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PhotoBlog 2012

This is a new PhotoBlog to celebrate the New Year. It will grow with time as new photos are added to make a diary of events and items of interest that I have recorded. Photos are in reverse order so that the most recent pictures are at the beginning. Final images have now been added to complete my pictorial record of events during 2012.

Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 183 of 183 Total. 4947 Visits.
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Closer view of Crusader Bug
31 December 2012.

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Crusader Bug on Frangipani Leaf
31 December 2012.

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Queen of the Night Cacti Flowers
30 December 2012.

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Chester laughs for the camera
25 December 2012.

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Molly is now 14 yrs and still active
25 December 2012.

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Dusty keeping watch
24 December 2012.

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Toby is visiting for a few days
24 December 2012.

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Chester eating his piece of Chicken
24 December 2012.

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Cocoon moving along Leaf
20 December 2012.

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Closer view of Baby in Cocoon
20 December 2012.

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Cocoon locked tight on Leaf when it sensed I was watching
20 December 2012.

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Summer Downpour -- 87 mm rain in my gauge
12 December 2012.

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Yellow Oriental Lily
08 December 2012.

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Garden Harvest
04 December 2012.
Freshly picked Beetroot, Silver Beet, Zucchini, Mulberries, Combo Lettuce, Parsley, Paw Paw, and Tomatoes.


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New Carpark looking left
17 November 2012.
Stage 1 of the new carpark at the end of my street has finally been opened for use by those wishing to Park & Ride on the Train.


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New Carpark looking right
17 November 2012.
I would still prefer to have views of natural bushland from my front yard. Meanwhile, work continues on Stage 2 construction.


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Grasstree at Local Park
17 November 2012.

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Grasstree with Three Flower Spikes
17 November 2012.

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Christmas Lily flowering already
14 November 2012.

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Hoya in Bloom
14 November 2012.

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Galaxy Petunias in Pot
14 November 2012.

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Pot of Galaxy Petunias
14 November 2012.

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Burgundy Ice Petunias Blooming Well
14 November 2012.

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Second Delivery for Double Load
12 November 2012.
Balance of load arrived at 4:38 pm. Over 200 kilos to be collated, folded and delivered.


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Veggie Garden
14 November 2012.
Silver Beet, Tomatoes, Zucchini and Bush Pumpkins.


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Dusty in the Garden
12 November 2012.
Dusty played in the front garden while I took the load inside.


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First Delivery for Double Load
12 November 2012.

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Chester by load of Catalogues
12 November 2012.
First load arrived at 9:30 am, but there is more to come.


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First Ripe Tomato of the Season
09 November 2012.

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Mixed Combo Lettuce
09 November 2012.

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Cactus Flower in Yellow
01 November 2012.

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Yellow Cactus Flower
01 November 2012.
A complete surprise! After sitting in the pot for years, finally there is a beautiful flower.


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Burgundy Ice Petunias
30 October 2012.
The ticket on the seedlings called them "Burgundy Ice", but they are not the colour that I expected!


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Bonica Rose
30 October 2012.

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The Karnival
30 October 2012.

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Lemon Pigface Succulent
24 October 2012.

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Cactus Flower
24 October 2012.

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Waroona Dam
07 October 2012.
An enjoyable day trip to Waroona Dam where the water levels are low (39% capacity) due to lack of winter rainfall.


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Colour in my garden - Red Ranunculi
29 September 2012.

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Colour in my garden - Yellow Ranunculi
29 September 2012.

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A trip to the Vet
20 September 2012.
While walking along the cycleway surrounded by long overgrown grass, Chester got a grass-seed in his ear. It was very painful and he had an anaesthetic to remove it -- an expensive grass-seed!


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Ironstone from the Pilbara marks walkway
13 September 2012.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.


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The Billabong is a home for Frogs and Tadpoles
13 September 2012.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.


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Cross the Stream on a Log
13 September 2012.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.


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Kulunga Gully is like a maze
13 September 2012.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.


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The Tangle has Climbing Ropes on upturned Trees
13 September 2012.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.


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Climbing Tower for a better view
13 September 2012.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature and learn to appreciate the unique Western Australian environment.


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Fresh Potatoes from my Garden
13 September 2012.
Digging potatoes is always a surprise, 1.2 kg here.


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Dusty and Chester on back lawn
13 September 2012.
The two boys are great friends and play really well together.


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Dusty with the Ball
13 September 2012.

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New view from my Letterbox
10 September 2012.
Under cloudy skies, the completed section of the new Transperth Carpark has opened to cater for train commuters.  Sadly, it was much nicer seeing the last remnants of local bushland when I collected my mail, but that is now gone forever.


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If only I could grow flowers like this...
02 September 2012.
Beautiful Birthday Flowers - Orange Gerbera.


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If only I could grow flowers like this...
02 September 2012.
Beautiful Birthday Flowers - Red Carnation and Princess Lilies.


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If only I could grow flowers like this...
02 September 2012.
Beautiful Birthday Flowers - Orange Gerbera.


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If only I could grow flowers like this...
02 September 2012.
Beautiful Birthday Flowers - Oriental Lily.


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Purple and Yellow
30 August 2012.
Return to Kings Park to enjoy the colour and beauty of amazing wildflowers. Native Wisteria and Prickly Moses shown here.


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Field of Everlastings
30 August 2012.
Return to Kings Park to enjoy the colour and beauty of amazing wildflowers.


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Swan River Daisy and Everlastings
30 August 2012.
Return to Kings Park to enjoy the colour and beauty of amazing wildflowers.


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Schoenia
30 August 2012.
Return to Kings Park to enjoy the colour and beauty of amazing wildflowers. (Schoenia cassiniana)


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Blue Leschenaultia
30 August 2012.
Return to Kings Park to enjoy the colour and beauty of amazing wildflowers. (Lechenaultia biloba)


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Boab Tree (Adansonia gregorii)
24 August 2012.
This huge Boab survived the long journey of over 3,200 kms from the Kimberley to its new location in Kings Park. Currently there is plastic around the base to prevent it getting too wet during winter. The Botanists say the tree is healthy and doing well.


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New Fiona Stanley Hospital under construction on horizon
24 August 2012.
From where I sat in Kings Park, I zoomed across the Swan River to the construction on the horizon (approx 16 km away), and it is definitely the new Fiona Stanley Hospital due for completion 2014.


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Red-lobed Wattle Bird
24 August 2012.
(Anthochaera carunculata) The Australian Native Red-lobed Wattle bird, is the largest honey-eater in Australia, with its striking and unusual colorings is a very acrobatic bird.


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Red-lobed Wattle Bird
24 August 2012.
(Anthochaera carunculata) Sadly I discovered that the poor little bird is blind in its right eye, but appeared to be coping well with its disability.


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Dusty and Chester on the load of catalogues
15 August 2012.

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Tongue of Blue Iris
13 August 2012.

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Chester in the armchair
12 August 2012.

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Chester -- my new addition to the family
08 August 2012.

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Chester sniffing the grass and exploring his new backyard
08 August 2012.
A new playmate for Dusty.


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Dusty relaxing in his winter jacket
25 July 2012.

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Molly and Toby
25 July 2012.

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Molly in the doughnut dog bed
25 July 2012.

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Pansy facing the Sun
14 July 2012.

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Tiny Alyssum Flowers
30 June 2012.

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Yellow Nemesia
30 June 2012.

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Bright Orange Clivia Flowers
08 June 2012.

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Willful destruction of magnificent old Grasstrees
29 June 2012.
Grasstrees are very slow growing and these large specimens would be well over 100 years old.


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Vandalism of Grasstrees near cycleway
29 June 2012.

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First flower on my Clivea
31 May 2012.
A new plant in my garden.


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Another new set of Wheels!
26 May 2012.
Acquired another twin pram for my deliveries -- it is easy to push, the frame is strong, but the canvas is fragile.


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Dusty loves riding in this pram too
26 May 2012.

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Chrysanthemum cluster
19 May 2012.

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Chrysanthemum Daisy
19 May 2012.

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Pink Chrysanthemum
19 May 2012.

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Autumn Vegetables: Silver Beet & French Beans
19 May 2012.

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Bright Flower on Eureka Begonia
19 May 2012.

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Overlooking Castaways Sculpture Awards
13 May 2012.  An annual event on Rockingham Beach.

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Castaways Sculpture: Origins
Materials used: Recycled woollen blankets.  WINNER: $1500 City of Rockingham Collective Art Award.

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Castaways Sculpture: A Snail with Tales
Materials used: Aluminium, litho plate from "The West Australian", rubber inner tube, drink cans.

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A casualty of recent Storms
13 May 2012.  Rockingham Beach.

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Tropical Frangipani still in flower
02 May 2012.

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Bright Pink Vincas
02 May 2012.

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Sunrise on Anzac Day
25 April 2012.

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Blue Flowers hiding in the shade
17 April 2012.

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Large Mauve Dahlia fully opened
12 April 2012.

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A Fallen Leaf with the colours of Autumn
12 April 2012.

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Exotic Flowers of Queen of the Night Cactus
28 March 2012.

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Burnt by an Arsonist
27 March 2012.
Someone could not resist setting fire to the dry grass surrounding this very old Grasstree in a local reserve.


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Dry Grass surrounding Grasstrees in Reserve
27 March 2012.

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Grasstree burnt by an arsonist
27 March 2012.

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Ribbons of Bark
27 March 2012.
Stately Eucalypt shedding ribbons of bark.


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Bee gathering pollen from Flowering Gum
27 March 2012.

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Grey Clouds at Sunrise
23 March 2012.

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The Light Shines Through
23 March 2012.
No rain in it for us!


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A Territorial Dog
23 March 2012.
This dog threatens me every time I have to walk along this footpath and the owner is unwilling to keep it fenced in. Taken on 20 x zoom.


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Dusty in the Navigator's Seat
20 March 2012.
The twin pram had a punctured tyre, so we used the single pram for deliveries. Luckily, it was a small load.


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Straw-necked Ibis
20 March 2012.
Pleased to see these big birds searching for worms.


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Two Straw-necked Ibis
20 March 2012.
First sighting for many months.


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Dusty inside the new Kennel
20 March 2012.
He was very interested in it and couldn't wait to get inside.


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Dusty beside his new Indoor Kennel
20 March 2012.
Ordered this Kennel for Dusty so that he can use it as a 'safe house' to hide in when he is anxious and scared of vibrations from heavy machinery constructing the carpark.


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Dusty in his new Thundershirt
15 March 2012.
Because Dusty is so anxious and frightened when the house and ground vibrates, I bought this Thundershirt to calm him. It made him very drowsy, so hope it works when the real test comes as work resumes before the bitumen is laid.


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Illyarrie (Red Cap Gum)
11 March 2012.
Colourful yellow flowers and red capped buds.


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Red Capped Flowering Gum
11 March 2012.
Illyarrie is one of the prettiest of the Eucalyptus trees.


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Not One Grasstree left now!
11 March 2012.
Cement drainage pipes ready to be installed.


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Vegetation replaced by Bare Earth
11 March 2012.
Mounds of earth have been sprayed with a green surface crusting agent for dust control.


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Red Seed bursting out
05 March 2012.
Seedpod on Elephant Ears.


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Flamingo & Double Delight Roses
03 March 2012.

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Dusty's Fifth Birthday
02 March 2012.

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Molly & Toby came to play with Dusty
02 March 2012.

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More Construction Equipment has arrived
26 February 2012.
Work continues digging drains and levelling for the new carpark.


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Environmental Destruction!
26 February 2012.
Magnificient Grasstrees now piled in a heap of destruction. Scroll down to 26 January when their life was extended for one more month.


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The Last Two Grasstrees Standing
26 February 2012.
Sadly, their days are numbered too!


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Perth's City Link Project
24 February 2012.
The Perth City Link will reconnect the CBD and Northbridge for the first time in 100 years.


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Putting Perth's Railway Underground
24 February 2012.
Taken from City Link Viewing Platform. Work to sink the Fremantle Railway Line will remove 83,000 cubic metres of dirt.


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Linking Perth and Northbridge
24 February 2012.
View of project from Wellington St Bus Station.


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Sinking Perth's Railway
24 February 2012.
Construction area from Wellington St Bus Station.


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New Perth Arena nears completion
24 February 2012.

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Burgundy Vinca
24 February 2012.

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Pink Vinca
24 February 2012.

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Cactus Flower reflected in Window
23 February 2012.

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Belladonna Lily in Flower
23 February 2012.

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Pumpkins from my garden
18 February 2012.
Just over 7 Kg of pumpkin.


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Peeping over the Hedge
17 February 2012.
A Maremma pup aged 7 mths (Italian Sheepdog) named Bundy.


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Peeping through the Hedge
17 February 2012.
A Maremma pup(Italian Sheepdog)named Coke.


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Bromeliad flower fully opened
14 February 2012.

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Bromeliad bursts into flower
11 February 2012.

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Desert Rose in flower
10 February 2012.
Also called Impala Lily.


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Brilliant Sunset
09 February 2012.

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City Laneway Enhancement
06 February 2012.
Grand Lane, Perth.


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City Laneway Enhancement
06 February 2012.
Grand Lane, Perth.


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City Laneway Enhancement
06 February 2012.
Grand Lane, Perth.


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City Laneway Enhancement
06 February 2012.
Grand Lane, Perth.


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City Laneway Enhancement
06 February 2012.

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City Laneway Enhancement
06 February 2012.

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New Apartment Block framed by Historic Perth Town Hall
06 February 2012.

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New Buildings above Perth Underground Station
06 February 2012.

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Water Tankers on Carpark Construction Site
05 February 2012.

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Fence now clad in shadecloth and few Grasstrees remain
05 February 2012.

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Flying the Flag for Australia Day
26 January 2012.
On Australia Day we come together as a nation celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian. It's the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It's the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.


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Proudly Australian
26 January 2012.

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Preparation continues for new Carpark
26 January 2012. Beyond the temporary fence, these three Grasstrees survive, so far... On the right is the huge pile of natural vegetation which has fallen under the Bulldozer.

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Natural Vegetation destroyed
26 January 2012. Many Grasstrees and other local species have been piled in this heap by the Bulldozer.

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A Stately Grasstree
26 January 2012. This stately Grasstree has been allowed to remain. Will it survive being surrounded by bitumen of the carpark?

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Another pile of destroyed Vegetation
26 January 2012. It it "Progress" to destroy this natural habitat to build a large carpark for train commuters?

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Grasstrees huddled in a cleared patch
26 January 2012. Bulldozed vegetation appears to have been piled up behind these few Grasstrees.

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This section had been previously cleared
26 January 2012. The new carpark is to be built in stages, the first stage being where the best natural vegetation grew. Surely, it would have been more sensible to put the first stage of development on the previously cleared section of land.

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Construction of the Fence continues
24 January 2012. The land for the new carpark is being fenced off prior to construction.

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Paper Wasps must be nesting under eaves of carport
24 January 2012.

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Apricot Frangipani in my garden
24 January 2012.

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The Land has been Fenced prior to clearing
22 January 2012.
It will be horrible having a huge carpark at the end of my street.


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Last Remnant of Bushland at end of my street
19 January 2012.
This last remnant of natural bushland is to be replaced by a carpark to provide additional parking for the Train Station.


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Sadly, the Bulldozer has arrived
19 January 2012.

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Acacia species provide native habitat
19 January 2012.

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Grasstrees and Acacias form natural vegetation
19 January 2012.

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Natural Vegetation will be replaced with a Carpark
19 January 2012.

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Bright Pink Ivy Geranium
18 January 2012.

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Orange Hibiscus
18 January 2012.

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Pink Hibiscus
18 January 2012.

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White Hibiscus
18 January 2012.

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Blue Hibiscus
16 January 2012.

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Bi-sexual PawPaw with both flowers and fruit on one plant
16 January 2012.

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Praying Mantis Egg Case on the frangipani stem
16 January 2012.

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Michaelmas Daisies
07 January 2012.

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Dried Hollyhock Seed Capsules
07 January 2012.

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White Frangipani
07 January 2012.

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Rats have found my Tomatoes
07 January 2012.

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Self-sown Watermelon
07 January 2012.

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Self-sown Pumpkin
07 January 2012.

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Fruit of a wild Passion Vine
07 January 2012.

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Fruit on a Passion Vine in a Laneway
07 January 2012.

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Passion Fruit on the vine
07 January 2012.

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Flower on the neglected Passion Vine
07 January 2012.

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New Calendar for the New Year
01 January 2012.

   
 
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