Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Today's Flowers #46

2 yellow flowers/weeds with shoes.
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Monday, June 29, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #25

Had my car serviced today.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

‘Dark Places’ by Kate Grenville was chewed, digested and spat out by me last Thursday.
Back cover quote – ‘Kate Grenville has written a disturbing, shocking and darkly funny novel that resonates in the mind with the truth of great writing. Dark Places is a literary triumph’.
Disturbing? Yes. Shocking? Yes. Darkly funny? Dark, yes, funny, no.
Great writing and literary triumph ? Possibly.

Albion Gidley Singer - a despicable lump of human flesh.
I suppose most of us women have come across men like this, a real gentleman on the outside but not worry about a grope or more in the stockroom or back office. I know I have. Hopefully they never sank to the depths Albion Gidley Singer did.
I like to read books for enjoyment and I didn’t enjoy this one little bit although I must say I will not forget reading it (which is more than I can say for some of the books on my list!).

On to the next book – ‘Grasshopper’ by Barbara Vine (aka Ruth Rendell, I have never even wanted to read a Ruth Rendell book so I was very surprised to find this out!).
Picked up from the library on Friday, on reading the back cover and finding out the novel is set in Maida Vale, London. Very grasshopper like in the way it is written, jumping all over place and time. Intriguing.
More next Sunday.

Saturdays Birds

A few days ago all looked a bit gloomy and the kookaburra came to say rain was on the way. And was he/she right!!! Lovely rain. Does the garden a power of good.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #50

Yanchep Lagoon.
It looks a bit chilly, don't think I'll go for a dip. (Haven't put even my toe in since April!)
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

True Colours Thursday - MAROON

Not sure if beetroot is exactly what you would call maroon but near enough I think. These little beauties and the baby carrots came from a place called paradise not far away.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

Mmmmmm what is the date? Ebony not sure!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Today's Flowers #45

The last of the Geraniums - winter is upon us.

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Beside the Seaside

Check out this xylophone here and here Don't forget to turn your sound up!
The photo is here

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #24

An Op shop buy a tin of Simpsons for $3
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Talking ‘bout BOOKS

Finished reading 'The Forgotten Garden', an enjoyable book by Kate Morton. Nice easy read you just want to curl up with, especially when you're not feeling the best.
Not so the book I'm reading at the moment, 'Dark Places' by Kate Grenville, although I must say she depicts the main character extremely well. A despicable lump of human flesh, very sad really.
I spent most of the weekend making a list of books I still own, see LibraryThing, as well as a list of some of the books I have read. See here

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #49

In the days before the BIG blow.
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Thursday, June 18, 2009

True Colours Thursday - Black & Tan.

Thung with his nose in the air alongside Scottie & Four Eyes.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

I want one of these!!!
Check out this website Pomegranatephone and see how it becomes a coffeemaker, a shaver, and even a harmonica. Brought to my notice by Violet Sky.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Today's Flowers #44

Not sure if these are buds, flowers or seed pods! Must go back for another visit & see what has changed.
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Monday, June 15, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #23

Another shopping mall view.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

Not much to talk about really! A couple of very light reads.I have been laid up most of last week so reading was the thing I enjoyed most.
Finished reading Relative Love & agree with Caroline see Books at Whats happening....
Have just started The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Apart from jumping from 1913 to 2005 & 1976 & back again (every chapter) I am enjoying it very much.

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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturdays Birds

The Carnabys left the sky & descended onto the gum tree in the back garden & proceeded to rip it up. Mustn't grumble as they are very precious. more info on birds australia

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sky Watch Friday #48

Join the dots? A flight of black Carnaby Cockatoos, making more noise than a jet aircraft!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

True Colours Thursday - IVORY

The best I could come up with was 'dried flowers' & 'plaster of paris'.
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

So there is light at the end of the tunnel. Beneath Perth.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Today's Flowers #43

Hydrangea - Hydrangea with large white, pink or blue flowers.[from Greek hudor 'water' + aggos 'vessel from the cup shape of its seed capsule]
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Monday, June 08, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #22

Have no idea what this tree/bush is!!

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

The next Book Club choice - not too sure if it's going to be a book I can read last thing at night. May have to find an 'easy' read.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Saturdays Birds

You may have to 'click on pic' to see the magpie looking at the twenty eight.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Thursday, June 04, 2009

True Colours Thursday - PURPLE

Chilly weather (it is winter, after all!)so that's the reason for the scarf.
signed Mr. D.S.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

What is it all about? This breeding of Beanie Kids!
I suppose it could be laying around in confined spaces......

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Today's Flowers #42

The bush next door.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #21

High winds & torrential rain led to leaks in the new shopping mall.

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