A couple of days ago Pommepal who blogs at Gypsy Life had a post about benches which I commented on. What she had actually done was reblog an earlier post from one of her other blogs, a post about benches – reblogging it (similar to reposting) to use in a meme on another blog highlighting benches. Seems all the world loves … Continue reading Seen on a Sunday #4
Seen on Sunday August 14th 2011 near the car park at Cedar Creek Falls Far North Queensland One very large Goanna!! Goanna is the name used to refer to any number of Australian monitor lizards Goanna are often quite large, or at least bulky, with sharp teeth and claws http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goanna Coming back to the car and about … Continue reading Seen on a Sunday #3
Sunday September 6th 2009 Winton Central Western Queensland http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winton,_Queensland On a hot Sunday afternoon we were pottering down the main street in Winton and came across this fella. Just sitting there doing nothing:) He’s the infamous Jolly Swagman made famous in the poem by A B ‘Banjo’ Patterson which later became a bush ballard and our unofficlal national anthem. … Continue reading Seen on a Sunday #2
Sunday August 14th 2011 to be precise THIS Turned into THIS Don’t believe me?? See below 🙂 Seen near the car park at the Cedar Creek Falls between Proserpine and Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays 10/30 June Post a Day
Mooroolbark, Victoria. Hookey Reserve Charles Street January 2018 One of the nearby suburbs Mooroolbark has a community brochure called Living Today which highlights lots of interesting bits and pieces going on in the area. Way back in 2015 it had an article about an installation in Hookey Park….the open space/play area dedicated to a local … Continue reading Seen in Mooroolbark…..Sunday Selections
So many leaves from so many early winter bulbs yet there is just the one bloom and no more in sight. There’s not another flower head to be seen so I think their days are numbered! Not one but two little rainbows ‘beaming hope’ on the way to the park Just one cocky … Continue reading Just one…..Sunday Selections
I hadn’t been up to the nearby park for a couple of months so took a wander round there last Wednesday instead of walking the streets. With many winding paths to choose from you could move around without bumping into too many people. Had to keep social distancing in mind so if I did come … Continue reading Sunday Selections – A walk in the park….
Spring arrives in two days time – on the first day of September Not too sure about that – if the forecast temps and these photos are to believed ~ ~ ~ ~ Sunday 27 August 2017 8.25 am – Freezing cold (3c/37f) Wet Blue skies masked by very black rain clouds. Monday 28 August … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday- Seen from my front door.
Benches I have seen – a Selection on Sunday from a Canadian trip in 2010. Benches built to last – controlled by the climate (made of metal – think ‘snow) ~ ~ ~ ~ ‘Just right for a sit down’ seen in Calgary, Alberta A lovely table and bench arrangement ( complete with flowers) seen … Continue reading Come, sit and rest awhile…. Sunday Selections
The Nuuanu Pali Lookout (“Cool Height Cliff”) Hawaii The Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout where visitors are treated to a panoramic view of the Oʻahu’s windward side with sweeping views of Kāneʻohe, Kāneʻohe Bay, and Kailua. One of my most favourite places to visit is Hawaii Not just for the warm sun and beaches … Continue reading Scenic Sunday
We’ve all heard the ‘joke’ about starting one thing which then leads to another thing and on and on, well something I saw at the park a couple of weeks ago, followed by something in the garden had my mind working in a similar way. This mosaic plaque on the wall of the neighbourhood house … Continue reading One thing leads to another…..
Think back to times on the beach – before these pop up easy to use sun shade type of apparatus and their kind appeared. We found refuge in the sand dunes or used a beach umbrella which if you weren’t careful more often than not took off across the sands once the wind got up. … Continue reading Keeping cool on a warm day…..
A couple of days ago I mentioned how cool it had been during the week – I’m writing this on Saturday and it looks like the weather man agreed with me. After my trip to the pool on Tuesday I was determined to keep the body moving so on a very cool cold foggy Wednesday morning … Continue reading A Winter Walk…….
Once again we are planning our trip up north to Bowen (on the Whitsunday coast) for when the winter cold arrives in Melbourne and these signs (taken from the car last time we were up there) are a reminder of the 4 long days of driving ahead of us to get to where we are … Continue reading Signs of life……….
The Golfer arrived home on Monday of last week from a jaunt to Perth W.A. for a volunteer commitment – so he took me out to lunch on Tuesday. ‘A Secret Rendezvous’ he said – just get in the car and enjoy the ride. We ended up at the Toolangi Pub (Tavern) about an hour … Continue reading Lazy Hazy Days
Mount Surprise is a small place south west of Cairns on the Savannah Way. Its a strange name for a town miles from anywhere. This article from the Northern Herald newspaper describes how it got its name This is Ezra Firth The first European settler who took up Mount Surprise as a sheep station in 1861The naming stories seem to … Continue reading Who got a surprise at Mt Surprise!!
This past weekend I had some fingerless fun – rummaging round what I thought was a bag of odd balls of wool I found a pile of fingerless mitts that needed finishing. I knew they were somewhere just couldn’t remember where lol As I was having a bit of a blah day and had nothing else to do … Continue reading Fingerless Fun
Its become a tradition now we have finally retired that while we are physically able and also finacially able we spend the winter somewhere other than in the cold of Melbourne. Not that there is anything wrong with Victoria in the cold of Winter – we just prefer to spend it somewhere else a little bit warmer:)) … Continue reading Horseshoe Bay near Bowen, Far North Queensland
After the very long flight from Australia to Vancouver last August we certainly needed time to rest up before the Alaskan cruise So as well as part days – arrival day and departure day we decided on having one full day in town as well This time we planned to start the day by walking … Continue reading Long walk – lots of sit downs
It seems much longer than a week since I last posted – things just didn’t go the way I wanted them to but at long last I can write a post and not fear it being lost in mid sentence! The big hassle was realising how much we rely on our Internet connection and it not being there. Dh … Continue reading Here we are again