Winter’s coming to Sydney Australia has been very, very slow. It’s almost two weeks into it and still no need for heating the house. But I have finally packed away the Autumn leaves of my beautiful but busily mess-creating Liquid Amber. Don’t get me wrong! I love the Autumn mess in my garden just as much as I love the Spring and all in between. Now I’m waiting for the brilliant Jacaranda to start shedding it’s mess, first green and then just as we approach Summer – a rich blue rug of petals covers the ground. Squishy-squashy in then rain but beautiful, nevertheless.
Lovely shots, ah, those autumn leaves…
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Almost unbelievable going up to one of these animals and feeding them. It’s weird to think that their extremely common to see. Showing up on your lawn just like a deer would in Canada’s country. Or infront of your car! Drive safe some of these guys are huge!
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Most of our fun last weekend was had through the Australia day celebrations ( ed.note – last February) On Friday I convinced Sam we needed to get out the house and go somewhere, and tempted him with the beach. We set off late, about half two, so we didn’t get to the beach till four… But it was beautiful. I’d been apprehensive because it’s called Scarborough: I was expecting grey spume and seagull poo. It was a pleasant surprise… The sand is WHITE and the water is very, very blue. I liked it so much that I wasn’t even too put off by the sign casually warning seaside-goers to watch out for strong currents, big waves, and SNAKES. SNAKES. On the BEACH. It was mega windy when we were sat by the sea – probably should have realised this before because of the massive amount of kite-surfers – so to avoid being sand-blasted we moved to where there’s a kind of arena on the beachfront. After baking for a while we got too tempted by the smell of the little boy in front of us’s chips, and went food-foraging. Chips in the chippie nearby were FOUR DOLLARS for a small portion, and we thought this was outrageous, so went on a hunt. It wasn’t outrageous, it was standard.
Nice shot, and looks fairly safe from the snakes!
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I grant you, not the best picture to post from an aesthetic or vanity (short legs, check!) viewpoint.
But here’s what I like about it: the effect of the sunlight on the carpet resulting in two different colours altogether. Combined with the lines of shadow, the effect is almost… cubist.
The other point being I wore the short onesie (playsuit) last night and it was a bad idea. There was a bite in the air, and I found myself shivering. The Hub thought I was play-acting, but hello, chattering teeth! Admittedly, I am a sun-lover so anything below 25C means discomfort. I think it’s goodbye to the onesie for this year.
Probably a much better shot than you are thinking and our deepest sympathies to those down under who are seeing summer fade away…:(
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As I have decided that I am not having cancer, I need to put some supports in place so that I am a success.
First thing I am doing is ‘Earthing’. See description below:
“Go barefoot outside for a half-hour and see what a difference it makes on your pain or stress level. Sit, stand, or walk on grass, sand, dirt, or concrete. These are all conductive surfaces from which your body can draw the Earth’s energy. Wood, asphalt, and vinyl won’t work. They are not conductive surfaces. Experience for yourself the healing energy of the Earth at work.”
Each morning I venture down to the sea … barefoot. It is a beautiful way to start the day.
Indeed it is! You are very inspirational to others!
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This year’s exceptionally warm Autumn weather in Sydney and the whole of Australia doesn’t just mean we get to save on heating energy bills – we get to go to the beach mid-May and Winter officially starts 1 June! Hard to beat this one. The surf’s up, the sun’s up and I’m down, on the sand.
Fantastic shot, hard to believe you are near a city!
Looks like someone is pretty excited about this shark action…
Great shot, though we probably wouldn’t venture very far past that sign
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After our Anzac Day celebrations we hit the road and headed down to Airlie Beach for a couple of days. It was our first trip south and it was really fun. We stayed at a very family oriented caravan park and they had tons of activities going on and an awesome pool so we didn’t really even need to leave. But we did venture into town and out to the beach one afternoon and it was really nice. We didn’t swim in the ocean because there isn’t a net there and there’s actually only a small strip of sandy beach, but there is a huge swimming lagoon that the city has built right on the beach and we enjoyed that. Kind of ironic to build a swimming pool on the beach, but that’s NQ for you (North Queensland, that is).
lol ah, yes, those good old family memories, it’s a keeper!
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Clare’s, to be exact: imprinted on the sand of Home Beach, North Stradbroke Island.
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Nice shot, love the light shimmering!
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I thought you might be interested in seeing these photos that I took while on a recent Brismania adventure (the day of the statue for the children) with a friend. We had just been for a girl’s manicure/pedicure morning and as you can see chose completely different colours so that we thought we looked rather like a grapevine together!
The photos were taken near the statue in Roma Street, Brisbane.
The link to my website is http://brismania.com which as you may be aware, is an attempt to find something cool in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, Australia, every day for a year.
Nice shots, looks like you guys were the coolest something in Brisbane that day!
Having lunch one day in Hyde Park when I saw “Toothy Dancer” getting up and dancing to a busker like nobody’s watching for a good 30 minutes or so. He was having an absolute blast and it didn’t matter whether or not there were people walking past poking fun at how he was dancing or that he was singing along to some of the tunes. He looked happier than everyone else around him. (edit: I’ve uploaded a video of him in action to YouTube – see it here)
Bit shitty about missing the focus of the girl jumping in the last photo but what can you do? I’ll try to be better prepared next time!
Manly Beach, Australia
Bondi Beach, Australia
Great shots, look pretty darn good to us!
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