The Slender Banksia trees in the bushland of Perth’s Bold Park still have plenty of bright yellow flower heads.
The flowers are very popular with birds, like the White-cheeked Honeyeater above, and also with bees.
While we were in Perth’s port city of Fremantle recently, we stopped to admire this bus shelter that has been painted by by local street/public artist Stormie Mills. It’s across the road from the Fremantle Arts Centre.
Last week we visited the Fremantle Arts Centre to see the current exhibition, “In Cahoots” which runs through to 28 January.
We especially liked the series of photographs based on Star Wars and comic book superheroes, by Tony Albert, David C Collins and collaborators.
And also this demonstration of how to turn a dead car door into an artwork, by Sean Cordeiro, Claire Healy and Kumpaya Girgiba.
We saw plenty of wildlife during our recent visit to Mandurah, south of Perth, including dolphins …
… Black Swans …
… and these amusing cormorants.
While we were in Mandurah recently, we had a few reminders that Christmas was just a few days away.
There was a Christmas crib scene outside Christ’s Church, which was consecrated in 1871 and expanded later, and a nativity scene in the stained glass as well. Merry Christmas!
A few days back we hopped a train to the coastal town of Mandurah, about 70km south of Perth. A much more restful and enjoyable journey than driving!
Mandurah is a great place for walking along the waterfront, and along the canal development.
On the weekend we climbed the long staircase at Manning Park, south of Fremantle.
Great views from the top, across the lake (above) and the heritage listed Davilak ruins, the remains of an 1850s homestead.