Thursday, November 26, 2009

One misty moisty morning

Went for a walk before work. The sun was high in the sky but there was still a little mist in the air. Or maybe it was pollution................

Either way it made for some nice photos.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Too hot to handle

I didn't go to the beach yesterday. This is an old photo from about a month ago. The only thing I saw this weekend was the airconditioning unit as I lay under it.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Lazy bonus day

I've an unexpected day off (love conferences when you don't have to go to them) and I'm being incredibly lazy. Not even venturing out to find something to take a photo of. It's too hot anyway - nope I'm staying right here under the air conditioner.

So to make up for my laziness here is a photo from the other night's harbour cruise.
Sun setting behind the bridge.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Luna Park lights

The other evening I went on a sunset dinner cruise around the harbour. Food not overly fantastic. Wine ok. But the views...................... I never get tired of them no matter how many times I cross the water.
I shot this view of Luna Park as it was getting dark and the beautiful lights came on. I clearly didn't use the right setting on my phone and the rocking boat was making the holding of my phone near impossible - but I kind of like the effect anyway.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Purple snow

As promised (now I finally got my cable back), some photos of the beautiful Jararanda trees that are in bloom all over the place at the moment. The ground looks like it's covered in purple snow. My cat was rather impressed, spending ages staring at the constantly falling flowers.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Rough sea warning.

I was going to post a lovely photo I took of the beautiful jacaranda trees that are in full bloom at the moment - however...........................
A certain male who resides in this household keeps thinking my nokia cable is somehow his property and nicks it and takes it to work!!!!!
So I'm posting an old photo I already have on my computer. It was taken in Winter and the rough seas reflect my mood at the moment GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


A beautiful white hibiscus peeping over a wall at Palm Beach. It's little stamens so perfectly round.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Insects do the strangest things

This photo was sent to me by my sister. She thought her daughter had created it, but apparently it was made by some sort of insect. I have no idea what type of insect would create such a wonder and google wasn't much help this time.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The pictures you take when there are no pictures to take.

Manly Council Chambers. Best known for being no help at all. The building framed by the beautiful trees makes for a lovely picture though.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Well here I go

Just finished a picture I've been working on for over a month. Not much to look at but I only seem to get 5 minutes here or 10 minutes there to draw. I've been after a painting to put up in my newly refurbished bathroom and someone suggested that I do something myself. Should look ok. The photo I took didn't do it justice but my scanner isn't working.
You can actually see a glimpse of the printout of the original here. The artist was a very independent woman in the 1920's but her name escapes me. I found it when I was using google images to find something pretty I could draw for my bathroom. I hope the copyright police don't beat down my door, but I figured that as it's just for my little bathroom and not for sale (heavens who would by my doodles anyway) then no-one would mind.