Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ah the Perth Wheel !!
Just because every other city in the World has a big wheel or a big eye or a big banana or whatever, someone in the Perth City Council figured we needed a Big Wheel. There's a few photos of this monstrosity starting to get about, but this is a bit of a different approach.

Continually looking for new angles in and around the city. I stil reckon the Bell Tower is a waste of space, but this angle took my fancy for some reason.

Photos of Perth

City traffic heading out to the southern suburbs at rush hour - kinda' like the heart of the city bleeding out at the end of the day. Yes, I should have been a poet.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Winter wildflowers

In recent weeks I've had several people approach me whilst out bushwalking or exploring local nature reserves. These people are all experts of course and insist that I should return in the springtime for the 'Wildflowers'.
Hmmmmm !!
Yes, springtime is peak season for our unique Western Australian wildflowers, but if you look closely and follow the signs, it's quite amazing what is around at any time of the year.
The small white flower - with a diameter smaller than an Aussie 5 cent coin - was blooming in the desolated Yanchep Rose walk trail area where the only other vegetation was green re-growth after the summer bush fire.
The small tube like flower is Astroloma ciliate, spotted in my local Craigie Bush.