Thursday, July 07, 2022

Photos Backing Up

I'd better post a few to clear the deck somewhat.

This is photo of the now flooded Hawkesbury River taken from the train as we descended to Hawkesbury River Station in Brooklyn. The weather was perfect when we visited. Not sure how I missed it, or maybe I didn't and it was not correctly filed later. 


Our visit to Sydney's Maroubra Beach was our last day and bright and early we caught the train from our hotel to the airport and were soon back to a freezing cold home. The tiled floors were icy as were the benchtops. My bedroom in the west wing was extra cold. It took ages to warm up. Some retro posters at our local Sydney station. 



I have coveted R's bedside lamp and clock since I bought it for him. I suggested the same for a birthday present for me, and it arrived rather early because it was on special.


R's is white, mine is black. I love it. 


Three levels of LED light from the touch button. The setting buttons are under the base, not so convenient. But who needs an alarm clock nowadays when phones do the job better than adequately. 


Note the neutral colour tones. This was the door and architrave on our floor painted bright white. Simply not on. The carpet is quite new. We weren't sure about it initially but we are used to it now.


I thought this was a camellia and the leaves really looked camellia like but Plant Snap tells me it is a hibiscus. I forget the variety. It seemed strange for a hibiscus to be in flower mid winter. The flower looked hibiscus like.


I would call these jonquils but perhaps they are daffodils. Splendid.


Just lovely. I hope my shadow doesn't look fat in this.

28 comments:

  1. Totally impressed with your use of the word "architrave" and these flowers in winter are extraordinary. Love the subway retro ads.
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    WWW

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    1. WWW, I thought everyone would know what an architrave is. Thanks.

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  2. Loving your photos. That is one very stylish lamp.

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    1. EC, even with the place being reasonably lit by outside lighting at night, it quite dark when I head to bedroom to sleep. I now put the LED on low setting earlier and leave it on until I go to bed. A guiding light prevents me from walking into a wall.

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  3. Finally, I can comment again. I'd disabled third party cookies and finally discovered that change allowed me to comment only as anonymous. Your shadow is splendid and I can tell from your shadow that we here will have five more days of rain.

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    1. I guessed it was you after a couple of comments. Sorry about the rain. Tell me what shadow to form to make you sunshine.

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  4. Nice lamps. Very strange to see hibiscus flowering in winter. Maybe it's a camellia who wanted to be a tropical plant. Those bulbs (whatever they are) bring me joy. I just love mass plantings of spring bulbs. Even in Winter.

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    1. Caro, I do love it when the King Alfred daffs bloom. I must get a photo again this year.

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    2. They are my favourite. Such happy flowers. Sadly it appears all mine have rotted bar 2.

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  5. interesting light.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Yes, it works really well for me Dora.

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  6. I think I would call them Narcissus rather than Daffs. Our Hibiscus are in flower at the moment, the Camellias finished months ago.

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    1. Thanks Cro. Our hibiscus should not be in flower now. That for the name Narcissus that I'd forgotten. Going doing a rabbit hole, eat one daily to prevent dementia.

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  7. Anonymous2:20 pm

    Love the flowers, all is very nice and your clock is great, looks good and no I never use my alarm on my clock if I need an alarm like you I use the phone.

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    1. Anon, when I was working I had to adjust my alarm almost daily. I knew how to do so quickly, accurately and I knew it would work. It took me a good while to trust my phone to do the same.

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  8. It's possible they are Paperwhite Jonquils as they usually flower a month or so before the daffodils start. Is your heating system on a timer that you could have set to turn on a few hours before you got there?

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    1. River, you've nailed it. They are Paperwhite Jonquils. I was half right. The air con remote does have a timer setting. I used it once when we went away when it was killer hot in Melbourne. It worked but after the few days away, we had a cool change anyway. The system was on, but not really working as it was cool. It would take me ten minutes to work out how to set it, at the least. I have better things to do, like write blog posts about how cold our place became when we were away.

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    2. Use the ten minutes to write a step-by-step instructions to follow for next time.

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  9. For a very brief, brief, brief moment, I thought that thing on the right in the bedside lamp and clock photo was a miniature guillotine!

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    1. Yes, I get that Kirk. It is rather guillotine like.

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  10. Looks extremely pleasant.

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    1. Anything in particular Tasker?

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  11. Love the lamp and clock. Next we can add a radio and espresso machine, all built into the one space.

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    1. Hels, I have my small portable digital radio for that. It travels between by bedroom, ensuite and living room in the early morning.

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    2. But it doesn't make the coffee.

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  12. The shadow always adds 10 kilos

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    1. And perhaps a hump back too TP.

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  13. Love those retro posters. I have some old postcards depicting Velvet Soap advertisements. I'll take a photo of them.

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