A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday, 23 June 2017

Morning Shade


While the gentlemen in white shirts discuss how much of the shore front trees they are going to remove,  (Seriously?)   we just get on with enjoying the shadows.

Moffat Beach.


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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Here we go again.


Once again our modern day descendents of King Canute command the seas to do as they wish it to do, but somehow we just know it's going to flood over their robes and shoes!

Surely there's no engineer involved!

Tooway Creek
Moffat Beach 


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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Boom.


There's a bit of a boom happening in the 'burbs, of the building kind, although the big green one in the picture is that of a concrete pump, and another house is about to take shape in Moffat Beach.

Moffat Beach



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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

So clean you could eat off it.


Our council does do a great job of maintaining all those free electric barbecues scattered in our parks and gardens.

Buderim.


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Monday, 19 June 2017

Full sized bonsai


Poincianas are at their most beautiful when they are wide, spreading dangling things, which is not something that makes them suitable particularly for street planting.    

In Buderim they've been there for decades, lopped and trimmed and just plain stunted presumably because their roots live beneath paved surfaces.    They are lovely things when let to run free, but here to be fair to them, they look as though they want to be somewhere else.

Buderim.


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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Cramped

Even with the path realignment, one can't help but think that the poor old tree is itself feeling a bit cramped.

Buderim.


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Saturday, 17 June 2017

Million Dollar View

 Behind the rusting ute and the blistered paint and the overgrown garden lies a view that many would fight over.

Buderim


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Friday, 16 June 2017

Beans


The seeds of the poinciana hang decoratively against a sky full of rain.

Buderim


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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Another sign of the times


It looks for all the world like an ancient petrol bowser, and to be fair, it is disused, but there are a few clues as to its time scale;  decimal currency arrived in 1966 for instance, and unleaded petrol in 1985.

Perhaps I am getting old, and something made in 1985 is in fact terribly ancient to others?

Buderim

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Every thing old is new again.


I'm not sure, well actually I am sure that the prices are not current, but I am also sure that Phoenix at Brooke Morgan can have you looking like you did in the good old days before you've finished your beer! 

Maroochydore


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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Tidy Town


I'd have been much happier if they'd been put out in proper numerical sequence.

Much happier.

Montville.


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Monday, 12 June 2017

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Deco


A nice bit of handrail, installed on a day when the workplace health and safety people were looking the other way. as it doesn't seem to comply with any regulation at all.  Good on them, let common sense prevail I say!

Montville.


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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Drain, no wait, it's a light.


I thought it was a lovely grate over a stormwater outlet, then I saw the electrical conduit and wondered if it was a light, but that doesn't make sense.

Now I say, it's a nice thing in the wall hiding some services and a little rubbish.

Montville.


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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Bin Selfie


The litter bins in Montville are aged so artificially and look so clean that one would be reluctant to soil them.   They take a nice selfie though, posing with their plastic cousins for a tourist shot.

Montville


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Monday, 5 June 2017

Cheese!



There's something very complicated about the price of primary produce in this country.   With French cheese retailing here from seventy dollars per kilogram, we can make excuses about distance and freight and duty and so on, but Woombye is just down the road in the same town, and depending on who one listens to, farmers are paid between fifteen and thirty cents per litre of milk and it takes ten litres to make a kilogram of cheese.   

Someone, somewhere  must have a fund for a rainy day!

Everyone has to make a living of course and hopefully a very good one, but none the less,  I'm sad to report that Woombye cheese is priced out of my league. (Except perhaps for very special occasions!)

Maleny

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

One man's litter...


Don't they see the irony?   

What is it that possesses those with conservation agendas that seems to allow them to leave their signs and rusting bikes in public gardens, littering other people's lives?   This one has been there long enough for the signs to fade, and while the message may be sincere and even noteworthty, what would they say if those of opposite view started dumping their own bikes in the middle of downtown?

Maleny


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Saturday, 3 June 2017

Frog or Toad?


"Frog and toad" is rhyming slang in these parts for "road" and while I'd like to think this was a representation of a marsh frog, I suspect it's actually a cane toad, one of if not the most invasive of all introduced species in Australia.   

Perhaps I should have searched a bit harder for a description. It's a lovely thing no matter.

Maleny


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Friday, 2 June 2017

Platypus


Yes, it's one of those other strange creatures to be found only in the Antipodes, with the tail of a beaver, the bill of a duck the claws of an anteater there is a case to made that they were constructed from bits from the parts bin.


This one was constructed from ceramic tiles made for the purpose and he swims happily on the pavement in Maleny, just a few hundred metres from the waterhole in which is animate brethren can be found.

Maleny

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

Nature

We have rainforest in our own backyard, but this one is a few hundred kilometres away and still an easy drive.  The photo was taken as a postcard for Celine and Manu, our friends from France who reminded us every minute they were with us how lucky we were to be living in a country that is seething with living creatures and fascinating flora.

We'd seen eagles and goannas and wallabies and water dragons and had heard whip birds and bell birds and angry drop bears on a walk of just a few hundred metres.

Nature in Australia is a bit like Chuck Norris, you don't go looking for it, it finds you.

This is just one of many photos on today's City Daily Photo theme "nature", the rest of which can be viewed at a gallery at this link.   

Border Ranges National Park.




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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Not as they seem.


It looked for all the world as though the sign had been there forever, and in fairness it's been a while, but none the less it's a  sufficiently short time that the sign was cut from plastic, not hand painted.

Ahh well, it certainly looks the part.

Buderim.


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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Mercury

I confess I thought I'd stumbled across a bit of ancient signwriting, a relic of a company long gone.

Then I discovered the Mercury Mufflers factory a few hundred metres up the road in the old Buderim Ginger factory!

Oh for the days when signs stood up to the weather for a century or more.

Buderim


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Monday, 29 May 2017

Dear old thing


The number plate is a give-away.  "Mod"  could be short for "Model", but I just know, looking at the width of the tyres, and the new fuel tank and the exhaust pipe, that really it stands for "Modified".

I'd be happy to have it in my garage though.

Buderim.


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Sunday, 28 May 2017

Mechanical Repairs

A repair shop that looks the way a repair shop should look.

Buderim.



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Saturday, 27 May 2017

On a clear day, you can see further than this


This photograph does smack of "but it was better than this in real life", but I wanted to show one more time just how little development exists in our city really.   It's a very narrow strip with a few minor incursions beyond the security of the ocean's grasp.

from Buderim.


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Friday, 26 May 2017

A Test


A small snippet of a small but lovely shiny thing in a park in Buderim.  I have no more detail.  Can someone fill in the gap in information?

Buderim


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Thursday, 25 May 2017

Neat.


When Brooke decided to open a barber shop) for blokes, next to her well established ladies' salon the change in corporate identity could have been a big problem.

Is there nothing a bit of black texta can't fix?  



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Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Green curves


This "busy-ness" design thing is not all that easy to pull off successfully.  Sometimes the result looks as though it's just a bunch of elements pulled from a hat and stuck together.

Is this one of those times?

Maroochydore.


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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The angle of the dangle


I had this theory about the "whitening" of the coast moving towards a new vernacular, which obviously is not shared by the folk at Mal Pratt developments!

Well perhaps it will fade.

Maroochydore.


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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Tiki Weirdness


The Kon Tiki buildings in Maroochydore are brand new and have some quite nice things going for them.

The bleeding tiki centrepiece dripping green bile is not my favourite thing in the world though.

Maroochydore.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Yawning over awnings


No yawning really, just a bit of solid shade in the form of a super-hero lightning crack!

Maroochydore.


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Friday, 19 May 2017

My favourite kind of shadow.


I've actually got lots of favourite kinds of shadow, but as pretty much everyone knows, when the patterned glass meets the sun, and the sun meets the structure below it, nice things can result.

Maroochydore.


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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Twenty-Eight.


Did they find a plant to match the colour of their trim, or order the trim colour to match the plant?

A bit of colour in all our lives.

Maroochydore.


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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Green Gnome


I wonder what he's so jealous of?
Surely not my old camera?

Maroochydore.


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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

The view opposite


The view from the houses in yesterday's photo, of the trees bracing themselves against attack.   Perhaps it's a nature reserve.   

It looks like one.

The sales guy probably thinks it is.

I hope so.

Maroochydore

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Monday, 15 May 2017

Are they afraid?


I wonder if, just as the occupants of the houses look out and marvel at the trees opposite, the trees look out at the houses and ponder their fate.

Maroochydore.


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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Maroochy Boardwalk




A boardwalk is a boardwalk is a boardwalk.  This one, a few hundred metres from, or close enough perhaps to be called part of the new Maroochy Town Centre.

It doesn't strike me as being an unpleasant place to live.

Maroochydore

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Night Beach


Yes it is inviting, but please don't swim here after dark.   The sharks might find you appetising, and if you were to get into trouble, no one else could find you at all.

Mooloolaba


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Friday, 12 May 2017

Seagulls by Night


They are no less greedy under floodlight, as they wait for a morsel from the crowd.

Mooloolaba


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Thursday, 11 May 2017

I told you it's the light!


Of course we could sit at a table under the shelter, and old habits die hard, but really we won't get too badly damaged sitting under the rays of the overhead halogen or are they tungsten lights?

Mooloolaba


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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

It's the light

One of our favourite things is to sit in the early evening with a warm Pizza on the wall above the floodlit beach, basking in the glow while congratulating ourselves on how lucky we are to be alive right now.

Mooloolaba

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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

After Sunset



Notice how I've cleverly oh so slightly underexposed this shot for that "after sunset" look?   Actually by the time I'd found that I'd posted this version of the view from the Loo with a View, it was too late to change it!

Mooloolaba

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Monday, 8 May 2017

Civic Pride.


I don't understand why a town like Maleny allows it's rubbish bins to be littered with outdated concert posters, or for that matter current ones together with lots of marks where they've been. 

Every bin in town has flyers and posters for events that have been (never ones that are to come strangely enough) ranging from car boot sales to concerts.  To be fair to this one, it was barely a month after the event when I took this photo.  

See how the previous effort had thoughtfully used blue tack to avoid damaging the paint?   What a pity they didn't take the rotten stuff with them as well!

Perhaps I need a rest! 

Maleny


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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Now ain't that nice.


I've worked in offices that produced buildings like this, so I know the enormous sense of fulfilment one gets from satisfying a client's brief.   I also know the enormous despondency of going past the rotten things for fifty years waiting for them to be bowled over, but they never are.   Heaven forbid, in time they may even be deemed to be of historical significance and preserved in perpetuity.

The telephone exchange was once an "exchange" where operators connected callers to callees.  As automation came along, equipment continued to diminish in size in a never ending spiral sadly destined to ensure that the growth of the system can be contained within the old building forever.

We can't even burn the things down.

Maleny


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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Speaking of reflections.


Here's the cafe across the street viewed through the eyes of a couple of wooden pelicans.

Maleny




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Friday, 5 May 2017

How does one milk an almond?


It doesn't matter, because this photo is a curiosity.   Did you know that if you tape a sign in your shop window that says "Almond Milk Now Available" just in front of your polished stainless steel coffee machine, at precisely the time of day when sufficient light is shining through the sign for the reflection to pick up the words, that the reflection will mimic the sign and not be reversed?

It's logical of course, but it plays with one's brain for a bit in real life.

Maleny


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