A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Stoney Grey - from June 2016


More grey skies I'm afraid, but I was tired of all that blue.

Moffat Beach

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Out vile grass! - from May 2016


It turns out I was completely wrong about the kind of grass this was... those seeds were just about the most virulent... aaargh... I've been digging the stuff out for eighteen months and it still keeps bobbing up!

OK, I'm not rolling in it and if I did it has the look of something itchy, but here's the flower stem of one of our native grasses, this one is a lomandra, I think of the variety longifolia, but then all the folia in grass is longi, that's what makes it grass!

Dicky Beach

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Simplicity - From April 2016


It's hard to describe the feeling of solitude.

All it takes is a board, a wave and an ocean.

This is my take on today's theme "the beauty of simplicity".  To see many others, don't forget to visit http://cdpbthemeday.blogspot.com.au

Moffat Beach

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Umbrella Trees - from March 2016


Another photograph of the umbrella tree canopy, perhaps giving just a hint as to where its name was derived.

Caloundra

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Things haven't changed - from February 2016


I've been burning the candle from both ends and the middle as well of late, and by the time I had enough of a break to find a photo, there wasn't all that much natural light left.

Here's a pandanus tree in Eleanor Shipley Park, Moffat Beach, with just a hint of sea mist in the air.

Moffat Beach

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Monday, 11 December 2017

Hanging in there - from January 2016


If only the rain would actually come instead of hanging up there looking picturesque.

Looking north toward Dicky Beach.

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Sunday, 10 December 2017

The problem with being at the beach at sunset - from December 2016



The problem with being at the beach at sunset is that the photographs are just too pretty to discard.

Sigh.   Be prepared for a day or two of photographs with a lovely pink hue!

Bulcock Beach

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Saturday, 9 December 2017

Star of Wonder - from December 2015


Having a cup of tea in our friend Pam's garden the other day we were reminded of this post.

If the wise men of old, the Magi, had followed this particular star they would have ended up sitting on Dicky Beach on that first Christmas, no doubt wondering where things went wrong, and how they had accidentally ended up in heaven.

Had that had actually occurred, no doubt a council officer would be on the spot in no time flat, issuing them a ticket for having unlicensed camels on the beach, just before some over enthusiastic immigration officer carted them off to a detention centre for illegal immigrants, and I can only begin to wonder  if that had happened what  Christmas Card motifs might have been.

Whatever your personal beliefs may be, I hope you you get a chance to reflect on the true message of the season and have a very Merry Christmas!


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Friday, 8 December 2017

Christmas Cheer - From November 2015


Yes it's become something of a hobby-horse of mine, and I suppose if a government can't make plans to provide sufficient infrastructure for growth, how can we expect it to understand that the Christmas needs to be thought about every year!

And so it begins.

Don't get me wrong, I am grateful that the Sunshine Coast Council actually acknowledges the coming "holiday" season by its proper name, but once again in a city, no, a REGION which relies on tourism for its principal income, surely this effort at street decoration could be described as paltry!

To be fair, there is a matching sign on the other side of the street, (which has a more generic wish, no doubt to appease those who would wince at the use of the word "Christmas" while happily buying their cards with snow-scenes on them....) .  Seriously, do two little flags in the main street of a major suburb send an adequate message that we are grateful for your tourism dollar and will do what we can to make your stay a joyous and festive one?

Thank goodness for the good will of the traders in town.

Merry Shopping under Christmas skies!
Woombye



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Thursday, 7 December 2017

Lorikeet interrupting my morning coffee - from October 2015








October 2015 brought a change in format to the blog, which those who only view on Facebook or who have never clicked on the "home" button will not have seen, and it also brought this photo, one of my favourites from our own house.

For some it is hard to believe, but unlike kangaroos, parrots do visit many backyards in Australia.   (To be fair, kangaroos do too, but perhaps not quite so many in the urban areas!)

The only problem with having a flowering tree near our front verandah is that we are tempted to waste a bit more time than perhaps we should just watching.   Usually by the time I think to get my camera, the light has gone, or the parrots have.

Dicky Beach



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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Serenity - From September 2015


Since this photo was taken, the pole has been replaced with a new, green treated timber one, but still;

There's nothing more serene than looking out at a power pole at dawn.

Dicky Beach

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

The Photographer - From August 2015


Surf photographer waiting for the semi-final heat to begin.

Moffat Beach

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Monday, 4 December 2017

Sunday Driver - from July 2015


Surfer watching the view go by, Mooloolaba in the background.

Moffat Beach

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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Complete with wonky horizon! (Real time!)


iPhone panorama while lying on the beach - there's a limit to how steady one can hold it!

On a more serious note for my friends experiencing their first snowfall of winter, we are a little envious but this is a small consoloation;  25°, summer is on the way.

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

Malibu - from June 2015


We are a long way from Malibu, but not far at all.... I remain fascinated by our need to be somewhere else or someone else!

Maroochydore.

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Friday, 1 December 2017

The gift that keeps on giving - from December 2010




I can't imagine that Seligs Jewellers would have thought they'd be getting mileage out of their little parking promotion seven years later, but I'm pleased to help out!

Today's City Daily Photo theme day is "gift" and I'm glad I remembered this post!

See more "Gifts" at this link.


Today I walked the length of Caloundra's main street looking for a sign or even the merest hint of any forthcoming festivity.   Apart from the odd shop interior, the place was entirely bereft of decoration or anything that hinted at just a little more cheeriness than usual for that matter.   I was hoping for a shot of someone in a fur trimmed hat so I could make the obvious bitingly witty commentary, but no one obliged.

Just as all hope was lost, I saw a present sitting on a post.   On investigation the post usually held up a parking meter, and the present in fact completely enveloped it.

Good on you Seligs Jewellers.  Sure there's a bit of commercial intent behind all this, but in a desert of Christmas Spirit it sticks out a mile!

Caloundra


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