Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
I just don't get Frangipanis. It's definitely not Spring, and this tree is definitely starting to drop its leaves as it should with winter just round the corner, but it figured it would give us a big Autumn show of flowers anyway.
Maybe it just likes me!
At the home of the bitingmidge
Monday, 28 April 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Saturday, 26 April 2008
Friday, 25 April 2008
Two photos of flowers in three days - what's happening to me?
We don't have seasons which are defined by weather extremes, snow, deciduous trees, or flourishes of colour in springtime, so it is rare to see window boxes or pots such as these.
Flowers in Autumn.
Thursday, 24 April 2008
Wednesday, 23 April 2008
Tuesday, 22 April 2008
Monday, 21 April 2008
Sunday, 20 April 2008
The Tilt Train is the closest thing we have to a fast efficient transportation system. The fact that it has the potential to travel at 200 kilometres per hour, but the track between the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane is only rated at 50 -80 kilometres per hour hasn't quite sunk in with the politicians.
Therefore we have a fast train, but a slow service!
Tilt train arriving.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Friday, 18 April 2008
Thursday, 17 April 2008
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
Tuesday, 15 April 2008
Monday, 14 April 2008
Travelling in a fried-out kombi
On a hippie trail, head full of zombie
I met a strange lady, she made me nervous
She took me in and gave me breakfast
And she said,
"Do you come from a land down under?"
-Men at Work, 1980.
Fried-out Kombi 2008
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Although vandalism is relatively rare, and thankfully of a minor nature. The consequences of hanging out in a park when drunken nightclubbers return in the early hours of Saturday morning, particularly when you are a rubbish bin, can be quite severe.
Saturday, 12 April 2008
Queensland's sporting colours are Maroon and Gold, the State's Rugby League team, in what must have been a divinely inspired moment is known simply as "The Maroons". For those unfamiliar with the particular shade of deep red, here it's pronounced Marone, like "malone".
Walking home with the shopping, at the top of the bluff.
Friday, 11 April 2008
Mudcrabs, cooked and chilled await their final destination. Before cooking the "muddies" are a dull brown-green mud colour, but brighten up considerably after being boiled! To give some scale to the picture, the claws are about seven and a half centimetres (three inches) thick.
Mooloolaba Fish Market
Thursday, 10 April 2008
Surf Clubs have junior divisions for primary school kids, called "Nippers" which is slang for young children, and also the claws of a crab or yabbie. They have national competitions in all the grown up disciplines with all the equipment scaled down appropriately.
Nipper rescue boards waiting for the crew to come back from a swim session.
Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Usually beach umbrellas are large colourful things which stand tall and shade numbers of towels and bags and all the paraphernalia necessary for a day at the beach. This rain umbrella just doesn't look comfortable enough for two.
Tuesday, 8 April 2008
It's one of the great cop-outs, wishing someone a "Happy Holiday", or "Seasons Greetings" when you really mean "Merry Christmas" but are trying oh so valiantly not to offend sensitivities which may not exist.
It does have one major benefit though. You don't have to take down the decorations. Twelve months a year there's a season, so "Seasons Greetings" whatever that may mean to you in April.
Mooloolaba Fish Market
Monday, 7 April 2008
Sunday, 6 April 2008
Have you ever wondered why sea birds have two legs? They seem to spend an awful lot of time standing on just one of them when they are ashore. I suppose if they only had one, they'd swim in circles.
A Pied Oystercatcher I think, but because I'm not much of a bird watcher. I'll happily take any suggestions!
Saturday, 5 April 2008
Sue and Vic's pride and joy.
For the Sunshine Coast, buildings from the sixties are almost historically antique. This signage smacks beautifully of post-war home handiwork, and is in stark contrast to the slick modern apartments of latter times.
Friday, 4 April 2008
Thursday, 3 April 2008
Wednesday, 2 April 2008
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
When you live on the coast and the theme is 'water', deciding how much water to include in a single photograph becomes problematic.
Storm surf at Alexandra Headland doesn't particularly make a beautiful scene, but for those that can get out, there is always the satisfaction of telling their Mum they rode a ten footer!
If they don't drown.
From Alexandra Headland, looking towards Maroochydore.
177 other water theme posts today can be found here:
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