Monday, June 30, 2014

Lake Coogee

What a scenic spot, less than 5 minutes from home. This is the largest salt water inland lake in the Perth Region. Its perimiter is lined with these beautiful salt water tolerant Paperbark trees. Beatiful contrast with the water and sky. I also fired off some Medium Format photos (film) and can't wait to see how they turn out.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Most Northerly sunset of the year

Below is a photo taken by my good mate, Ian Mathersul. He has been tracking the sunset over the Western horizon from his Coogee home for many years, and yesterday the sun reached its most northerly position in the western sky. So, now days will be getting longer and summer is on it's way back. Yah!

Great photo Math!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Karla and Geno yesterday around home...taken at ~200mm focal length, ISO 800

How lucky are we?!
Geno has now lost both upper front teeth :-)

Our beautiful Karla.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Sunday Footy

Karla, Karin and Sandri watching during warm-up.

Mum chasing Eugene...I was sidelines with a sore knee :-(

Good mark Gene!

Dad is secretly very proud of his kicking form, haha!

Heading to the photo shoot.

Pumping up their "guns", haha!!!

The Kardinya Cats team photo. Cute, hey?!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

1.6 Degree C morning, house progress and pizza at Bellaroma in Freo...

Had an early start to watch the Socceroos play Chile (lost 3-1), and then out to snap some pre-dawn images before heading home. Then drove down to Baldivis to see the house progress, then netball and finally had a late lunch with Sandri in Freo at Bellaroma...

Woodman Point on Jervois Bay

Sand, bricks, door-frames...getting there slowly.

Full 360-degree pano, while I can still snap one (before the walls come up).
Waiting for the Blue Cat to head into Freo. Awesome summers day too.

Mmmm! Both were Sandri's :-), hehehe!

Heading home to watch "The secret life of Walter Mitty". Cool movie by the way...

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Eugene finally "got" footy, he was chasing after the ball all night! Good stuff :-)

The Morris Buzacott reserve; the footy field where the Kardi Cats are based.

"Gime the baaaaalll! Yep, he was "hungry for the ball" last night, haha! Good stuff though.

Andrew, their coach and the boys listening on.

...and some final tips on marking the ball.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The cost of South African fare....12 years since we immigrated...

As far as food and drink in restaurants go, compared to Australian prices, South Africa is still very affordable. If you live and earn there maybe not, but for a Aussie visitor it was a real treat!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Lovely winters morning in W.A.

Read the worries, we ignored it too. W.A.'s version of "extreme sport"?

Puffer Fish; bit of a pest in the shallow, warm waters. Squillions of them around.

Freo and the port in the distance.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Catching up with friends and quiet braai at home

Catching up with Fraser, Lettie and Sandri at the Rose & Crown in Guildford.
I can highly recommend the Rose & Crown; great spot near the airport. 
Can you tell Fraser is missing his daughter?
Fraser and Lettie shouted us a lovely, low-key dinner and we all had a great time catching up before they flew to RSA.

...we smuggled in a Peppermint-Crispt tart too...Karin made it yesterday :-)

A shot of the beer garden area and fire-pit at the Rose & Crown.

Earlier today, making a fire just to chill-out by.


Why does a fire bring such peace?

How's that for size?! Karla bought these uber-marshmallows at IGA. Wow!!!