Happy New Year from MtLawleyShire

I’ve been fairly light on blogging the past year.  I hope to be more active this year.

Happy New Year friends

and here, my first photo for the year: is the moon which I watched rise in the eastern sky tonight – waning and with small attendant just visible:

 

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May it be a wonderful year in photos and life, for all.

🙂

 

 

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MtLawleyShire’s day in the city

I went into the city to meet a friend, and of course, took the camera with me 🙂

Old Perth – the bricks and sandstone, the variety of shapes and handsome windows:

Museum & the back of the Battye Library

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sunlight and shadow and reflections in windows – The old Police Courts

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PICA and outside the Museum

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on James Street

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the green and the shade of the summer plane trees add the illusion of coolth:

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The modern city of blocks and lines, glass and concrete and interesting reflections, angles and shadows:

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This is my favourite shot:

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and there is a Christmas sense to it all: decorations on the streets:

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& in the Museum where Betty the raptor is slightly less dignified 😀

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December garden flowers in MtLawleyShire

Despite the heat of an early summer, there are many flowers in people’s gardens, along garden walls, on verges, which makes walking somewhere slow going 🙂

Hibiscus:

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Crepe Myrtle in so many colours:

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tallow candles:

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Magnolia in my garden:

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sunlight absorbers: marigold and poppy-like:

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Mexican rose and crab-apple flower:

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yarrow flowers and honeysuckle:

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and others, the last being morning-glory all closed for the evening:

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MtlawleyShire’s Native Flowers in December

Despite the hot dry weather of an early summer, there are still many flowers around, including native flowers.  I love them all and there are many intriguing ones:

Grevillea:

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Bottlebrush in all colours & cloud blossom:

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Coral and other blossoms:

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Lily pilly – flowers like stars:

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Feather flowers still flowering in Hyde Park:

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Kangaroo paw:

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and others:

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MtLawleyShire’s Roses in December – Red and Pink

Red roses are iconic and there is no shortage of them in the gardens around MtLawleyShire.  They range from light to the deepest of red, from small to large, majestic blooms:

this one has a touch of apricot:

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and this a softness:
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buds glowing in strong sunlight:

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buds in shadow:

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and opening out into beauty in sunlight and shadow:

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