Saturday, February 21, 2015

STILLS: the weeks that were

This is a bit of a whopper edition. These photos serve as a beautiful reminder of all the good things in life and definitely put a silver lining on the tired eyes and sweaty body. Here goes!

:: Neighborhood bliss, making use of a pool over the road while this lovely little family are away

:: Calming the tired-induced chocolate cravings with a cacao drink plus the most satisfying little truffles everrrr. Definitely less protein ball and more truffle, yet full of yum and good things. Another winning recipe courtesy of Petite Kitchen wonder-lady, Eleanor. I'm a bit excited about her book making its way to me in the post.

:: She's started kissing babies, children and animals in books. Love heart eyes to the max. Now if only she would offer kisses to her humans!

:: How could I resist these little ballet slippers at the op shop? They make the sweetest shoes on little feet.

:: A moody and cool walk on a stormy morning, over the dunes and also down the path behind the dunes. We heard lots of birds and, at our turn around point, stopped and watched the veriagated fairy wrens.

:: A backyard friend taking some time out in our hammock. Cute!!

:: We popped into Matso's for an afternoon drink, E keeping herself busy with ice from my juice glass.

:: This kid and her giant hat from Aunty Ingy. At the waterpark/playground. Always a winner.

:: The waterpark looks out over Roebuck Bay, such a stunning view. In the shallows of the water is a type of blue green algae that appears in the wet. It's a result of an influx of nutrients and is bad news for sea grass and therefore creatures that rely on this habitat/food. It can also make humans sick. One of the National Parks workers was down there waiting to meet their boat as well as take some photos of the floating algae.

From the Roebuck Bay Working Group facebook page: Long hot cloudless days (and too many nutrients from groundwater and stormwater runoff) are not good for Roebuck Bay, with a Lyngbya (cyanobacteria) bloom underway. Lyngbya growth can accelerate around the start of the wet (clear hot cloudless days and nutrients from groundwater), with the greatest spread and intensity in February. Unlike other bacteria, Lyngbya forms large air bubbles from photosynthesis, which allows the mats to become buoyant and spread across the bay. Soon after the Lyngbya dies and is washed onto the mangroves and shores. The message is, don't touch it, it can be toxic in certain stages of its growth.

:: How the washing gets done around here. Maybe E will become chief dish rinser?!

::  Yesterday afternoon I met Gav and E at the park. We went to say hi to our neighbours with the pool in the first photo. Gav and E were then invited for a swim while I went to harvest lemons from our tree that were hanging over into the empty block behind us. Just a few lemons!! It was such a pleasure to be able to then pass these on to our friends, who then invited us for dinner. Apart from this being so lovely in and of itself, it was one of those nights where we were completely unprepared for dinner. What a welcome invite! At this rate we may never leave Broome.

:: Crazy foraging lady strikes again. Gathering fallen branches for wood and dyeing experiments. The nature play spin off with the small one is a huge bonus. She loves it!

For stills by my sister from another mother who lives on the other side, go here!


  1. How did the wood and dye experiments go? I haven't had the time to do much natural dyeing and I won't be launching it into this year (that's how far ahead the plans go), except for perhaps dying with turmeric when the tubers are ready.

  2. The ballet shoes!!!!! The beach!!!! the pout!!! GAHHHH xxx