Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
The next photo was taken during my TWO HOUR drive home through the mainly stationary traffic. It's the section around the Zoo, very dry and desolate.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Otherwise, nothing new. At work I spent most of the day shelf-reading, which to library plebs, means you start at one end of your shelves and put all the books in order. Easy enough, you think, but once you get more than six numbers after the decimal point, not to mention the first three letters of the author's surname, the brain gets a bit fried. If you do it most of the day.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
At home, I noticed the rain had brought out the colours of the different types of wood used to make the new fence. Pity that we'll have to get rid of the rosemary bushes but it has to be done if we want to plant something which will provide more shade.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Myer Christmas windows have been a seasonal attraction in the city of Melbourne (a little) longer than I've been around. This year's theme is based on the Olivia picture book series, more specifically, Olivia helps with Christmas. Previous themes have ranged from traditional children's tales, such as Cinderella, Pinocchio and the Snow Queen, to more local stories, such as Graeme Base's Uno's garden and May Gibbs' The gumnut babies. If you're interested, here's a list of themes dating back to 1956.
Sorry about the poor quality shots with window reflections.
This is the only rose on the bush; the others have already bloomed and dried out. I'm happy to see the kangaroo paws starting to flower (pictured above).
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The next picture has captured the indecision of a couple of the ducks. Which way?
Monday, November 16, 2009
Initially I thought the branches and leaves on the verandah were failed attempts at a bird nest, so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was no bird.
Our last day was sunny and windy. I started mentally preparing myself to leave this timeless place and slow pace. I wanted to miss nothing; to notice the small, insignificant things...
to appreciate the history of the buildings, and hope they will be preserved.
We travelled 20 minutes to Queenscliff in the afternoon. It's a quiet, old-fashioned looking place. Well, it's actually not so quiet during the music festival.
We were sad to leave Barwon Heads. We've booked a year ahead to come again. It's a very popular place.
Just returned from a lovely, lovely long weekend at Barwon Heads. The first picture shows the restaurant on the pier where we had lunch almost as soon as we arrived. It's walking distance from our cabin. The second picture shows work on the new bridge that nobody wanted. Last time we were here - some time in July - there was significant protest about this development, and we were sad to see it had made no difference. What a shame the small, unobtrusive bridge will be replaced by a large, modern one (as well as an adjacent footbridge).
Later in the day, Mr 16 and his aunt played Bocce.