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Welcome to Life Images by Jill.........Stepping into the light and bringing together the images and stories of our world.
I am a photographer, writer and multi-media artist. Through my blog I am
seeking to preserve images and memories of the beautiful world in which we live and the people in it.



Monday, 20 August 2012

Weekend of lunch, gardens, music & dance

What a wonderful weekend we have had -

Lunch in the cappuccino strip in Bunbury.  There is a variety of restaurants, some of which are housed in lovely old buildings. Trees which are lit up at night with fairly lights, line the street. It really is a lovely place to go for coffee or lunch.  There is a variety of restaurants - you can go from a simple sandwich to Chinese to pizza to fish and chips to a top class Italian restaurant. Take away, dine in, tables along the footpath, and the cakes are devine! and the people watching - the place to be seen. The cappuccino strip certainly has a lovely feel about it. It is a great place to go and meet up with friends, or just go for a stroll!

On Sunday we went to the 16th Annual Nannup Flower and garden festival - They have had 4 days of garden and floral displays, quilt & craft displays, stalls, art  exhibitions, choir singing, workshops and entertainment.  As you can see in the collage below it is tulip time. I love the "beetle" car covered in grass and run by solar power! And I might have to dig out some old boots and plant flowers in them!

And a beautiful quote from Buddha on the display from the high school - 

"The perfume of flowers travel only as far as the wind
but the fragrance of goodness travels throughout all worlds
The garlands woven from a heap of flowers
fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds" 

On Sunday late afternoon-evening a friend and I went to "Concert and Cocktails" at the Koombana Bay yacht club. 
This was a fund raising event for the Stirling Street Arts Centre, going towards renovations and additions to their facility. 
It was a wonderful evening. Performing were the South West Opera Company (with songs from Carmen), South West Philharmonic Orchestra, Bunbury Musical Comedy Group (with songs from Fiddler on the Roof), Bunbury Catholic College Girls Choir (with songs from the Beetles and the 60s), Bunbury City Band and South West Jazz Enzemble, and a crowd favourite, the Soly Sombra Spanish Dancers. 

In the mosaic below in second from bottom left, and on the far right of the top right photo, you can see my daughter in law in the bluish gypsy dress.  Don't they all look so beautiful dressed in their gypsy costumes? I joined the dance group earlier this year, and my teacher says next year I will be dancing..... I don't now about that.......

Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to hearing from you. I am linking up with Mosaic Monday at Little Red House. Click on the link to see the work of other wonderful contributors. - Mosaic Monday at Little Red House

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Spanish Flamenco Dancing 

Cappuccino at the grand


  1. Lovely, and I adore the quote!

  2. Well, I'm coming over from Mosaic Monday as you're the one before me and I'm last so far, sugar, but it's nice to meet you. I also love photography but am just an amateur.

  3. Wonderful people watching, beautiful flowers and flamenco! Wow! I bet dancing keeps you in shape! :D :D Fun mosaics.

  4. Women who try new things like dancing are delightful souls. My subflooring still bears the marks of my sister's tap shoes as she took tap dancing lessons for a year in 2007. What a hoot! Your daughter-in-law is lovely...

    Enjoy tulip season, spring is on its way!

    Lovely mosaics all...

  5. You have such a lovely blog and your photos are just marvelous. I liked your post about tulips very much. This year I have to plant more tulips. They survive here, but unfortunately they become fewer and fewer over the years. Sorry to hear about your mother's death.

  6. Beautiful image! The food looks delectable! ^_^


  7. Jill, what a fun time. The festival and garden show sound great. The dancers and your dil look beautiful in their dancing costumes. Wonderful photo, thanks for sharing. I hope you have a great week.

  8. What lovely atmospheric collages that conjure up your visits to these places wonderfully.

  9. Wow, it certainly does appear from these wonderful images that you did indeed have a great weekend. the foods look amazing and the evening event looks like there must have been some awesome performing artists~

  10. Looks like you had a fab time, and as usual you've captured the atmosphere perfectly with words and photos :)

  11. I so like all of the colour and life in these photos! What a joyful post.