The High Street mall in Fremantle is a very busy place where many people sit and watch the passing parade, read the local newspapers or have a bite to eat, so what a disgrace to see this bench full with bird shit on Wednesday morning. One would assume that the cleaning of public seats is a daily task each morning to make sure people don’t soil their clothes. Maybe the mall traders could also show more pride and check out the benches. It only takes a minute or two to clean them.
It does not take much to create beauty. A stunning blue sky over Fremantle and a large flock of cockatoos is all that was needed for this photo.
We are pretty blessed living at Fremantle‘s Arthur Head. Not only do we experience that deep sense of history, living next to Western Australia’s oldest public building the Round House, but we also have an abundance of wildlife, and I don’t mean the millions of ants that like to enter our homes. We have rabbits hopping along and lots of birds and that international species they call tourists and the nocturnal and often inebriated variety of them named backpackers. Dogs and cats also love it up on gaol hill.
Today I discovered this big lizard sun baking next to my veranda.
Hendrik Dijkstra from the big Skyview wheel on the Fremantle Esplanade, emailed me that they found a Brazilian parrot, or Sun Corure. (I hope Brazilian does not mean the bird has been waxed ;>).
It is a friendly bird, Hendrik writes, so someone must be missing their little friend. Go to the ferris wheel after 10 tomorrow and ask for the parrot.
The photo taken at Fremantle Ports this morning looks like the seabird is telling the container ship not to enter the harbour. Obviously the new Port Police is still without uniform but appears to be quite assertive in its actions.
There are always lovely photos to get in the port, so bring the kids and their cameras during school holidays and let them be creative. Fremantle is a very photogenic city, so no child needs to sit at home in front of the TV or computer, but instead can walk around in the sunshine and look for beautiful or quirky photos around town.
A pelican, just gliding in the sea breeze at sunset over the South Mole at Fremantle Ports. What a majestic sight these birds are when they are up in the sky. I love them.
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After a really good evening at the Mount Hawthorn Jazz Club on Friday I decided to get up bright and early this Saturday morning and enjoy the gorgeous sun rise. The early fog I was hoping for did not eventuate, but I got some lovely photos of the Fremantle Sailing Club and High street and was lucky to watch the young woman who feeds the fish in the aquarium at Cicerellos also feed two pelicans in Fishing Boat Harbour. The luck of the early bird.
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The new Growers’ Green Community Market, which started on Sunday at the South Fremantle Senior High School on Lefroy Street, was a fantastic community event and supported by many on this glorious sunny day. Many familiar faces were seen in the crowd and everyone was socialising and having a good time, while eating, drinking and shopping.
There was food aplenty for breakfast with crepes, sate sticks, bacon and egg rolls, pizzas, good coffees and fresh juices. Stalls had fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat, flowers, cup cakes, fresh bread and pastries, and even birds on offer, while the kids from SFSH played music for the appreciative crowd.
I loved it all and will be back next Sunday. Come and catch up!
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