Saturday, September 30, 2006

Rubber Ducky

Balmoral Beach, not a surf beach, but delightful on a warm almost-summer day. You can just make out part of the shark nets at the top of this photo.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Rusting #7

Thanks for putting up with this rusty gear marathon. I've saved my favourite rusty gears for last. Tomorrow will be a beach shot, for something a little bit different.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Rusting #1

There is an old piece of equipment outside my favourite Sydney patchwork shop. As an engineer, the shapes of the gears really appeals. And the rust gives it an interesting surface texture and colour.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Added Some Bling

This is my quilt 'Red Rover, Red Rover, Let Kathryn Come Over' with lots of sequins and beads sewn on to add some sparkle and bling.

I used two different kinds of sequins -- some square ones and some holographic round ones. Added some gold beads but they weren't as metallic looking as I had hoped. Still, pretty happy with the results.

I have donated this quilt to HRH's school fete to be part of the auction so I have a chance to buy it back. I don't mind helping them raise money, just as long as I get my quilt back.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Opera House -- Take 2

Are you tired of shots of the Opera House yet?

I took this one on the ferry home one night last week. Can't wait for HRH to start high school so I can take the ferry to work every day and home every night.

With the fading light, I wasn't sure if it came out or not so quickly took another shot just as the camera battery decided to retire for the evening. Think I like the dead battery shot even better.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Outdoor Art

Bonus point for any Sydneysider who knows which suburb this is in and what it is located next to!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Clouds Over the Bridge

You'd think that I am simply obsessed by clouds. Guess that when you have sunshine and brilliant blue skies day after day after day, a bit of cloud up there seems pretty spectacular.

Friday, September 08, 2006

She's Confirmed!

On Thursday night, HRH was confirmed at Sacred Heart. Here she is with Bishop Anthony Fischer and Kathryn, her sponsor and one of her godmothers. She chose St Rose of Lima, the first American saint, as her saint so her confirmation name is Rose.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

More Rain over the CBD

The drought hasn't broken but we have been getting some good rain this week. I took these from a wharf that was being tossed around by the wind and waves. Wasn't a good morning to sit outside in the front of the ferry if you wanted to stay dry.

This is my usual view of the Harbour Bridge. I have been told that there are some Sydneysiders who actually like the way the Bridge looks and that the universal distain for the Coathanger I mentioned earlier is, apparently, not universal at all.

Go figure.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Garden Surprise

One of the joys of having neighbours who are avid gardeners is that little surprises pop up in the garden out the back. I found this one this morning. Don't remember seeing it last time I wandered in the garden.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Spring has sprung ...

The jasmine is over the moon with all the recent rain and the scent is overpowering.