Monday, 30 December 2013

A Mural of Convenience

The final mural for 2013 was taken on our August trip to New Zealands North Island town of Dargaville. The public amenities on the banks of the Northern Wairoa River are painted to match their surroundings. Featured  is the Pohutukawa Tree or is commonly known as the New Zealand Christmas Tree, the Band Rotunda and the River.

Linking with Monday Mural


The Pohutukawa in the background of this pic are not in flower but when they do they are a vibrant red.



The yellow in the mural represents the Northern Wairoa River which is extremely muddy

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Murray River Reflections

These pics are of the Murray River at Pinjarra Western Australia. A suspension bridge spans the river and is a popular picnic spot in this small town for both tourists and locals alike. The trees along the banks make for some lovely reflections in the somewhat murkey waters.

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Friday, 27 December 2013

Wongan Hills Sunset

For the final Skywatch of 2013 I have this shot taken from Christmas Rock a few weeks ago. I can't believe how quickly this year has passed, I know there's 24 hours in every day but I guess the older we get the quicker they go.  I trust you all had as wonderful a  Christmas with Family and Friends as we did.. 
 
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Friday, 20 December 2013

Skywatch Friday

I just had to stop to take a snap of the sun's rays poking through the clouds when we were on our way home from Northam on Tuesday.
 
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Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Country Town Entrance #4

You just never know what you will see along our country roads here in Western Australia. These eyecatching little fellas popped up every few kilometers in paddocks along the Bruce Rock - Quairading Road.  Linking up with Rurality Blog Hop #44






Country Town Entrance #3

 
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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Heatwave

We are into our 4th day of a heatwave, over 40 degrees, and my vegetable patch is suffering. To minimise the loss we have resorted to using whatever we could find in the garage to give some shade and protection. I have tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and strawberries which are all producing well so don't want to lose them. At present it is 45 degrees outside so they don't really stand much of a chance. One can but hope.  Linking with Shadow Shot Sunday 2


A  chair here and there, a table is handy too. That's about the only use that old ironing board will get today


There's no chance of playing golf today so the golf umbrellas are handy over my herbs in the old bathtub

Monday, 9 December 2013

West Australian Christmas Tree

The nuytsia floribunda, with its striking yellowy/orange coloured flowers appears along our roadsides between November and December so is commonly known as WA Christmas Tree. I spotted these ones on Great Northern Highway on our way back from Moora on Friday.
 
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Friday, 6 December 2013

Skywatch Fridays Fences

Mt O'Brien gives some fantastic 360 degree views over the countryside on clear days like this. From this side we are looking north over wheat farms and Lake Hinds in the distance. This sturdy fence is needed as there is quite a steep decent  down the hill.
 
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                      Skywatch Friday
 
 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Country Town Entrances #1

 
Most country towns in Western Australia have their own unique entrance to welcome visitors
 

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Monday, 2 December 2013

Monday Mural

This mural is another one from our recent holiday to Dargaville in New Zealand.  It is a tiled mosaic mural set in the Gardens by the Northern Wairoa River. It has a Maori theme about it and a splash of yellow too.
 
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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Greens Pool

I am dreaming of once more dangling my feet in  these cool, clear waters at Greens Pool, down in the  South West, as the temperatures up here, inland and miles from the coast, start to soar with summer not too far away.

Today I am linking with Water World Wednesday


Little did I know that something with a beady eye was lurking between the rocks, can you spot something?

This natural pool is calm and is popular for swimming and snorkling.


Outside of these rocks the Southern Ocean pounds away

You can read more about Greens Pool HERE

Monday, 25 November 2013

Monday Mural

This is an old pic that I found amongst my photo collection. At the time this was taken I had never heard of Monday Murals so I could have had a whole series of them if only I had known and not just these two with hubby posing in front of them. These ones are from Dargaville in New Zealand, representing the early township and gum diggers.  The extremely valuable Kauri gum is found in the northland region of NZ.  You can read more about kauri gum Here



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Hello Sunshine

Todays contribution for  Monday Mellow Yellows  is  hanging on my outside wall, hopefully it welcomes all who call.
 



 

Friday, 22 November 2013

Bougainvillea

I looked no further than my own old fibro fence for todays FF pic. The bougainvillea is starting to cover it up nicely now. There is not a lot of colour around in the garden at present so the bougainvillea now has the stage to itself. It is also providing a  nice screen  from the street.

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Monday, 18 November 2013

Blue Monday Mural

This brightly blue coloured mural is on a wall of a local business in Pingelly, Western Australia. A local trash and treasure market was being held at a park at the back of it. We left with some yummy homemade jam  and a cake for morning tea. Pingelly is a farming community in the south of WA.
 
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                       Blue Monday
 
 
 
 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Abandoned

Driving on the road to Cadoux recently, we came across this old abandoned cart. Wheat crops adjoined this dry, desolate paddock.







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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Lethal Weapon

This is my latest weapon to attack the highly annoying Aussie Fly. Now, instead of always reaching for the can, I test out my reflexes and swat the little buggars when they land a hard surface inside with my RED fly swat. No matter how hard you try to keep them out there is always one or two who like to scurry inside whenever a door is opened. When all else fails, out comes the RED can of Mortein, . The baits that I have outside are a bit too gruesome to show here, they too are very effective. The flies are attracted to the smell of the bait, enter the bottle, can't get out and then drown. One less fly to annoy me. RRRRRRRRRRRRRRR



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