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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, 25 September 2017

September days

This past week seems to have flown by, with a burst of winter weather, a flower designers show, bush walking, meetings, an artist talk, supporting a friend at a fund-raising event, editing a couple of stories, a flamenco dance workshop, spending time with grandchildren, and not forgetting lunch with friends. 

So for this week, I thought I would take the pressure off myself, and just share a few pics.

Here is the rain. We are in spring, but this past few days we have had three rain fronts cross the coast. We are not complaining as the farmers need the rain, but you wouldn't have wanted to be out boating. 

We managed to catch a little sun and went to a local nature park to look for wild orchids. 
These are one of the donkey orchid family. Can you see why they are called donkey orchids? 

Clockwise from left top corner..... Hibberia, white spider orchids, donkey orchids, enamel orchids, and a new one for my collection - a hammer orchid. This is a tiny orchid, but my eagle-eye orchid-hunter husband discovered it. I'm not sure whether it is the Warty Hammer Orchid - Drakaea livida, or King-in-his-carriage - Drakaea glyptodon.

Red and green Mangles Kangaroo Paw - Anigozanthos manglesii.

 I went to a photographer's artist talk by John Austin at the Bunbury Art Gallery Survey 1994-2017. John specialises in silver gelatin prints captured on film with large format cameras, and encompassing photojournalism, stark and revealing portraiture and atmospheric landscapes.

Last Thursday was the opening of the annual Blooming Art Exhibition at the Bunbury Art Gallery, put on by the Flower Designers Club of Bunbury.
What amazing creativity with living floral art they have.  Here are just a few pics. 

Detail of an orchid spray......

This flower bed was put together by the group for the theme of "bed-time".

And here are a few of the displays. Every year eight community members are invited to choose an art work from the City Art Collection, and then represent this picture with flowers. Along the lower part of this collage you can see three of these pieces. I was privileged to be invited to be a part of this in 2014.  Blooming Art 2014

Congratulations to the winner of the 'Viewer's Choice ' award for the Blooming Art Section at the Exhibition.......Tina Dagostino. A beautiful Interpretation of her chosen artwork from the City of Bunbury Art Collection.

 Last Wednesday we had our last Flamenco class for this term, as it is now school holidays for the next two weeks. One of our long term members is leaving to take up a teaching position in a remote community, so some of us went out to dinner to wish her well. We will miss her. Our Sol-y-Sombra dance group are like family to us.

Over the weekend, Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company were privileged to be able to attend in Bunbury two workshops with famed Spanish Flamenco dancer - Miguel Angel Espino. What an inspiration these workshops were for us all. Thank you Lynn for bringing Miguel to Bunbury for us so that we could have this opportunity. At Miguel's request, I cannot share you photos of him at the workshops but you can watch this You Tube video if you go to the link. Youtube-Miguel

 And a couple of pics from the workshops - 

And coffee and cake with friends! 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed this little peek at my week. What have you been up to? Perhaps you would like to tell us in the comments. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week. 

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 Blooming Art 2014
Harmony through flowers - Blooming Art 2015 
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  1. So happy you got some rain! We're still hoping for rain here. May we both get lavish amounts soon. :-)

  2. Loved reading about your very full and exciting week. The "flower bed" made me smile!
    My week has been spent avoiding the rain and baking bread, nowhere near as exciting as yours!
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

  3. I too liked the 'flower bed'. . .what a lovely week you had there! One of these days when life settles into a routine somewhere on this planet, I plan to have a similar week to report. Until then keep reminding me that such a life is possible!

    1. ah, the stone house on hill beckons where I hope life will flow into a peaceful but thoroughly enjoyable existence.

  4. Love the dancers! Visiting you from http://nanahood.com/kentucky-is-the-bluegrass-state

  5. Wow, you have a busy life Jill! The flamingo dance workshop looks like a lot of fun:) Orchids are my second favorite flowers (I wish I could keep them alive!) Love th white one in the middle of your collage. Many thanks for giving us at All Seasons a peek into your week! Have a beautiful one!

  6. Lovely flowers! And what a glorious bed!

  7. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Such exotic flowers! Delicate like a butterfly. Keep dancing!

  8. The bed made out of flowers is so fantastic! Thanks for sharing ! Hope you have a lovely week.

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  10. Wow, what a busy and engaged week you've had. Act Belong Commit at it's finest :) And you still managed a blog post - impressive :) Love the diary-like post this week.

  11. Wonderful array of photos ~ all very lovely ~ my favorites are the floral macro shots ~ divine ~ ^_^

    (A ShutterBug Explores)

  12. It's all so wonderful and yet oh my goodness Jill, those floral arrangements, especially the floral beds ;) how creative and darling they are. You are one busy lady as I so wish that I could be...I shall, I am claiming and believing it. All is well, yes! Hugs my dear friend~

  13. What a great week! The floral arrangements are amazing. Love the orchids. Enjoy the flamenco lessons!

  14. The coffee and cake are well deserved after all the exercise of flamenco dancing. What fun!
    Beautiful orchids, with such unique names. You've had a full week!

  15. The Blooming Arts Exhibition is amazing! You have been a very busy lady, but nice kind of busy. I've also been busy after returning from holidays. Sometimes you just need to stop to breathe! Lovely photos of the orchids Jill. #TeamLovinLife

  16. What a fabulous September. As always great pics of the flowers, but the flamenco dancing sounds like fun. #TeamLovinLife

  17. What a joy to read your post this morning. The images are just beautiful and I always love flowers. I'm off to Spain on Sunday so the flamenco dancing also caught my eye! Have a great week!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

  18. The orchids are so lovely! You have some wonderful photos of the dancing, too!

  19. Busy, busy - but what a fine group of photos! Would have liked to have seen the flower exhibits. That floral bedspread is fantastic! I think the best part of the day for me would have been eating that delicious cake (what kind is it?) and coffee!


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