Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Garden Loves the Rain

How clean and fresh everything looks in the garden after all the rain we have had this week!

 I have just planted some sweet pea seedlings and they are absolutely shooting up in this weather.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Stormy Sky in Perth

Just as the rain was starting yesterday morning I dashed outside to try and capture the stormy sky.

There is an old saying "Red sky in the morning - shepherd's warning, red sky at night - shepherd's delight".

I hope the shepherds took note yesterday morning!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Folding Frenzy!

The thing I like about winter is that I can do things in the garden when it is dry and  when the rain forces me back indoors I can get cosy in my workspace and think up new things to make.

Here are some of my latest folding adventures:

Monday, June 20, 2011

Breakfast in the Garden

This morning there was a honeyeater having breakfast in our hibiscus.  We have a lot of honeyeaters in our garden so there is always birdsong in the mornings. 

The downside is that their acrobatics usually result in the hibiscus flowers falling off prematurely.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Brooklyn Arts Hotel, Fitzroy

Here are some glimpses of the wonderful hotel I stayed in when I was in Melbourne this time.

It reminded me of when I was little and used to go and stay at my grandparents house - cosy feather beds, feather doonas, feather pillows and blissfully, no televisions, radios or telephones in the rooms.  It is an oasis of peace and quiet - the only sound being the pitter patter of Bess and Budd (the resident dogs) on the garden path.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Things that Catch your Eye

Isn't it funny the things that catch your eye?

This weekend it was old wall tiles:

Outside wall of an old hotel on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

 Beautiful old fireplace surround - George Street, Fitzroy

The Workers Club, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Out and About in Wintry Melbourne

I am just back from another trip to Melbourne.  This time I stayed in Fitzroy where there are no end of interesting things to photograph.

This asymmetric roofline on Gertrude Street reminded me of Gaudi's architecture.

This place is amazing - they print digital images onto ceramic tiles which they make themselves and then frame in recycled wood.  You can send them your own image and they will print it for you.

An eclectic display in the window of a bespoke tailor's shop.

Sunday, June 5, 2011


Today's photos can only be described as impromptu.

Really they are just random things that took me by surprise and I happened to have my camera with me at the time.  (In fact my camera is with me most of the time).

This was the evening sky reflected in the window of an office building.  I happened to be stuck opposite it the traffic on my way home from work one day last week.

Advertising for a business that is long gone.  It's in a laneway off Angove Street - one of my regular haunts for coffee.

It was so cold this morning in the house that there were positively clouds of steam coming from my cup of tea!

Cold nights, sunny days - a typical Perth winter really.