Friday, 27 November 2015


The building is called "Sea" which is what it overlooks at Maroochydore, as well as a six-lane feeder road, a busy intersection, a caravan park and countless other not quite fully developed or perhaps well-utilised would be a kinder description, pieces of urban infrastructure.

There's a certain etherial quality about this photo which is a little accidental.  Something to do with looking into the midday sun.  The camera's idea of squinting I think.


© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The passing of the breeze-way..

Sometimes I wonder how some things became synonymous with beach side living.   I "get" the concrete "breeze blocks" and the outdoor space which now would be called a patio or a deck,  but which back then was ever so much more descriptively a "breeze-way".  What a lovely term.  Let's do what we can to bring it back into common use!

What I don't get is the array of clam and bailer shells, well weathered and no doubt souvenired from a reef barely five or eight hundred kilometres from here, definitely not locally sourced.   I'm not suggesting anything illicit.  That was "what was done"  in the sixties, a time when the world would never run out of anything.

They were quite a common artefact back then, declaring in the way that signs made in China which proclaim things like "gone fishing" do today, that this house is at the beach.


© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Bike Hooks.

We don't actually get out a lot these days, but this was a rare moment between house and plant nursery.

The cafe is in Woombye (search this blog) and is notable among other things as it is one of, if not the only business in town that doesn't have the word "Woombye" in the business name.

It's the hooks that took my eye, (as well as the splendid coffee and perhaps even marginally more splendid genuine French lemon meringue tarts) - they are there to hang your bicycle out of the way of others.  No doubt they'd be particularly useful on that odd occasion when you are having trouble with the car and are in desperate need of a coffee or perhaps lunch.

It did occur to me that they would also serve as a convenient place to store unruly children in the unlikely event that one's quiet enjoyment of  the surrounds be put at risk of disruption.

Hugga Mug Cafe

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Monday, 23 November 2015

We've come to buy ONE.

But it's so hard to decide, in the end I think we left with fifteen plants, thanks in no small part to Sue who continued to ply us with baby plants in all sorts of shades, at prices that seemed to become more reasonable even as our budget began to crumble!

When one is in a greenhouse that looks like this, one must hold one's wallet and one's resolve very very firmly.

The trouble is, collecting the things is quite addictive apparently.

Bromeliads of Australia

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Sunday, 22 November 2015

By appointment only.

The sign on the internet said that visits to the nursery were by appointment only, but we hadn't noticed that and so we just turned up and were greeted as soon-to-be members of the bromeliad family.  

These things originate in the South American jungle, but they seem to exist quite happily in our own open, dry environment as the plants lining the paths to the greenhouses attest.


© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Bromeliads! (not pineapples)

Late at night while poking around the world wide web, looking for things to fill a small space in the garden,  I discovered a bromeliad nursery almost within shouting distance.

I know that it would have been quite easy to simply order online, but the lure of talking to a human being about these amazing plants was too great.   Normally we have a distinct preference for Australian native species, preferably ones that are appropriate to our region at that, but the prospect of planting something that will sit in the shade, mind it's own business and usually not die or even sulk if no-one pays attention to it proved too great, which is how we found ourselves at first light on the road to Bromeliads of Australia!


© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia