Monday, 31 March 2014

Youth Mural At Lake Grace

This is a selection of  murals along an old tin fence at Lake Grace, done by the teenagers in town, and depicting something about themselves.

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Friday, 28 March 2014

Skywatch Friday

Today's sky on the way back from Northam. I do wish some dark, angry clouds come our way soon.
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Thursday, 27 March 2014

Signs at Cadoux

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

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Little Birdy

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

Monday, 24 March 2014

Monday Mellow Yellows

The yellow flowering gums just love our heat and are a colourful addition  to the streetscapes and roadsides of Western Australia
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Street scenes in Corrigin WA
On the roadside at Cunderdin

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Bearded Dragon

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.
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Tin Horse Highway

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.
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     Signs, Signs

Rocking Horse

This one was outside the golf course
This take on Ben Hur was my favourite, love the sign.
Tossing it's rider
Grandpa Horse
A dead cert at last years races
Fillypoosis is a play on Aussie tennis player of the the 90's, Mark Philippoussis

Horse and cart, don't forget the loyal working dog on the farm

What about a Sea Horse, well there were salt lakes nearby

Monday, 17 March 2014

"Pioneering Women of Lake Grace"

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.
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This first section is acknowledging the Flying Doctor Service and Hospital set up by Rev John Flynn and the Matrons and nurses serving there over the years
The mural was painted by Irene Osborne  and all the names of the women are listed.
A book titled "Far Site - Women of the Salt Lake Country" tells their stories

This friendly area encourages motorists to wave to one another as they pass.





Saturday, 15 March 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Shadows from beautiful pink flowering gum trees in the main street at Lake Grace.
I found it rather strange that these trees were planted  in the middle of the footpath though.
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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Signs, Signs

The sign said John Point, so he did. Linking with Signs, Signs

Ah, nothing beats the cool, clear waters around Western Australia.