Monday, December 31, 2012

'Give peace a chance'.....

I really hope that any tennis enthusiasts out there are watching the Hopman Cup being played right now in Perth's brand new arena. I'd be really interested to hear back about what the coverage is like in other parts of the world, if you are watching are you seeing a bit of Perth and maybe recognizing some of the things that have appeared here? I've just watched Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from France win his preliminary game, very entertaining player..interesting to see he has an Australian coach oui! I thought I'd end the year by posting some typical Aussie summer images, taken on Sunday, many Perthites choose to escape from the heat by heading to one of the beautiful beaches along our WA coastline. I took these shots with my long lens looking from Trigg Island down towards Scarborough Beach.  I wish you a very Happy New Year, let's hope that this coming year is better in so many ways compared to the last, in the words of John Lennon it's time to 'give peace a chance'. Take extra care and stay safe, see you next year. p.s. I hope the red haired, white skinned lad below has tons of suncream on or he could end up red as a lobster, ouch!!





42 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous beach and I do love that crashing, blue surf!! It does look particularly good on our cold, gray, gloomy Seattle!! Hope you have a wonderful, safe and fun Happy New Year, Grace!! Enjoy!!

    Sylvia

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  2. Hi Grace

    You have made very nice pictures from the beaches, must be a good place for surfing there.

    I wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR !

    Greetings, Joop

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  3. Hi there! I am not watching The Hopman cup it is not being broadcast here through any sports channel. Too bad, as I am a big tennis enthusiastic. Seeing the pictures you took it all seems very hot over there. I know it is beautiful but it can be equally dangerous for some. I wish you all the best in the coming year. Great pictures and happy new year. It is still Sunday afternoon here, though. :)

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  4. You have some great shots here. The lone surfer and the cormorants are my favourite. All the best for 2013.

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  5. Great pictures from our beautiful beaches. Have a great year Grace.

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  6. Next year there will be more tourists coming from the cold north.
    You advertise so well, so I guess there will be more people who will head south.

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  7. Great series, Grace!
    For the coming year I wish you all the best!

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  8. The beach looks beautiful! Great shots, Grace!

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  9. Love these images go a true Australian Summmer.

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  10. That is quite a beach, Grace. It is kind of cool in Florida this week, good for walking the beach but not good for diving into the water. Maybe next week!

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  11. Lot's of people are trying to escape the heat I see. What a beautiful beach area this is. Happy New Year to you! Enjoy your New Years Eve celebration whatever it may be.

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  12. Amazing how different weather is around the world. Nearly whole day of rain and much coughing over here. Thank you for these nice images. Please have you and yours a good New Year ahead.

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  13. Look at that cool use of hotlinks! Your beaches are so wide. Nice surf too. Yes, one wishes to warn visitors of SUN but...Aloha my Pacific Sister

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  14. If it's on TV here I'm not aware of it but there are so many channels who can know. Looking forward to seeing our own warm beach scenes but without the crowds in Tamarindo next month.

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  15. The colors of the water is amazing. Especially the one with the red headed surfer.

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  16. A very Happy, Safe & Peaceful New Year, Grace.

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  17. Gorgeous photos Grace, I hope they've all got tons of sunscreen on. It's a hottie here today.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Grace to you and yours!

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  18. The warmth of the weather just exudes from your photos. Well done. Happy New Year.

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  19. A very Happy New Year Grace at the beach?

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  20. I'm not a tennis buff so haven't been watching the tournament. Hopefully it all goes well and Perth become ever better know. Love your photos - looks like lots of summer/winter fun! And yes, put on sunscreen or you'll end up not only red but are likely to get skin cancer!

    Lois Anne and I wish you a prosperous, healthy and Happy New Year!

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  21. Happy Year 2013, in the company of all your loved ones and friends!
    A hug.

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  22. girl...this place is a dream!
    Spectacular energy in this post, thanks so much!
    and Happy New Year to you and your family!
    hugs
    Léia

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  23. These photos make me feel WARM all over. Happy 2013!

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  24. A great 2013 to you Grace, as well as your family and all your friends in blog-land!

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  25. Happy New Year Grace and here's to more wonderful Perth photos!

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  26. This is just wonderful. Perfect sight to finish 2012 on. Have a wonderful 2013....thank you so much for a lovely exchange of comments. Look forward to more in the new year. Take care!

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  27. Happy New Year to you!

    The Hopman Cup is being shown on British Eurosport 2. It has stiff competition for airtime from Qatar and Brisbane (no sign of Shenzhen - perhaps Sky has that). I've not seen any of it, will try and record a bit to see the sweeping vistas of Perth!

    Give peas a chance (but only if they're cheesy - for Fast Show fans)

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  28. happy New Year Grace, look forward to lots of great shots from PDP in 2013.

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  29. Super shots, the last one the best.
    All the best for the coming year young lady.
    I hope good things surround you always!

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  30. Nothing, NOTHING beats a FAAAAAABULOUS Aussie Beach!!!

    Happy New Year, my friend! I look forward to catching up WAAAY more often in 2013!!!

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  31. Aaah...what a fantastic day! Happy new beginning, Arianna

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  32. Wish you a very happy New Year. Colorful and sunny pictures to say goodbye to the old one, I like that.

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  33. Ti auguro un 2013 che inizi bene, prosegua come desideri e che termini con grandi soddisfazioni.
    Ti auguro di camminare su una strada chiamata vita, di inciampare in una pozza chiamata fortuna, di cadere in un abisso chiamato felicità.
    Ti auguro un amore sincero accanto a te che sappia comprenderti e guardarti nel cuore con amore
    per ciò che sei.

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  34. love seeing people on the beach there .. its kind of warm here .. soaring to 41 today ..

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  35. Oh that blue blue water. How inviting it looks.

    Not a chance watching tennis in this house with football fans!

    Thank you for your beautiful pictures this year. It's been a joy!
    Happy New Year!...Janey

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  36. Happy Happy New Year to you too! Thank you for these beautiful images and I too hope 2013 is far more peaceful. Here's to a wonderful 2013!!

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  37. Haven't seen the tennis tournament. It's probably on the Tennis Channel here (which I don't have because I don't want to shell out the 'ol $$$). I'm really starting to look forward to the Australian Open...yipee! Beautiful beach shots. Hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you.

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  38. I'll take this kind of new year celebration over freezing weather any time!

    Wishing you a beautiful 2013, full of many blessings.

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  39. I could live in Perth. At least during our Winter.

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  40. Oh my!!! More new birds! The Ginger lad is a great shot. I hope he put on that sunscreen.....ouch!

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