We had a few days break in Perth last week. My husband likes to take his own pillow when we travel. We are in the habit of checking and double-checking whenever we are packing up to leave to make sure we leave nothing behind.
I felt quite smug when I noticed he had overlooked his favourite pillow and I rescued it. We put our bags and the pillow in the car prior to checking out. One of the hotel staff observed us as we packed the car. I thought to myself “I hope he doesn’t think I am stealing this pillow.”
It was only when we arrived home and unpacked that I realised we had an extra pillow that in fact belonged to the hotel. What to do now? Well we rang them and explained and they were going to call back but we haven’t heard from them again!
I had laser eye surgery yesterday.
My eyesight had deteriorated quite a lot recently and was making it hard for me to read – especially on my computer. Initially I was to wait until October to get in to see an eye specialist. Fortunately there was a cancellation and I had an appointment yesterday with a visiting (to the region) specialist.
I was diagnosed with glaucoma and cataracts in my early fifties. I was not impressed. These things only happy to OLD people! The cataracts were removed and my eyesight was near perfect afterwards meaning I didn’t need to wear my glasses after many years of being very short sighted.
Anyway, the long and short of it is that I can see much better today and I greatly appreciate the science that produced the technology to correct my vision without having to even touch my eyes!
The wisteria caught my eye during a weekend away and reminded me of my childhood home.The photo of my three sons reminds me that childhood passed so quickly; the seasons come and go and the road-trains pass through the State 24 hours a day. Postcards embody the life of a traveller passing through different places.
Wisteria – Ferguson Valley
Childhood passed by quickly
Roadtrain on the move
Postcards from around the world
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Painting from Laverton WA
Artifacts from NT
Etched emu egg
I took a different interpretation of this week’s topic – a focus on Indigenous Australia.
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Brooking Springs Station
By Robert Louis Stevenson
The morning star paled slowly,
The cross hung low to the sea,
And down the shadowy reaches
The tide came swirling free.
The luscious purple vapour
Rose from the river’s breast,
The kingfisher came darting
Out of his crannied nest.
The bulrushes and reed beds
Put off their sallow grey,
And burnt with cloudy crimson
At the “Dawning of the Day.”
Some flowers look a little bit too ordered (perfect) and I have to touch them to see if they are real or not. These ones are real :).
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I tidied up my office over the weekend. I came across some old music cassettes from the 1980’s. I also remembered my cassette player was on top of my bookcase. Before I knew it I was listening to Anne Murray singing You Needed Me. It took me back to some tough times down memory lane as only music can do.
The cassettes and recorder are rare items today. We have a large CD collection that we hardly ever use. I have taken to asking random people “How do you listen to music these days?” We have various USB’s with songs on them and we occasionally use them at home and in the car.
I feel I am not keeping up with the technology. I would love to get your feedback on what other 21st Century options are available. Help please!!!
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We have some feathered friends (Magpies) that are regular visitors. We don’t need to worry about them when we go away as they are self-sufficient!
- Soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.
I have interpreted this week’s photo challenge with images that seem to capture a momentary glimpse of something beautiful – mainly due to the light at that moment.
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BUSSELTON JETTY WA
I love this shop front – it brings back memories of my childhood.
Charters Towers Qld
Unusual building in Cue
Charters Towers Qld
Many pubs in Australia have heritage value. They may not be on an official register but they are an important part of our history. I have included the Busselton Jetty among this disparate collection as it is one of the main heritage sites in South West Australia.
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