Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
The freedom to be who you are
and to enjoy
what is!This is 'Bella' .. Bella on a bench by the beach! J'adore Bella, she is voluptuous, curvaceous and confidently wearing a beach cap that most... wouldn't :) Just one of many sculptures around the state by WA artist Greg James, he is brilliant.. I have rather a surprising one to show you soon! Taking photos of bronzes at midday or at any time is a bit of a challenge, any tips for me! Here we are Friday again, there can't be that many more until.. bah humbug! Have a super Friday, take care.....
I think she likes me :)
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Hyde Park .. the Jacaranda's are not the only spectacular trees in the park, the magnificent Moreton Bay Figs on the lawn area dwarf the walkers and provide much appreciated shaded picnic areas in the summer, the two young ladies sitting way back there below found the perfect spot to play their guitars.. the span of the branches is just a wee bit impressive oui!
I think these two 'portly' beauties should do a few more laps to earn those treats. :)
Public art sculpture by Judith Forrest called 'Pieces of Leisure' depicting the vibrant social life in the park.....
Could any bird be more gawky coming in to land than the Yellow-billed Spoonbill.. all legs and wing! A tell tale sign that it's breeding season is the black outline around it's face.. you never know when that vital piece of info might come in handy :)
Not too shabby a spot to read the Sunday paper.....
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Oblong Turtles and are endemic to the south west of WA as opposed to the Red Eared Slider which is native to parts of the US and Mexico.. as one of the most popular 'pet' turtles, the Red Slider is shipped around the world, with some escaping into the wild resulting in their inclusion on the 'list of 100 globally invasive species', and not welcome in our wetlands. At one point the young boy was joined by his brothers, one of whom clutched my leg as he looked over the edge, I had the fleeting feeling that I could end up in beside this angry looking little turtle with the big claws :) Happy Monday, hope your week is off to a good start, take care.....p.s. it's going to be a Hyde Park few days.....
Monday, November 25, 2013
Hyde Park yesterday, it makes me think of growing up in Africa, very happy memories. When we arrived in Rhodesia, or Zimbabwe as it is now I was just a tot :) we lived there for ten years before moving up to Zambia. I found this short video (super soundtrack) showing a fabulous Jacaranda lined road in Salisbury, now Harare, I think I remember it :)) the bottom two shots are some of the lovely old and not so old cottages around Hyde Park.. Hope you've had or are having a good weekend, take care.....
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Made on the Left, a not-for-profit organization formed in 2008 by independent designers to support Western Australian creative talent. Aimee made a bit of a dent in her Xmas shopping list, me.. not so much!
Come on, you know there has to be a tree..it's nearly Christmas..what was that.. did I hear a 'bah humbug' :))
Carillon City has Christmas all wrapped up....!
On the way home we got held up for ages, at least ten minutes :) by one of the many roadworks going on in Perth at the moment.....
... but it did give me time to snap this gorgeous red leafed tree, I have no idea what it is but it looked so pretty there on the side of the road.....'Guys Grooming' below is the place to go..that didn't sound right :) but you know what I mean! the reviews are all good. Hope that you're having a super weekend, will catch up today. Take care.....
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
public payphone is rapidly approaching..with most people now using mobile phones they are becoming a bit of an anomaly. Personally I would hate to see the demise of the good old British red telephone boxes, we had a lot of fun on our last trip to London doing the 'Clarke Kent/Superman' thing, remind me to show you the pics sometime :) The payphone in Australia is alive and well for another 20 years due to a deal between Telstra and the government and looking in pretty good shape here in the city.. if you are like me and leave your phone at home now and then it's handy to know they are there, even though I've never used one! Are you one of the 3% who has in the last few years? Happy Friday, take care.....
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Kings Park and look out across to the city and the Swan River, whatever the weather the view is pretty fabulous! The plaque above, just to the side of the State War Memorial is dedicated to the men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, the ANZAC's who lost their lives in the battle of Gallipoli in 1915. If you visit here regularly you'll know how I feel about the Elisabeth Quay project, I tried to position the long seed pod of the Australian native Grass tree in a sort of horticultural 'rude finger' gesture :)) at the churning up of the foreshore down there to the right of the shot, not sure if it worked but you catch my drift right! Hope your week is moving along nicely, take care.....
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Pimp my Ride! We whizzed past a cafe on Murray St. too fast to espy the name, and in the last shot the Perth Arena which celebrated it's first birthday a week ago with two sellout Beyonce shows. While it's not worth enlarging these shots here I would love it if you could take just 4 minutes to click the Perth Arena link and watch the video to check out just how fabulous this venue is..Hope your week has started well, take care.....p.s. remember they are 'drive bys" :)
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