This has been the strangest summer in Fremantle I have experienced. Wet, cold and only a couple of days near 40 degrees so far.
More heavy rain last night woke me up and there is more to come. The Manning Park Market this morning has been cancelled and it does not look too good for outdoor concerts and markets over the weekend, so make sure to check out if they are going ahead before you leave home.
The most disappointing thing for me is that most of all that beautiful rain in a city environment is wasted and runs down into the ocean because of the lack of rainwater catchment. I so wished the government would make it compulsory to install rainwater tanks at every new building because it would help the depletion of our dams.
I took this photo at 5 pm in High Street near the Roundhouse yesterday. Rain on the car windscreen created the mood.
It is the last day of the first month of the new year and what a month it has been. It was the wettest January since 2010 and we had the hottest Australia Day since 1979.
We also had the most controversial Australia Day ever in Fremantle and the most inspiring Nyoongar smoking ceremony and One Day in Freo concert.
And we are witnessing one of the most distressing demolitions of pristine nature at the Beeliar Wetlands.
So here some golden oldies of rain to remind us all that we live in a unique place here in Freo!
Fremantle had some good soaking showers the gardens will love, so I took some rain reflection photos.
I started with the bonnet of a red car because it is almost Christmas, and because Christmas is about good food and drinks I also took a photos of a very wet table at the National Hotel that reflected the building opposite well.
I had to get up early to let a family function into the Roundhouse at 6.45 this morning, and as I am never late I was far too early and already at Victoria Quay at 6 am, just when a heavy shower came through.
These impressionist and painterly photos were created by the rain water on the windscreen of my car.
It’s raining and cold and people being miserable about it in good old Freo, including friends visiting from Lismore.
Took this photo in Henry Street just after catching up with the NSW folk at the Moore&Moore cafe.
I am ready for nice warm and dry weather!
The rain and cold returned to Fremantle today after a gorgeous warm day yesterday, so I am not very happy. I am longing for summer, heat and sunshine!
I took this arty photo from upstairs Cicerello’s this morning at the launch of the new Freo Segway tours.
It has been wet, cold and miserable in Fremantle and I am not enjoying this winter, so I rarely ventured out on the weekend and became a couch potato.
But this morning I needed a change of scenery and fresh air, so here a photo I took around 10 am of the Perth skyline form the Melville foreshore.
It shows what a sook softy I am as I shot it from inside my car through the windscreen. ; >)
On my way to the Roundhouse this morning I noticed the very black clouds moving in over Fremantle and the rainbow appearing, so had to stop at Victoria Quay for a quick snap.
It is a pretty wet Fremantle morning to wake up to, but at least there appear not to be any power outages here, while 4,000 homes in the Perth metro area are without electricity.
I drove around Freo for an hour from 6.30 am but it was just wet, as this photo taken in Phillimore Street shows.