Spent an afternoon at Fitzroy Falls, NSW, near Bowral. Cloudy day with patches of sunshine so it was pretty chilly at times. We’ll go back again when the weather is a bit warmer and explore some more.
We took our daughter into the city this weekend to see a kids show at the Sydney Opera House – Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain. What a hoot! Two actors on stage, multiple costume changes, 3-D, puppets, sing-a-longs and silly sound effects.
Due to work commitments we didn’t get much time in the city this time but I did manage to take a couple of shots around the Opera House. (Very cold – for Sydney that is – and glad to head home)
All the pics were taken with my little pocket Canon Ixus 970 IS, still my favourite small camera ever!
Another sad day in Sydney as homes have been lost to bushfires. When I finished work (about 4.30pm) today I came out to an eerie sky…
The wind is so strong all the smoke and ash have been blown quickly towards the sea. Listening on the radio, people on the coast were getting ash and burnt leaves falling on them – they are such a long way from the Blue Mountains and beyond where the fires are burning.
My thoughts are with the fire fighters and the families affected by these fires.
I’ve been spending a lot of time in my car of late, running around to help my mum as she can’t drive for 6 months. Sometimes when I’m sitting at lights or waiting at a cross road, I see things that I wish I could photograph – very rarely do I get the chance to take a photo when I’m at the wheel. But twice in the last week I was held up at lights and a train cross road and grabbed out my camera to capture an image I thought could be worth it.
I didn’t even get the time to roll down the window for this one but I kind of like the ghost effect in it – it mirrors the water marks on the concrete. I was drawn to the lines in the space under the motorway.
I was waiting at a train crossing (a long wait) but wished I’d framed this a little better and got more of the tree in it – I know I can find this spot again but whether I’ll be able to stop in the exact spot again whilst the train crossing is closed is another thing. I did get to roll down the passenger window for this one … plenty of time. Once again this was about the lines but in a different way – clouds, branches, fence and landscape. This second photo I can probably use as a basis for a drawing.
One afternoon last week, we decided to go and explore some walking tracks in a part of the Western Sydney Parklands not too far from home.
The Parklands stretch for 27 kilometres from Quakers Hill to Leppington, forming a corridor of green in our Western Suburbs. The Parklands Trust are developing the areas to make then family friendly, and also great areas to exercise.
The area we visited also has a dog park to run your dogs off their leads. It was too dark by the time we got back to that part of the area to take pictures, but I have taken a couple.
All the tracks have been prepared for walking and riding which is great, but we were pretty much the only ones there at this time in the afternoon, except for a few dog owners, giving their dogs a run.
I’ve been to a few other areas of the Parklands, now I’ll have to go and discover some more.