Saturday, July 31, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 43

Potatoes under gum tree.

Parsley seeds peeping through.

A couple of blogs new to me: Glamorous gardener
and Down to Earth
AND nobody has told me about THIS place

Friday, July 30, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 3

Red sky at evening, from my back yard in Yanchep.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Todays News (for what it's worth)

Update on Yanchep Police Station (see Monday post) now the two halves have been joined it still looks like a put-up-job!.

There's a tiger in my garden

Thinking about joining in this project
Sketchbook Project

Thanks to oggleboops

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit - guess

What do you think this is?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

In the Pink

Up close and personal with a Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla).

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #79

Could this be the new Yanchep Police Station?

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday #114

Strange book by Mary Wesley, 'Jumping the Queue' our book club choice. I didn't really like any of the characters. Black humour written in 1983. 'The House by the Thames', history of Bankside, interesting so far. '1788' The Brutal Truth of the First Fleet' by David Hill, waiting to read as is 'Odd One Out' by Monica McInerney. Not very interesting shadows here - many more at Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 42

Kermit was right "It isn't easy being green"

but.... potatoes are getting bigger and .......

lettuce, cabbage and spinach are doing well.
Rain will come next week!

Friday, July 23, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 2

In the car park at Wanneroo.
Many more people watching the sky

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Family History

This is an image from
Only just discovered on Monday - Hampstead New End Hospital Register of Deaths with Abraham H Beck last on the page - died of Myocardial Degeneration & Cardiac failure on 27th May 1928 age 70. Another brick wall falling down.

Yesterday at the Library 9 people turned up to do some research, pity there are only 3 computers!
New (to me) 'The Nosey Genealogist' website here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit - strange view!

Photo of a photo on a promotion board for Capricorn Yanchep.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #78

Nowhere near a painting by Dutch Paining Master Johannes Vermeer.
This is the machine used to mulch the branches they cut.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday #113

Take a shadow......

........make a shadow.

Books: Now reading
The Girl on the Wall
"A unique, beguiling and very personal social history of one British life over the past seven decades, told through a hand-sewn tapestry"
this shot is from the back of the book.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 41

Not much happening in the garden.

Friday, July 16, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 53

Another great day at Yanchep.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Free tree for the verge

Wanneroo council put in this native tea tree (I hope it is a Broad Leaf Paperbark - Melaleuca quinquinervia).

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit

Painted steps between Perth Alexander Library, Art Gallery and PICA. This was all about bits of Skylab falling on Western Australia.

On another note has anyone ever looked at Poke my Birthday or Name? click here. I love my barcode!

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment on yesterdays post. It is a site that is free for a month, so I will see what happens.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Web Site

Would like to know what you all think but most importantly does it work.

How do I now get people to the site, could it work for my digital art or should I join Etsy, Zazzle or Red Bubble? Your comments would be much appreciated.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #77 Cheap & Cheerful

Strong wind warning so staying inside today.
Here is a happy little shelf at the op shop.
Click Mellow Yellow Monday here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday #112

Sunshine streaming in the window.

The Books: The House by the Thames - waiting to read, Kevin Rudd - almost finished, very interesting, Julie Walters Autobiography - waiting to read, Abandoned - almost finished, powerfull true story, The Solitude of Thomas Cave - waiting to read, The Girl on the Wall - waiting to read.

Head over to Hey Harriet for more Shadows.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 40

Some rain at last and I wonder what seeds I scattered here!

And it's a pretty blue but what is this infestation on the mustard greens? I've had to pull up ALL my cabbage family.

Friday, July 09, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 52

Cloud build up over Yanchep.

Take a look at all the amazing world wide skies
at Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

My table today

Post arrived from A McNeill see her blog here
which made me get out my card making stuff........

..... so now I have postcards to go.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

The Wednesday Wotsit

Shoe Shine.
Decided to update my shoes by adding glitter & sequins.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Art 'n' About at Wanneroo

Late afternoon upstairs & downstairs.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #76

The three real $50s are from sales at yesterdays market.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

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My space at the 'Art & About market.

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday #111

Looks an interesting book.
More words from me when I return from 'Art & About'.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 39

Same old magic square, lettuce, mixed green stuff etc in spite of the cold weather
(not cold compared to some other countries!).

This patch may get a bit more sun now the trees have been cut back. Potatoes & spinach just showing. Will sow more seeds next week.
I spent yesterday at Wanneroo setting up my art space. Today I raked up small branches left behind from the tree loppin & then sat in the sun warming up (warmer outside than in!).

Friday, July 02, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 51

Yanchep Lagoon sunset Wednesday.
There are some amazing photos here on Skywatch.

Thursday, July 01, 2010


Sundown at Yanchep Lagoon.

I've been busy helping people with their family history, showing an artist how to blog (here) & getting ready for setting up 'Art & About'. This photo is one I took on the way home yesterday.