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Monday 15 July 2024

Monday Murals - Hummingbirds

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.

Thanks Sami 

The next 4 murals are located in Margaret River's main street - Bussell Highway.

The first mural of a Sword-billed Hummingbird (Ensifera ensifera) was painted in a shopfront of "Priceline Pharmacy". Titled "The balancing act" it was painted by Chris Nixon from @nixon__studio and Andrew Frazer from @andrewfrazerdesigns.





This second mural was painted on the walls of the "IGA supermarket" by Australian artists Kyle Hughes-Odgers and Ian Mutch.  (I has posted this one before in 2016 - back then it was probably on of the first murals seen in Margaret River).






This third and fourth murals are painted on the wall of the gift shop "Enchanted"







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Monday 8 July 2024

Monday Murals - Wanda, the whale

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.

Thanks Sami 

Back to more murals from Margaret River. 

On the main street of Margaret River - Bussell Highway - on the walls of clothes boutique Marine and Co. Store is a whale painted in November 2019 by Owlet art aka Cara Sanders.

The Margaret River region has the longest whale watching season in the world hosting an estimated 35,000 whales as they migrate to our warmer waters between June – December.

Wanda the whale is inspired by the Southern Right and Humpback whales who migrate through our pristine waters. 
Embellished with a blue wren, dolphins and waves, the shadow effect makes it feel as if Wanda is swimming the streets with you.





Right next to the whale is a colourful quirky mural painted by Ian Mutch, @stumcmillanart aka Stuart McMillan and @quodzilla.
The words say "Wooditjup", the name given by the Wadandi people to Margaret River. 






Monday 1 July 2024

Monday Murals - Willie Wagtails

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.

Thanks Sami 


This past week while working in our front garden a couple of Willie Wagtails (Rhipidura leucophrys) kept on showing up near us searching for bugs to eat, as they saw we were moving soil and rocks. They are so cute, always wagging their tail at speed (hence the name) and they would be just about 10-20cm away. 
So today's mural that I recently photographed shows wagtails 🐦.

At Waabiny Park, in Taree st, Bentley, two containers painted by Jordan Andreotta and Bentley local residents in February 2020.  
Jordan is a Perth award winning artist and a Visual arts teacher.
Waabiny Park (the Noongar word for ‘play’ or ‘playtime’  is a great park and forms part of the Bentley 360 project, a sustainable and affordable housing project that replaces the old Brownlie Towers. 

In recognition of the project’s outstanding social and recreation outcomes, Bentley 360 Waabiny Park received the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) 2020 Landscape Architecture Award for Play Spaces.









In front of the containers was a map of the world and the word "hello" in various languages (probably languages of local residents).


It was the first time I had been to this park and it was fantastic, with plenty of game areas, bike paths, playground, etc.




And here is the wagtail:



My you-tube video of Jose feeding crickets to a wagtail

Monday 24 June 2024

Monday Murals - Prince

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.

Thanks Sami 

A surprising find while walking around Margaret River during our long weekend away in May 2024. 

Located at the Mosaic Cafe, behind "The Margaret River Bakery", at 89 Bussell Highway, I spotted a mural of the singer "Prince" and next to it some quirky creatures which I couldn't figure out their meaning - another "Prince riding a bull"?

And not sure why, but I didn't get a full on photo of the face on the pink mural next to Prince...





Wednesday 19 June 2024

Monthly Wrap-up - May & Signs

Thursday, 2nd - The medical clinic I work for is getting Accreditation later this year (happens every 3rd year), and we all -Doctors, Nurses and Receptionists had to attend a First Aid course, administered in the premises by someone from St John's Ambulance.  Afterwards we enjoyed some snacks the boss brought.


Friday 3rd - I celebrated my Italian friend/neighbour Maria and her twin brother's 65th birthday party at the Attfield Bar. The party was held in one of the function rooms, where Maria had displayed some decorations and the birthday cake. The guests bought their food and sat at one of the tables. After dinner we moved to the karaoke room and some of us had a go at a song.  I sang "Money, Money, Money" by Abba. It was fun night!

The pub fridges had these funny signs written in chalk.


Saturday 4th - A few of the members of our "Harvest group" went olive picking from some trees offered by a neighbour through the "Buy Nothing group". Others picked near their residential areas. In total we picked 122kg, which we had processed into olive oil in a boutique processor in Jarrahdale.

Thursday 9th - the actual date of Maria's birthday and she had invited a few friends to go and have coffee and cake at her place in the afternoon. I had baked her something I knew she would love "Chocolate salami" a very traditional Portuguese dessert, specially loved by kids.

Monday 13th - Every 2nd week I attend my occupational therapy for my Tenosynovitis (inflammation of the fluid filled synovium within the tendon sheath) in the middle finger of my right hand. It's getting better, finger not as swollen, can bend finger a little bit and no longer wearing the splint, just a "tightening glove"

It was my parents "Blue Sapphire" wedding anniversary (65 years)!


Tuesday 14th - after work I joined 2 other ladies from our "Harvest group" to pick more olives in our neighbourhood again. A few days later it was again processed into olive oil. 177kg

Friday 17th - Met up with Grace at Ikea for coffee and a chat. Didn't have much time to wander around as my dental appointment had been brought forward from 4pm to 2,30 for my tooth implant.

Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th - the good warm weather continues, and Jose and I worked in the front garden. We are revamping a small area next to the driveway, which I'll take photos of when it's finished.

Tuesday 21st - after work went to a tyre place to get my front tyres replaced. Expensive work! Had to return the next day, as their alignment machine wasn't working.

Saturday 25th - Rainy weekend, so no gardening. At night we met up with friends at "Lima Cantina" Restaurant, a Peruvian restaurant in the inner-city suburb of Leederville. Fabulous food and they had a beautiful mural inside, which I photographed at the end as we were almost, the last to leave.

Sunday 26th - We were invited to a pig on a spit bbq at a friend's house. 

After lunch all the 4 invited couples plus kids went to the nearby park with the dogs.

This is Cody, the pup I looked after for a week in December. At the end of June, he'll be back for another week.


Friday 31st- Olive brining workshop at the Community Harvest workshop at the Canning Agricultural, Horticultural, and Recreational Society (CAHRS) - hosted by our group leader Maria. The group went first to pick olives, then we returned to the centre, washed and sorted them into 3 different colours and then learned a couple of methods to brine olives. Afterwards we had coffee and snacks.


After Jose arrived from work, we went to dinner at Yuki Japanese Restaurant.


This month I finished painting this table/desk and re-upholstered the chair. I had originally painted the drawer fronts and desktop in white, but found it too stark, the blue is much nicer.


Birds in the garden: Pink Galah, Ibis, Crested doves, crow, magpie-lark

Some signs seen this month:

For other signs from across the world check Tom's blog.