A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday, 14 July 2017

Thinking things through


I'm sorry the sign is out of focus (one confused photographer!) but it says
"Magpie Territory"

Magpies nest in this area and may swoop on intruders.
This is normal defensive behaviour  during the breeding season and lasts up to six weeks.

Protect yourself.

  • Move quickly through the area
  • Don't run
  • Wear a hat or carry an umbrella
  • Bike riders dismount and walk.

From the same Council that brings you the playground.

Maroochydore

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Start


No matter what the level of racing, the good guys are always first to start, and there's always someone who was dreaming. 

Kawana


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Armchair sailors


Prestart manoeuvres are underway, and there's hardly a word to be heard, no shouting, just intense concentration around the shore by the radio controlled yacht racing course.

I think I could get into this.

Birtinya


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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

Perfectly repeatable afternoon.


It's as though there's a rubber stamp inside the camera.   Go for a walk late afternoon, gasp at it all, take a photo, go home happy, then realise it's the same as the photo of a week ago.

Moffat Beach.


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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Where eagles dare.


A proper photographer would have had his long lens with him while out and about seeking opportunities such as this.   Instead we'll have to make do with something less than prize winning perfection.

Moffat Headland.


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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Eclectic?

What at first appears to be something of a conglomeration bears further examination.  That roof on the left?   Children's cubby house to fit in perfectly with the main dwelling!

Moffat Beach

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Doomed.


I know, I've posted a photo of this house before.  Before the gate had fallen apart to be replaced with a little yellow sign, and before the cubby had so elegantly been added to the structure, sharing those views that stretch to the horizon.    One day, it will succumb to the pressure of development, of that we can be certain.

One day it will be a white and aluminium block of flats and another link to the past will be gone.

Moffat Beach


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Thursday, 6 July 2017

The Blue Stuff


This is what they were watching, those idlers sitting on the top of the headland basking in the afternoon sun.    An ever changing nothingness as far as the eye can see!




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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Late afternoon, winter.


You can tell it's winter, someone there has a beanie on.  With shorts and thongs.

Another clear, warm day on the top of Moffat Headland, perfect for just looking at the blue stuff.

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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Winter's afternoon


I remember now how clear the air can be here in winter.  I'd like to say crisp, but what is crisp at twenty-five degrees C?

The view north from Moffat Beach.


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Monday, 3 July 2017

Scrappy



There's nothing particularly lovely about looking up into the canopy of a Norfolk Pine, particularly after high winds and cockatoos have had their chop.

Moffat Beach

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Sunday, 2 July 2017

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Motion


By four-thirty this afternoon I still didn't have a photo for this month's theme day.  It was with a bit of desperation therefore that I stood on the bridge at Tooway Creek waiting for something to happen.

Motion!

To see how others have interpreted this theme, don't forget to visit the City Daily Photo Theme Day Gallery!

Caloundra.


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Friday, 30 June 2017

A rare reflection


Some my have noticed a small glitch which prevented posting for a couple of days.  Sorted!  It's funny how this never happens when I'm in "auto" mode, or perhaps I shouldn't speak too soon.   

Afternoon reflections in Tooway Creek.
Moffat Beach


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Thursday, 29 June 2017

On her lonesome.

There are much worse ways of spending a winter's afternoon.

Moffat Headland.


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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The only bites we got were mosquito bites.


Legend has it that there are fish in the creek, but no one has ever actually seen anything of substance landed but that's not the point of fishing I suppose.

And no, there are no mosquitos either.

Tooway Creek.


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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The Five Dollar Photo.


I cannot say why my blood boils when I see these "No Photo" signs plastered all over tee shirt slogans stolen from the internet, but it does.  Surely if one doesn't want photos taken, one doesn't hang them on a public street?

I would have asked the owner of the stall about them had he not been too busy trawling the web no doubt in search of further inspiration.  

Caloundra

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Monday, 26 June 2017

FX with kerb.


The first Holden known, the pedants would say incorrectly as the FX - circa 1948.


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Sunday, 25 June 2017

A Puzzle.


Well actually no it's not a puzzle as such,  more a riddle.   Since the nearest bathing boxes are something like three thousand kilometres away, what is it that makes this scene synonymous with the beach for us?  

Our beaches are bright too not beige, yet these neat little pieces from the House of Dawes still seem to strike a chord.

Caloundra


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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Behind the Art


Behind the stall selling cute little paintings at the markets.

Perhaps it's a sad reflection on my own taste in these things that I actually like the rhythm of the shadows more than I like what's on the other side!

Caloundra

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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

Sunday, 11 June 2017

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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