Monday, May 21, 2018

Never eat more than you can hold!

Excellent advice Ellie :) The small circles of ceramic art set into and scattered along the pathway at Hillarys Boat Harbour are little gems of seaside art created by children mostly during 2006/7, although I see bikini clad Grace below to the left is dated 2009! I tried to choose just a few of them to show but how could I possibly pick, they are all fabulous and deserve to be seen. Some have been stepped on more than others and are showing signs of wear and tear. There are many venues around Perth that encourage and include children's art in the design in some way, brilliant idea. Hope you had/are having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Show a leg!

Haha! No not mine :) Bit of a light hearted Sunday post to make you smile. Yesterday in the garden on a warm afternoon, looked up to see a familiar leg protruding out of the 'mostly given up for winter' creeper covering the roof of P's tool shed at the bottom of the garden. Calling up, the neighbours cat, taking its time, as cats do, looked up, gave me a cursory glance and a...

...ok I'm bored now glare before carrying on with his ablutions.. charming! Looking up at him looking down on me I couldn't help remembering the quote 'in ancient times cats were worshiped as gods, they have not forgotten this :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Up close and personal..

There's always a chance when you press your camera lens right onto the glass window of a restaurant or cafe to take a reflection shot that there will be someone on the other side of that glass not too thrilled about a camera catching them with their mouth full :) So far so good, no angry taps and a 'clear orf', to date anyway! Could easily have happened here in the window of California Pizza Kitchen at Hillarys Boat Harbour, I couldn't see a thing inside but I had noticed it was pretty busy when passing the entrance! Hope you have a good weekend, take care and stay safe..

Friday, May 18, 2018

Grass trees.. Short back and sides,

I don't think I've ever seen the Australian grass tree styled like this before, will have to check them out periodically to see how they grow.. seen here in Yagan Square . Why do they remind me of Cousin Itt without his hat, can you see it or is it just me :)

Meanwhile the iron cladding on the buildings in the square and the 9mt tall Wirin sculpture are oxidizing together beautifully under the warm/hot WA skies. Re the grass trees above, have a look here, guarantee it will make you smile, could we call this a 'tullet' :)  Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Oops! Not my day.

After a coffee on Tuesday in Leederville I did something I have never done before! I forgot that my camera was on my lap and stood up.. et voilà, quelle tragédie! My camera with lens extended fell to the floor. I'm lucky that the actual camera wasn't damaged but take a look at my very favourite wide-angle lens! If the barrel had been in and locked it would have survived but I had just taken the shot below..

...and just after, a wee bit skewed! Anyone who uses a camera in the Olympus OM-D range will know that this wide-angle lens is super brilliant.. it's my go to lens in so many situations. The bad news is that to replace it new would set me back about $700, the good news I think I can have it repaired for much less.. fingers crossed. Don't you hate it when you do silly things like this! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. you might not be interested but I felt the need to share 😊

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Bells Rapids.. Watching my step.

 Not the English country-side but beautiful in its own way. The pic above was taken towards the end of the walk when the sun was beginning to get a bit of warmth into it, the red earth colours here are exactly as they were. Walking along the river bed to the bridge below, Have a look at how this scene looks after the rains, beautifully captured in less than two minutes here.. incroyable oui!

This walk would have been impossible after the rains..

Through the bushes the super long good train on it's way up to Kalgoorlie..

A few of the trails we walked/climbed.

There were birds too, from afar a trio of Australian shelducks making quite the din.. 

..and below a rare glimpse in the bushes alongside the river of red plumage.. could it be an unknown new and exotic species of bird  🐦Phew, made it in ten pics :) hope you enjoyed the walk with me. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. big catch up today, haven't been feeling tip-top!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Something in the way she moos...

Walking along Beaufort Street in Inglewood a few weekends ago as always keeping my eyes open for new street art.. no joy! Walking back along the same street in the opposite direction there was so much that I didn't see, must look back more often :) Adding colour to the street on the wall of  Sugar & Nice the unmistakable work of Australian artist Anya Brock. The artist describes her work as 'recognizably figurative without entering realism'. Remember 'Munching Mammals on Eighth Street', still a favourite and delight to see when in Maylands. Look at those blue skies, unfortunately not a drop of rain in sight! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

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