Thursday, August 5, 2021

Happy belated birthday..


The 1st of August is Horses' Birthday in the Southern Hemisphere, click the link to find out why the 1st of August. In the Northern Hemisphere it is 1st January, I'm guessing for the same reason. There were big plans to celebrate this event in Chidlow 45minutes east of Perth. I was really looking forward to taking lots of horsey shots but it was not to be, beaucoup de pluie and strong winds put paid to the celebrations, paddocks flooded! Although I am five days late I still felt these magnificent creatures, whether stately Clydesdale or temporary mini unicorns below, deserved recognition.. 

You can bet your bottom dollar I didn't take the shots below lately. They are from February when the temps can reach 40C. Taken on the horse/dog beach close by, it must feel so wonderful to cool off like this. Happy belated birthday to horses everywhere.. I can't believe there isn't a carrot emoji :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Bird on the wire..


It's not often that I get a chance to take pics of the smaller birds, they flit around too fast, so when I  spotted the sweet wee singing honeyeater I whipped my ever present camera up to take the shots here before it zipped away. The song of this small omnivorous bird has been described as anywhere from scratchy to melodious, yesterday it was the latter. There was a cold wind blowing, hence the puffed up feathers to keep warm, too cute. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Small steps big changes..


We have to hope right! Discovered the fabulous work by multi-disciplinary artist Melski McVee in the inner-city suburb of Northbridge a while back.. not only an important message, reduce, recycle and reuse, also a splash of colour on this overcast winter's day and everyday in this laneway location. Melski 'works primarily in the realms of community art, murals, sculpture and illustration. Her interest in street art emerged through a passion for community activation projects in her local area'. Always enjoy coming across her work. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

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Monday, August 2, 2021


 The August theme for City Daily Photo bloggers around the world is 'sticky'. While puzzling over the what to do while out to breakfast with Aimee yesterday she put forward the suggestion of actual sticks.. 'stickies'. All but one of the trees in my garden are deciduous and are magnificently sticky at the moment however there amidst the stickiness :) a sign that, although it certainly doesn't feel like it, spring is on the way..

.. and with all the sticky photos I took in the process I couldn't resist creating a multiple exposure, pretty cool right :) Hope you had/are still having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. no prizes for counting how many times I wrote a variation on 'sticky' in this post 😉

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Friday, July 30, 2021

Game City Espresso Bar..


I mean.. how could anyone resist that charming smile :) I can't begin to count the number of times I have walked down William St. in the city in a rush to get from here to there. The timing was perfect on Monday, as I was taking reflection shots of Wesley Church in the window of what was to be a new experience in the city. I discovered that behind that big smile lay an even bigger heart. Game City Espresso is all, and I do mean all, about community, the giving and sharing of kindness in the heart of the city.. can't beat that, will definitely return. Hope you have an excellent weekend, see you on Monday.. happy Friday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. the robot centre stage below, built by students,  does a fine job of delivering drinks :) 

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Spider-Man says..

'Pay it Forward'.. or not, absolutely no pressure. In the city yesterday my faith in humanity was restored. Quite by accident, while taking another shot we discovered a new super cool favourite spot to have lunch which I'll tell you more about tomorrow. I believe there are a few cafes in Perth that work with the Pay it Forward idea but this is the first time I've seen it embraced so enthusiastically, the last shot is only a small part of the walls showing the giving and receiving of incredibly good coffee that occurs here. More tomorrow. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..  P.s. yes I did :)

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Lake Leschenaultia walkabout..


With the threat of a storm in the afternoon we set off early for a walk around Lake Leschenaultia It is such a pretty lake and surrounding bushland, it was quiet on Monday morning, not exactly picnic weather but a super popular spot in the warmer months. A man-made lake constructed c1897 for the WA Government Railways 'it is the largest reservoir constructed on the Eastern Railway line and supplied water to steam trains for almost 50 years'. I imagine this peaceful scene looked very different 120 years ago, would have enjoyed seeing all that puff and steam of the trains back then :)

...and then this happened! Rushing past almost within touching distance the purple swamphen, check out those incredible feet, brought to mind 'I'm I'm late for a very important date, no time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late I'm late, I'm late.' It could have been ducking for cover from the incoming rain, we only just made it back to the car ourselves :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..