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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Soon to cause disappointment.


Oh yes!   What the world really needs is more highway revetment walls painted bright glossy pink!   What happened to the good old days, when these things were made of stone or timber to try to meld them with the background, or those little concrete blocks that stacked in great barren stacks with the thought that one day plants would grow down them but they never did?

That glossy pink is no doubt the latest thinking on the best way of guiding one under a bridge at a hundred kilometres per hour, but I can assure whoever is responsible that it won't last.  Despite the best intentions of the paint supplier, despite its twenty year guarantee, and despite everything else, it will be flat, not glossy in a few short years, and within ten, well let's just say I hope the intention was for a light pink chalky look.

With a little luck, the trees will be covering it anyway.

City of Colour

Caloundra

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Saturday, 21 January 2017

All work and no play

 

I had intended to work all morning, take the debris to the dump in the early afternoon, then wander round camera in hand for a pleasant hour or two.  Just as it was time to borrow the truck to load the stuff aboard, the rain came.

So I worked all afternoon, and snapped a photo from the front door which will serve to remind me in a week or two of just how far I've progressed.

I hope.


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Friday, 20 January 2017

The Old and the New



There's a (relatively) new kid in town.  Acai bowls and smoothies to go are in stark contrast to the old fish and chip shop with it's footpath bins and it's wafting  odours of deep fried everything.

I guess the greeting on the bottom of the sign is to make any visiting Hawaiians feel welcome.  I'm not sure that Hawaiians actually visit Moffs, but if they did I certain they'd appreciate the gesture.

Moffat Beach

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Thursday, 19 January 2017

The Playground Redux



The little playground under the fig at Moffs has been renovated, using the same footprint, but the pirates and whales have gone and a surfboard climbing wall is back.

The kids all have a great time, but there are notably few places for their guardians to perch while they ostensibly oversee the goings on.  If that was deliberate to encourage cross generational participation it seems to be working.

Moffat Beach


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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Walking to the Post Office



It's not the prettiest bridge in the world, but we forgive it because that little boardwalk underpass takes us to the Post Office, and the Bakery and the Doctor, oh and the beach, without having to cross the busy little road that connects us to Caloundra.

Dicky Beach, looking across the creek to Moffat Beach

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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Friend or Foe 2.

 I have my friend Gerry to thank for this fine clump of what he calls "Coolum Library Grass" by our front path.   It looks lovely, but it's just a little voracious.  Those furry little flowers are actually seeds ready to fly off and strike a new clump wherever they land, and there don't appear to be any losses.    Perhaps I have inadvertently planted a monster!

Dicky Beach


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Monday, 16 January 2017

Friend or Foe?


The Golden Cane Palm  Dypsis lutescens comes from Madagascar and is sold as a potted plant or a neat little edge palm.  The trouble is that it grows, if you read the fine print to a fine little 12 metre high hedge, and it keeps on growing, sending out suckers in all directions until it becomes a thicket fit for hiding tigers.    Then it starts to drop fronds, just enough so that they don't fit in the wheelie bin at the end of the week.

Sigh, it looks good though.

Moffat Beach 


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