Monday, 30 September 2013

Roadside Grevillea

This roadside colour was worth a drive backwards. Hubby had to back up, once again. I was caught out yesterday, 2 camera batteries, both flat. I committed the bloggers cardinal sin.  I did manage these two  pics though.

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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Pink Sheep ?

I almost forgot about this photo that I took whilst in New Zealand last month. Sheepworld is on the main highway near Warkworth. I had to do a double take when I thought I had spotted pink sheep. Hubby did the obligatory back up as he didn't believe me. We visited this wonderful tourist attraction, a  sheep farm, some years ago and marveled at the working sheep dogs, sheep shearing and feeding the lambs. I do remember having "the mickey" taken out of me because I was an Aussie but it was all in good fun. I made the mistake of putting my hand up when the host asked if there were any Australians in the audience. There has always been a friendly rivalry between Aussies and Kiwis.
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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Kangaroo Paws

It is spring, so it is  time for our kangaroo paws to flower. These were taken at Wireless Hill, a large reserve, smack bang in the middle of an expensive suburb in Perth. The property developers would love the land for housing but thankfully it is gazetted as a flora reserve. I just love these red and green kangaroo paws. They are also the Western Australian State Floral Emblem.
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The view from Wireless Hill over The Swan River below

Monday, 23 September 2013

My Tank Runneth Over

This is a problem I didn't expect to have so soon. My new  rainwater tank for drinking water is filled to capacity, so much so that I have had to resort to leaving the wheelbarrow underneath it to catch the overflow water.  My recycle bin is already in use to catch the overflow from our other rainwater tank which we use for the garden. It is a problem I don't mind having.  We have  had a very dry winter this year but so far in September we have had record rainfall. My colour scheme around the house kills two birds with one stone this week, blue and yellow.
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Friday, 20 September 2013

Fridays Fences

This weeks fence is a bit different. It is the Valley of The Giants Tree Top Walk at Walpole WA, . The fence is to protect you from falling off  40 meters high above the trees. Linking with  Fridays Fences 

The hollowed out trunk of a Tingle Tree

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Skywatch Friday

Full moon rising and storm clouds coming over. Linking with Skywatch Friday

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Sweet Peas

Imagine my disappointment when all my sweet peas turned out to be  the same colour, but I do love their display and fragrance.  I transplanted them when they started popping up in various garden beds. I was unsure what was going to appear in the garden this spring as I have only been here 6 months and the house had been empty for over 2 years. They give me a photo for  Ruby Tuesday Too though.


Monday, 16 September 2013

Monday Mural

This mosaic mural is at our local swimming pool. On the weekend our Tidy Towns Committee, of which I have joined since moving here mass planted small tree seedlings around our new Sports Centre sign. The area will also have picnic tables and chairs for tourists. It should look brilliant if our hard work pays off.

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Sunday, 15 September 2013

Today's Wildflower Walk

We keep finding bush tracks off other bush tracks. What started out this morning as a "quick walk" turned into a 2 hour 6 klm trek. Yellow colouring is abundant.

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Friday, 13 September 2013

Fridays Fences

Today's fences  are along Ferguson Valley Road in Western Australia's South West. This stretch of road meanders through lush farmland and is such a beautiful drive. Where the road meets at a junction is an area known as Gnomesville.  Someone started leaving a few gnomes in a patch of land off the roadside and over the years it has now grown and they have their own little village. I must return one day to find the little fella that we left there.

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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Fridays Fences

Our local football team, Wongan-Ballidu, The Boomers, play in the finals this weekend. My fence this week comes from the Sports Ground, where football, hockey, basketball and cricket are all played. The water to keep the grounds nice and green is recycled water which is pumped into to tanks at the oval from a catchment area north of town. On game days cars are parked all around the outside of the oval.

Last weeks scoreboard against Goomalling.

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