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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

"You missed a bit lads"!

Spotting my camera, a voice from up in the magnificent Moreton Bay fig tree inquired "would you like me to pose for you luv"! In Fremantle for a specific purpose I wasn't paying the right amount of attention and hadn't noticed the cherry-picker and workmen both below and above in the tree. If you pull the shot in you'll see that those sturdy boughs are wrapped around with fairy lights, 4,000 of them I was informed, to be switched on in spectacular fashion tonight. Won't make it tonight but will get back down there before Christmas, can't miss the sight of this glorious old beauty bedecked in jewels.

Quietly overseeing the project was distinguished Air Commodore Sir Hughie Idwal Edwards, a brave and handsome man, if you pull the image in you'll see that sculptor Andrew Kay has captured Sir Hughie's gentle features so well. It was my first visit inside the church to the right in the shot below, it has a unique feature that I'll show you on Sunday. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. I'm off to take shots of a most anticipated event this morning.. you won't believe it when I show you tomorrow, it's a little crazy :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Peace, love & ice-cream.. amen!

If only! I've spent so much time in the city lately it was good to have a change of scenery yesterday. Even though it's less than five minutes from home it's been a while since I've had a stroll around Hillarys Boat Harbour, can you believe I missed the opening of Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop above back in August, how did that happen :) It was perfect yesterday for the two sun-worshipers below, not so much today.. we're expecting a 36C scorcher.. too soon!

The scene below made me smile.. it's what big brothers are for, right!

The Welcome swallow looked so tiny way down there I almost missed it, little cutie! I've missed these walks around the marina, must make the time to do it more often.. we don't do we, take the time to stop and appreciate the little things. Hope your week is off to a peaceful start.. it's what we all hope for, take care and stay safe..

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lois Lane..

We set off on Saturday in search of a specific mural in Mt. Lawley, a 'hip' inner city suburb with an abundance of old and new street art.The mural I was after is as fresh as last week-end, painted during the Beaufort Street Festival's Laneway Project which unfortunately I missed.. two places at one time.. still impossible :) To cut a long story short, I searched, couldn't find.. will return with better directions!

After a seriously good coffee at The Flying Scotsman.. was heading back to the car when I spotted this piece in Lois Lane on the wall of Daily Planet. A collaboration back in June 2012 between Beastman, Numskull and Kyle Hughes-Odgers see more Beastman collaborations around Australia and beyond here. It's a really cool piece of work adorning an otherwise very long, very grey wall :) Hope you had/are still having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, November 23, 2014

160 St. Georges Terrace..

Brookfield Place reflected in 160 St. Georges Terrace. The attraction for me in this reflection is the crazy mix of old and new, shapes and colours.. the star-burst logo was an added bonus :) below the trees of Central Park reflected in the glass facade of ... Central Park! Hope that you're having a good weekend, thoughts go out to all caught up in the horrendous weather experienced in parts of the northern hemisphere these last few days, take care, stay warm and safe..

Friday, November 21, 2014

Why so grumpy Mrs S!

Everything was fine until the crowd gathered! Does that ever happen to you when you're taking photos, people stop to see what's caught your attention? I took these shots yesterday at my local shopping centre where each year at this time, peak breeding time, a family of Welcome swallows appear and get busy patching up this spring 'property' with new feathers etc. I sometimes wonder if they are the same pair each year. Most people walk by not looking up and don't even know they're there and that's the way they like it.. Mr S was quite agitated by all the attention...

... eventually joining his mate and taking on a protective role at the side of the nest. I've noticed over the last few weeks that there is a lot of nesting activity going on in the trees in and around my garden, with some birds getting quite fierce if they think you're getting too close, particularly the magpies.. Well I don't know how you feel but TGIF! Have a good one, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Recycling and the disappearing briefcase!

Back on St. Georges Terrace one of Perth's more unique restaurant/bars Greenhouse.. unique in that from ground level up to the rooftop bar everything is recycled beginning with the floor made from old plastic pallets destined for landfill.. if you're curious as to the extent of their dedication to minimizing their environmental footprint you can read more here. No pre-made food for diners at the Greenhouse, the bakers beginning their day at 4am with the milling of the wheat for the days baked goodies, check out the menu here.. that'll be poached eggs on sourdough bread and coffee pour moi! On another subject entirely, when did the briefcase morph into a back-pack or man-bag :) hardly ever see a businessman carrying a briefcase on the terrace these days! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. catch up today.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

"It's not a selfie. It's a snapchat."

I spent 10 minutes today
Trying to explain to my grandma what
A selfie was
It wasn't the easiest job in the world..
No I will  not take a selfie with you
our angles aren't compatible...
It's not called a selfie
if you aren't the only one in the picture..

Quotes from Witty profiles.com. What about you, do you selfie.. I absolutely do not, not ever :) These three lovelies in Kings Park would have had a fab view of the city and the Swan River as their backdrop, not too shabby! Happy Wednesday, take care.. p.s. couldn't help noticing the three totally different styles of footwear.. it's a female thing :)

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