Thursday evening, time to rest from the struggles and strains of the day. A position of relaxation or exhaustion? You can never really tell from his facial expression.
Faithfully, annually, midway through the second week of December, he emerges from his glittery hibernation. To be dusted off, plumped up and positioned on a shelf.
A gift from Angela, dinner-lady-cook, over two decades ago, I wonder how she fares. In the land of Brexiteers and discontent, I often wonder how many former colleagues fare.
On Wednesday, we celebrated our 26th anniversary. I took this picture on the way to dinner.
Hawthorne Park at twilight.
Lazy limbs and bones,
Sluggish to the core.
Stagger, twist and swing
T’ward unknown purpose, all
Insatiable appetite for flesh,
Undiscerning, rich or poor.
Reproductive feedings, leaving
Swathes of blood and gore.
Horrors of imagination conjured in name of fun.
Back to real life, it’s all basking in the Sun!
ANZAC Square, Brisbane.
Looking north-west from the Adelaide Street side of Post Office Square towards Central Station, facing Ann Street. The Sofitel Hotel on Turbot Street provides a backdrop.
The statue in the centre of the photo is a memorial to Queenslanders who fought during the Second Boer War, 1899–1902.
The memorial features a life-size Queensland Mounted Infantryman. It was sculpted by James Laurence Watts from 1912 to 1919. It is also known as Boer War Memorial and The Scout.
We often pass this house, on our walks with Stan. According to onthehouse.com.au, it sits on a 405m2 block of land, and has a compact 71m2 footprint. Being built in 1900 the house has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a car space.I particularly like the window hoods along the side of the building.
Yesterday, we noticed this cute weather board cottage has now been leased.
On Wednesday morning, a spur of the moment decision led us to journey 90 minutes north to the Sunshine Coast. The trip yielded picture postcard perfect views.
Revisiting Mooloolaba was the aim. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Bella Venezia Restaurant and Bar.
On the way home, we stopped in neighbouring Buddina to experience the pristine beach.
Nature in action, Grosvenor Street, Balmoral, Brisbane. The orange and green of these bird of paradise flowers show how well seconday colours compliment each other.
The deep blue water of Moreton Bay at sunset. It appears to rise up above the level of Walnut Street, Wynnum, Brisbane.
Another example of a jacked up Queenslander house awaiting an infilled ground floor. It stands in startling contrast to surrounding single storey buildings. Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne, Brisbane.
Winter’s Day features neighbouring jacked up Queenslanders on Riding Road, Balmoral.
Town Hall clock tower, viewed from the Queen Victoria Building, George Street, Sydney.
Norman Foster +Partners designed the Lumière apartment building behind.