Wednesday, 30 September 2009

autumn colour

the weather has been changeable, cool, rainy,
windy with a few bursts of sun for good measure.
some colour is needed.

Monday, 28 September 2009

shop window flowers

this is an intriguing shop window,
my favourite,
it hasn't changed since i can remember,
there is a story no doubt.

Friday, 25 September 2009


vegetables were sold here,
the shop is in the middle of a residential block,
it is enclosed by a high fence.
it is one of those it has been there forever places
that captivates my imagination.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


boarded up and waiting for demolition
this door does not open
beware of dog

Monday, 21 September 2009

tea and remembrances

arranging to meet for tea takes weeks to arrive at a
suitable date for all.
tea becomes an occasion.
from the back of cupboards out come the inherited
rarely used tea things,
china, linen and silver from different women, traditions
and decades, all on the table.
tea, empire biscuits, remembrances, friends and laughter...

Friday, 18 September 2009


what happened to variety?

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

vacation trailer

on display at the arts festival was this rather tired
airstream trailer. children especially liked it, a perfect
playhouse. the keep calm poster is suffering from
severe over exposure.

Monday, 14 September 2009


i love september

plum cake

plum cake, maybe not the most photogenic cake,
but very tasty. a good way to enjoy those beautiful
blue plums. the recipe is from ina garten's
barefoot in paris book. excellent.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

festival, faces, feet and fire

i attended a very busy arts festival, art, music,
entertainers, vendors, activities for all.
however this is what caught my attention: faces,
dancing feet and a fire (a quick response by the
fire department and thankfully no injuries).

Friday, 11 September 2009

Thursday, 10 September 2009


where is that handyman when you need him?
shop closed, building sold.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

open kitchen

since 1952,
nice sign, fun restaurant

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

local produce

the blue plums; bartlett pears; coronation grapes
(seedless and bursting with flavour); beets and the
ingredients for another pizza came from no further
than 95 km. there is so much beautiful produce all locally
grown. In the winter it becomes more of a challenge to
find locally grown food.

Monday, 7 September 2009

night light

it was a beautiful evening
for a walk along the boardwalk.

Sunday, 6 September 2009


coffee and croissants on a sunny sunday, perfect.

Saturday, 5 September 2009