Saturday, January 30, 2010
Happy 15th Birthday Brodie (I won't put a baby photo here).
Friday, January 29, 2010
The sky on Australia Day brought to you by LOTTO SKYWORKS.
Wonderful blue sky, ocean calm, perfect way to start the day. Unforturnatly spoilt by some selfish people who were casting a line or two into the lagoon. Just after this shot was taken one of the early swimmers got tangled up in their fishing line. They seem to think the Lagoon is for them & their dogs (not allowed in this area of the beach). Shame on you. Have some thought for others.
Lots more amazing skies found here.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Not an easy colour to find so this is as close as I can get. The glass vase holds a plant that creeps, not sure of the name. The image behind is 'Regeneration' one of my digital images, printed on canvas.
There are some more PUCES (that doesn't sound right!) on the True Colours page. Click here
Found this on the web:
THE PUCE POEM:
Oh what is the use
of the color named puce?
So often called mauve
But never chartreuse
Overlooked and ignored
Hardly every adored
It sits and it waits
All pointless and bored
Not magenta, not pink
Nor rose I would think
But something between
Not a shade, but a fink
Then a webmaster sage
While programing a page
He types 'CC8899'
To make puce all the rage
"I'm useful, I'm wanted!"
"I don't have to feel haunted!"
"For somebody needs me."
The happy puce flaunted
"What?!" The webmaster spits
"Is my screen having fits?"
"This color is vile, and not what I want"
And so 'delete', he then hits.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
After the drama of this morning (didn't get back 'till 10am) I spent the rest of the day mooching around. I'm reading 'Let it Shine' by Josephine Cox, bit of a drag, so naff, think they used to call it 'Pegs Paper'. Having finished 'Coming Home' by Rosamund Pilcher I now have 'Going Home' by Harriet Evans. Also waiting on the desk is 'Suite Francais' by Irene Nemirovsky (on loan from a bookish friend), 'The Cat Who Looked at the Sky' by Thea Welsh and 'The Sound of One Hand Clapping' by Richard Flanagan ( 2nd hand books from the op shop $2 each).
There we were, 8.30am, three not very good swimmers, up to our waists in the Lagoon talking about blogging - as one does. Not many people in the water, just two further down & one smaller one by the reef. Next thing we knew was a little voice calling - we thought - "I've found it, I've found it, come quick!" but really calling "I'm drowning, I'm drowning!" The mother, who was ankle deep with a very young child then yelled "Can anybody swim?" We took off at once but the current was strong. The kid was sitting & hanging onto the reef crying "Mummy, help, I'm drowning". By this time we could see the other two were in trouble. Not many people on the beach but thank goodness two strong men were swimming out to the two in trouble. We were struggling to reach the little one when another guy swam up with a blow up kick board, got him off the reef & back to shore. A bit of a crowd was gathering further down on the beach, an ambulance had arrived, then the life guards. Apparently the two others, father & son, were exhausted & the father was throwing up so he was taken to hospital. The family had never been to Yanchep Lagoon before. People don't realise how strong that current can get, it all looks so calm. Luckily there was no tragedy today.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Fun in the Lagoon this morning. For a better pic click onto Yanchep Paradise.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Yanchep Lagoon - 8.30am Those early morning swimmers still bobbing up & down.
Same place 9.15am (sub title: 'Not Drowning, Waving' or 'I want to learn to swim, put me in the water, Mum!)
Later - 11am 'A Fair Cop' outside my house (taken through the fly screen)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
What a great surname for a gardening book! I would have liked a few recipes but only got some tips on cooking. Nice to dip into.
At the moment I am ploughing my way through 'Coming Home' by Rosamund Pilcher, all 1016 pages, up to page 509, so halfway and enjoying it very much. An easy read especially as about all I've done today is lay in front of the fan with the temperature up to 32 deg (outside was at least 42. Just hope all these people on the beach didn't get too burnt. Photo taken 9.30 am.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Dug up some of the beetroot, small & sweet (I hope). Along with roasted tomatoes & breast of chicken they will be tonights supper.
Just wish the strawberries were ripe - go to work little bee, make honey.
I feel this is a very insignificant blog compared with the earthquake in Haiti. So tragic.
Friday, January 15, 2010
- The lies, and truths, and pain? . . . oh! yet
- Stands the Church clock at ten to three?
- And is there honey still for tea?
Rupert Chawner Brooke (1887-1915)
Not a Church but formerly the Perth Boy’s School (1897), the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) building is an iconic heritage building located in the Perth Cultural Centre precinct. PICA houses a number of contemporary visual arts, performing arts and new media installations.
So many skies around to see. Click here
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This is a poster at Perth Railway Station, please click to enlarge & read.
Not so funny was getting a 'Personal Astrological Reading' from JENNA here
I gave my name & date of birth & waited.
She sent a 6 page reading but I was a bit skeptical so I asked a friend to also get a reading putting in her name & date of birth. When we compared the two readings they were, apart from the name, exactly identical. This was free but we could pay to have a 'complete analysis'.
Then today I found these.....
Consumer fraud reporting
I wonder how many people have been sucked in by this so called Astrologer?
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I am now reading Richard Bransons autobiography - I'm already half way through as I am 'resting' with a bad back. Quite interesting, especially about Mike Oldfield & 'Tubular Bells'. I just happened to have known the guy who hired them all the instruments.
I wonder what happened to my LP?
Saturday, January 09, 2010
I was to work in the 'garden' today pulling out the Giant Mustard, Spinach & Cos that are flowering & going to seed but last night I bent down & wrenched my back muscles. So today has been pain killers, ice packs & laying down with Richard Branson (more about that tomorrow). I may just be able to pick some lettuce for supper.
Last night I had roast chicken with tomatoes, garlic & basil roasted in olive oil.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Going up? Reflections of yet more buildings (office space?) in Perth City. Photo taken outside the Art Gallery, I just love the distortions.
To look at many more SKYWATCH photos please click here.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
This weeks colour on True Colours Thursday is Snow White. The best I could come up with is this - somewhat pink - piece of seaweed found on the beach.
I was told of other things found on Yanchep beach - a snake, a needle with yellow liquid in, beer cans, fishing line & lots of plastic. The rubbish bins were overflowing on Monday, always the way after a hot weekend.
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
'Triumph'full meeting with these two 'good guys' who are both volunteers for many organizations (fire, ambulance etc) they also do 'charity runs' so a trip to Lancelin may be on the cards.
While they were cruising on the road I was cruising around the world via Stumble. Came across some weird and wonderful things, like
'sidewalk chalk guy'
$10 worth of Sharpie
The Nobel Funk Off (sound on if you like some cool rock.)
Vincent Bousserez - Plastic Life
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Monday, January 04, 2010
Sunday, January 03, 2010
So, I have joined the "Typically British Reading Challenge" hosted by Book Chick City. I like to read British fiction and I've never done a challenge before. If anyone wants to join in please see Book Chick City's post for more of the rules and to sign up!
I have started with 'Winter Solstice' by Rosamunde Pilcher & am enjoying an easy read with names & places I am familiar with.
Hot Sunday morning 9.15, beach at Yanchep filling up fast.
Saturday, January 02, 2010
A few strawberries on the way.
This little plot is growing out of hand, Giant Red Mustard going to seed. The Komatsuna Spinach I keep giving away, the Mustard Greens are a bit too hot for me but the Spring Onions & the Mixed Beetroot look good. Thyme in the corner gets bigger everyday.