.. fabulous! It's hard to imagine a world without books and libraries, quelle horreur let's hope that never happens. Happy Monday, take care..


Sunday, July 13, 2014

Monumental reflections..



Yesterday was the perfect winters day, chilly with crisp blue skies. On the way home from South Perth we stopped to take some photos in John Oldham Park. Named after landscape architect John Oldham it really is an oasis surrounded by traffic mayhem! The park sits between the Mounts Bay Road and Kwinana Freeway interchange but clever planting design by M. Oldham ensures a serene experience. I'll show you more! The reflections above of the State War Memorial up in Kings Park were taken looking over Mounts Bay Rd. Hope the sun shines down on whatever you get up to :) this weekend, take care...
See more Weekend Reflections here..




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