Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday #93

This shot was taken last Thursday, a very weird morning at Yanchep Lagoon. At one point the Lagoon became almost empty but by the time I had grabbed the camera the sea had rushed back in & was left with a whirlpool. It was a bit like swimming in a washing machine & after being dumped a couple of times, I just stayed on the beach.

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Talking 'bout Books

It's bloody hot again & it was bloody hot yesterday. But that didn't stop people attending the launch of 'Standfast & other tales'. by Barbara Yates Rothwell. See her web page here.

On Friday, also bloody hot, I was given a bag of books by one of the girls at the Library, I will read them then pass them on. Interesting mix!!

About the heat....
Ebony seems to think that hiding in the shade of a wooden cabinet could be a cool thing to do.

While I am flopping around with a wet sun hat straight out of the fridge. Yes inside the house where it is 31.7degrees.....

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 22

Just too hot for photo of a dried up garden.
Still 37 degrees at 7pm - another hot & sticky night, no sea breeze.
Here is a sunset I took last year.

Friday, February 26, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 33

Taken Wednesday evening before the very hot day of 42 degrees & todays maybe storm.
Want to see more skies? Then head over to Skywatch.

PS. Almost 9 hours later - we did get a bit of rain, NOT ENOUGH!!! And now it is so humid with a hot wind that I'm sitting here dripping with perspiration. Phew!!! Going to be a hot & sticky night.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

True Colours Thursday - Orange & Lemon

Not the Oranges & Lemons of St. Clement Danes but the roses of a friend of mine in Two Rocks.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Wednesday What's It

Waiting or baiting?
For the big one?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Today's Flowers #81

Geraldton Wax taken last spring in a friends garden.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #57

Chill out on this little beauty, FOR SALE $2500.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Talking 'bout Books

At last I've finished ' Oscar and Lucinda' - I was almost enjoying the read, excellent descriptive writing, when the plot began to get very silly and the last few pages seemed to wander around all over the place. I'm glad I got through it (took much longer than I thought) and it will be good to hear what the other book club people think.
Now to something very much easier to read, more in my comfort zone, 'The Day of the Storm' by Rosamunde Pilcher. Written in 1975 cruising around Putney, Fulham & Cornwall.
Tomorrow I am going to Wanneroo History Centre to do some more research on my family plus some for other people. Time now to have roast chicken, potatoes, carrots, onions and pumpkin.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 21

Just enough to make a salad sandwich.
Pale lettuce, Rocket, Parsley, Mint, Basil & Tiny Tomatoes.

.... on homemade(lots of grains & seeds)bread, with Ricotta Cheese!

Friday, February 19, 2010

SkyWatch Friday Season 4 Episode 32

The dunes at Yanchep Lagoon, one hour ago (8.45am).

Thursday, February 18, 2010

True Colours Thursday - Shocking PINK

Here is my contribution for this weeks colour.
Top left - Matching shoes. Top right - Matilda's drapes.
Bottom left - Seen on beach. Bottom right - Same beach, different view (some shockers here & there).
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Wednesday What's It

A photo of an amazing package which arrived from Pat for the Crazy Paper Swap organised by Lawendula at Woven Letters - mine had two stones wrapped up among all the ephemera.

At the Lagoon this morning a man in a suit was 'washed up'........

............ turns out it was a crew from Uni making a 'Greenaway' type short film.

Click on all photos to enlarge. Middle one very fuzzy for some reason!

Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him

A super-calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis!

Thanks Sam.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today's Flowers #80

Red Geranium, which I must take cuttings of.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday #56

Where else but Yanchep Lagoon would you find people having fun in and on the water.
Just wish that horizon would stay straight!
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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Talking 'bout Books & Shadow Shot Sunday

Decided to put this photo up for my 1st Shadow Shot Sunday#91 as I don't have any new book to show.
Still reading 'Oscar & Lucinda'. Keep dropping off to sleep so not getting very far, only halfway through. That's it!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 20

Rocket seems to have taken off, hope this lot survive.
Planted some Lettuce & Rocket seedlings from Bunnings - really not sure why I bother!

This week I was given some fresh figs, new potatoes, young carrots, tiny tomatoes & peanut biscuits. What did I barter with? Not fresh fruit & veg that's for sure, just a bit of help with computer stuff. Now I'm off to make some potato salad (at least I have parsley & garlic chives).

Friday, February 12, 2010

News flash

Police investigating a double homicide in the Perth suburb of Morley have confirmed the victims and the suspect arrested earlier today are Indian students.

The suspect taken into custody for questioning about the murder of two brothers in Morley this morning was found hiding in bush near Two Rocks, north of Perth.

I was shopping in Two Rocks this morning, as I do every Friday.

Go here to see full report.

Skywatch Season 4 Episode 31

Action at the Lagoon this morning.

A windswept palm basking in the sun .

So many skies to look at by clicking here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

True Colours Thursday - Cinnamon

Just had to have some cinnamon toast, it was so good I made some more!
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Oil in the Lagoon

Spotted by a young man who also illegally stole 5 Starfish from the reef. Gave him a good talking to! To his credit he had also collected a large amount of rubbish.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Wednesday What's It

Bugger off!!!
Although it is rather beautiful. Like a native shield.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Today's Flowers #78

Blooming marvelous what can grow in sand & no rain.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Talking 'bout Books

Finished reading 'Suite Francaise' a couple of days ago. Not as good as I was led to believe. I just couldn't get involved with the story line at all, in fact I found Appendix 1 & 2 much more interesting.
Now it is on to 'Oscar & Lucinda' by Peter Cary, a bookclub choice so I have 'till 23rd February to read 507 pages of my 20cent copy!

Think I could turn this image into a 'WORK of ART', Taken on the edge of the Lagoon this morning. Should have picked out the piece of plastic before taking photo. You all know to click on the picture to make it bigger (I will not use that word from the Simpsons).

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Plotting for a Food Garden week 19

The last drop of rain received on the 20th of November last year.

Having pulled up all bitter & twisted greens I decided to scatter some more seed on Wednesday. So mixed lettuce, endive, red giant mustard, mizuna, mustard & cress (that's them below 3 days later)

Today I threw some rocket seed where the tomatoes were. Need to get some seedlings in soon. Come on RAIN. Just a bit- tonight would be good!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Skywatch Season 4 Episode 30

No swimming for me in the last few days, the sky says it all - strong winds = rough sea.

This morning the wind had dropped, the water in the Lagoon was clear, calm & somewhat cool. A boat from the Dept of Planning & Infrastructure actually came into the Lagoon, doing some sort of survey. I couldn't take a photo as I was swimming. Then the boat went outside the reef & I was out of the water. Wonder what 'P&I' are up to now!!!
They better not mess with our Lagoon.

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Thursday, February 04, 2010

True Colours Thursday - PEWTER

It's Thursday again & that means time to search for a colour. Not an easy one but I searched around & found some 'Prinknash' pottery & a tortoise.

& I think there may be some pewter coloured things in this collection..

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

The Wednesday Whot's It

First - in my letter box today, a package from Andrea & Beanie Mouse at Found Art.

Second - a fine figure of a man.

Third - much wasting of rate payers money over the controversial 'Sky Bridge'.

As it was being erected. "March 19th 2009 Protect the Dunes? By putting what looks like a steel mono rail across them? What a joke!! There was supposed to be a boardwalk (oxford dictionary: 1.a wooden walkway across sands, marsh etc 2. a promenade along a beach) not this monstrosity. Seen at the end of Foreshore Vista in Yanchep. Some vista."

Views from road and boardwalk.

And now a survey to see what people want to do with this structure! Not this, that's for sure. It is illegel, dangerous & visualy a blot on the landscape.
I think what we wanted in the first place was something more like this on the Sunshine Coast.