Monday, February 27, 2006

Enamel peg basket

0602 peg basket
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
The small things that make you happy.
It was great to chuck the old functional but boring peg bag and replace it with this.

Current reading

0602 current reading
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
The Jane Austen Book Club because I'd meant to for ages; Santa: A life because it's the kind of literary nonfiction that I've enjoyed before; and Brokeback Mountain because the film was brilliant and I wanted to read it in Annie Proulx's distinctive, sparely embroidered prose.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Weekend lunch

0602 lunch
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Dappled sunlight on the verandah and the remains of a perfect weekend lunch. Triple-smoked ham and salad rolls, Castello and smoked salmon on seaweed crackers, the world's best yoghurt with frozen raspberries, and a leetle chocolate chaser. No, not everyday life at all - but fun. Accompanied of course by good conversation, the salt of any meal.

I'd put my digital camera in a different place yesterday and for five horrible minutes today I couldn't find it - it pointed out how accustomed I've become this year to carrying it everywhere and being able to photograph in the moment.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Number plates

0602 Number plates
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
My mechanic's office wall includes numberplates from all over the world, including some vintage NSW ones.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Green leaf, black trunk

0602 green and black
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
I liked the contrast between the limey green and the black tree trunk, although it was an interesting puzzle as to how to get them into the same picture. Trying this sort of thing lets me find out what my camera can do - I liked the way the focus worked out.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Seed pods

0602 seed pod
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Acacia? wattle? not sure. Last week looked like a blue week, while this week's going green.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Rural green

0602 rural green
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
You can tell we've had rain recently - some months ago this was not so lush.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Lolly jars

0602 lolly jars
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
The jellybean jar was nearly full at the start of term less than four weeks ago, and this is the second jar of boiled lollies...children(students) are an expensive (but amusing) indulgence!

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Quilt under construction

0602 quilt under construction
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
My current project - singing colours, simple blocks and wonderful fabrics from designers like Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Jan Mullen, Jane Sassaman, the Alexander Henry and Michael Miller fabric houses. I'm so grateful we quilters have such a kaleidoscope of choice today.

Storm clouds

0602 storm clouds
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Late in the day a big summer thunderstorm rolled through. This was after the thunder, lightning, rain and hail.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Blue tongue lizard

0602 blue tongue lizard
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
A native Australian lizard which was sliding through the garden this afternoon. Must have been attacked by cats, as at least one back leg was gone and the other didn't seem to be of much use, so it was sliding rather than waddle-stalking along in their usual deliberate goanna-like manner.

Swimming pool

Swimming pool
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Carnival day - a rare moment as the pool settled between races.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006


0602 pallets
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
All those varying weathered blues, and then one red. There's a quilt in this image (someday).

Graffiti eye

0602 eye
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Big Brother? Big bother? Just one eye, facing a fairly uninteresting wall.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Backyard soccer

0602 backyard soccer
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Serious competition, even if it's a rather small multicoloured soccer ball.

Saturday, February 11, 2006


0602 blur
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
This is one of my quilts, which includes lots of bright, cheerful colours. The way in which the rectangular structure is still visible while the colours blur across it is interesting - I was prompted to take the photo because of the challenge. Photo Friday: Blur.

New watch

0602 watch
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
My old watch having died, I had to get a new one today - the stopgap Harry Potter plastic digital one wasn't going to last forever, although it was often admired.

Fascinating exercise in gender perception - am I one of the few females in the world who wants a watch with a decent sized face, luminosity in some way and the date? Not some tiny/delicate/distorted fashion thingy? Apparently, unlike men, few if any women want to check the date on their watch, or so it might seem.

After saying that, I've photographed it with a girly background of pretty quilt fabrics in the shop I went to afterwards...

Friday, February 10, 2006

Afternoon tree

0602 afternoon tree
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
A change was rolling in in the late afternoon, grey clouds and some relief from a hot day. The distant horses grazed on.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Flannel flowers

0602 flannel flowers
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Flannel flowers a colleague brought in for her desk, having grown them in her garden.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Red (painted) brick

0602 red brick
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Repetition, one of my favourite colours, one example of how I'm seeing more because of the camera.

Monday, February 06, 2006


0602 tools
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
The cleaners' tools from work, glimpsed on taking a different route out to go home.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


0602 toothpaste
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
When you cut through all the foofle and marketing hype, isn't this just another North American excuse to experience cinnamon? Although the necessity of the luminous feature eludes me. Cinnamon disguised as hygienic virtue and dental wisdom. An unusual, amusing present & window on the extent of cinnamon addiction. Photo Friday: Disguise.

Country home

0602 magazine
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
One of my favourite magazines - this latest issue came on Saturday (when I originally posted this until it was eaten by Blogspot and is now gorn into the ether).

Choc chip cookie slice

0602 choc chip slice
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Today's Clever Idea (not mine, someone else's) for when you're pushed for time and need bickies. Make choc chip cookie dough. Avoid eating all of it. Place remainder in rectangular dish and cook like a slice. Crunchy on the edges, squishy in the middle. Yum.

Better still, get a dear and useful friend to do the above and bring it to your place.

Friday, February 03, 2006


0602 fern
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Hot, at 39degC in the shade, and humid - by late afternoon the ferns were wilting, just like us.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


0602 scroll
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Even inside it's unpleasantly hot and humid - can't escape.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


0602 bike
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Too hot today.

Sign of the day

0601 sign
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
The new school year began for students today. The cherubs returned...


0601 charm
Originally uploaded by rooruu.
Luscious samples from Charm (by Amy Butler for Free Spirit fabrics). Couldn't get to day's end without starting a quilt with them!