Thursday, February 28, 2019

Set me free..

He didn’t like to see animals in captivity. When he looked into their eyes, something in their eyes looked back at him.”
Rick Yancey, The Infinite Sea 

Something in those eyes looked back at me! As much as I edited out the cage above, it was still there! Isn't nature wonderful.The Australian masked owl is an amazing looking creature with it's heart shaped mask and those dark penetrating eyes.. if I had had a key I would have set it free in a heartbeat. I seem to be a little obsessed with birds at the moment 😊 Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Once upon a time...

...I only saw laughing kookaburras when we were out bush walking, now all I have to do is look out of my front window! Thank goodness my windows had had their once yearly Christmas clean 😉Although they make a heck of a racket with their raucous laughter I do love these little critters.. yes even when they wake me at sunrise! The word has spread.. the birdbaths in this garden are always full, in the warm weather that's essential. Even though he was having a wonderful time splashing about you can see he was keeping a careful watch in all directions.. it's a tough world out there, even in suburbia :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Flora and Fauna of WA..

 The spectacular Australia Day mural/decal above depicting the flora and fauna of WA was designed and created for the City of Perth Library by Perth mural and sculptural artist Melski McVee. Looks amazing on the glass frontage of the library.. if you pull it in a little closer you will see that the names of the flora and fauna on the right in English have corresponding Indigenous names to the left.. I like that a lot! Had to smile when I downloaded the pic below to see three more happy snappers in super photogenic Cathedral Square :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, February 25, 2019

Camera nerds unite!

The first Photo Market of the year, held in the Leederville Town Hall, was well attended yesterday.  A nerdier bunch, myself included, you couldn't imagine  😉 Who doesn't love ogling beauties like the  Bronica S2 above in its plush pink case, original I'm sure.. the price tag of $1200.00 was about $1150.00 too steep for my purse, but in my minimalist period the pleasure is in the looking :) What did you get up to this weekend? It zipped by way too fast here in Perth :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe.. 

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Matilda Bay encore et fini (until the next time)..

Matilda Bay is a natural bay in the Swan River. With UWA opposite, numerous sailing endeavors along it's shore plus cafes and restaurants, it can get pretty busy in Matilda Bay. There are so many advantages to an early morning breakfast.. less crowds being the main one :)

The tiny welcome swallow below sat still for a second or two.. just long enough for me to take a not so clear quick click..

I'm a sucker for a sequence of shots :) Watching the three swans below swim behind the small boat I waited for them to come out one by one until all three sailed off into the distance. I know right.. but it made me 😊

Matilda Bay is definitely on the 'bring visitors to' list of destinations in Perth, you would love it. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Matilda Bay..

 The last few days have been cloudy first thing in the morning, looking a little like rain but not following through. Not at all cold though.. warm and humid. A walk around Matilda Bay is not only enjoyable but a fund of fab photo opportunities.. show you more tomorrow. Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..

Friday, February 22, 2019

My Monet moment..

Crossing the treetop walkway in yesterdays post and walking back up through the water garden I spied the bridge scene above and couldn't resist a Monet bridges moment, of course the vegetation is all wrong, but that's called artistic license :) the original photo below. The water garden is enchanting in the early morning light, I'm not sure why I haven't taken hundreds of photos here. It just occurred to me that I could have used these shots for the CDP March 'green' theme.. 💚 too late :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, February 21, 2019

A walk in the park..

I know you have been on this walk a few times before but it's so pretty hopefully you won't mind coming along again. Love having breakfast in Kings Park.. only if we can get there early, around 7 as we were on Monday, before the tourist buses arrive. Breakfast in the Botanical Cafe, while it was quiet, overlooking the city and then a stroll through the treetops over the Federation Walkway. Amazing stretch to the branches of the tree below. Will finish the walk tomorrow with something a little unexpected :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

White-cheeked honey eater..

It's a bit of a challenge for me to catch a pic of the smaller honey-eaters, they flit from flower to flower speedily making it difficile to focus, so am delighted when I snap a half decent shot. Spotted the white-cheeked honeyeater feasting on the nectar of one of the many species of banksia flowers early morning in Kings Park. Every now and then its head would disappear completely into the flower, I could almost hear mmmmmyum 🍯 Pretty little creature isn't it! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Storm(ie) in a coffee cup..

Calling in to Milk'd Cafe, very cool space in Maylands with mon amie française Marie I was rewarded not only with excellent coffee but also the bonus mural here by renowned Perth artist Stormie Mills. His 'whimsical, thought provoking characters created from a restricted colour palette of black, white, grey and silver' can be found from USA to Tokyo and many places in-between. His 'distinctive characters have captured the imagination of international audiences building a strong following for his work'. In the words of the artist "I go there almost every morning for a coffee. I actually reuse the coffee cups to put paint into, I've got a big collection of those. I wanted to tie those cups into the artwork somehow, as well as the coffee bean; I guess it's a bit like a two-cup monte." What's not to love right! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, February 18, 2019

Lunar New Year Lantern Festival..

Caught up with fellow bloggers Sami and Iris yesterday to stroll through the Lunar New Year Lantern Festival in Northbridge, the finale of the Chinese New Year celebrations. It is possibly the only time you will see children chalk drawing on the normally super busy William Street. It was a perfect summer's evening after a 30C day. In this Chinese Year of the Pig what is your animal persona :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Lunch in Leedy..

Described as 'urban but decidedly retro', Oxford Street in the inner city suburb of Leederville is a cool place to people watch.Which is what we were doing here looking out from Greens & Co. I get a bit fidgety when in such close proximity to the bookshops, boutiques and record shops along Oxford Street but both my purse and my home appreciate my new minimalist approach to life. That happened before I had ever heard of  Marie Kondo, there's minimalist and then there's OCD right! I'm definitely not the latter, I have waaay too many books :) Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Leonic glimpses.

Leonic? Ok I might have made that word up but it fits my pics today perfectly :) Glimpses in reflection of the Chinese New Year lions in Brookfield Place in the city. Made up of glass and mirror Brookfield Place is without doubt one of the best spots for reflective images, the interior area is a 'no go' as far as photos but the cafe court here off Georges Terrace is where many of the exhibitions and festivals are held. What are you up to this weekend? Happy Saturday, take care and stay safe..

Friday, February 15, 2019

Stone the crows!

Two crows = good luck. 
Three crows = good health.
Four crows = wealth. It goes downhill from there, five crows = illness and six crows = death.. not called a murder of crows for nothing 😉

 There's a point to all that :) Funny story! I have two crows that wake me in the morning with their cawing, they drive me mad for many reasons, two of which are that they muddy up the birdbath with stale bread and chase the smaller birds off. Feeling a little better yesterday I dragged myself out of bed to have lunch by the sea with P. Seriously, can you believe we were joined by a pair of raucous crows screeching at us to get a move on. I said to P jokingly wonder if they are our crows. Driving home he said 'can you hear the flapping above, they're trying to get home before us' :) I'm not particularly fond of crows, those beady eyes are a bit creepy and I will be watching in-case they bring friends along, FOUR altogether and no more 😃 Happy Friday, take care and stay safe. . Btw thank you so much for the get well wishes yesterday.. P.p.s. don't worry there will be NO stoning of the crows :)