Friday, 17 August 2012

Back soon

We are taking a little holiday and then I have my Mum's 70th birthday and some overseas family visiting so I will not be able to post my photos for a couple of weeks.   I will keeping on taking my photos and post them when life returns to it's normal frantic pace :)

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Days 219-225/366

Day 219/366

This richly coloured succulent grows in a rockery at the end of our street.  The morning sun was glowing through the leaves.

Day 220/366

These carvings are part of a memorial to a man called Harry Thompson who lived in his caravan at Shelly Beach Port Macquarie where he became a much loved and respected part of the community.  He made it his job to look after the beach area  and was named the unofficial Mayor of Shelly Beach,  you can read more about his story here

Day 221/366

Hibiscus seed pod.

Day 222/366

Two little projects I have on the go at the moment.  The first is a birthday gift for a sewing friend and the second is...???? Stay tuned :)

Day 223/366

Here is my " mad photographer moment of the week".  I was driving home from work, keeping an eye on a storm front coming up from the South when I spotted a rainbow out to sea. I pulled over, grabbed my camera and raced up the hill in the howling wind.  A pair of Japanese tourists were running the other way back to their car as it was starting to rain,  when I rounded the corner, scarf and hair flying madly in the wind. I was a woman on a mission!    I got to the top of the lookout, took this shot and camera battery went flat  :) 

Day 224/366

One project finished...turned out a bit bigger than I anticipated, but I am really pleased that I have managed to squeeze in a bit of sewing after work this week.

Day 225/366

The reno project is nearly finished, I didn't have the real tools to grout the tiles, so used a bit of cardboard and my fingers - they did the trick.  Now I am just waiting for the edging to dry so I can attach it. It's a cold and wet day today so it might take a couple of days.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Days 212-218/366

Day 212/366

I have a spare butterfly from my Mum's quilt and was thinking of using it for a label. It's a bit too big.

Day 213/366

This artwork is called "Folly" by Rick Reynolds and is situated on Windmill Hill, Port Macquarie.  Windmill Hill was originally called Gillman's Folly until a windmill was built on the site in 1825 to grind wheat and corn for government contracts.  The artwork represents the wooden shaft and stone grinding wheels.  I love it.

Day 214/366

At the risk of being very boring, here is another sunrise and ocean shot. The seas were huge.  My morning or afternoon walks are the highlight of my day as I generally spend the rest of it in front of a computer.  I am so fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

Day 215/366

Sunrise and our Magpie was singing sweetly, whilst standing on one leg.  What balance!

Day 216/366

The sky produced some wonderful colours today.  The sunrise was amazing but the day was cold and grey.  A late afternoon burst of sun and then a beautiful mauve dusk.  This little yacht was all alone and looked rather lovely - for some reason it made me think of the movie "Mama Mia"

Day 217/366

Ever wondered why it says No Hot Ashes on the top of our rubbish bins?  Ah, well,  here is the reason...
My husband cleaned out our fire from the night before and thought the ashes were cold.  Some time later I thought I could smell smoke and when we went outside we found thick black smoke and flames shooting skywards where our bin used to stand. Luckily this was the only damage, and thank goodness it wasn't we just have to explain our mishap to the local council so we can buy another bin, oops!  :)

Day 218/366

The Firebug and I took a few hours off this morning to visit The Not So Secret Fishing Spot.  It's great, he gets to fish and I get to explore the area with my trusty little camera.  Today I spotted busy bees in the Wattle bushes and a wonderful tree trunk encrusted with barnacles :)