Tribute to Wembley Ware

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We were cycling through the Hay Street subway in the Perth suburb of Subiaco recently and stopped to admire the artwork. The mural is by Too Much Colour and pays tribute to the Australian Fine China works that used to be nearby.

The pottery made lots of decorative crockery and ceramic ornaments, known as Wembley Ware and still a popular collectible. The owl was a a popular piece – shown below when an example was displayed in a local shop window during Wembley Ware Week a few years back.
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An Orchid Moment

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As well as the colourful wildflowers that we featured yesterday, we saw some interesting orchids in Kings Park on the weekend. Perthites like us have a soft spot for orchids, and a wide variety of them grow wild in Western Australia. The one shown above is Banded Greenhood, which is fairly widespread in Kings Park at present.

We only saw a few of the more colourful Coastal Banded Greenhood below. Both orchids look especially striking with the sun shining through the flowers, from in front of the camera.

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