Monday, 30 June 2008
Sunday, 29 June 2008
I seem to have taken a few photographs of late, of inanimate objects trying to be animate. In the good old days, garden gnomes were painted red, went fishing, and if they had girlfriends, they were at home doing the washing or something, not frolicking in the woodchips.
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Sadly for Superman, the door is screwed shut. This Box is kept as a historical artifact, although it's quite badly rotting and probably won't last another decade. It's a nice touch having it under the lines though.
Friday, 27 June 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
There seems to be a rash of small models parked outside various stores of late, last week it was a shark-waiter, this week a fat baker or perhaps a well-endowed baker. I am not sure why, surely the contents of the shop window are enough for the illiterate to work out what goes on within, but they are good for lazy photographers!
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Tuesday, 24 June 2008
It seems to be rather discordant when in the hills behind the Sunshine Coast, to enter a shop called "Everything African", but that is the reality of the modern world in which we live. There is no longer a need to travel for souvenirs!
Monday, 23 June 2008
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Yesterday was the shortest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere, so I went off chasing poetry, but all I found was my shadow just before sunset. My shadow is usually pretty long anyway, but today it appeared to be running towards the sunrise!
This is my one hundredth daily photo, which is something of a milestone as well I think, and it's sort of nice that it's marked by the winter solstice.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Friday, 20 June 2008
The Kings beach parkland comprises a number of elements, including a road which is distinctly for motor vehicles. Beside it is a large sloping amphitheatre, with this structure providing a visual spine to the beach, separation from the road, and shade from the western sun.
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
Sunday, 15 June 2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
Friday, 13 June 2008
We'd all like beach houses to be brightly coloured like this pair, but the reality is that most are drab and uninteresting. The nice thing here is that the new house on the left has adopted much of the "traditional" detailing of the older neighbour, and there's nothing subtle about the their street presence either!
Thursday, 12 June 2008
Yabbies are a small crustacean, similar to a shrimp, mostly living below the sand. A small hand pump is used to catch them, so they can be used live for bait.
Here a fisherman tries his luck, readying for the night.
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Monday, 9 June 2008
Dicky Beach was named after the ship the "S.S. Dicky" the wreck of which lies onshore, and depending on the stage of erosion is either completely covered by sand, or partially exposed as here.
I thought there was something poetic in all the rescue craft snuggled together in a wreck.
Dicky Beach is a few hundred yards north of Caloundra, just south of Currimundi Lake.
Sunday, 8 June 2008
Surf Lifesaving uses Inflatable Rescue Boats where ever possible to ensure a speedy and safe recovery of swimmers in trouble. It's winter now, and with the exception of one club in Australia (good on you Alexandra Headland!) all volunteer lifesaving organisations are on recess.
That means their Rigid Inflatable Craft are available for RACING!
This weekend the State IRB titles are on at Dicky Beach, with boats racing out to a bouy, picking up a "patient" dropping them at the beach, repeating the process before crossing a finish line.
Despite it being winter and the overcast conditions, water temperature is about 19° and air temperature in the mid twenties.
Saturday, 7 June 2008
Norfolk Island Pines are natives of Norfolk Island, but some time a hundred years ago or more, someone decided that they'd make a perfect Australian beach tree, and so they became part of our beach vernacular.
They are quite large, iconic trees, but pale into insignificance beside some of our man-made icons!
Friday, 6 June 2008
Perhaps someone with more knowledge of botany can assist in identifying this flower. I believe it is an Australian native, if not it's done a remarkable job of cropping up in the scrub.
This one was growing in a heavily shaded piece of bushland, and was kind enough to have it's flower in the only bit of direct sunlight for hundreds of yards.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
When I last looked, real jets had bigger wings. The pilot was no doubt in the surf below, catching the last wave of the evening. The view is facing North East, and no that's not where the sun sets in the Southern Hemisphere!
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
Tuesday, 3 June 2008
Monday, 2 June 2008
The only thing you should leave behind are your footprints.
The early morning light highlights the footprints left behind the day before.
Posting this picture today is a little ironic, as we've had 160mm (that's over six inches) of rain overnight and we'll probably get another four today, so it's safe to say that there even aren't any footprints left today. Not much beach either!
Sunday, 1 June 2008
It is there somewhere! This one is probably worth the effort of clicking on the picture to see a bigger version.
See the sign that says "Alex Bar and Grille"? Well the convenience store is sort of to the left a bit and behind a car.
Perhaps I'm cheating by not showing it in all its glory, but really it's all a bit boring, our local shop, devoid of character, no cigarette advertisements (illegal here, as is displaying lots of them for sale), but the sunset gives it a bit of a lift don't you think?
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