In the search for a better autumn header shot we went out to Raeburn Orchards in Roleystone on Monday and although the trees were laden with plums, persimmons and pomegranates, and despite the fact we are almost into the third month of autumn, the leaves of the fruit trees had still not reached their optimum colours 🍂 What we need I was told, is a long stretch of chilly weather to turn the leaves.. won't be happening anytime soon as the temps are climbing back up to 30C for the weekend. Have a peek here, glorious aren't they, these are the pics I'm after. Was still an enjoyable visit, I'm a little embarrassed to say this was the first time I've tasted a persimmon, it was sweet and delicious. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Heading home up the coast road five minutes from home after taking the beach shots here on Sorrento Beach last week I spotted a flash of fabulous colour and was thrilled to discover a brand new mural by Perth based contemporary artist Peter Ryan who's delightfully whimsical work you have seen here many times. I look forward to enjoying it each time we do our walk along the coast from now on.. a glimpse of the Indian Ocean to the far right. And there was more..
... artistic enhancement on the other side.. bonus! How perfect the new murals are for their location. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..
Monday, April 22, 2019
It was quiet in the city on Good Friday.. don't let the moment of blue sky below fool you, it was an unseasonably cold, wet and windy day in Perth. Exactly the kind of day I enjoy. There was one bright spot though in Elizabeth Quay, the smallest loop of the Spanda sculpture, affectionately referred to as 'the paperclip', covered and disguised as an Easter egg.. personally I think they should have gone one loop larger 😉 The curves of the EQ bridge in the background. Last shot looking back towards the city. Hope you are enjoying Easter in whichever way you choose to celebrate it, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Whenever we are in Fremantle, as we were last week, a walk through the Fishing Boat Harbour, either on the way into Fremantle city or on the way back to the car is a definite for me. It really is such a photogenic harbour and on that particular day the 'look at me look at me' cloud formations were impossible to ignore. The cafes and restaurants around the harbour make this a popular spot with both locals and tourists. Enjoying a coffee and that view is a bit of alright :) Happy Easter weekend, take care and stay safe..
Friday, April 19, 2019
I'm not sure what's going on with my camera these days, it keeps slipping into alternate modes at the most inconvenient times. Above shot taken at the Perth Vegan Expo 2019 in Forrest Place a few weeks ago an example.. quite like it though :) The Vegan market showcasing delicious food minus the meat element was a big success. I think I could easily become a vegetarian but not sure about becoming a vegan, I enjoy poached eggs too much.. from free range chickens of course 🐔 Back to the dodgy camera.. downloaded the upgrade program for my camera today and yes, it was due an upgrade, done and dusted and hoping that this sorts out the problem.. we'll see! Happy Good Friday, take care and stay safe..
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Yesterday was a beautiful bright autumn day. After a few days of rain, not cold just rain, the skies were blue once more.. a perfect 22C. 💙 There are two anniversaries in April I should remember but never do.. our wedding anniversary yesterday, it's been about 300 years now :) and the blog anniversary just over a week ago, 8 years..blimey, who would have thought! Took these shots on the way home from lunch yesterday on Sorrento Beach..
Below, this is where the ocean and myself became one :) so absorbed was I that I didn't notice the wave coming up from behind. It was exhilarating.. and fun, the water not too cold at all. Autumn and spring are an excellent time to visit WA. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Last weekend before we visited Penguin Island (post here), we climbed up to see the views from the 'K' Battery complex at Cape Peron. It's higher than it looks here, I was wheezing like an old set of bagpipes by the time we got to the top :) Military enthusiasts can read the history of 'K' Battery here. The view was absolutely worth the climb and I'm happy to say that plans for a marina and housing development here were scrapped.. way to go 'Hands off Point Peron' another victory for people power, read about it here 👍 Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..