Monday, August 19, 2019

Sunday Selections, late

It is 5am here Monday morning, but the blogging world knows no borders or time zones, so it is still Sunday in some places in the world.

Just a few random photos. These reflections only happens in early winter and again in late winter.


You would not believe the mayhem that this driver in the red car caused.


The driver wanted to turn right and should have been where the closer black car is waiting for the green arrow.

These always fascinate me when I see them flower. I am not sure if the plant dies after flowering.


While the boulevard looks wonderful when the trees are covered in fresh green leaves, I like it also in its winter bareness and I can see things that I can't when the trees are in leaf. Elms are on the outer edge and London Plane Trees in the centre.


 


The road is not too busy. I will just step around then shall I?


More mayhem down below caused by a so called professional truck driver being on the tram tracks waiting to turn right. He blocked trams in both directions and right turning motorists were not game to make the right turn as he did. 


That kind of stupidity can lead to this, a long line of cars banked up waiting to turn right into Toorak Road. #Rule128 See the cars illegally queued across the intersection. There is large fine for this offence, but has anyone ever been fined? I think not.


Heating hastens. Bought closed Friday. Opening Friday night when photo was taken. Saturday looking really good. Sunday, just perfect. By Tuesday they will be cactus.


It is bit hard to see but the bloke leading in the pink jacket is wearing gold lame pants. The woman trailing is wearing a gold lame jacket. Just another working day in St Kilda Road.


R stays up later than I do and so as not to disturb me he uses headphones to listen to his tv in his bedroom. While our apartment adjoining walls are very thick, the internal room walls are not. He was finding his old set bought for $50 quite a number of years ago at Aldi on the Bellarine were increasingly uncomfortable, with the ear foam parts wearing out. I am not saying how much he paid for these at Norma Harvey's but they had been reduced by $90. The set up was easy and he is very happy.


His bedroom tv is getting on a bit and is not a smart tv. While he does have a digital recorder connected he thought it would be good to use the home wifi to watch whatever programme he wanted using the home wifi, so we bought a Google Chromecast for $50, which plugs into the power and an HDMI input on the tv. It was a bit of an impromptu purchase and I have should have done some research. Once set up all I could see was access to Stan, Netflix and Youtube. R wants our free to air tv and to watch what he wants when he wants without recording. I had downloaded the control app to his phone.  I had to Guffle a bit and found out I had to download apps to his phone of each of our five free to air stations. It works quite well really, but much to R's disappointment, he cannot fast forward through commercial tv ads as he can with his digital recorder.  


Saturday the Hong Kong students in Melbourne were revolting as we sat and drank coffee but nothing like Friday night when it really kicked off between Hong Kongese and Chinese mainland students and the cops were caught unawares. I am so fearful about what will happen in Hong Kong.


Clouds, blue sky, bright evening light. What can one say?

22 comments:

  1. A lovely and eclectic collection.
    I too worry about Hong Kong. Particularly as the Trumpster is pontificating about it.

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    1. EC, where will HK go? They are brave protestors.

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  2. Lovely photos Andrew. We're still in the heat of summer, flush with greenery!

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    1. Maribeth, soon enough you will see signs of autumn as we will see signs of spring. Camellias are in flower.

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  3. Could you not redesign that intersection; you are perfectly situated to do so, and I'm sure your local authority would be very grateful. At present it looks as if it's been designed by children! I can remember when Oxford was a nightmare to drive around, then some clever person decided to install roundabouts instead of junctions, and everything suddenly worked like a dream. Maybe that's your solution too.

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    1. Cro, I think the space is too confined for a roundabout. I was impressed with the many in the UK and how well they kept traffic flowing, and surprised to see some also had traffic lights.

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  4. Way too early! If you accidentally wake up at 5 am and open one eye, close it quickly and pull the doona back over your head. Then sleep.

    But I agree with you about Hong Kong. It is going to be a disaster.

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    1. Hels, you know me better. Written Sunday night, set to publish at 5am.

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  5. I'm really surprised to see lame clothing still around. I thought it was a very short-lived fad and died a speedy death. Perhaps these were found in vintage shops? When I was about 16 a boyfriend wanted me to buy and wear a pink lame "costume" which is what we called a skirt and matching short jacket in those days. I dropped him like a hot potato.
    Love the sun-kissed buildings.

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    1. River, you have sent my imagination running riot with a mental image of you in pink lame.

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  6. Bravo to those who dare to wear pink and gold lame. I want to hang out with them for sure. It only takes one car to create madness when it comes to traffic nightmares, then the time it takes to sort out. I love your scenery pictures which are quite beautiful. I had Chromecast a few years ago when I first started streaming, then I switched over to the Firestick and I also have Netflix. To say that I have a HUGE list of stuff to watch would be an understatement. Hugs, RO

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    1. RO, I think the lame wearers would be fun. We have a lot of free to air tv shows. But unlike us, most do subscribe to Netflix or the like.

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  7. I was up at 6:15 this morning. John asked me (at 8:15) when he appeared if I was crazy.
    He just got new hearing aids and can listen to the TV through them! No more blaring!

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    1. Jackie, that must be a relief that he has hearing aids.

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  8. I love the street tree when in winter mode Andrew, in Perth it can sometimes be the only sign that it is actually winter ☺ Gosh you do see some interesting goings on from your balcony, don't lean over too far 😱 I half expected you to have a rant about that truckwit Alan Jones 😁

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    1. Grace, bragging about your weather as usual. I would die in your summer. I get 'that feeling' if I lean over the balcony. Jones is untouchable because of his huge audience, but good that advertisers are pulling out of his radio station.

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  9. I wonder if the motorists and truckers making such blatant errors below you would behave if they knew their stupid acts were being viewed worldwide? I don't think it will end well in Hong Kong. I hope it does, but I have anxiety to think about it and don't think it will. I remember Tienanmen Square.

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    1. Strayer, the massacre in Beijing is the backs of the minds of anyone our age. I should get a better camera and zoom in on number plates.

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  10. Spectacular sunrise photo Andrew. Being a night owl 5AM is far too early for me!
    The Hong Kong protests are a worry, I can just see China taking over soon.
    Haven't been watching the news so was unaware the students also protested in Melbourne.

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    1. Sami, sunset actually. We face east and south. Yes, local protests are not widely reported and behind the scenes some nasty stuff is happening locally.

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  11. I itch thinking of lame clothing. Interesting pile of photos and that intersection is a nightmare but endlessly entertaining for your good self. Better than tv.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, there must be a reason why itch when you think of lame. Fess up. When did you wear it? Only a tiny amount of the mayhem I see is snapped.

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