Thursday, September 19, 2019

It's tulip time..

I did say it was going to be a flowery kind of week :) Next stop after the Saku Festival was Araluen Botanic Park to see the tulips. As you can see above Aimee was dressed appropriately for our floral expedition 💙 Gorgeous tulips as far as the eye can see, in all shapes, sizes and colours, planted so cleverly that as the first blooms fade there is an army of buds ready to take their place...

Although the tulips are the main attraction at the moment there is so much more to see at Araluen Botanic Park..let us follow Aimee and she where she takes us tomorrow :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Message board..

As we were leaving the Saku Festival on Sunday the message board above caught my eye and pulled me in to have a read. I'm always super curious to see what people share in a public domain like this. Three that stood out.. this can be true at times..

Depending on how you look at it 😉

Awww this is my favourite, who doesn't enjoy a tribute to hard working mums.. and dads, out there💚 Sorry I haven't been around the last two days, bit of a migraine.. catch up tomorrow. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Saku Blossom Festival..

Sunday was the perfect spring day to visit the Saku Blossom Festival at the S&R Orchards in Walliston. We arrived early at 8am to avoid the many thousands of visitors who descend on the festival each year only to find that they had beaten us to it :) The trees look so pretty when in flower that it's twicky to stop clicking and even harder to pick a handful to show 🌸

As always there are plenty of props for photo ops, the bridge below was particularly popular.. at times it was like a 'how many people can fit on one small bridge' situation :) It's a fun day out for families with many activities plus lots of diverse food choices, you can even hire a kimono for above mentioned photo ops.. I tried to convince Aimee but she wasn't playing :) We didn't stay that long.. there were other fish to fry 🌷 Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, September 16, 2019

'The keys to happiness are in your hands'..

"Helping hands are better than praying lips" .. "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up"..
I could go on and on, there are so many great quotes about hands and who doesn't love a beautiful photographic image of hands, whether they be old and worldly-wise or young and chubby without a care. While we were on our travels yesterday taking in the 🌷festival and the 🌸festival I came across the evocative mural here in Memorial Park in Armadale. Painted by Melbourne based artist Matt Adnate last seen here (25 storey mural in the city) a few weeks ago. The park commemorates those who died in service or were killed in WW1, so a  fitting mural I think. It's going to be a flowery kind of week :) happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Ever changing skies..

A few pics taken in and around Elizabeth Quay last Wednesday all within half an hour, hard to imagine the sky could look so different in every shot! Above the Bell Tower below sharing space with its new neighbour the Ritz-Carlton opening later this year..

Below the sculpture First Contact pointing up to the memorial atop Kings Park..

Man's best friend heading out to sea.. it was as if he sensed me trying to get a shot, he turned and jumped out of sight before I could get a close up :)

Remember the giant numbat here..  below is how it looks from way across the Swan River at Elizabeth Quay. When it is joined by the giant frilled-neck lizard I can see it will be quite a sight when on the ferry crossing to South Perth..

 Two of my fav Art Deco buildings en-looped behind the Spanda sculpture. The four storey Atlas Building c1931 on the left and the Lawson Apartments c1937 on the right 💙

One last shot of the strange bedfellows below :) Hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am.. we had a birthday picnic for my sister in Kings Park yesterday and two festivals on the agenda for today, one that looks like this 🌷 and the other like this 🌸 Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Pigeonhole reflections..

  Reflections of the No 2 Electric Light Sub-Station in the window of Pigeonhole, one of  Aimee's favourite shops. The multi level heritage listed Sub Station building c1914 is up for sale I believe. If  I win the HUGE lotto on Thursday (150million) I will buy it, refurbish it and make it a safe haven for homeless people, that would be so cool. First thing.. I better remember to get a ticket 😉Have a fab weekend, take care and stay safe..

Friday, September 13, 2019

Kangaroos.. what kangaroos!

It's a bit hard to resist the kangaroos on St Georges Terrace, especially when accompanied by pretty spring wildflowers 🌸   'Kangaroos on the Terrace' a sculpture comprising of five kangaroos by husband wife team Charles Smith and Joan Walsh-Smith is a huge draw card and photo op for visitors to the city.. 

Oh there you are :) How fab do the restored State Buildings look over the road in the background. I know you have seen the kangaroos before and you might see them again from a different angle.. a mob of kangaroos on a terrace in a city is not something you see everyday right :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Supreme Court of WA..

It was such a pretty day in the city yesterday. On the way back from Elizabeth Quay we took a shortcut back to St Georges Terrace through the Supreme Court Gardens. I love that they have kept the original gates although there are open walk-ins on either side and the gates remain closed :) The view below of the Supreme Court of WA built in the Federation Academic Classical style and opened for business in 1903.. 55,888pounds 11shillings and 3pence well spent I say!

A walk around the corner to get a view of ..

... the front. I did not know that the court is open and the public can sit in and observe most cases. I think I may have to check the court listings and do just that.. better remember to switch off my mobile phone and check with the judge about taking pics 😉 Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Numbat shade..

Following on from our walk along Perth Water as we neared the Mends Street Jetty looming large ahead a 23.5m by 6.5m high and 5.6m wide Numbat created in plate aluminum.. soon to be followed by a frilled-necked lizard. It all makes sense when you know that the Perth Zoo is a stone's throw away and that the numbat and frilled-neck lizard were chosen by Connect South (excellent link) to 'represent Perth Zoo’s focus on conservation and its commitment to wildlife.'  The wildlife canopies will be there to provide shade and also a pretty cool visual when coming across from the city to South Perth and the zoo.. plus many fab photo ops when they are lit up at night looking back across to Elizabeth Quay.. watch this space 😉 Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

'Springs of Inspiration'..

A few weeks ago I had a very long overdue spring clean of my bookcases and as much as I hate parting with books there were many that although enjoyed at the time were not dear to me. I would never part with favourite books some of which have been written by dear blog friends. Fret not, the books that went were donated to the Save the Children book sale later this month, a more than worthy cause. While dropping the books off I was rewarded by the discovery of the mural here painted for the Art Space Collective by Perth based artist/illustrator Fieldey. The theme Greek Mythology the mural the artist's interpretation of the myth of Pegasus and Bellerophontes. 'Pegasus was also associated with the muses and everywhere he struck his hoof to the earth, inspirational water and springs were brought forth. In my piece, the water in the background is one of these 'Springs of Inspiration.' A gorgeous discovery don't you think. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, September 9, 2019

Come in 99, your time is up!

This isn't what I had intended to post today but yesterday was such a beautiful spring day I had to share. The early morning hike didn't eventuate, instead brunch followed by a walk along the beach front. The ice-cream van parked along the beach is a welcome sight and more often than not a 99 flake occasion 💙

Anyone who knows me knows that my all time go to for breakfast/brunch is poached eggs, toast and coffee.. but not yesterday! Yesterday at Doric St Cafe + Kitchen in Scarborough I ordered nasi goreng (super fun Jamie Oliver link) and it was amaaaazing! It could be the start of a whole new adventurous moi 😉 Hope you had/are still having a fab weekend, take care and stay safe..

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