Sunshine Coast Daily Photo

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Saturday, 3 December 2016

A really nice try at gardening.

Painted concrete garden in Caloundra

Remember the days before artificial grass?   Some thought if you just painted concrete green they'd get away with it.

Not sure if they did, even with the visual distraction of the planted feature, but it's tidy enough and a good try.

Caloundra

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Pandanus as street planting.

Pandanus as street planing - Caloundra

Nice!   But the verge needs to be wide enough to cope with the aerial root mass.

Caloundra

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

A Street in Transition

The Markets Bulcock Street Caloundra under reconstruction 2016


It's a bit of a challenge, holding a market in a street which has disappeared for half of its length, but the traders and customers all seem to be taking it in their stride.  I'm guessing that the work won't be finished in time for that all so important Christmas trade which will be quite a blow for the shops in the street which rely on that annual surge.

It's a street in transition, which is a not so subtle reference to today's City Daily Photo time theme day.  For lots of different interpretations of that theme check this link..

Bulcock Street
Caloundra

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Let there be light.

Christmas lights by day Felicity Park Caloundra

They look better at night, apparently.   I shall return to discover just how much better!

Ahh, Christmas is coming and lights are going up, or perhaps they've been up for a while, but I'm sure whatever the case Felicity Park will look splendid after dark.

Council's "Name Origin's Directory" has this to say of Felicity Park:

The small park between the Caloundra Library and the Caloundra Regional Art Gallery named Felicity Park was sold to the then Council by Felicity and Maurice Steinsen on the condition that the trees and gardens established in the 1940s would stay as nearly as possible as they were when Caloundra's first Library was built.

Felicity Park
Caloundra

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

A transition into the Christmas Holiday Season.



Did you know that for every Christmas tree that is erected before the 1st December, one of Santa's Elves kills a reindeer?   I read that on the internet, it has to be true.

How did Christmas trees become tinsel cones though, when there are plenty of proper trees sitting around which I am sure would love a dose of decoration?

Good on the Council for making this effort right outside its  offices in Caloundra.  In a few more days the holiday season will be in full swing everywhere.  Perhaps it already is.  I should get out more!


Caloundra

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Litter (not natural!)

Asparagus aethiopicus Asparagus Fern threatening native vegetation - Australia


There are two kinds of litter in this photograph.  The beer bottle, which is no longer there, and the Asparagus "Fern" which is likely to thrive.   Asparagus aethiopicus is a native of South Africa, and a very threatening escapee from ornamental gardens.  When it gets going it smothers all native seedlings.

I wonder whether I'll get into trouble if I just march down with my garden fork and solve the problem in our dunes?

Dicky Beach

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Leaf litter. (Norfolk Pine)

Araucaria heterophylla - Norfolk Pine - leaf litter

Beneath the Norfolk pines lies a thick carpet of spongy mat.  The leaves are quite hard, but remain on their branches when they fall to create a texture not unlike that of a rubber mat.

The scientific name heterophylla ("different leaves") was apparently a description of the variation in the leaves between young and adult plants


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