Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Wednesday Whatsit - Tatts

Some are fantastic......

and some are ......... well, I let you be the judge!

I suppose it does depend on taste & skin type!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today's Flowers #86

Photo taken this morning growing in a garden not too far away.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #62

All things YELLOW on sale at Perth Art Gallery shop.

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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday

Reading 'The Reader' by Bernhard Schlink while waiting for a bus.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 25

Late last spring I put in seed of Aubergine (egg-plant), the plants just grew bigger & bigger leaves. Next year I won't bother ............

..... here is one I paid 50cents for!!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 37

The evening before the big storm hit.
We were very lucky in Yanchep, I feel so sorry for all the people affected by this force of nature.

So many wonderful skies over at Skywatch.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

True Colours Thursday - CRIMSON

Not CRIMSON but it does have some red in & I like the image!

Just one of the hundreds, if not more, cars damaged in Mondays storm.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Wednesday What's It

This is what I found in my letterbox - a wonderful collection of Numbers & Letters which was a SWAP from Sherri in the States.

The Wednesday What's It

Here is a video found on youtube which gives an idea of what it sounded & looked like driving/sitting in the car.

There are lots more - here are a couple.
The Great Storm of Perth (surfing on the golf course!)

These are pics taken by a friends son at UWA.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Today's Flowers #85

Someones blooming garden (not mine).

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #61

What a day!!! After saying a last farewell to Eb - under a tree in the back garden with a new plant of Rue to keep her company - we (S & N) drove to the Good Guys to change the DVD player but came away with two 32 inch LCD TVs (one for S & one for me). Driving back the most frightening storm I have ever been in. Very large hail stones & such heavy rain that we had to stop the car - no vision at all.

Hail bouncing off the windows, the noise was deafening.

Closing down for the day as there is still thunder & lightening around.

Goodbye sweet Ebony

My dear little Ebony died this morning. We had a last cuddle on the bed before breakfast.
She had a good life of 16 years.
I'm off to have another good cry, (after the snake episode I'm feeling somewhat shaky!)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday

I want to get this post done before the STORM hits. Feeling very nervous since the Snake scare on Friday.

I didn't know this was a water feature when I walked on it earlier!

Books from the op shop.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 24

Nice crop of Rocket.

Salad every day.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Baby Dugite

This pretty little thing was caught in my bedroom!!

The Dugite is probably the most common snake seen in this area. Body colours vary from pale sandy, grey/brown to dark black, with dark scales speckled through the skin and a cream underbelly. Young dugites are about 30cm in length when hatched and can grow to reach 2 metres. When hatched the young dugite is a pale olive green colour with a distinctive herringbone pattern and a dark black head.
Dugites are extremely shy and will not confront unless provoked, with young dugites often being ‘strikey’ in self-defence. They can be safely scooped into a bucket and released somewhere safe.

But not by me!!! I called Gary the snake man who really didn't want to come out, he was 25 minutes away & he may not be able to find it plus it would cost me $50. "I don't care - just come!" He told me to close the door of the room it was in & put a towel across the gap. O.K. done that. I didn't know where Ebony was, just hoped she wasn't in the same room. When Gary arrived we turned towards the closed door when the snake made a slither into my bedroom. Luckily there are not many places for it to hide & Gary grabbed it before it went under the bed.
I have only just stopped shaking!! Don't think I could have stayed in the house if he hadn't caught it. Now I need to have a good clean up & hope none of it's brothers or sisters are around.

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 36

Looking West a few days ago.
Sunset at Yanchep, from my back garden.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

True Colours Thursday - RAINBOW

Works of Art.
A Rainbow bird left this...... I wish.
Nest was found yesterday outside someones front door.
Sitting on a handcrafted bag stuffed with eucalyptus pods & peppered with feathers.
Artwork behind is 'Protoplasm' one of my digital prints.
Rainbow ball probably made in China.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Wednesday What's It

There was movement up in Yanchep, for the word had passed around,
They were digging up and messing with our very hallowed ground.
Whoops, there goes another bit of our bush!!

Wonder if there will be any green left next St. Patricks Day?

Better enjoy this one.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ALICE and Todays Flower #84

`Twas brillig.............

Brillant film!! Thanks Sam.

Click here for a very interesting page.

And here is an almost Red Rose found in someones garden.

Look what I got!!!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #60

Sweet smelling Frangipani, for friends in the UK.
(named after M. Frangipani 16th century Italian marquis,
inventor of a perfume for scenting gloves).

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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #94

Big bold blocks of shadow.
Other peoples 'Shadow Shots' are here

Thanks Harriet.

Plots & Books

I missed putting up a post yesterday - 1st time for over a year. Plotting for a Food Garden took a back seat, Friday the temperature reached 41deg, everything wilted including me!!!
Thank goodness it was only 30 on Saturday for the Festival, very humid.

Big crowd, long queues for food, drinks & toilets. I sold 3 calenders & a dozen postcards - no artwork. I bought 3 pots of Cacti & 3 bottles of local Olive Oil so spent more than I made!!!
The Band 'The Doo Daddies' were fantastic. Pretty Baby here recorded in 2008

Talking 'bout Books: finished reading 'Falling' by Elizabeth Jane Howard, an unusual novel, which I'm not sure whether I liked! I will have to read more of her writing.
Still dipping into & enjoying 'Plenty' (Digressions on Food) by Gay Bilson, not a recipe book but a life story beautifully written on cooking & dining & gardening & life.
Began 'The Sound of One Hand Clapping' by Richard Flanagan is about "the underbelly of Australia, the barbarism of Europe, and the destiny of those in the country beyond hope who seek to redeem themselves through love."

Friday, March 12, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 35

Two Rocks Marina sunset.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

True Colours Thursday - SHAMROCK GREEN.

Thursday again & time to join in 'True Colours'
Not sure if these two shots are SHAMROCK GREEN.

A friends new car.

Low tide, Yanchep Lagoon.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Wednesday What's It

A couple of years ago Ebony had 'Idiopathic Vestibular Disease'. Last Sunday I thought she was having another attack. She fell over, then staggered into the bathroom, gave one big howl and collapsed on the floor. I didn't think she was going to make it - how do you find a cats pulse? She was limp and her eyes were blank, a few more little groans and then nothing. I stroked her and put my ear to her tummy but could not feel a heart beat, then she lifted up her head and gave a little mew. Ten minutes later she was sitting up, back to normal, wanting her supper, so it couldn't have been IVD. She will be 16 years old this year.

I've been busy getting ready for the Capricorn Festival. Postcards, Calenders & some digital art.

I'm sure there was other stuff to speak about - if I remember, I'll post later!! (Haven't been taking my fish oil.)
Later - now I remember - a couple of blogs I think are rather good.
and talking about memory, there is this if i remember correctly

Thats all folks!

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Today's Flowers #84

You need to click on photo to see a larger view of garden.

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Monday, March 08, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #59

Mellow Yellow Sunshine all the way if you can win LOTTO.....

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