Saturday, December 22, 2012

Fruits, faces and other assorted things.

My tree branches have been straining under the weight of their star fruit labour. There's way too much for one (and this is my third harvest of this size), so I wash them, keep a couple for myself,  bag up the rest and leave them on the doorsteps of friends I know who love them.

Don't let this happen to you! Driving along after an enjoyable bike ride to the winery (despite having drunk nothing but coffee), I nearly lost my bike. Whoops a daisy, that could have been an expensive lesson that thankfully an extra $2.00 bungee will fix!

How apropos that I saw this on the back of a lorry the day after my bike ride.

Given the terrain, I wouldn't exactly call it a beach walk, but it's fantastic what you can find along the way. Here is young Master Goya hoisting the recycle flag he found.

Nothing like a bit of fungus to brighten the scenery.

A bit of a fixer upper.

 This alarmed piece of wood was asking to be snapped.

As was this wide eyed chap on the way to work the other morning.

However, these Picasso pants are the best yet. Not my pici, but credit to the anonymous person who took it. Or as the great man himself once said, "Good artists copy, great artists steal".
Pablo Picasso 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

All creatures great and small.

This cheeky chappy has taken a liking to my laundry room. It's safe and warm in there, well almost safe as I trod on him the other day as I entered without knocking. Thankfully we're both fine after the shock!

Being a chameleon this is his brown bag look. 

Crikey Cleo, make yourself at home!

This industrious crab thought he'd hit the jackpot with a whole dorito chip for dinner.

He diligently dragged it all the way to his burrow.....

.....only to have his plan foiled due to engineering difficulties he could not have foreseen.

In other crab challenges,  things didn't bode well for this one as he was at the bottom of the steps from my office. He must have hitched a ride on something to end up there, as he was at least 10 blocks and a busy highway from the beach.  Talk about a crustacean out of water.

Uffff and talking of things out of water, what can I say about this poor girl. Such a speckled beauty to be iced, sliced and diced. There's no question I'd be vegan if I had to buy all the animals I ate this way. 

And while we're on the subject of nuts and berries, if only I lived in a place with squirrels, because this would definitely be my nut feeder  of choice.