Hi everyone! Here we are already in March! It is the first day of autumn here in Australia, so I guess those in the northern hemisphere are looking forward to spring. I hope you and yours are staying well and safe.
There is always something flowering here in my corner of the world. The bees are loving the Eucalypt Marri - Corymbia calophylla - flowers right now.
I know I have said it before.....but I didn't expect when I started my Covid photo a day project in March 2020 to still be taking photos a year later. But here we are. The Covid vaccine is starting to roll out around the world, and I hope this will make us all breath easier, that there will be a dramatic drop in hospitalisations and deaths, restrictions will ease, and we will slowly get back to life as it was before Covid. Though I think we should hang on to some of the things we have learnt during this time....like what is important, and having a quiet space.
We in Australia have been very fortunate with relatively very low case and death statistics. I don't know when the vaccine will be available to my family, but we will certainly be ready for it.
I am not sure when my photo a day project will end. Perhaps I will round it up on the day I started last year, or the day I receive my vaccination. I don't know yet. But here for your enjoyment, I hope, is a glimpse into my life in Australia during February 2021.
1 February 2021 - Monday - we came into a unexpected snap 5 day lockdown due to a community spread case of Covid 19 in our capital city Perth. I spent the day making 2 masks each for everyone in my immediate family.
2 February 2021 - Tuesday - early morning walk along the Collie River in Eaton. Yes we wore our masks.. Something new to us.
3 February 2021 - Wednesday - early morning light on paperbarks along Millers Creek walk in Eaton.
4 February 2021 - Thursday - bonus shot - street art under the bridge along the Millers Creek walk.
4 February 2021 - Thursday - the bush is tinder dry. Our hearts go out to people north east of Perth where there has been a bushfire raging all week. Over 80 homes lost.
5 February 2021 - Friday - beautiful Frangipanis in my garden
6 February 2021 - Saturday - bonus shot - raindrops on my hydrangeas in my garden.
6 February 2021 - Saturday - the bees are buzzing in the marri flowers
7 February 2021 - Sunday - we have had rain all night from a tropical low. We went down to the beach this afternoon. It started to rain again. I wanted to capture some dramatic shots. It wasn't as rough as I expected due to the offshore wind. I've enhanced in Lightroom.
Monday 8 February, 2021 - kite-surfers and wind-surfers having fun on the Leschenault Estuary. Should have had my bigger camera!
Wednesday 10 February 2021 - eucalypt leaves along Millers Creek walk
Thursday 11 February 2021 - getting some new botanical eco-print cards ready for Tree Street Art Safari in March
Friday 12 February 2021 - back to our normal Friday morning volunteering routine in the Eaton Primary School library
Saturday 13 February 2021 - fabulous Chinese lantern display in the Stirling Gardens friendship gardens for Chinese New Year. These lanterns were decorated by school children. So effective. More pics here - Chinese New Year
Saturday 13 February 2021 - bonus shot autumn leaf eco-print
Sunday 14 February 2021 - surprise Valentines Day lunch at Green Door Winery in the Ferguson Valley. This is the 100 mile share platter.
Sunday 14 February 2021 - bonus shot - after lunch we went up to the Collie Dam to check on progress of the dam wall mural. It is looking amazing. More about this project here - Painting the Wellington Dam Wall
Monday 15 February 2021 - paperbarks along the Miller's Creek walk
Tuesday 16 February 2021 - baking day - apricot slice - yum
Wednesday 17 February 2021 - collecting shadows
Thursday 18 February 2021 - getting ready to sew
Friday 19 February 2021 - making tote bags from eco-printed fabric
Saturday 20 February 2021 - flags at the Bunbury Multicultural Festival
Saturday 20 February 2021 - bonus shot - taken by my husband - me with my Sol y Sombra Spanish Dance Company family at the Multicultural Festival. That's me standing next to our only male dancer, 4th from left.
Sunday 21 February 2021 - Scarborough Beach waterfront, Perth - we travelled to Perth to attend our nephew's 40th birthday party which was cancelled last year due to Covid.
Monday - 22 February, 2021 - sheep truck on the highway on the way home from Perth
Tuesday - 23 February 2021 - collecting shadows along the Miller's Creek walk
Wednesday - 24 February 2021 - making eco-printed tote bags in prep for the Tree Street Art Safari
Thursday - 25 February 2021 - our quinces are looking fabulous
Friday - 26 February 2021 - red capped gum - Eucalyptus erythrocorys - illyarrie - are bursting into flower in our area.
Saturday - 27 February 2021 - bonus shot - making greeting cards from hand-made paper made with eco-printed paper scraps and leaves.
Sunday - 28 February 2021 - grinding sand pigments during a fascinating workshop making artists paints from natural materials with Helen Coleman in Mandurah.I hope you and yours are safe and well.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week.
I am linking up to the link-ups below. Please click on the links to see fabulous contributions from around the world - virtual touring at its best!
MosaicMonday at Letting Go of the Bay Leaf
Our World Tuesday
My corner of the world through my camera
Wednesday Around the World at Communal Global hosted by Randomosity.
and Little bird - Pienilintu
The Lovin' Life Team over at: Deep Fried Fruit
Month end link up @ Live love craft me