Friday, 30 September 2022

Thursday, 29 September 2022

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

SERENE

A walk in the Darebin Parklands provides a serene refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the My Corner of the World meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


Monday, 26 September 2022

NAUTICAL

As the weather improves and we march towards Summer, the sailors and boatmen are getting ready their craft for fun in the sun on the Bay. The landlubbers can enjoy the view sitting inside the coolness of a seaside hotel sipping refreshing drinks...

This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Sunday, 18 September 2022

AT THE STH MELBOURNE MARKET

Established in 1867, South Melbourne Market is the quintessential village market, a place where people come not only to purchase fresh food, but to meet, eat, drink, shop, discover, share and connect. Open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8am. 

Each aisle is full of authentic traders who display their wares with pride and passion. Quirky and playful characters are found behind the counters, delivering old fashioned customer service with a smile. 

This post is part of the My Sunday Best meme,
and also part of the Weekend Reflections meme.









Saturday, 17 September 2022

HORSES

An idyllic spot in one of Melbourne's outer suburbs, where houses still come with one to several acres of land attached to them.

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme


Thursday, 15 September 2022

SWEET BAY

Laurus nobilis is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glabrous (smooth) leaves. It is in the flowering plant family Lauraceae. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is used as bay leaf for seasoning in cooking. Its common names include bay tree (esp. United Kingdom),  bay laurel, sweet bay, true laurel, Grecian laurel, or simply laurel. Laurus nobilis figures prominently in classical Greco-Roman culture. Worldwide, many other kinds of plants in diverse families are also called "bay" or "laurel", generally due to similarity of foliage or aroma to Laurus nobilis.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme


Wednesday, 14 September 2022

SPRING DAISIES

Yes, I think that clinches it. Spring is here, I could have stepped on at least 12 daisies with one foot! (But I didn't step on them, I took a photo instead).

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the My Corner of the World meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


Monday, 12 September 2022

SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA

Spring keeps springing in our part of the world and the gardens are looking lovely!

This post is part of the Mosaic Monday meme,
and also part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme.


Sunday, 11 September 2022

AT BRUNETTI'S

Brunetti, the Italian restaurant, cafĂ© and pasticceria, is a famous Melbourne institution on Lygon Street, Carlton. It is large, yet cosy; noisy and busy, yet intimate; crowded, yet efficient; popular, yet delivers consistently good quality. I've lived in Melbourne long enough to see it growing and growing, but whenever I go there I remember my student years at University and the endless cups of espresso we consumed there, in the then small and intimate premises... 

This post is part of the My Sunday Best meme








Wednesday, 7 September 2022

DIAMOND VALLEY

Another brilliant Spring day in the outer suburb of Diamond Valley, far enough to be considered "countryside", close enough to be within a stone's throw of the "City".

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the My Corner of the World meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


Tuesday, 6 September 2022

FOGGY MORNING

In the City, still cold and foggy some mornings, reminding us it's still early Spring!

This post is part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.


Sunday, 4 September 2022

MAGNOLIA

The magnificent flowers of the pink magnolia (Magnolia liliiflora) are a sure sign that Spring has arrived, carrying with it a cloud of fragrances and a host of colours.

This post is part of the My Sunday Best meme



Saturday, 3 September 2022

DUCK

Two little ducks, went out one day,
Over the hills, and far away.
Mother duck said: “Quack, quack, quack."
But only one little duck came back, back, back...

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme


Friday, 2 September 2022

FOGGY

Winter is lingering although we are officially into our calendrical Spring. Maybe we'll need to wait until the astronomical commencement of Spring at the Equinox in three weeks time to enjoy a stronger manifestation of Spring weather!

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme



Thursday, 1 September 2022

SPRING BOUQUET

Happy Spring! A bouquet of flowers from our garden. You can see, camellias, calendulas, anemones, daffodils, stocks, polyanthus, calla lilies, and jonquils.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme


Wednesday, 31 August 2022

NEW LIFE

A shelf fungus growing on a dead, rotting log. A seed has germinated there too and thus death gives rise to life, and more life!

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the My Corner of the World meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


Saturday, 27 August 2022

BUNNY

Arthur the Rabbit at our neighbourhood pet store. Always stop to say hello!

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme


Friday, 26 August 2022

CONTRAIL

Contrails are clouds formed when water vapour condenses and freezes around small particles (aerosols) that exist in aircraft exhaust. Some of that water vapour comes from the air around the plane; and, some is added by the exhaust of the aircraft. The exhaust of an aircraft contains both gas (vapour) and solid particles. Both of these are important in the formation of contrails. Some elements of the exhaust gasses are not involved in contrail formation but do constitute air pollution. Emissions include carbon dioxide, water vapour, nitrogen oxides (NOx), carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons such as methane, sulphates (SOx), and soot and metal particles.

This post is part of the Skywatch Friday meme


Thursday, 25 August 2022

MINI BOUQUET

A little bouquet from our garden, with violets, bergenias and hyacinth. Spring is coming!

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme


Wednesday, 24 August 2022

GREEN!

Spring is just around the corner for us in the Southern Hemisphere and nature is doing all the right things to remind us of it!

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the My Corner of the World meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.