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.
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
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.
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.
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
This weekend we have the 8th Annual Reynoldson Reserve Festival happening in town. The verticordias are in glorious bloom about 25 klms from town. The tourist centre was running buses out to the reserve yesterday and today so I took the opportunity to jump on board and get a few shots. The day was hot but didn't deter the out of town visitors or local alike.
Driving along Great Northern Highway, 132 klms north of Perth, and unaware of New Norcia, you would be amazed at what you come across. Smack bang in the middle of nowhere is New Norcia , Australia's only Monastic Town. It was settled by the Spanish Benedictine Monks back in the 1860s. There is some amazing architecture here from the Hotel to the old boarding schools to the Monastry buildings themselves, all built by the monks. It is used as an education centre as well as a popular tourist town now, but still retains it's old world feel and is a wonderful place for a weekend retreat.