Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Railway Bridge at Leighton Beach

How often do we drive past  a place, a road, a turnoff on our way to somewhere else? 

Finally today, time to pause and walk over the Railway Bridge at Leighton Beach towards Stirling Highway. And a mental note to come back another time when the early morning sun shines illuminates the industrial area surrounding the Port at Fremantle. 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Drawn Back to the Sea

The sea always draws me back to the water's edge 
Again and again and again....

At Leighton Beach

Thursday, April 25, 2013


From the Artists' Statement by Hamish and Samantha from Smash Creation

Papaver Rhoeas: Commonly known as The Red Flowered Corn Poppy or the Remembrance Poppy, first came to prominence as a symbol from the World War 1 poem "In Flanders Field". Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers' graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies parts of Belgium and France.

Our interpretation of the Remebrance Poppy was inspired by entwining three distinct words; Reflection, Movement and Formation along with the hauntingly beautiful "Ode of Remembrance" which is taken from the poem "For the Fallen" by Laurence Binyon.

On Reflection: Beyond acknowledging the ultimate sacrifice so many young Australians made, we saw a visual effigy embracing the absolute clarity of beauty invoked by remembrance and in complete contrast; perhaps the ghost like spirit of those who did not return.

On Movement: The one true constant of engagement. Never resting, on edge and always ready. So humble yet so hard to shift, possibly best described as resilience - always standing back up despite the odds...the situation...the history.

On Formation: Each poppy has three points, as does our military....Army, Navy and Airforce. They are independent...yet so clearly joined and trained to a single focal point. Side by side, row after row. Be it marching into battle, holding the line or the stark reality and endless perfection of headstones on foreign soil - All things must be in order and aligned. 

The Remembrance Poppy holds a special place in both Australian and Allied Military history, we are both humbled and honoured to present this work on behalf of the WA Branch of the RSL. 

Photographed at the Alexander Library, Perth. 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hiding Around the Corner in Grand Lane

It has been a while since I have been to Grand Lane in Perth.

Even after a time, some of the street art has remained the same whilst others have been added to the mural space; this one hiding around the corner in a recessed doorway. 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Relaxing Afternoon at the Perth Cultural Centre

The build up of traffic in the Perth metropolitan area seems to be at an all time high. And it's no wonder if estimates I have heard talked about of our population increase - 1,000 people per week - are correct. 

So it is good to know that in some areas of the city crowds are not over whelming and there are still spaces to enjoy a relaxing break. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

City Beach This Afternoon

Driving home this afternoon, I could not resist a brief stop at City Beach to capture the interesting cloud formations over the Indian Ocean. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Faces in the Crowd

Prosh 2013 yesterday in Forrest Chase, Perth.

For more information about Prosh, click here

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


An annual tradition since 1931, PROSH is both a fund raising event for charities and the annual publication of a satirical newspaper written by students at the University of Western Australia. 

For those in Forrest Chase this morning, PROSH 2013 had lots of good humour, dance and fun. 

And the winner for the best outfit......you guessed it....APROSHALYPSE 2013. 

You can find out more about PROSH 2013 by clicking here

Monday, April 15, 2013

Water's Edge 111

at the water's edge
taking photographs
in the moment

Leighton Beach

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Water's Edge

I love Perth's beaches - the sand, the waves, the water's edge. 

Leighton Beach

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Indian Summer

Still air
Balmy days
Indian Summer
Keeping out
The cold breath of winter.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Storm Clouds

Thunderstorm clouds late Sunday afternoon at Melbourne airport. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Early Morning in Hawthorn

The delights of early morning over the weekend during a quick trip to Melbourne. 
Photo taken in Hawthorn, Melbourne

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Time to Relax

My feet had barely touched the Western Australian soil when it was time to drive the four hours to the family vineyard, Red Gully Wines, to join our team of pickers. The cabernet sauvignon grapes were ready for harvesting. 

Here it is the end of a long day and the picking has been successful and we can finally relax. The next task? The hour or so journey to take the grapes to the winery for processing. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

At Herdsman Lake Today

An early morning stroll by Herdsman Lake was an opportunity to enjoy the wonderful weather in Perth today in the peaceful surrounds of this nearby bird sanctuary.