Tuesday, February 12, 2013

'oy veh' it's hot.....!


Yesterday I visited mon ami Marie who lives in Maylands, one of Perth's older suburbs along the Swan River, and only minutes away from Tranby House, built by Joseph Hardy who arrived from England in 1830 to join the newly established Swan River colony. Unfortunately he had a bit of bad luck (?), the first two homesteads he built were destroyed by floods and as the bumf states, third time lucky! This house completed in 1839 is a testament to his perseverance! Today the main house is open to the public and a group of very lovely ladies with a fund of knowledge about the history of the area will ensure any history buffs a fascinating visit.....
The two magnificent Oak trees are said to be grown from acorns brought out from England and are on the National Trust's register of 'Significant Trees'.  Marie tells me that up until a few years ago people would arrive in their boats, dock at this little jetty below, and walk up to the the Wardens Cottage built in 1984 just behind the main house, which is now tearooms. Unfortunately the jetty has been in disrepair for a while, with no moves to repair it..shame. I have a feeling Malyss and VP may enjoy the view from the bench snuggled in the trees below! Oi! it's hot in Perth, roll on Thursday and slightly cooler temps! Happy Tuesday, hope it's a good one..take care.....

31 comments:

  1. Oy veh, it's cold here. We might actually get some of the white stuff, you know, the thing they call snow.
    Well, well, now this is a nice place. Would it be the Swanee River, I would start singing!

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  2. Lovely place and it does look more inviting than our GRAY skies -- although I really can't complain as it isn't that cold, just dreary!! Hope you get a break in the heat!! Have a great week!!

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  3. Best regards from cold Paris...

    Pierre

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  4. Thank you Gracie! A wonderful place if ever, and rich of history!

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  5. Looks like a good place to escape from the heat! It's hard to remember heat when we are in winter but I won't complain since it has gone up to +5˚C today and a lot of the snow is melting.

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  6. This place is in such a lovely setting I can see why someone would settle here even if it was the third choice. I love all that fencing around the patio area.

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  7. To be perfectly honest, I would have to wait in an air conditioned place until the temperature dropped below 35° to even want to visit this beautiful place!

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  8. It's a beautifully-preserved house and the area is very nice. Reminds me of the home of the author of "The Yearling" who resided just north of Ocala. We've visited there but didn't go through the house.

    I think a lot of folks would trade you your heat for their cold & snow about now! :-)

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  9. That sky actually looks "hot" Grace if that makes sense? 28C is my perfect temperature... please arrange it.
    Craig

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  10. Aww, are there pics from indoors, too?
    -6C over here, brrr, can you send some +Cs over?

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  11. I do hope it cools down for you! The grass looks a bit parched too.

    It would be tons of fun to tour the house and grounds to get a taste of what life was like way back when.

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  12. snow storm here... so, perhaps better the hot weather....
    have anice week ! ciao Grace

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  13. I will blow a cool breeze your way :O....Sounds like third time was a charm...and charming it is...Thanks for showing it to us..

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  14. What a pity that little landing has not been fixed .... it looks quite quaint in its current state .... just not useable. I think you've had the lions share of hot weather this summer Grace .... not nice!

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  15. An environment which looks like Paradise. Thank you for this journey.

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  16. Given what happened to the Bond Corporation, I wonder if the high density housing was ever built.

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  17. Maybe you need to dangle your feet in the water to cool you down, Grace.

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  18. you are ever the jolliest friend!!!!

    Aloha to YOU
    from Honolulu,
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° >

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  19. Third time's the charm, they say! What a charming place, and even better it was part of your visit with a friend. (I never thought I'd hear people outside New York City using Oy Veh in regular conversation, so I'm delighted! Stay cool and safe!)

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  20. P.S. Wish I could send snow your and Aimee's way!

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  21. This looks like a terrific place to uncover an important part of Perth's history. It looks quite lush considering the oppressive temperatures you have been experiencing. Don't know if it will do any good but I'll do a rain dance over here for you.

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  22. Such wonderful presence in this grand old place! The buildings have been beautifully preserved! And love the charm of the walkway by the white picket fence!

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  23. Now that looks like a great place for a devonshire tea. All those chimney pots, and no need for a fire!

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  24. Great preservation of a lovely spot. It would be wonderful to visit, on a cooler day.

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  25. Your friends'family live in a beautiful place, the house is gorgeous and you got lovely pictures!I like a lot the white fence and the nature around the house is wonderful!Lovely sunny day there, glad that you enjoy the special day with friends!
    hugs
    Léia

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  26. We have seen the high temps over there on the Tv. Hope it cools for you soon. I love visiting historic houses and trying to imagine what it would have been like living there.

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  27. what a lovely area ... even with that horrific heat it looks pleasant ... you could always come here and freeze your tush off ...

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  28. I would happily trade places with you right now!

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