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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, 8 June 2020

Getting out and about

Hi everyone, I hope you are all going well and getting through the pandemic and the recent street protests and demonstrations - Black Lives Matter. There has been much distressing footage coming from USA over the past week, and the protest marches have also spread to Australia, mostly peaceful and no looting, thank goodness. Race relations are a problem in our country too. I am worried that these mass rallies are going to spread the Coronavirus just when we seem to have it under control. However I don't do politics on my blog, though I do sympathize. 

Interestingly this has come at the time of National Reconciliation Week in Australia - 27 May - 3 June. 
"Our theme for #NRW2020 – In this together – is now resonating in ways we could not have foreseen when we announced it last year, but it reminds us whether in a crisis or in reconciliation we are all #InThisTogether."

 It has been a couple of weeks since I updated you on my photo-a-day-Covid-19 project. Over the last couple of weeks I have really been trying to get out for a short walk every day to exercise my healing ankle. Lucky for us we have some lovely close walks close to home. I shared some of them with you here in March and September last year - Nature walks. and September wildflowers
Lucky for us we have several very close to home so we don't have to drive too far for me to only walk for half an hour! 

Here is my selection of pics from the last couple of weeks

 25 - 31 May
Monday 25 May 2020 - We had a huge storm over Sunday night which really kicked up the waves and washed a lot of coastal sand away from the rocks along our Back Beach.  
Many fences and trees were blown down, but thankfully we had no damage at our house. 

Tuesday 26 May 2020 - playing with one of my botanical eco-prints - adding colour with paints made from leaves and flowers.

 Wednesday 27 May 2020 -one of our close walks along the Collie River towards where it enters the Leschenault Estuary.

Thursday 28 May 2020 - a beautiful sunset - photo taken in our backyard

Friday 29 May 2020 - a walk around our city - Bunbury - looking at street art - can you see them looking at each other?

bonus pic - restrictions are being lifted so we could go back to having coffee and cake in a cafe

Saturday 30 May 2020 - Eucalyptus caesia 'Silver Princess'

Sunday 31 May 2020 - Western Australia's internal state borders have eased so we had a lovely day meeting up with family at their beach house

 1 - 7 June 2020
 Monday 1 June 2020 - another Collie River walk close to home. These are paper bark trees.

Tuesday 2 June 2020 - water birds searching for fish along a Leschenault Estuary walk

Wednesday 3 June 2020 -  "Cooinda" in aboriginal language means "happy place. This is new street art, by Andrew Fraser, on the back of a factory building and a wet land garden they have created is next to the Cooinda Primary School. 

Thursday 4 June 2020 - late afternoon walk along the Back Beach - much calmer than a week ago!

Friday 5 June 2020 - we went for a walk in Manea Park. A great place for bushwalking close to the city, especially in spring. Tiny orchids are going to pop up from these leaves in the next couple of months.

Saturday 6 June 2020 - seagulls 

Sunday 7 June 2020 -  another walk along the Collie River. The level of the river is up seeping up through the boards of this boat landing area.

So that is it for another week. I wonder what next week will bring. I hear that Covid cases continue to rise around the world, as well as racial unrest. I pray it will calm down soon. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you and yours are well. 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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  1. Looks like a busy but relaxing 2 weeks! Your photo's are always beautiful. I've also just had a peek at your A - Z of WA post - I feel we need to make a trip over and have a look at some of those amazing places you mentioned! Our daughter lives over that way so sooner or later we'll be bringing the bus on a Big Trip!! Looking forward to it!

  2. ...getting out and about and seeing some wonderful things, thanks for taking me along!

  3. Great details of the reversal Jill! Happy for all of you that the inside boundaries have opened up. And you can visit family again. Those short walks lift our spirits, isn't it? Yes, the looting and violence is not pretty, and it is the police that now has a big backlash! Not a good direction. Hope anger will die down eventually. Don't know if race relations is the crux of the matter, because many of these events were planned, people were paid to riot, and molotov cocktails and bricks were "in place" in the cites. Many thanks for your delightful posts. Wonder if these paper bark trees were the ones I had posted in my weekly post from last week. Have a lovely week, my Friend, Jesh

  4. I like your photo's and specially the blossom of the eucalyptus. Like it came straight of a napoleontic costume or palace decoration.

  5. Absolutely love the leave that you do with nature materials. Hope the ankle heals soon. Have a great week.

  6. The biodiversity of Australia is wonderful to behold - wish I could be there in person!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/06/48-years-with-this-guy.html

  7. I love the painted leaves! So much fun to see all the beauty and wonder you share, especially now during this epidemic. I am at very high risk so have been isolated since Feb at my doctors recommendation. Still isolated.

  8. These are some fantastic scenes, Jill! I'm glad you can get out more now.

    I am excited to see your corner at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks for linking up.

  9. Whenever I see, hear, or read about orchids in their natural state, I'm in awe. I've only known potted orchids grown in greenhouses. Seeing your photo clenches it for me. I shall plant the one orchid I have in the yard. It would be cool if it takes. Take care, Jill!


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