Midnight Pie). Last year she was luminous green and 'Frankensteins's Bride' and then there was Medusa, oh my you should have seen the snakes! It's a little disconcerting seeing your 'child' (she is 27 but still my child) driving off looking like 'the living dead' This how I prefer to see her below..... Have a fun Halloween.....!!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
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Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Kent St Weir). I have to be honest and say that until I read the link I wasn't fully aware of how important the weir was to the surrounding and beyond environment for both the flora and fauna. This young family were enjoying a very pleasant sunny afternoon swimming and boating in the 'weir pool', Mum sitting in her directors chair, drink at hand, knowing the girls were being supervised by big brother..in fact it completely made my day when as they passed by me I heard older brother say to his sister "don't be such a goose" have to say it took me straight back to my Enid Blyton 'Secret Seven' days when Peter would have said the very same thing to his sister Janet !! Oh how I loved Enid B adventures..does anyone else have pleasurable memories of lying in the sun reading these stories.....? ps. not a pelican in sight haha!!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
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Sunday, October 23, 2011
Canning Bridge) is possibly the most complicated bridge I've researched so far.. I'll try to give it to you in a nutshell, but the link is there if you really want more details. The bridge was built three times, firstly in 1849, after damage by floods in 1862 it was rebuild by convicts in 1867 but due to poor maintenance it deteriorated and a new and sturdier structure was built in 1908. Here's where the bridge starts getting a bit more interesting as far as I'm concerned.. a new timber, pile-driven bridge was completed in 1939 but as the outbreak of Word War II had begun the old third bridge wasn't immediately demolished incase the new bridge was destroyed by enemy attack. The Bridge has been added to and changed over the years since, but as you can see from the magnificent Jarrah, Karri and Wandoo timber pylons that still have the original numbers emblazoned on them, that parts of the 1939 bridge still remain in place, thank goodness.....!! Hope your Sunday is a lot less complicated.....
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thank you so much for all your good wishes about my eye op. and thought I might just take this opportunity to explain a little what it was all about..I can say without a doubt that if I'd been born 100 years ago I'd almost certainly be blind now..Dramatic maybe, but if I hadn't by some stroke of luck walked into The Lions Eye Institute (Lions Eye Inst.) fifteen years ago to see if I was a suitable candidate for laser surgery to correct my short sightedness, I would never have discovered that the pressure in my eyes was sky high and that I had Glaucoma, because you just don't feel it!! After many years of trying different types of eye drops and pills to reduce the pressure, and two detached retinas, five years ago I had a trabectalectomy in both eyes which to date are working 100%. I have four monthly checks and the reason I feel so very, very lucky is that despite all the trauma my eyes have been through, I can see fantastically well, no peripheral damage, to the point that I only use glasses for driving. I don't have to mention the Ophthalmologist's name who has saved my sight on at least three occasions, he doesn't need the plug, he is well known and respected internationally I just thank God, often, that our paths crossed. The reason I decided to write this post is because I think we tend to check most things when we feel that there might be something wrong, but perhaps not so much the eyes. Glaucoma isn't something that you FEEL, but if the pressure isn't checked it can wear away at your peripheral vision and once gone, it can't be recovered... So go..go and have your pressure checked, no big deal, but could be sight saving.....Alright enough of all that, back to business as normal, there's not a cloud in this sky and that's why I chose it for sky watch Friday. Hope there are no clouds in your sky today.....p.s. I missed you.....!!
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Monday, October 17, 2011
I would very much like to claim this picture as one of mine (and believe me I WAS tempted haha!), but this candid shot of an Emu with a very penetrating stare was taken a week ago at Caversham Wildlife Park in the Swan Valley by Bill from (billsdiving) who I'm trying to convince to expand his blog to 'billsdivingandmore' as he takes brilliant photos of all sorts of things.. I'm having a little eye operation today, nothing serious, but I might be out of commission for a few days...so take care and hopefully 'SEE' you in a few days.....!!
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Sunday, October 16, 2011
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Saturday, October 15, 2011
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Friday, October 14, 2011
The Maj) It's seriously worth clicking the link to see the little slide show of the interior of the theatre that is home to both the WA Ballet and the WA Opera Companies. The importance of The Maj to the cultural fabric of WA has been recognized by it's inclusion in the State Register of Heritage Places and being named as a State Heritage Icon....quite rightly, it has a history that should never be forgotten.....!!
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Fairy Wren)..well I had not, as much as I had looked, I never seemed to spot one....WELL.. as I was walking along the coast yesterday I caught a glimpse of bright blue in the scrub at the side of the path and there he was darting about, the picture isn't nearly as clear as I'd like but I had literally seconds to snap before zip..he was gone..The reason I know that he's a male is because the males have the bright blue plumage and the females are more 'sandy brown'.. what's THAT all about, I don't know about you... but I think that's just sooo wrong haha.....!! and yes, I will happily accept this sighting as a 'happy birthday' from good old Mother N.....!!
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Freo markets) and have been around since 1897. I will post a picture of the actual market at another time as it's a great looking building, but I couldn't get past these two little cuties patiently waiting for their 'parents' to finish shopping, and I wasn't the only one, not many were able to pass without a little 'chat'.....!!
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Monday, October 10, 2011
This little fella peeked around the tree at me, hopped out a few paces, decided he didn't like what he saw and hopped straight back behind the tree, I didn't think I looked THAT bad!! Anyway I was happy to be there to snap his 'predicament' .....!! Hope you don't see anything too scary today.....!!
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Saturday, October 8, 2011
I took this picture a few evenings ago when Aimee and I were walking through Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park (Pinnaroo), it has become a very special place to us and we often incorporate it into our evening walks. Hope you have a weekend full of happy reflections.....!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Rottnest Island which is 20klms off the coast in the Indian Ocean. On Wednesday when we were walking along the coast I noticed the oddest thing!! The sky was as usual, immense and wonderfully blue, except....that there was a huge cloud almost the entire size of the island hovering above Rottnest, it really did look quite bizarre!! I have to say it was a very attractive cloud, dark underneath and fluffy on top, beautifully shaped and perfect for Skywatch Friday.. p.s. if you pull the first picture right in, you can juuuuust see the white of the island lighthouse to the right .....!!
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The Narrows) the light had changed and softened giving a warm glow to the stone structure thus making it straight away more attractive than the cold utilitarian aspect of The Causeway. Even though it doesn't boast any statues and sculptures this bridge is slightly more fetching even minus the 'glow', and the views from the top are pretty spectacular! The second picture is the view from the top of the bridge looking over to South Perth where we started the walk and where we're headed back to, the third is the view the other way looking back to the City from where we have just come. The Causeway is just out of sight to the way, way right of this shot, quite a walk, come on... surely you must be a little impressed haha.....!! Have a great day.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The Causeway) is no 'Pont Neuf' neither in age nor beauty, but it has had a colourful history from it's humble beginnings in 1843 right up to the new and improved bridge that was completed in 1952.. There's the story of Mr. E.C.Loftie who in 1867 was fined forty shillings for causing an obstruction, the mob of cattle he was driving got spooked and wedged themselves between the rails and couldn't be moved for an hour.....ah! those were the days. Nowadays you can see The Causeway is more than sturdy enough to cope with the heavy traffic flow, unfortunately not a herd of cattle to be seen, although I did hear that a few weeks ago the traffic was held up for ten minutes or so by a family of black swans walking across the main traffic flow...fabulous, I just wish I'd been there to get the shot.....!! Hope you snap something fantastic today.....
Monday, October 3, 2011
Darter) put on such a show for me, stretching out his wings to dry and turning his head this way and that as if to say 'make sure you get my best side' that I decided to show him off today. Have to admit I was a little disappointed he wasn't a Cormorant, commonly know as a 'Shag' .....hehe! there, I got to say it anyway.....!!