As soon as I saw the sculpture above in the garden outside Crown it felt familiar and although I couldn't find any details to identify the sculptor or verify my feeling it does look as if it would feel right at home sitting by the sea during Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe beach. Take a look here, would fit right in don't you think? Now that I come to mention it :) it's not long before this years Sculpture by the Sea.. are you looking forward to it.. I am! Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..P.s. love the red and yellow kangaroo paws against the sculpture shimmering in the sun..
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
What a funny pair of parrots dozing up a tree,
Two more flew in and then there were ..four!
A poet I am not :) Walking under the trees at Hillarys Boat Harbour I spotted two corellas dozing high in the trees, pointing my camera up to take some shots, no long lens unfortunately.. it didn't take long before the family of English visitors below came to see what was up! I know right, it's time to get back to the city :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe... P.s. if you pull the shots in you will see that despite the goings on below them, they really were flop-dop asleep :)
Monday, January 16, 2017
unsuccessfully searching for a particular piece of street art in Highgate last week I came across this beauty by Perth mural artist and illustrator Paul Deej.. I took pics of this one a few years ago but was delighted by the concept and positioning of it all over again looking as fresh as it did when it was first painted. What's that expression 'when life throws you lemons, take a picture of them' .. that's the photographer's version :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe...
Sunday, January 15, 2017
The trees in Hyde Park never fail to captivate, especially the Plane trees arching over to shade the path that runs alongside the lake. On Thursday while walking through the park I spotted the nesting boxes high up in the leafy treetops.. placed there to encourage peep-wrens (pardalotes) and bats to breed in the park. The peep-wrens are so sweet, not so much the bats :) and according to the link could be breeding, I think I might have to take a book, a flask of coffee and channel my inner (birding) patience to see if I can capture some shots! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. I should probably add a tripod to the list of birding necessities :)
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Reflected in the window of Little C's, the family beach at Hillarys Boat Harbour. When I took these shots on Wednesday it was 35C. Ahhh! Summer in Perth, so much easier to take when near the ocean! For those in the northern hemisphere I hope my summer shots warm you up as much as your beautiful winter scenes cool me down. Bon weekend, take care and stay safe...
Friday, January 13, 2017
Shark nets/barriers have always been a bit controversial in Australia, particularly here in WA for some reason.. the argument being that it is we humans that invade the shark's territory. I was surprised when arriving at Hillarys Boat Harbour on Wednesday to catch up with visiting bloggers from Germany and fellow Perth blogger Sami, to see that the Sorrento beach Eco Shark Barrier was in place..Above, the barrier is attached at the harbour wall and stretches approx 250mt out and 400mt along to the first groyne, you may have to pull the image in to see where the barrier curves to meet the groyne on Sorrento beach below..
Sorrento Beach's long stretches of white sand adjoining the many attractions of the boat harbour, home to the Sorrento Surf Life Saving Club, practicing first-aid below, make it a tres popular spot for locals and tourists thus making the necessity, and the cost of the barrier viable. So here's the thing, the oceans cover roughly 70% of the earths surface, surely pinching a 'minuscule by comparison' bit here or there to ensure safety can't be all that bad.. what do you think? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...
Thursday, January 12, 2017
As skyscrapers go I don't hate this one! The 40 storey Exchange Plaza, headquarters of the Australian Securities Exchange is a 146mt steel frame clad in unique blue glass which is the perfect foil for reflections.. cloud reflections on the river side and fellow skyscraper reflections on the terrace side. I like to shoot it looming skywards surrounded and softened by the trees in Stirling Gardens on the corner of Barrack St and St. Georges Terrace. It looks amazing in the evening as the sun goes down and I will add that to my list of shots to take, that list is getting longer by the day :) How can it be Thursday (for me) already, where did the week go! Take care and stay safe...