Monday, October 31, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #145

Hoverflies & ladybird on parsley seed heads.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #180

Another lamp pole - this is just outside the house.
Now I am rushing off to have a busy time at Capricorn House to show off our ART.
Don't forget to take a look at other shadows at  Hey Harriet.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Looking up

at Lakeside Joondalup shopping mall.

Friday, October 28, 2011

SkyWatch Friday Season 5 Episode 16

Public holiday & those who are not getting a glimpse of the Queen head to the beach

Taken this fine morning.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Family History

Trying to find the correct Lily Maud BOSWORTH.
The one above or the one below?

Have no idea what this is on the left!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ruby Tuesday

The RUBY edge of a Tea Towel (why is it called that?) given to me by a couple of very good friends.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #144

Next book to read? May have to wait a bit as 26 reserves at the Library!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #179

Shadows of the past. Victorian street lights in Brighton, Sussex. I'm not saying which year this was.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Stitching New Life into Old Cloth - Workshop

Fabric of meaning, fabric of memories, well worn treasured fabric.
I spent most of the day ripping up old pairs of Jeans in preparation for a large shoulder bag.

Others were busy doing their own thing

Wendy Lugg, who has been running a series of 'Fabric of Life' workshops at Wanneroo, was most inspiring and showed us many pre-loved items as well as some very interesting books

Friday, October 21, 2011

SkyWatch Friday Season 5 Episode 15

Last Sunday - fire near Gingin.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Talking 'bout Books in October, again

The latest book from Liz, enjoyable. Very interesting characters, mainly older women (so it's not exactly 'Chick Lit').

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Ruby Tuesday

A west oz native. Could be Kennedia Prostrata (The Running Postman)!!!
Whatever it is, it's growing well in someones garden.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #143

Shot taken yesterday in 34deg heat with a strong wind blowing. So strong that at the Art & Craft fair in front of the Telethon Auction two tents blew over & they had to pack up. The Telethon House sold for $560,000 & a record total of $13,473,159 was raised overall for Telethon.
There was also a large fire at Gingin.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #178

Hot day today - need all the shade. I'm glad our artshow place is A/C.
Off now to what I hope is a busy day.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Art at Yanchep

There will be a bit of a buzz around Yanchep on Sunday October 16th. Coinciding with the auction of the Telethon Home in Hopbush Lane is an Art & Craft Fair at Zamia Park. Across the road at Capricorn House there is a selection of art by 
Glen Hughes & Angie Beck
From 10am until 4.30pm you are invited to drop in & have a look, meet with Angie & pick up a free postcard of Yanchep Lagoon. 
Barbara Yates Rothwell will also be there signing her books from 10 until midday.

Friday, October 14, 2011

SkyWatch Friday Season 5 Episode 14

Now where is that pot of gold! Time to get digging.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Talking 'bout Books in October, again

'A Respectable Trade' Bristol, England in 1787. 
"The great roar & sweep of history is successfully braided into an intimate daily detail of this compelling & inteligent book" Penny Perrick, The Times.
"Beautiful, painfull, devasting, heart rending..." Peter Fryer.
My Poole family lived in Bristol in the early 1800s - I do so hope George was not transporting slaves. He died on Santa Domingo, West Indies in 1870.
Did I find the book interesting? Yes, I agree with the reviewers. The maps behind the book help me trace where the family lived.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RIP Two more young men die

Police are calling for witnesses to a crash between two trail bikes that killed two young men on Sunday night. Up to ten friends had been riding their bikes off-road from Two Rocks to the Yanchep Pine Forrest. Some of them then decided to continue riding after dark, the 18 and 20 year old men were riding on Old Yanchep Road when they were killed. They were riding unlicensed bikes without headlights on a single carriageway road when they collided head-on.
When will they ever learn - so dreadful for their families.

Ruby Tuesday

Oh Happy (dog wash) Day!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #142

Click above to enlarge & spot the bush fly on the left hand side, top leaf.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #177

Blatant advertising!! 
New signs to put on the road leading to our little artshow at Capricorn House, Yanchep.
More Shadow Shot Sunday links can be seen here.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Low Tide, Yanchep.....

.... and not a footprint to be seen! Perfect.

Friday, October 07, 2011

SkyWatch Friday Season 5 Episode 13

The new boardwalk near 'Mary Lindsay House' at Yanchep. 
Stage 1 completed, stage 2 soon - stage 3 will take longer (with a bit of luck before October 2012!).

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Talking 'bout Books in October

I seem to be on a historic reading trip, having enjoyed Phillipa Gregorys 'Red Queen' & 'White Queen' I am now looking forward to reading her 'A Respectable Trade'. My G,G, Grandfather was a Master Mariner in Bristol. Also from the library I picked up the new 'Playaway - all in one audiobook. Right now I am half way through reading 'The Reef' by Di Morrissey.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Jolly Roger

This flag was on the wall at Wanneroo Library, must be something to do with ship wrecks on the West Oz coast.
This map was on the floor.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday #141

One of the flags blowing in the wind at Capricorn House, Yanchep.
The rain stayed away & there were some very nice people who came to look at the artshow.

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday #175

Charnwood Park, Two Rocks, Western Australia.
Late afternoon shadows.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Beck Family in 1911

Click to enlarge.
No servants in this family. My grandmother was just a little woman but had 9 children (3 died) & John Edwin died 2 years later in 1913.
 Here she is in about 1936.