Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Yesterday's (and today's) heroes

On a recent photographic foray some 100kms north of Adelaide, we came across this haywagon at the entrance to a rural property.

Closer inspection revealed the wonderful ingenuity and craftsmanship of yesterday's farmers and fellow country dwellers in the construction of wagon wheels such as this. (No mass production line stuff here!!)
I admire and salute our farming population - both past and present - for their persistence, patience and perseverance in the face of all kinds of "challenges", resulting in our having food on the table and clothes on our back.  Bravo!


Monday, July 30, 2012

Pretty in Pink

Such pretty tones and a delightful (if somewhat "heady") fragrance - the Asiatic Lily

Joining in with Nick's Floral Friday at

Wishing you all a marvellous week

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Veale Gardens

Veale Gardens, located in the South Parklands of Adelaide, is home to a large rose garden, several quaint bridges (as shown in last week's post) and this pretty stream meandering through a pretty area for a lunch-time stroll.

Participating in James' Weekend Reflections (thanks James!)
Visit http://www.weekendreflection.blogspot.com.au/ for reflections from around the world.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Caught on the hop !

As I was leaving a friend's home the other afternoon, we suddenly spotted this double rainbow from her carport area.  Not having my camera with me (shame, shame!!), I quickly took these shots with my mobile phone.  Sorry I've not yet perfected the art of (nor had the time to try recently) stitching these shots together, which might have produced a more effective result.

Joining Skywatch Friday at http://skyley.blogspot.com.au/

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Afternoon delight

The ovals where I usually take my Jessie for a walk were both occupied this particular afternoon, so instead we walked through a nearby park.  Although we are supposed to be in Winter and it was late afternoon, it was a glorious day with only a slight crispness in the air.  (The only "down" side was the prickles caught up in Jessie's coat - a small price to pay for this environment!)  (The sunlight and shadows were captured on my Samsung Galaxy S smartphone)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Canterbury, England

During a wander through the walled town of Canterbury in 2009 (during a 6-week return visit to the UK with close friends) I took this shot. Only today did I notice the plaque in the bottom right hand corner of the shot (!)  It refers to the "Piran Declaration", which piqued my interest.........

European Walled Towns (then called the Walled Towns Friendship Circle , WTFC) was founded in Tenby (South Wales) in 1989. It is an International Forum to promote the many mutual interests shared by walled towns in Europe. The reason for the need to maintain the historic walled towns was expressed at an Annual General Meeting in Piran in 1998 and hence is called The Piran Declaration, which states:

"Walled Towns are unique inheritances from times long past and should be treasured, maintained and safeguarded from neglect, damage and destruction and passed on into perpetuity as irreplaceable ‘Timestones of History’."


At the moment the EWT has a hundred walled town members in more than 20 countries. In addition ten organisation involved with walled towns and twenty five individuals are associate members.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Behind every face . . .

On the lookout for "different" photographic subjects a few days ago,
we visited Doran's Antique Reproduction Furniture shop at Hyde Park, and were generously given permission to take photos of (and post in this blog) various items on offer. The following masks caught my attention - fabulously creative work and, for some reason, the second to last mask brings to my mind Tina Turner!)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Bridge or Crocodile's Eye?

This image of a duck swimming beneath the bridge in Adelaide's South Parklands today appealed to me. On uploading it, however, the eye of a crocodile became apparent - can you see it too? (uh oh - perhaps I'd better check whether that last cappucino was "laced" !!!)

Check out James' Weekend Reflections at  http://www.weekendreflection.blogspot.com.au/   for other reflective images.
Happy weekend all.

Behind every cloud . . .

As the saying goes:  "Behind every cloud there's a silver lining" - er, in this instance, substitute "gold" for silver!

Happy skywatch weekend to all.

See more sky scenes at http://skyley.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, July 16, 2012

"You'll ruin your eyes...!"

Jessie, my 18 month-old Shih-Tzu/Lhasa Apso often "watches" TV with me and occasionally something (not necessarily another animal) will excite her interest on screen and this is her reaction - sometimes combined with barking! (In this instance, it was a couple of cyclists)

Visit  http://camera-critters.blogspot.com.au/ for more shots of the critters with whom we share this world.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


This shot shows only part of the spectacular Palace of Versailles (and none of the beautifully kept gardens and lake!) - but the reflected arches in the adjacent pond seemed to warrant inclusion in James' Weekend Reflections blog!
See other participants' photos at  http://www.weekendreflection.blogspot.com.au/

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Fascinating tree

Trees are a constant source of delight to me and this one was especially fascinating because of its "marmalade-like" colouring and "wrinkled skin" trunk.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Beautiful Tasmania

This is just a sample of the scenery the island of Tasmania offers in Autumn

Joining fellow contributors to http://mellowyellowmonday.blogspot.com.au/

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A lovely Winter's day . .

Following a spontaneous impulse, my photo buddy and I drove north of Adelaide, beyond the Barossa Valley, towards Clare.  Although just starting the second month of our Winter, it was a glorious day - blue skies, some wispy clouds up high and a deliciously warm sun through a slightly crisp air, with temperature around 14 degrees C, all combined to produce a most enjoyable "expedition".
This pretty walkway ran alongside a creek bed (surprisingly dry after the high volume of rain we've had recently).

Contributing to http://shadowshotsunday2.blogspot.com.au/ (with thanks to the hosts)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Gold 'n' Arches

This was the view looking up from the lawns towards the front of Carrick Hill estate
(featured on this blog previously) which is beautifully situated in the Adelaide Hills with a commanding view over the Adelaide eastern & western metropolitan area, right through to the coastline of St Vincent's Gulf.

Happy weekend to all!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Fiery Finish

This was the actual sunset which was partially captured in my car window and posted in last week's "weekend reflections" - a real fiery finish to the day.

Participating in "Skywatch Friday" at http://skyley.blogspot.com.au/

Late last year, on an unseasonally cold and wet morning, my friend and I braved the elements to visit a local community park.

These pretty, wild nasturiums cascading over the banks caught my eye as the rushing waters cut a swathe through the undergrowth.


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