Saturday, December 24, 2022

Happy Christmas from Perth..


'Kwobidak Koondarm' (Beautiful Dreams) the name given to the mural above by the parents of the three sisters painted in Collie by Shakey. Here's wishing you a happy Christmas and healthy new year. Hopefully a better year than the last which in the words of the late Queen Elizabeth was an 'annus horribilis'. Onward and upwards is not as easy as it sounds. Take care, hopefully catch up in some form or another in the new year. Take care and stay safe..

Saturday, October 22, 2022

RIP little sister..


If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden..

Although we were unbelievably lucky to have my young sister with us for a few extra months longer than were expected I am heartbroken to say that her inspirational and courageous battle is now over and she was laid to rest this week. Every member of our family and her many friends will miss her in their own special way, she was a light in all of our lives and it is impossible at this time to imagine her not being here. We spent the time we had well, visiting Araluen to see the tulips, trips out to see the wildflowers and even a trip into the city to see the Van Gogh exhibition. We will cherish those times. All of the images here are from my garden where I have spent most of my time these last few days, often accompanied by my little feline companion. It will take however long it takes but I do hope to come back in one form or another.. we'll see. Take care and stay safe..

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Time out..


You might have noticed that it has been difficult for me to give PDP the attention needed these days, so I will hang up my blogging hat for a while and concentrate on the things happening in my close family circle that need my full love and care. I could easily put up a daily picture but I feel it is not fair as I don't have the time to reciprocate the visits that come my way. This is not the end as I still have much to share with you but for the moment I won't say goodbye but rather see you sometime in the not too far future. Thank you so much for all the support you have given PDP take care of yourselves and stay safe 💙

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Location location location..


Birds really are fascinating to watch. I took these shots sitting on a bench beside Bibra Lake. This particular stick coming out of the water was obviously exactly the right height to perch on while bending to have a drink. The squabbling over that prime piece of real estate was entertaining to watch, corellas swooping in from every direction for their turn on the perfect stick.. much more fun than watching people do the same thing.. for a bigger stick! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

Monday, May 9, 2022

Dogs cats and other stuff..


You never know what you might find down the laneways in the inner metro suburb of Highgate. The gentle face of the dog above doesn't seem to fit in with the rest of the 'over zealous' art along the lane.. leading to the question what came first the dog or the ferocious puss and other stuff :)

Not usually a fan of graffiti, the bold striking colours often described as a 'confronting genre of art symbolizing the here and now, the ultimate style statement with an edge'. I did find the colours and intricate folds of this piece below quite appealing, what do you think? Hope you had a good weekend, happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

The Beach Bar..


Do you have a favourite place to chill? This is one of ours, The Beach Bar on City Beach. The coffee is good, the food is good, the 70/80's music is super cool and well, the view is fabulous.. wish you could come and hang for a while. You might have guessed I'm struggling a bit at the moment to come to grips with a few things going on here right now, I thank you for being so patient with me. Hope you have a fab weekend, take care and stay safe.. P.s. that horizon looks as squiffy as moi 😉

Friday, May 6, 2022

Anzac Day.. A splendid parade.


Who can resist a man in a kilt.. not I :) This year's Anzac Day parade was a wonderful sight to behold. Out of the 600,000 young Australians who fought in WW11 it is believed there are fewer than 3000 still with us, I often wonder what they must think of the world we live in today. Since WW1, supposedly the war to end all wars, nothing has changed, powerful men are still sending young men and women off to fight and die to satisfy their greed for possession and power, when and how will it end! Stay safe and take care..

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Never forget, always remember..


A little late I know. I didn't make it to the Anzac Dawn Service this year but I did go in for the parade a bit later in the day. Government House, built between 1859 and 1864, looked splendid surrounded by swathes of red poppies, over 52,500 poppies, not just red but purple poppies representing the animals caught up in the conflict and white poppies representing anyone caught up in the crossfire of war. A short video HERE (hope the link works) if you would like to see the how's and why's. Will show a few pics of the parade tomorrow, it was, as always, immensely moving. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

'The earth laughs in flowers'..


I confess I haven't been into the city for quite a while, hopefully that will be put to rights on Thursday after an appointment. It has been a few months since I spotted the delightful floral mural here in a dreary laneway off Murray Street. Can't find any details but I feel that by depicting the roots of the Australian native blooms that it may have a symbolic meaning, I was pleased to discover it and it certainly brightens up this spot. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Light and shadows..


The May theme for City Daily Photo bloggers around the world is shadows. Unlike reflections that require a shiny surface shadows need lots of light, sunlight is something we are not short of here in WA :) My peaceful place is walking among trees, trees that give shade during our long hot summers are a joy. Coincidentally, although a wee bit late, also tying into World Earth Day (the canopy project)

As much as I love those tree shadows I can't wait for a few more of the shadow/reflections? below, I shouldn't complain.. we have had one rainy day this year :) My Sydney family have returned home, it was so much fun having them here, miss them already. Looking forward to catching up with you over the next week, happy first of May, take care and stay safe..

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

hART.. à bientôt.


hART my neighbourhood is a community installation adorned with artwork from over 2000 contributors, there can never be too much love and hearts right :) Last shot UFO's of the friendly type have landed and transformed into swings. All part of the Joondalup Festival at Hillarys. I have news! My Sydney famille arrive tomorrow, we haven't seen them for sixteen months because of closed borders etc. so we are beyond excited, Skype has been a life-saver but absolutely no substitute for hugs and sharing real time. I won't be posting while they are here but hope to come back on a daily basis at the beginning of May and am really looking forward to visiting to see what you have been up to over this unexpected hiatus PDP has had. Happy April, take care and stay safe..

Monday, April 4, 2022



Couldn't resist the cute French bulldog mural adorning the wall of Frenchy's Bubble Tea at Hillarys Boat Harbour. While I prefer my Earl Grey minus the bubbles, bubble tea is hugely popular with the younger crowd, this spot is always buzzing.  How about you, bubbles in your tea or not :) Happy new week, take care and stay safe..

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

Symmetry in reflection..


The April theme for City Daily Photo bloggers around the world is symmetry. We have been spending a lot of time in nature lately. It has been an exhausting summer, and still is even though we are officially in autumn, early morning walks near water have held more appeal than visits to the city. So many birds on this walk around Bibra Lake . The pair of pink-eared ducks above posed perfectly for me the wading birds below are always fun to click, love the way they lift their long legs slow and deliberate, constantly on the lookout for their next nibble.. black-winged stilts below. Hope you have a super weekend, take care and stay safe..

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Robots running amok..


A few fun murals found in The Robot Bun Factory in Midland. Have just read on their Facebook page that they have had to close their doors earlier in the month.. it's tough times for so many small businesses but they hope to come back in the near future "kind of like a robot rising from the ashes" :) Hope your week is going well, take care and stay safe..

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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Reflecting on Sculpture by the Sea..

A few last shots from this year's Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe Beach. The location as always is spectacular, the artists couldn't wish for a more fabulous backdrop to show their creations. Not as many entries, not as big a crowd.. next year I predict it will be bigger and better than ever! Above reflections in the sculpture by Tasmanian artist Hugh McLachlan, more of his work HERE and full sculpture top left hand corner below. Although I haven't covered this event as well as previously it is still worth while embiggening the collages to see the work in more detail. Hope you are happy and well, take care and stay safe..

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Thursday, March 24, 2022



Couldn't resist a quick fun post, taken on the way home from eye check-up appointment today. This one is especially for friend and fellow Perth blogger Sami who enjoys collecting shots of weird and wonderful personalized car number plates and for Iris who loves Queen and Freddie as much as I do. It made me smile hope it does the same for you :) Take care and stay safe.. P.s. in case you haven't heard FBG's :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Long neck turtle..


On an early morning walk around Bibra Lake on Sunday I was pleased to discover the simple but beautiful depiction of the southwestern long neck turtle endemic to this part of WA. As part of the preservation program for the long-neck turtles the City of Cockburn have installed several nesting cages along the fringe of the lake to help protect the threatened reptiles from their many predators. I did see the cages along the walk wish I had taken some pics. Check out the short video of the turtles at Bibra Lake HERE, would love to see one, they're kinda cute :) Take care and stay safe..

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

A multitude of reflections..


Oh such fun with this sculpture :) Another piece from Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe Beach this year. Titled 'Monumental #1' it was created by Singaporean contemporary sculptor and installation artist Chee Kiong Yeo. Stretching up into the blue skies the super shiny stainless steel shapes generate a magnitude of reflections back along the pier..

With so many images of gloriously shiny ball-like spheres, the temptation to play was irresistible :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe..

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Life's a beach..


Can there possibly be anything more therapeutic when you have a lot on your mind than sitting on a bench under the shade of a tree watching the waves crash onto the rocks and pound onto the beach.. I think not. City Beach is where you would have found me doing just that this morning. Aimee always says the beach is her happy place, it is fast becoming mine also..

Had a pretty clear view of the lighthouse and the ferry heading over to Rottnest Island. The cloud hovering above almost mirroring the shape of the island made me smile :) Hope your week is going well, take care and stay safe..

Monday, March 14, 2022

Weedy seadragon..


Was lovely to discover the gorgeous seahorse/dragon here at Fremantle Harbour.. would much rather come face to face with one of these fascinating sea creatures that one of these :) The weedy seadragon here, endemic to Australian waters, short video HERE to show how hard it would be to spot one of these flimsy beings, was painted by one of my favourite Perth artists Brenton See. Thank you for being patient with me, I'm doing the best I can right now but hope to be back to full posting and visiting at the beginning of May. Take care and stay safe..

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