Sunday, October 2, 2011

Gum-nut fountain.....

The sculpture in the top picture is one of my favorites, it's so typically Australian, with the gum-nuts and eucalyptus leaves. It sits on a roundabout leading up to the main street in the hills suburb of Kalamunda where on the first Saturday of every month there is a market for selling local produce and handcrafts. It attracts visitors from all over Perth as well as the locals and there is a good chance that you'll go home with something a little bit special! Another reason we like to go now and then is to catch up with my sister-in-law and her husband who make and sell all types of the most delicious fudge, they have gotten so well known around the different markets in Perth (Fudge Fusion) that they  have people come to the markets especially looking for them, we call them their 'fudge groupies'!! That is the one stipulation at these markets, everything has to be hand made, which makes a nice change from the 'same old, same old' that you buy in the shops....Hope you find something special in your day today.....!! p.s. my poached egg was delicious but way too easy for you guys.....!!

37 comments:

  1. What an adorable fountain! The market does not look that different from those I have featured in Paris... small world, n'est-ce pas?

    Bises,
    Genie

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  2. A very nice series today, Grace. I like to walk around arts and crafts festivals like this one.

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  3. I like the sculpture. Most fountains pour up or out but this one sprays down, like the rain. Not fond of sweets, though. (My father was in the sugar business - hmmm...)

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  4. I knew it was an egg, but though it too simple!
    Good one Gracie.

    I love this sculpture too, and the market up there is one I have been meaning to get too for years!
    Maybe next time ;)

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  5. Great shots Grace. Love the fountain!

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  6. would be so much fun!!

    lovely captures!

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  7. This looks like a great market.

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  8. I would definately be a fudge groupie. I'll have to find a good place here in Little Rock. And yes, this is a beautiful sculpture. Sounds like you had a fun day! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  9. It's always lots more interesting if all is handmade. Terrific fountain and thanks for the explanation since I've not travelled to your part of the world (darn!) and I'm unfamiliar with some of your fauna and foliage.

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  10. A most unusual fountain. Eucalyptus I have seen but gum-nuts are new to me. Fudge on the other hand is a favorite of mine and I would like to try some Fudge Fusion.

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  11. Fudge Fusion? I think they may have come to Yanchep at the last fair. Yum!!! Not been to Kalamunda for years.

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  12. I like markets of home made items. It always amazes how creative people can be. I've never seen that gum nut fountain before. Wonderfully Australian.

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  13. I like the fountain, Grace. We have a similarly styled fountain in Redfern Park but showing the various stages of the water-lily.

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  14. This looks like a place I'd enjoy visiting, fudge and all! I'm sure I could find something special to bring home. What a way to spend a day.

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  15. The Gum-Nut fountain is just lovely Grace -and that fudge sound delish!!

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  16. J'aime cette fontaine et le marché. Un endroit qui doit être bien agréable.
    Bon dimanche, Gracie!

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  17. Keep the Gum Nuts and pass me the fudge please!

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  18. What an original fountain! I like the colourful pottery, the snail is pretty cool.

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  19. I could have dropped some coin here.

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  20. I certainly like the "hand-made" rule! We have "flea markets" here where most of the stuff is very cheap new junk - worthless!

    Fudge sounds really good this morning, for some reason! :-)

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  21. I'm contemplating flying in from Japan for those delicious looking Fudge! Sudden craving for good fudge! And I like the fountain, too. Very unique :D

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  22. I love the fountain too but you must educate me about this "fusion" thing. It h as escaped be so far, but anything that says fudge sounds delish!
    V

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  23. Love that fountain, didn't get the egg and I am very interested in that fusion thing...

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  24. elle est tres belle et tres surprenante cette fontaine

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  25. Such an unusual fountain! Imagine having a fudge maker in the family - lucky you.

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  26. Markets are everywhere interesting and inspiring to create something similar. A lot of goods. Sometimes elegant, sometimes less. Nicely photographed here with that. I like this event. Photos are precious and worth seeing thanks to you. Peter wants a nice week.

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  27. Markets are everywhere interesting and inspiring to create something similar. A lot of goods. Sometimes elegant, sometimes less. Nicely photographed here with that. I like this event. Photos are precious and worth seeing thanks to you. Peter wants a nice week.

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  28. Markets are everywhere interesting and inspiring to create something similar. A lot of goods. Sometimes elegant, sometimes less. Nicely photographed here with that. I like this event. Photos are precious and worth seeing thanks to you. Peter wants a nice week.

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  29. Markets are everywhere interesting and inspiring to create something similar. A lot of goods. Sometimes elegant, sometimes less. Nicely photographed here with that. I like this event. Photos are precious and worth seeing thanks to you. Peter wants a nice week.

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  30. And I thought your "poached egg" was too easy so opted for tea/coffee! Trust me!

    And adore that water sculpture! Beautifully arranged so that it can be a delight from any viewpoint! And the markets look so colourful and interesting!

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  31. My wife and I love cruising artsy spots like that but dang is it hard on the pocketbook....

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  32. I could have spent time and money here!:)

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  34. Gracie,
    I've just found this, had completely forgotten you mentioned our fudge - a fusion of Old Fashioned Traditional CRUMBLY Fudge and Modern Soft and CREAMY Fudge. Thanks so much! xx
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