Monday, December 5, 2016

Weekend reflections.. Lost in translation.

The difference between a dirty window and a clean window can have a huge effect on the result of a reflection. I certainly wouldn't want to be taking any reflection shots in my windows right now.. always put off today what you can do next week.. kidding :) Cropping away the window edge above makes this shot look more real than reflection.. well apart from the Zenos Cafe sign :) I don't know what happened to the 'real' part of the shot below.. a moment of madness! Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...

Sunday, December 4, 2016

'Let me guide you to the purple rain'...

On the way home from a birthday party in the park yesterday we stopped in Applecross, one of Perth's older riverside suburbs well known for it's breathtakingly beautiful jacaranda tree lined streets. I'm pretty sure that in spring from above Applecross would be a blaze of purple! Whenever I'm here taking purple pics I hear 'Purple Rain' running as background music in my head, you can see why right :) These are just a few of the pics I took yesterday.. quite by chance I came across an amazing view that I hadn't spotted before, show you soon. Happy Sunday, take care and stay safe...

Saturday, December 3, 2016

News flash! Santa spotted in Perth..

Yesterday while strolling around Hillarys Boat Harbour, five minutes from home.. a flash of red on a balcony in the Hillarys Harbour Resort Apartments caught my eye..  could it be! Zoom in and yes there he was hanging over the balcony enjoying the fabulous views overlooking the Indian Ocean and the marina.. 

You can't blame him, with restaurants and cafes right on the doorstep this is the perfect spot to rest up and garner stamina before his big gig in a few weeks. Mon Dieu ! Can it really only be a few weeks until Christmas again.. are you ready? Santa's view from his seaside digs.. they'll do :) Bon weekend, take care and stay safe... P.s. the guy with the selfie stick on the pier made me smile, is that still a thing, I thought that was sooo yesterday!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fly on high..

Well who knew! In Fremantle this week to pick up my fabulous lampshade we pulled in to park on High Street, not our usual carpark, take a look at what greeted me on the street! Victoria Hall, built in 1896/7 as a parish hall, renamed in 1897 for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Saved from demolition in 1974 it is now home, since 1986 to the Fly by Night Musicians Club, a 'not for profit member based community arts organization'.. pretty cool venue oui! I love jazz and I like the look of QV Hall, a combination of the two may have to happen in the future :) TGIF, have a good one, take care and stay safe.. P.s. Those Victorian details below could do with a dusting :)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

City Daily Photo theme..'transition'. Getting shade!

 If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature,
there's something wrong with you... Alex Trebek

Nothing does transition like Mother Nature. Earlier in the year I was hunting for the perfect small tree to give shade in my back garden. After much searching, in June I settled on a mature Gleditsia Sunburst. Being a deciduous tree, in winter mode, it looked very much like a big twig when first planted. July, August and September went by, the weather was warming up.. just when I was beginning to think perhaps I'd bought a dud I spotted un bud.. followed by many mini explosions of green and yellow!

... and now, the future promise of shade.. beaucoup de shade :) according to the link above, the Gleditsia can grow up to 8mts.. how did I not notice that! Going to have to show this one who's in charge :) Happy first of the month, take care and stay safe...

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The PS Decoy...

You've probably guessed by now that water activities rank high up there on the list of favourite ways to pass the time in WA, whether it be along the coast or on the Swan River. From a really long way off I spotted the Paddle Steamer Decoy heading up towards and under the Narrows Bridge. The  PS Decoy built in 1986, a duplicate of the Scottish PS Decoy built in 1878, is such a fun way to cruise the river, day or night, private or open event.. check out the swing and razzamatazz fun here.. so cool! In the background you can see the rise of Kings Park and the rooftops of the Old Brewery. Note to myself.. add to list of things still to do in Perth :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe...

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Etsy Made Local.. time for a bit of pretty!

Not a spider, snake or rat to be seen.. it's time for a bit of pretty :) In cities and towns around the world the build up to Christmas day is preceded by numerous markets and craft stalls. One of the biggest here in Perth and around Australia is Etsy Made Local.  A selection of hand made and vintage goods that make that personal Christmas present all the more special.. Shot below, right hand corner, a clue as to my shopping companion :)

So here's the thing.. I got a little side-tracked, how could I not!

As soon as I saw the lampshade, above in daylight and below in the evening, custom made by Melanie at Mesmerizing Blue, I knew without a doubt I had the perfect spot for it. I miss the colourful parrots in my garden since Cafe Grace closed its doors, now it makes me happy to see them everyday minus le noise et le mess :) If you fancy a wee bit of Australia to brighten your day, check the link. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...

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