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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A mysterious glimpse!



I have to admit when I downloaded this batch of shots taken a few weeks ago I got quite a start to see this beautiful face appearing just above the waves gazing towards the activities on the beach. Mysterious oui, what do you think, c'est possible :) I have succumbed to the dreaded 'change of season' flu and am feeling very sorry for myself so it's off to bed early (Tuesday) for moi, will catch up to see all your fantastic 'movement' (why does that always make me smile) shots for the theme today. Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

He wrote will you marry me and she ticked...?



... Yes! Out and about on Sunday definitely on the agenda was a trip to Highgate a small but trendy/popular suburb close to the city to take a few shots of a pretty unusual marriage proposal! I've heard of many a unique setting for this momentous occasion.. under water, while skydiving etc. but it seemed most appropriate for Perth artist Fudge to seal the deal on a quiet side street with a bit of help from family and fellow artists. Love the little touches.. candles in jars, flowers in bottles hanging from the wall..


The bride-to-be was delighted even though.. P.s. there is no diamond :) As je préfère to keep both feet on terra firma this marriage proposal gets a huge thumbs up from moi. Knowing the transient life span of street art I wonder how many Bree's about town will lead their unsuspecting partners down Mary St. before it's painted over :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


Monday, September 29, 2014

London Plane trees in Hyde Park..



Firstly, I apologize to all who took the time to leave a comment on my last three posts, you know how much I love your feedback which made it all the more horrible that I deleted them while trying to get rid of spam! Ticked the wrong box didn't I, thankfully only the first 100 comments :) je suis désolé! Onwards.. passing Hyde Park yesterday the lure of the London Plane trees in spring was too strong to resist.. planted between 1897/1899 in avenues around the lakes they are fabulous in all seasons, especially providing much needed shade in the heat of summer, the park is looking especially lush after the rains. Hope you're having a good weekend, take care.. p.s. I have a 'proposal' for you tomorrow.. intrigued?



Sunday, September 28, 2014

Deadly visitor..



So this is a first for me! Not what you've come to expect on my bird feeders.. me neither! I heard the fracas in the back yard and walked out just in time to see the Peregrine Falcon bag his dinner which he dropped when he saw me, as you can see from the glare below he wasn't well pleased to be disturbed but I managed to fire off half a dozen shots before he, living up to his reputation as the fastest predator in the world, swooped down and away, I didn't even see him pick up his prey.. but he did! It was quite an amazing experience.. I think I prefer my galahs, lorikeets and doves, but wow! Happy Sunday, take care... p.s. I should have mentioned, his prey was a not so lucky dove..


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Floral changeover!



The seasons in Perth change and move along without any real drama.. apart from the days getting longer or shorter it's the flowers that epitomize the change for me. When I can buy a bunch of fab freesias for a few dollars, pop them in an old jam jar and sit them on my kitchen windowsill to enjoy their spring fragrance each time I wash the dishes, am I the only one without a dishwasher, that's spring pour moi :) in summer it's roses! Do you have a flower or something apart from snow and rain that symbolizes each new season for you? Bon weekend, take care and stay safe..
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Tactical manoeuvres!



Who would have thought that under the very 'ye olde English' London Court below you would find Tactics, described as 'WA's premier fantasy & wargaming specialist' and 'for the past two decades at the forefront of WA's role-playing community'. Complete with gaming tables, military figurines etc. everything needed to re-enact military battles. With the world in the state it's in I couldn't help thinking how wonderful it would be if instead of actually warring for real, man could get their lust for ownership battles played out on the board, shake hands and have a drink together afterwards.. pffft! I just got caught up in the 'tactic' fantasy :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe



Thursday, September 25, 2014

More things that made me go hmmm!



Last few randoms from Monday in the city. I've been so distracted with all the new art at eye level in Wolfe Lane that I broke rule # whatever in the photographers handbook, 'look up' now and then and missed this wonderful old signage for Solyptol, soluble eucalyptus oil, a Faulding & Co. product that was big in the late 1800's. What would Mr. Clooney think of the Aboriginal design made from delicious Nespresso pods below, this is my favourite of the adds because I can see exactly this happening here :)

 
On the wall of Prince Lane below this brought back so many happy memories. Growing up in Central Africa it wasn't easy to acquire the latest fashions from the UK.. no problem, with the help of B & B aka Butterick and Bernina my fabulous mother kept my sisters and I right on trend, she was a brilliant seamstress.


Prince Lane connects Wellington St. to Murray St. and when the Perth City Link project is complete it will connect all the way from Northbridge side into the CBD. Here you can see how the Wellington St. development is progressing..


Could you..would you? I couldn't :)


I began looking up so I'll end the same way.. sitting in Bocelli's Espresso in Forrest Place looking up through the 17yr old Chinese Elm trees which thankfully were re-located and not turned into mulch when removed from their train station home two years ago.. I do love a good tree survival story :) Happy Thursday, take care..



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