Saturday, June 23, 2018

The ugly duckling..



Paperbark trees en masse may not be a pretty sight to some, personally I find their rumply-crumply peeling barks quite fascinating and am always temped to pull a piece off, take it home and write a letter on it:) However in reflection, especially if the water is a bit brackish, they transform from ugly duckling to stunning swan. Took these shots at Lake Yellagonga last week. Looks like blue skies for Perth this weekend.. wherefore art thou winter :) Happy Saturday, take care and stay safe..


Friday, June 22, 2018

Point Walter Perceptions..



I heard that one of my favourite sculptures, last seen at Sculpture by the Sea a few years ago, was now upon a hill overlooking the Swan River at Point Walter. Yesterday we stopped by to see and enjoy the whimsical delight of Ayad Alqaragholli's' 'Habibi'. Habibi, translated from Arabic as 'my love', is typical of Ayad's work 'a metaphor for love, peace and stability'. Something we all long for in these troubled times. Merci beaucoup Ayad for your wonderfully positive outlook 💙 How could I not take a shot of the magnificent trees below, standing sentry on this spot for many years..


Me and You and a dog named Boo came to mind when I saw the scene below :) That sweet little dog below was sitting looking out over the water when we walked past and it was still sitting happily 20 minutes later.. good dog 🐕 Can you believe it's Friday again, where did the week go! Have a good one, take care and stay safe..


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Living on the edge.. or not!



While the cormorants perched perilously on a rock off Trigg Island braving the stormy weather a few days ago, one or two taking a dive as they were hit by the waves, just five minutes up the coast on the same day sheltered by the sea wall at Hillarys Boat Harbour a colony of seagulls huddled together on the pontoon, the only give-a-way that it was wild and windy the palm trees blowing out horizontally in the last shot. So what are you.. a cormorant or a seagull? As I was nearly blown off my feet a couple of times.. I guess on that day I was a little of both 😉 Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

'You're never to old to be young'..



I debated whether or not to use these shots.. they're not so clear. One of the conditions on entry with a camera was that the lens could extend no longer than five centimeters, therein lay my problem,
but I wanted to show the crowd in the Perth Arena on Sunday when we were there with my great niece and nephews for Disney on Ice hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse 😉


It was quite the spectacle, the young ones were entirely absorbed in the music and vision. It's the first time I've been in the arena for a while and considering it was such a big show it was thankfully well organized, sometimes big events like this can be a nightmare. The main thing was that the young members of my family had an excellent time, that's what it was all about. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly"..



"There have been two great tragedies in my life. One was the 
tram and the other was Diego. Diego was by far
the worst".. Frida Kahalo
 
 The incroyable image of Frida Kahlo painted here with the above quote by Perth based artist Fieldey. I couldn't take a shot of the quote as Santa Fe Restaurant and Tequila Lounge is muy popular, inconvenient heads were in the way :) The interior artwork is pristine and protected, the outside mural, a collaboration between Fieldey and Erika Pearce is open to whatever/whomever passes by. If you have a closer look in the window below you will spot a hot redhead enjoying una comida caliente y picante! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


Monday, June 18, 2018

Leighton Battery.. The Tunnels.



Here's one for the WW2 buffs out there. I am fascinated by that era, by the enduring defiance of the British not to give in. We visited Leighton Battery Heritage Site on Saturday to find that the tunnels were thankfully only open on Sundays for guided tours. I own up to feeling much relief, as fascinated as I am my fear of enclosed spaces would have stopped me going down.. pretty pathetic when you think of the conditions endured during both World Wars and every war since. The history of the site here is a good read. We can only hope that the men/women today who sit in their positions of power playing war games consider long and hard before sending any more young men and women out to fight in their names. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Two Cities..


We weren't there for the views but it was impossible not to be distracted, especially when you can see two cities from one spot! Standing atop Buckland Hill to the left the mechanical giraffes in Fremantle Harbour and to the right just visible over the tree tops Perth..


Below a clue as to why we were there.. fascinating stuff! Can you see there is the slight shadow of a ship out to sea directly in firing line, thankfully it's 2018 and not 1942, huge clue :) Show you tomorrow. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..






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