Friday, October 31, 2014

A jolly holiday by the sea.

Victor Harbour - 1 hours drive from Adelaide and a lovely place to spend and old fashioned Day By The Sea.

Many small treasures wait to be discovered, 
Wildlife aplenty,
And relics from the past.

Fish and chips by the water,
Then its off over the bridge to Granite Island.

Bit of rock climbing....

Though the view was worth it.

And I found a place to sit while those with younger and fitter legs climbed some more.

Such beautiful colours,
and daughter took the Photo Of The Day.

With extremely tired legs by now, I thought it would be a nice idea to catch the old horse drawn tram back.

We missed it.
And followed it back.
Horse thought it was funny.
But then we were friends again.

Victor Harbour & Granite Island, South Australia - September 2014

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A slice of Germany in South Australia (or Alice falls down a well and lands in Oktoberfest)

Following on from my dance amongst the floating noggins,
I proceeded outside to explore.

And like every good exotic cheese induced dream, there was a magic well just outside my door.
Of course I leaned too far............

I landed with a flub on top of a mole in lederhosen .
He threw a sausage at me and sped away on a bizarre contraption.

I followed (well wouldn't you?) and found myself in a beautiful village.
The strains of yodeling hit my ears and everyone was dancing in the streets.
Bavarian beauties were balancing beers and puppets paraded pompously.
Yet there was not an Alp to be seen.
Curious and curiouser.


However due to an absence of open cafes and pharmacies (the vendors all indulging themselves in a good rendition of the chicken dance) and a distinct lack of a suitable place to recline,

I instead joined a befuddled little man in an oversized hat, a crazed rabbit and a comatose rodent for a feast of blutwurst, weisswurst, liverwurst, knackwurst, Conchita Wurst, wurstwurst, vienna sausage and sauerkraut.

I decided my next quest would be to locate antacids.........

Hahndorf, South Australia - September 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pale curtains and pretty views (or Alice in Floating Facial Features land)

Soft sunlight caressed my eyelids and 
I awoke in a room of white.

Outside was a higgledy piggledy lane
and a curious chin,

I dropped all decorum and danced about a floating head,

For I was in a new and exciting place.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Views of a bridge

It was Father Day and the first sunshine we'd seen in about a month.  I couldn't help playing with my camera as we were crossing the Harbour Bridge.

Don't worry - I wasn't driving at the time.

Harbour Bridge, Sydney - September 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Anniversary year

Head down, walking briskly,
Thoughts on the tasks ahead and muttering about my sore knee.

Then I stopped and looked up.

In front of me was the Manly Cenotaph.

Names of those who fell,
From the Boer War to Afghanistan, cover all sides of the monument.
People who once lived in this area who went away to fight
and didn't come home.
So many names.

I stopped muttering about my knee.

Manly - August 2014.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Love in a coffee cup

Said Coffee 1 to Coffee 2
"My darling Coffee, I will love you forever".

Said Coffee 2 to Coffee 1
"I'm not a coffee, I'm a swan".

So much for love.

Leichardt - June 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Teddy tree

Walking to the bus stop recently,
I spied some cute creatures climbing trees.

A cheerful sight on a grey day.
C'est tout.

North Manly - July 2014