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Whimsical Wednesday #84

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.


out of the mouths of babes

sunshine....and some Island photos

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A couple of days ago the light globe in my kitchen died.  I had spares, (I always have spares),  so got one from the back porch cabinet, dragged the big ladder inside and changed the globe.
The new globe is a "warm white" instead of the "cool white' I've become used to.
Now every time I flip the switch my kitchen glows yellow as if it is bathed in late afternoon sunshine.
It's quite lovely.

But enough of that,
here are a few photos I took while wandering around Rottnest Island. 

this plant was covered in several dozen bees, but I couldn't get a shot of more than one.
The little buggers took off as soon as I focused on them.

this big tree looks to me like it should be in a spooky kids halloween movie.

I like the way these fallen branches have landed against each other to look like a tepee.

a pair of crows chattering on a log.

a straight cut cliff of sandstone. (or maybe limestone?)

a pair of ducks waking up from a nap.

this palm that got blown over at so…

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Sunday Selections # 130

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This one is for Pearl....... and several other friends

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My good friend Pearl recently commented that Australia must be huge.

She's right of course, it is.

Today, Pearl gets to see just how big we are downunder.
and of course my other American and Canadian reader friends. 
Dave  and Gary from the UK too.

you Texans think Texas is big? Well, yes, it is, but check this out....
(not bragging, just saying...)

the dark shadowed area is Texas, the white patch down below is Singapore, with Kuala Lumpur marked.
Up on the right is a bit of the UK. also white.

Here, I'll give you a closer look,

part of Texas, the UK and Ireland too.
The lighter grey area surrounding all of these is Western Australia.
Just one of our six states and one territory.
 Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

Here's the whole thing.
These photos were taken inside one of the cells in The Round House, I'll show you more of that tomorrow.
I don't know why this size comparison is hanging…

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

Rottnest Island Beach

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Well, one of them.
It's an Island, so there are beaches all around.
These photos are from the one right near where the ferry dropped us off and then picked us up again.

As we sat under a tree eating lunch, I noticed the weathervane.....

it has a Quokka on it!

R and I walked along behind some of the accommodation buildings, then turned to the beach and walked back along the sand and rocks to the pier where we'd wait for the ferry.

lo and behold! there were pelicans. They followed us most of the way back to the pier.

Halfway along, I turned back and took this postcard shot.

Then I started seeing smaller things.

like this coral

and that coral

and a pretty shell.






I saw piles of seaweed....


and smaller pieces of a different type of seaweed.

do you all know those round blobs of sea jelly that get washed up on shore?
They're clear, mostly, but the one I saw wasn't...


it had a face! something was embedded in it and I just had to take a photo to prove I'd seen it.

there wer…

Whimsical Wednesday # 83

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

Uh-Oh, double trouble!