Thursday, 31 December 2009

In bloom

Mum's frangipani flowers. Happy new year!

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Silence in my court!

That's what I said, but I failed at the looking stern bit.
Fooling around at the old court in Port Macquarie. 

Tuesday, 29 December 2009


One of a group of pelicans on the look out for fish off cuts at the marina

 A fisherman on the breakwater where the Hastings River flows into the Pacific Ocean

Monday, 28 December 2009

Up in the hills

Cattle yards near Beechwood

Alpacas near...somewhere near Beechwood

Old Beechwood cemetery

How green was my valley...

A trio of country mail boxes - cream can, 35-gallon drum and what looks like a drench drum

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Rain, rain, rain

It rained most of the time I was up north, which was a novelty for a someone from the drought-stricken south. The novelty did wear off after a week.

The swollen Hastings River at Bain Bridge near Wauchope

Saturday, 26 December 2009


Mum's potted frangipani on the verge of flowering

Friday, 25 December 2009

A pony called Jesus...

OK, I have no idea what its name is. I was just trying to inject a bit of Christmas into a non-Christmassy photo. This is the view from my mum's back yard at Wauchope. Merry Christmas!  

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Window seat

Just about to leave Melbourne's grey skies behind for sunny northern New South Wales

Wednesday, 23 December 2009


One of the window boxes of Soft Belly on Little Bourke Street

Girl in Melbourne will be coming to you from Wauchope/Port Macquarie on the NSW mid-north coast from December 24 until January 1. Posting might be sporadic.
Actually, I won't be posting daily from January 1. I started this blog on January 1 this year with the intention of posting a photo every day for 12 months and although it's been fun, I'm quite looking forward to being less disciplined.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Longest day

Flinders Street. Federation Square and Flinders Street Station on the left, Forum Theatre on the right

Monday, 21 December 2009


I love seeing the remnants of signs painted onto old bricks. This Dunlop Rubber Co sign is in the alley that runs between Duckboard Place and ACDC Lane in the city.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Saturday, 19 December 2009


In the arid garden at the Botanic Gardens

Friday, 18 December 2009


The view from my loungeroom window last night

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Melbourne quartet

Coffee + bikes + laneways + art
Rankins Lane

Tuesday, 15 December 2009


Yup, that's me! Christmas bauble at Southgate

Monday, 14 December 2009

Bricked in

This old brick wall in Little Collins Street encloses the large garden of the exclusive, men only Melbourne Club, but in the late 1800s the wall formed part of housing occupied by some of Melbourne's poorer residents. You can see where the windows have been bricked in.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Before the drought

...this was a water wall fountainy thing. 'Copenhagen?' appeared on the mural in the past couple of weeks.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Friday, 11 December 2009


Sunset. City. Swan Street Bridge.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Rain clouds meet sunset

About 30 seconds later it started to pelt with rain

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Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Metal monster

Swanston Street construction site

Tuesday, 8 December 2009


Corner Flinders and Swanston Streets this morning

Monday, 7 December 2009

O, Christmas tree

I love the Christmas tree at Collins Place in the city.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Pod II

Another seed pod in the Botanic Gardens. I think this might be a Candy Tuft.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Friday, 4 December 2009

Thursday, 3 December 2009


Seed pod spotted in the Botanic Gardens

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Into the light

River boat passing under Prince's Bridge

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Doing the Block

Block Arcade gets its Christmas make-over

Monday, 30 November 2009

Sunday, 29 November 2009


Shoppers passing through the third floor walkway between Myer and Melbourne Central

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Bonus photo Saturday

Hosier Lane in the city, one of Melbourne's graffiti hotspots (PS the bridesmaids' dresses were about the same colour as the wheelie bin lids on the right!)

City bound, Windsor Station

Friday, 27 November 2009


Flinders Street tram stop in the evening sun

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Royal Arcade

Christmas decorations in the Royal Arcade

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Not sure what the story is with these traffic-light-coloured buoys in the Yarra Turning Basin area (the site of Melbourne's first port), near the Aquarium

Monday, 23 November 2009


I haven't seen the water level in the Botanic Gardens Ornamental Lake this high in ages thanks to the weekend rain. Not that it's that high still. Damn drought. Apparently plans are afoot to replenish the lake with reclaimed water.

Sunday, 22 November 2009


Was it windy somewhere upstream last night? Waterways workers busy removing half a tree from the river this afternoon.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Coat of arms

The base of one of the lamps on Prince's Bridge. They all bear the City of Melbourne coat of arms with the motto which translates as 'We gather strength as we go'.
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