Saturday, October 31, 2015

Captain Seymour Butler

I have very few photos passed down through the family of my grandfather. Henry Seymour Butler was born in Bath in 1875, he owned a couple of shoe shops & was on various committees. I had another look at the old newspapers this morning & there he was.

1923 Somerset Ag Show.

September 1923

September 1924 Bath Horse Show.

November 1924

He died of a heart attack 4th February 1928 age 54.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Skywatch Friday

Cloud around today, warmish but nice breeze at the Lagoon.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Yanchep Lagoon

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ruby Tuesday Too

My one & only double poppy has it's day!

On a nastier note, last evening Sparky caught 'something' - not sure if it was a mouse/rat or bird. Wouldn't leave it alone & I couldn't get to it or Sparky so he stayed out ALL NIGHT!
This morning didn't turn up until gone 9 am. Didn't eat any food. When I went to discover what he had been doing I found remains of - not sure what. Had to go to the shed to get a garden tool to pick it up & what do you know, nearly walked in to a Redback Spider.
Think I'll spent the rest of the day indoors!!! 

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Mellow Yellows

This looks like Leucospermum 'Yellow Bird' but it could also be a form of Waratah. Not sure.
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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday Too

Bedroom window throwing shadow on the wall with outside bamboo blind down
and up.
Window with no sun streaming in!

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Last of the potatoes

Having a dig around 

a little helper
must have had some rain!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Skywatch Friday

Raking the clouds away,
 there is a half-moon up there somewhere!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


there goes another busy day.
Yesterday was FASHIONISTA day
Well done to the organisers.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Ruby Tuesday Too

Can't believe it, not even out of October & they are pushing CHRISTMAS!!!!

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday

Shadow on the steps leading down to the Mary Lindsay Homestead.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Abstract art?

I almost passed by this tree until it was pointed out to me

Friday, October 16, 2015

Skywatch Friday

Blue, blue sky here in the West today

Thursday, October 15, 2015

More Books

It's been a busy week so far but nothing on the calender for the next four days. When I say nothing I don't mean there is nothing to do. After I have sorted out family history, made a few phone calls, done some left over domestic duties & catching up with what else is going on, I may have time to read!!!
Still getting through 'Romantic Outlaws' the extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley, by Charlotte Gordon - 649 pages.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday Mellow Yellows & Ruby Tuesday Too

Going through old photos I came across this. In 1984 I attended a silk workshop with Guntrud Witt and this was the last day when we hung all the silk in a quarry. Magic!

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On another note congratulations must go to Sam & friends who ran the Chicago Marathon in rather warm conditions. As did 45000 others. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday Too

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My thoughts & heart are elsewhere today, happy ones, no shadows.
My son Chris has a birthday today, down south so I won't get to see him but I do have lots of photos. Here is one over 45 years ago

Daughter Sam is getting some sleep before doing the Chicago Marathon

I don't know what the other two families are doing, in Queensland & England. 

While I'm trying to journal my 'art life' in Australia 1969 - 2015
What an interesting mess!

Enjoy the day everyone.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sparky & a snake.

Among the leaf litter & weeds (top left) I didn't see this snake but of course once it moved Sparky started to 'play' with it. It vanished into a bush followed by Sparky & I  couldn't do anything. I hope it ended up in next doors garden!! Sparky is fine.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Skywatch Friday

A group of  'sporting' young ladies under a blue sky at Two Rocks.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Mixed bag

Disconnected pics today.

Sparky ringing the bell for food
Sparky sulking because the food wasn't to his liking!

We now have traffic lights in Yanchep.

High Tea Fashionista 

Rehearsal with Fascinators