Wednesday, November 26, 2014

4,000 lights on a fig tree!



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 :)


30 comments:

  1. Cute workmen you got for sure, Grace :-)
    Can´t wait to see the tree at night - here it´s still waiting till 30th before it all begins.
    Checking back in tomorrow for sure!

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  2. What a gorgeous tree!!! I can't wait to see it at night, too!! How fun! Love the statue, too!! You always find the best things to photograph and I'm SO glad you share them with us!! Hope your week is going well!! Have fun and enjoy!!

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  3. Won't that look gorgeous, all lit up. It's interesting seeing all the effort that goes in to setting the lights up too. You and your camera probably made their day!

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  4. Desde luego vaya chulería que se ve al monumento... Te mando un abrazo desde Murcia...

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  5. That tree is going to look fabulous! I can't wait to see something crazy!

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  6. Same thing happened to me some days ago, while picturing the beach I had not seen a (very handsome btw) man working there , he asked me if I wanted a pic of him, but I smiled and did not dare too say yes.. sometimes , I'm stupidly shy ! :o)

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  7. It's wonderful to see everything lit up at this time of year. Especially for us in the northern hemisphere where the days are getting so short and the nights so long.

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  8. Nice old tree - looking forward to seeing that all lit up :)
    And I'm really curious about what's coming up tomorrow :))
    Oh, by the way, you may keep your temperatures over
    there, here it is just the right temperature for this time of
    year. :) I'll come back to that offer in next year's summer,
    when it's cold and rainy over here ;) :D

    ツ Knipsa

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  9. That is a splendid tree and I shall look forward to seeing it all lit up. A very nice sculpture also for one who deserves such a thing. The church - well, I'll await further evidence of its grandeur although it certainly looks special from this angle!

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  10. Such a big, wide tree in the middle of the square is very beautiful. Here rarely see that kind of wood.
    It's probably a magnificent when the lights are lit in the dark night. I'm waiting to see it..

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  11. I wonder what the tree and Sir Edwards are thinking... :-)

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  12. What fun! Every day is something fun with you, G!



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  13. Fairy lights on fig trees in 80 degrees? Bah!
    Super statue!

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  14. This is so neat, and I can't wait until you share the very cool and surely dazzling Christmas lights!

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  15. Quite a combination. A remarkable tree, a standout statue, and from what I see of that church, quite impressive architecture.

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  16. I'll bet it looks amazing all lit up.

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  17. Three most interesting photos, Grace. You come up with good stuff.

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  18. wow that would be beautiful with that many lights.

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  19. Should look amazing with all those fairy lights. I'll have to go to Fremantle soon to have a look too.

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  20. I look forward to see 4000 lights in the huge tree!!

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  21. Oh dit kijkt mij heel mooi om deze schoonheid in volle glorie te zien.

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  22. Gosh .. It must look magnificent when the lights are turned on.

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  23. What a great tree....but a lot of work to wrap. Can't wait to see it lit up.

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  24. All trees should be decked out for Christmas...a celebration of life in all its forms!

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  25. Lots of work, but WHAT a scene is set.

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