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



Linking with Monday Mural

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.

Linking with Fridays Fences






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.
 
Linking with      Monday Mural
 
                       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.







Linking with  Rurality Blog Hop

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



Linking with  Ruby Tuesday Too

                 ABC Wednesday

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Verticordia at Reynoldson Reserve

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.

Linking to Todays Flowers





This variety, verticordia eriocephala, is known common cauliflower, they are just beginning to flower.




These deep magenta coloured ones are Verticodia Venusta, they too are just beginning to flower





Friday, 8 November 2013

Fridays Fences

Came across this one on a  trip to York, in Western Australia , that is. The old house was up for sale.


Linking with  Fridays Fences

Monday, 4 November 2013

New Norcia

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.

 Read more Here  
Linking with   Monday Mural

                 A tiny bit of yellow for   Monday Mellow Yellows

And by special request  Our World Tuesday



St Gertrudes, a girls boarding school in days gone by.


The Abbey Church


The Monastry, still occupied by Monks


St Gertrudes


Aboriginal Murals at the Arts Centre




The New Norcia Hotel






Friday, 1 November 2013

An Evening Walk

During an early evening walk around the Christmas Rock walk trail, I was rewarded with this delightful sky through the salmon gums as the sun was setting.






Linking with Skywatch Friday

Fridays Fences

This black wrought iron fence with its beautiful display of red roses behind caught my eye on a walk the other day. Joining in with Fridays Fences