Wednesday, October 23, 2019

What a difference three years makes..



Apart from it being a beautiful library to visit one of the reasons we did visit the City of Perth Library last week was to take pics of the same view that I had taken three years ago. I was so happy to see that although The Towers loom high on the riverfront, it looks like most of the magnificent trees escaped in the construction. From this angle at least they soften the view. What do you think, the 2019 view above or the 2016 view below? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Wetlands..



I was immediately drawn to the colours and content in the gorgeous artworks here on the walls of the Oxford Hotel on Oxford Street in Leederville. 'Wetlands' was commissioned by the City of Vincent back in 2015 and painted by multidisciplinary Perth based artist Chris Nixon. Egrets are an integral member of the wetland bird family around the Perth area, there may be a unmentioned egret in one of the photos from yesterday's walk around Lake Monger :) Gorgeous isn't it 💚 Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..



Monday, October 21, 2019

Willy wagtroll..



It was too lovely a morning yesterday to have that Sunday sleep-in. We were up and walking around Lake Monger, less than five km from the city, by 6.30am. The Lake Monger walking trail is an easy 3.5km, with many stops along the way to take pics of the huge population of birds that live and nest in this urban wetland. Spring is definitely in the air, the black swans were guarding their young cygnets.. best not to get too close :)


Many adorable Pacific black duck families.. so cute!


 It was tricky to get a clear shot of the family of purple swamp hens below, the babies were little fuzz balls on long wobbly stick legs.. to see the gorgeous colours of the adult more clearly click the link..


Couldn't resist a view of the city..


To explain the title of the post. Below, I must have been a little too close to the Willie wagtail's nesting spot.. I'm embarrassed to say that feisty wee bird, hard to get a clear shot, chased me, pecking at my shoes until I fled across the bridge. Hence the Willy wagtroll under the bridge. A group of passing walkers found it all highly amusing.. I survived the cantankerous swans only to be terrorised by the tiniest bird at the party.. hilarious 😉


 Oh yeh, these two had a good laugh about it also :) Hope you had/are still having a fab weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..


Saturday, October 19, 2019

Share the passion..



Reflections of Trinity Uniting Church on St Georges Terrace. So what are you up to this weekend? I'm hoping for a quieter weekend than last, maybe even a sleep in on Sunday morning, let's see how that works out :) Happy Saturday, take care and stay safe..

Friday, October 18, 2019

Emerging mystery..



Walking along Oxford Street in Mount Hawthorn yesterday we came across the bronze sculpture here of a man in a hard hat emerging from a manhole in the pavement. Poor chap was covered in cobwebs and a splodge of paint! As hard as I tried couldn't find out what he had been doing down there before climbing out of the manhole or who sculpted him doing so.. all I do know is that the thought of being underground with only a small hole to squeeze back out of made me feel proper claustrophobic 😉 Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


Thursday, October 17, 2019

Colour it up..



Sometimes all you need
is a splash of colour 💦

In the centre of the city colour is not lacking. Street level of the 140William complex abounds with colour in the fabulous art and diversely delicious eateries. I always have a look in to see if there is anything going on there.. might do that today :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Zumba zumba zumba!



After the yoga lesson in yesterday's post the music and energy level amped up a level or six for a zumba class hosted by Goodlife Health clubs, just one of the many free events during Forrest Live over the weekend in Forrest Place. No, I didn't join in although taking these pics was tricky when moving with the music :) What I loved most was the huge diversity in ages of those who participated in the high energy class.. from young children through to 'persons of a certain age' and every age in-between. The last shot to show the gorgeous heritage buildings in Forrest Place. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


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