Monday, May 31, 2021

Earthly spheres..


Fremantle is full of fascinating shops, apart from the many excellent bookshops and art galleries there is also the fantastic Chart and Map Shop (also books, globes and flags) now in its new home here on the High Street. All your Australia and world travel maps and information in one place.. which I feel is an opportune segue into June's theme for CDP'ers (City Daily Photo bloggers) which is 'when I can travel again'. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, it didn't rain but it poured here in Perth, was luvverly. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Weekend reading..


As mentioned many times before one of my favourite places to peruse books is Elizabeth's Bookshop. I could spend hours in there, unfortunately I don't often have hours to do so. Knowing that it's going to be a cold and rainy few days I did stop in there this week and picked up two books for the weekend. Looking forward to snuggling up with Queen and it'll be the first book I've read by John Lawton, written in 2020, think he is a popular writer/television documentary producer in UK and USA, has anyone read any of his books? What are you reading this weekend? Happy Friday, see you on Monday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Happy 51st Pete!


Walking along the river front after lunch in Fremantle Harbour yesterday it was at this spot P said 'oh look at that'. It was a lovely scene alright but wasn't sure what in particular he referred to. Even a little closer below it wasn't clear as to what I was supposed to be seeing..

It was a bit 'where's Wally'ish' until I spotted Pete up there on the pylon under the bridge. Pete has some daring mates, that wouldn't have been easy to organise, from the bridge above or the base below, would have loved to see Pete's face when he saw it :) Would you have spotted it from the distance in the first pic? That's why P gets all the good bird shots, eyes like an eagle :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Biblical skies..


The heavy rain falling from the skies here on Sunday were the lead in to our coldest day so far this year on Monday, a mere 16C.. and it's not even officially winter yet! Back up to 20/23/24C for next few days before the rain returns at the weekend. I'm not complaining.. yet :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. both shots straight out of camera within minutes, why the sky is so different in intensity in each is a mystery!

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Laneway art..


You might remember the charming lady from a previous post HERE, I felt her bag adorned with protest buttons deserved a closer look, can only imagine what she would have had to say in the letter addressed to Mr Donald Trump :) Below the butterflies in her basket are escaping down a lane filled with wisteria and other exotic blooms some more dangerous than others, you will have to look closer for those. This delightfully whimsical laneway mural is most appropriately directly across from The Laneway Artspace in Bayswater and was painted last month by internationally renowned mural artist Graeme Miles Richards who's work you have seen here many times and just lately HERE, so much talent! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

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Monday, May 24, 2021

A wink and a smile..


A much needed coffee while out and about with Aimee at the weekend, wasn't expecting the wink :) Too cute, although I'm sure I got some odd looks snapping this shot, but that's what we photo bloggers do.. right 😉 Thanks so much for all the positive feedback after my funny five minutes last post, really appreciated it.  Am thinking I will post from Monday to Friday and see how it goes from there. Hope you had/are having a super weekend, it's raining cats and dogs here in Perth, niiiiiice! Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Is ten years long enough?

I really would appreciate your input on this question. Kings Park and Botanic Garden yesterday, one of the most inspiring spots to go on a perfect autumn day to ponder the future. I posted my very first pic for Perth Daily Photo ten years ago on the 20th April 2011, Perth has changed and grown in every possible way since then and I have enjoyed very much sharing those changes. My quandary now is whether to carry on in the same format or change it up a bit, or even give up altogether. I know there are many who have been sharing their city for longer than that and I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting. How does Perth Weekly Photo sound to you :) I'm going to have a break to think things over but as I said I would love any ideas you may have for the future of PDP, thank you in anticipation. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Local stories..

On our road trip in April we stopped to see that dam mural before heading into Collie where we found a coal gold mine of street art depicting the history of the town. Collie, known mostly as a coal producing centre, is surrounded by jarrah forest and is the only coalfield in WA. Once referred to 'as a dirty mining town' it did in 2006 win the Australian Tidy Town Award because of  'the commitment of the community to recycling, waste management, beautification and community projects'. There were many more excellent murals than the few I've shown here painted by a group of artists shown below..

.. but my favourite is of the Ngarngungudditj Waargyl (excellent link) the manifestation of the all-knowing all-seeing Rainbow Serpent so vitally significant in Noongar lore. Painted by International Noongar artist Lance Chadd, oh how I would love to have a piece of his work, will have to keep saving for that :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Yanchep National Park.. The Ghost House.


I'm not sure how many km we walked before spotting all that is left of the 'ghost house' in Yanchep National Park abandoned to the surrounding bush many years ago. The Ghost House Walk Trail is one of the most popular of the trail walks in the park. The doorway all that is left of what I'm sure would have been an impressive home to one Louis Edward Shapcott (1877-1950). From civil servant to indispensable VIP, Yanchep National Park was his passion, an interesting biography if you click the link. Aimee added a stone to the small cairn atop the wall, I fear its shape will make it a challenge for the next person who wishes to add to it, or maybe not :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, May 17, 2021

Yanchep National Park.. Nyanyi-Yandjip.


Early yesterday morning we set of for what was my first hike since I injured my hamstring seven weeks ago. We arrived in the Yanchep National Park just after sun-up on the perfect day for a hike, mostly cloudy with small bursts of sunshine and even a few drops of rain. In retrospect the 11 km hike may have been a stretch for my first for a while, and although around the 9 km mark I got a bit tetchy much to the amusement of Aimee and P, I was pretty pleased at making the whole distance..

Described as moderate in difficulty there were certain challenges. The terrain varied from easy, as in the shots below...

To the many rocky stretches, mostly on the inclines and declines of the trail, where you really had to watch where you put your feet..

Then there were the under, over or around situations below :) Large parts of the park are still recovering from summer bush fires last year, as you can see the regeneration is coming along nicely. There was a reason for doing this particular trail, one of many in the National Park, will tell you about that tomorrow. Hope you had/are still having a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..