The weather forecast for today sounded promising so we headed out to Meelup Beach for a picnic and checked out the new whale watching platform at Point Picquet We soaked up the peace and serenity of the place.
On Friday I went to a Wildflower Exhibition held by the Busselton Uniting Church. This was its 91st exhibition! And what a good show of flowers that had on display, including many native orchids! I couldn’t resist putting them all on display in one post :).
Yesterday we went on a whale watching tour and enjoyed over three hours sailing in Geographe Bay, Indian Ocean. The brochure highlighted that around 35,000 whales migrate through the Bay each year on their journey to Antarctica.This includes Humpback, Southern Right, The Blue and Killer whales. But … There were none to be seen yesterday! We were heading back to the Port when a pod of dolphins followed the charter boat for a short time. […]
Still no sign of this elusive creature however it is fun looking. It wasn’t without excitement though! I spotted these fishermen on the shore when I arrived and saw them bring in a big fish just as I was leaving. They didn’t know I was behind them and they were really excited – jumping up and down and using the F word prolifically. I think they were a bit embarrassed when I asked if I […]
Today I went to the my first creative writing meeting. There were about a dozen of us there – all ladies of a certain age! The group is coordinated by the University of the Third Age (U3A). After a brief introduction and a few handouts, the timer was set to 45 minutes and we started to write. There were three topics to choose from as follows: 1. Write about yourself 2. Start with … I […]
Many local “baby boomers” are taking part in a new four-year study on healthy ageing. I recently received a letter in the post inviting me to take part and I happily agreed to participate. The State Government is contributing $1 million to the Busselton Population Medical Research Foundation Inc to conduct the study. The Foundation is working in conjunction with researchers from The University of Western Australia, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Edith Cowan University, […]
Actually they are on my filing cabinet really 🙂 1. One day as a TIGER is worth thousands as a SHEEP 2. Chill out! 3. God grant me the SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change Courage to CHANGE the things I can And WISDOM to know the difference 4. DANCE as though no-one is watching you LOVE as though you have never been hurt SING as though no-one can hear you LIVE as […]
We seem to be attracting a variety of wildlife in our home. I thought it might be fun to put them all together in one blog. (Apologies if you have seen them all before in previous blogs). Whenever possible we transport them back outside and avoid harming them in the process 🙂
I have selected a diverse range of ‘horizons’ that I have witnessed over many years. Enjoy 🙂 Cheers Lorraine
Yesterday I had a short walk around the community where I live and I was pleased to find lots of evidence of Spring. Now some sunshine would be nice 🙂 cheers Lorraine