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Saturday, August 6, 2016

When is too much too much!



For me it was yesterday, driving down the freeway with tears streaming down my face after a radio announcement of yet another senseless road accident taking a young life.. now knowing personally how devastating that is for families. It's every time I open Facebook or watch the news and see the horror that happens every day around the world. At the risk of upsetting some readers it is knowing that so many of the good citizens of the US have been taken in by a man who has the potential to begin the next world war and when that happens it won't be about colour, religion or money, it will be about survival, and you can bet he will be sipping champers somewhere safe thinking how brilliant the TV ratings would be.. if only it wasn't actual reality! Again without intending to offend I personally feel religion and politics are two separate matters, religion is a personal belief, politics is about governing in the best way possible. With the approach of Spring here in Australia I'm hoping to restore my jaded view of the world by spending the rest of the month pruning and planting, reading and sleeping :) Hopefully if I haven't offended too many I will see you back here on 1st September, take care and most of all stay safe... 

Friday, August 5, 2016

'Don't rain on my parade'...



Brollies, brollies everywhere! Yesterday was one of those rare days when it gently rained from morn till eve.. my perfect kind of day :) We were in the inner city suburb of Leederville for lunch, more about that tomorrow. While taking these shots of people under their umbrellas, I was under my own umbrella and loving every minute, I only wish I had thought to put wellie boots on so I could've jumped in a few puddles..my 'inner child' is very much alive and well :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Oh la! What a view!



A small section of the apartments that line Mill Point Road in South Perth. The views from these apartments, some luxury, some made less ordinary by their location, across the foreshore and Swan River to the city, are spectacular. Perfect spot to watch the annual fireworks each 26th January! Only a stone's throw away from the Perth Zoo I wonder if the residents can hear the lions roar on a summers evening while sipping their drinks on the balcony :) The three feathers sculpture below on the foreshore titled 'Resonance' by WA artist Amanda Shelsher 'reflect the memories of many generations of people that once stood here and a reminder of the abundant wildlife that was once in this area'. I'm happy to say that in the few hours we were there we saw many, many birds. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

One hour later...



Just an hour after the theme day shots two days ago the city skyline looked like this. Above taken from the ferry point south of the river, this is where city workers catch the ferry over to the CBD. I was amazed to see that the newly opened Elizabeth Quay did not, as I had feared, dominate, in fact it is absorbed into the scene quite well..  


 Below to the right of the shot the Bell Tower with Council House behind add a familiar touch of colour, while to the left the new sculpture Spanda and the bridge, if you look at the links you can see why I thought they might dominate, look quite at home. I seem to remember something about eating my hat :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Happy Monday Mural.. on Tuesday!



Who could but smile when discovering this cheeky little koala peeking out through the Australian foliage down a lane-way in Highgate.  Not I, especially on a dull overcast day, it was just what I needed. You're a lucky girl Pia and merci beaucoup Will Robinson :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.. p.s. the changeover to Windows 10 did not occur due to procrastination on my part, I was a day too late of take advantage of the free offer and refuse to pay money for something that may cause me angst :) will wait until it comes around again..
See more Monday Murals from around the world here...


Monday, August 1, 2016

CDP Theme day.. my city's skyline..



The theme for City Daily Photographers for August is 'my city skyline'. One of the best views of the Perth skyline is from the south side looking over the Swan River. I took these shots yesterday evening around 5pm and by Perth standards it was bloomin' cold.. 12C :) I think Perth looks particularly lovely in the blue hour. If you pull the pics in you will see there are a few additions to the foreshore since I last snapped here.. the bridge and sculptures in Elizabeth Quay.


The sun going down in the west thew a warm glow over the buildings, making the Bell Tower (to the right of the shot look like a shard of light pointing skyward. Later in the week I'll show this same scene about an hour later.. Hope you had a wonderful weekend, take care and stay safe...



Sunday, July 31, 2016

140 Reflections and Windows 10..



 140William in the city centre offers as many delicious reflection opportunities as it does food choices! The colourful structural ceiling installation here looks fab even on a dull cloudy day. Tomorrow is my last day to change over to Windows 10 for free. I'm a little nervous as I kind of like 'technical' things to stay familiar. So I was wondering before I actually do the deed :) have you changed over and if so were there any difficulties and are you glad you made the change? Very interested to hear what you have to say. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe... 



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