black cockatoo

the black cockatoo is an endangered bird .. I live in the Perth foot hills and a flock of black cockatoo live in and around this area . they have distinctive red bands on their tail feathers.. As I was going for my walk tonight the flock were in the trees by the road and took flight as I passed , they were so close I could have touched them.. an awesome sight……..



blue lady

I have had a relaxing long weekend , while the rest of Australia were out celebrating Australia day I was drinking coffee and painting …….


australia day weekend

this is the big weekend in Australia and it looks like the weather will be kind , it’s been a hot week, night-time temperatures have been in the mid to high 20ies and in the day time, mid to high 30ies needless to say the air con has been going nonstop .. bush fires have flared up all over the state so what better way to celebrate aussy day; fireworks lets see if we can burn the place to the ground .. there are something’s about Australia that astound me , the fire works display will be on a barge at sea but they are warning people on the water front about the dangers of falling debris from the display , what about the danger to the dry vegetation?.. another aspect to aussy life is the shark attacks. there have been ten people killed in the last ten years . now some people and the state government want to take the great white shark off the endangered list so thy can eradicate them …. all of this is done to the background of an anti whaling protest …. all I can say is, if you don’t want to be eaten by a shark is don’t swim in shark infested waters looking like a seal ….. well I hope we all survive the weekend
and now this painting of mine has become my favourite , its a copy from one I found on the internet….


inner city

Perth’s inner city is in the middle of a revamp .. the main train station is nearing an end and is so much easier to use.. the riverside project is under way ; this will create a bay with a shopping, cafĂ© type precinct on the river’s edge. with all this going on the use of art to cover the unsightly is more common , my only critique is more should be done….


before and after

if you have followed my blog you will know that a few years ago I had a weight problem and I went to a weight loss agent ;Jenny Craig.. Because of “Jenny Craig” I am who I am today and will always be in debt to them… as with all companies involved in weight loss they take a before and after photo of you; I said to my consultant ,after I had lost my access weight, that I should have taken a before and after of my fridge because that was the most impressive change .. this is a photo of my fridge today…