These signs are from Cadoux, a small township approximately 50 klms from us. It's claim to fame is a 6.2 magnitude earthquake which hit the town and demolished several buildings on 2nd June 1979. It was the second largest earthquake to hit Western Australia.This first sign was taken in the ladies toilet at their rest stop. Very welcoming, don't you think ? Linking with Signs, Signs
About half a dozen of these little birds flitting about in the bottlebrush tree this morning. Not being a bird expert I need someone to identify it for me (maybe Carole will know ). Central Wheatbelt area of Western Australia. Also about this morning was my little mate from Bearded Dragon Post , he seems to be making himself welcome in my garden, popping up when I least expect him. Linking with Wild Bird Wednesday today
We had every intention this morning, because it was a bit cooler, of cleaning up the vege garden. All we have in at the moment is a few pumpkin vines which are starting to look extremely untidy. I picked one pumpkin which was ready and was about to tap on this one below to check on it's progress. I stopped in my tracks and I won't repeat what was said, when I spotted this little guy perched on the said pumpkin. He sat there for about an hour, tongue darting in and out at insects, before moving on. However, I don't know where he went as he is quite camouflaged by the drying pumpkin vines. I think it is a little Western Bearded Dragon, which are harmless but they do give a fright to scaredy cats like me. Needless to say, vege garden has not been cleaned up.
There is a 15 klm stretch of road in the Shire of Kulin which took us about an hour and a half to travel, on our road trip last week. This was because scattered along the roadside and in the paddocks are tin horse sculptures, all made out of old tin drums and other metals. There are about 70 in all and I must say I found some very amusing. Some have signs to help decipher what they are. It started as a community effort to promote the annual Kulin Bush Races and is now somewhat iconic in this area. You can read more Here I will show you a few which really took my fancy. I think I will have to put some more in another post sometime.
This quite large mural is on the wall outside of the local shopping centre at Lake Grace. It is dedicated to past and present women who have contributed to their local community. Lake Grace is a wheat and sheep farming area surrounded by the large salt lake from which it takes it's name. My previous post shows some beautiful pink flowering gum trees in the main street of town.