Wednesday, May 24, 2017


 "What a lovely surprise to finally discover
how unlonely being alone can be"...  Ellen Burstyn.
The weather has taken a turn for the better worse.. rain, rain and more rain, j'adore! Not many brave enough to swim but there's always someone! More of the same tomorrow might give me the chance to catch a few rare umbrella shots.. hopefully :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe... P.s. I hope you like this image as much as I do.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Aquatic surprises..

I had an unexpected delightful surprise when in South Perth yesterday! The South Perth foreshore has had a fabulous upgrade over the last few years and it's always a treat to walk along and view the city from the other side of the Swan River. I was there to see if a particular view of the city from under the Narrows Bridge would make a good image for a new header shot when I spotted the head above pop out of the water..

What an experience for the stand-up board rider below, there were at least three dolphins that I could see cavorting around his board.. he did pull out a camera. I would have loved to see those close-up shots!   

The pod of pelicans above and the dolphins moved under the bridge...

...and the hunt for fish began in earnest! I took these shots from the other side of the river with my long lens, unfortunately I didn't have a tripod.. one of these days I'll be prepared for the unexpected :) Is it just me or is there something really calming about dolphin sightings! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...

Monday, May 22, 2017

The bees pleas!

It's the old which came first the chicken or the egg conundrum! I'm not sure which came first the paste-up of the hungry bee pleading for plant sustenance or the ironically flowery mural below? Did the mural artist even notice the plea! You can see in the two shots below how tiny the paste-up, to the right of the door, is. In the last shot which I took first I didn't even realise it was there! Neither were signed but it's a plea worth mentioning and one that I personally heeded, planting two new flowers over the weekend.. in the rain! The change-over to Windows 10 went remarkably smoothly I thought, although the 'Grace you're a nightmare' comments from P might be an indication that it wasn't as smooth for him :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Conventional reflections..

Above reflections of the city caught in the windows of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre ballroom and below reflections of the Exhibition Centre and South Perth foreshore. Looks like we're in for a wet weekend here in Perth which is good.. also I've decided to make the momentous, for me, move up to Windows 10 which could be bad, it could get a wee bit tense around here as I'm not good with change, hoping for a smooth transition :) Happy weekend, take care and stay safe... P.s. are you are with Windows 10 and was it an easy switch?

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Eagle Express..

The 18km crossing from Fremantle to Rottnest Island is 'renowned for being one of the roughest in the Southern Hemisphere'. The Rottnest Express Ferries have been 'specifically designed to counter these conditions' and it's definitely worth the short trip as you can see here! Coming into the harbour past the green and red lighthouses is one of a fleet of three the 'Eagle Express'. The best way to get around the island is by bike and you can see below that many take their own bikes over on the ferry. The last time I went over to Rottnest was a really long time ago and let's just say it was a nightmare! Can I brave-up once more and fly over the waves in one of these especially designed beauties, what are the chances :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe...

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Clowns.. scary or not!

What is it with clowns and the fear factor! I admit to having many many phobias.. flying, deep water, small spaces, spiders, bike helmets etc. but never clowns.  Passing the Claremont Showground yesterday and seeing the gate open I thought I'd see if I could get a scary clown shot in the royal show fairground area. This area during show week is packed to overflowing but at this time of the year deserted. I thought that might help with the creepy feel but with skies of blue and not an ominous cloud in sight it was tricky. I did what I could.. what do you think, did the shot above send chills down your spine :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. Trypophobia, I have that too :) P.p.s. 'fess up, what are some of your fears!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Narc Dive Club Underwater and Land Cleanup 2017..

It's been a while since PDP has had a guest post, the perfect opportunity presented itself when Diver Bill, who prefers catching crayfish to taking photos these days :) took part in the seventh annual Narc Dive Club Underwater and Land Cleanup 2017, this year held on Rottnest Island 18km off the coast of Fremantle. Observed by curious quokkas, over 100 divers and land helpers gathered on the beach to begin the clean-up created by planet earths most dangerous species.. man!

Associated with Sea Shepherd, Narc relies on sponsorship to organise the clean-up, with support coming from the ferry companies, businesses on and associated with Rottnest..

Last weekend's event was cut to one day due to bad weather and the haul of 790 kgs, the smallest weight haul ever, was a 'hats off to the Rottnest Island Authority, surrounding businesses and water users'. Meanwhile check out last year's haul.. 10.3 tonnes, that's right 10.3 tonnes pulled out from Fremantle Harbour, check the link.. you won't believe what was pulled up. Seriously what is wrong with people.. for goodness sake hire a trailer and take your rubbish to the tip! Littering is one of my all time pet hates grrrr! Merci beaucoup Bill for the photos and for participating in such a worthwhile event.. and for the super cute photo of the quokka :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. I can't even imagine just tossing rubbish into the environment like this can you!

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