Friday, May 26, 2017

Our Little Corner of the World...Visiting Sydney Australia!




Sydney was our first stop in Australia...
and what a beautiful city!
We flew direct from LA to Sydney, then spent three days enjoying the city!


Our good friend Cynthia Hayes told us we shouldn't miss the  Queen Victoria Building...
We didn't know it was a mall!!!
But what a building!  And what a spectacular spot for a mall!
Beautifully preserved building and adaptation to the mall specifications.
Spectacular stained glass, don't you think?


Then there's the clock...WOW!!!
Very intricate...lot's of interesting details and moving parts!


This little ship was constantly moving...every rotation was a minute. 
And as you can see, it also denoted the day and I think the year...


Above the little ship were scenes from Australia's history.


If I lived here I might rethink my avoidance of shopping malls!


Are you loving all the stained glass???


The windows were absolutely stunning.


Our first day...gutting through the jet lag.
After the Victoria Building we took off for the harbour to catch the "hop on-hop off" boat!
But first...lunch!


A charming little outdoor cafe on the harbour...
I had my first of many fabulous fish and chips lunches!!!

It was a quick lunch...(in other words I didn't get a Pimm's...)
and then off to the tour boat!

You'll have to wait until my next post for those pics!!!



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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Spring has Sprung in Our Little Corner of the World...



A little stroll around Descanso Gardens in the late afternoon...
and early evening.












And a blustery morning at the Poppy Park!!!  
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Preserve
(Wow...that's a mouthful!!!)


Happy Spring!!!


Happy Easter!!! 
Here's hoping all your Easter Ears are Chocolate!!!
 








...because clearly, they're not as much fun if they're not...

 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Our Little Corner of the World...Wrapping up Arizona!





Southern California gardens have been going more native...
...fortunately I haven't seen much of this cactus!


You really don't want to get too near it...
...it drops little babies on the ground around it...
and those little babies like to grab onto whatever is near!!! 
Ouch!!!


Cactus is not exactly a friendly plant...
but it sure is interesting to shoot!!!


 This one is definitely the friendliest of the bunch...


Sooo...in my first post about our little trip to Arizona
 I mentioned our friends had bought a house and just moved in...

...yep...

I'm jealous too!
Beautiful home...but this view and the backyard is what I think they really bought it for!!!




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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Pleasant Day at Lake Pleasant, Arizona...






So when the others went golfing...
I headed to Lake Pleasant!


 One of the things that makes Arizona terrain so interesting is the
Saguaro Cactus.


It was a rainy weekend in general...
and I managed to go out to the marina in between intermittent bouts of drizzle!!!


 Lot's of people heading out to their boats to fish...


It definitely was a bit of a dark day...
but then clouds always make for more interesting photos...
and of course...me being me...
I had to play around a bit...


Which do you like better?  
Natural color or B&W?


Just because I barely passed Geometry...
doesn't mean I don't appreciate right angles and parallel lines!!!





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