Sunday, January 29, 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Gallipoli documentary

0601 Gallipoli film poster
Originally uploaded by rooruu.

This is a brilliant documentary. The words of Turks, British, Australians, and to every soldier the greatest thing was home, family, and the terrible cost of war. Don't miss this one. I've chosen it for Photo Friday: Vanity because some of war is about vanity - the vanity of those in power who do not always use it wisely - while in other ways the unsung bravery and selflessness of the ordinary soldier is the utter antithesis of vanity. How, on one appalling day among many, did the second and third waves of Anzacs obey the order to go over the top, when they knew the first and second waves had met with annihilation?

Film's website is

Friday, January 27, 2006

Home-made lemonade

0601 lemonade
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
All the ingredients for the new citrus variation on my grandmother's recipe.

Australia Day lamington

060126 lamington
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Maybe it's the one day of the year when green and gold coconut makes sense. Lamingtons are a sponge square dipped in icing and rolled in coconut. Children are so not put off by nearly-luminous food!


0601 landscape
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
A domestic landscape. "This bed my centre" (John Donne).

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Polishing silver

0601 silver
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
A quiet morning's busywork on the verandah with some op-shop vintage finds.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Sunday, January 22, 2006


0601 gardenias
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
None perfect, all beautiful. Love the vintage aqua vase, and the way their scent meanders through the room.

Pink(ed) ATC

0601 pink
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
ATC with pinked edges. Photo Friday: Pink. Well, there's pink on the ATC, but I like the pun. (ATC = artist's trading card)

The sea inside

0601 leadlight
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
A more enticing view than the (silent) (huge) telly at the airport arrival gate.

Friday, January 20, 2006


0601 hopscotch
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Not bad for a kindy kid, even if the 2's a bit dicky - it still played well, all the way to Safe at the top.


0601 queue
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Either they're working REALLY hard, or I've got to hope the seats are comfortable. Just as well I brought the paper to read.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006


0601 success
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
The term "success" covers many things. Photo Friday: Success.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Happy feet

0601 happy feet
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
So Ronald's occupying most of the seat? So sit on him! Lunch at the Palais d'Arches D'or, on a break from investigating Treasure Shops.

Junk panorama

0601 junk panorama
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
After Christmas, when January isn't too hot, it's time to cull and organise. Photo Friday: Panorama.

Sunday, January 08, 2006


0601 gardenias
Originally uploaded by rooruu.

Picked these from the garden - just had the three, so I enjoyed the perfume and their varying stages from fresh-white to creamy-fading.

The aqua blue vase is a favourite junk-shop find.

Some order amid the rest, some of which is chaos-in-progress to order.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bark & vine

0601 bark & vine
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Something really appealed to me about the rough texture of the bark and the delicate vine growing against it.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Blue plumbago

0601 plumbago
Originally uploaded by rooruu.

I've always preferred blue plumbago. Think I need to work on focus a bit...

Been doing some sorting out at home, so the garden is being my photo source/inspiration.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

White cane

0601 white cane
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
The white cane chairs are getting a summer workout, almost living on the verandah.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Pink oleander

0601 oleander
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
It may be poisonous, but it's hardy and flowers freely with cheerful longevity.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Turning the corner

0601 corner
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Turning the corner into the new year (these bricks would look so much nicer with lighter grout).