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Big waves at Bondi

Big waves at Bondi

There were unusually big waves and powerful surf at Bondi Beach today. Very dramatic to watch as they gathered themselves up, curled over, and then surged in foam towards the shore.

Big waves at Bondi

Big waves at Bondi

Big waves at Bondi

Big waves at Bondi

Very few swimmers ventured into the water, but a few of the better surfers got in on the action.

Surfing the big waves at Bondi

Surfing the big waves at Bondi

Surfing the big waves at Bondi

Surfing the big waves at Bondi

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Macro Monday: Unfurling leaf

Cordyline Fruticosa "Pink Diamond" unfurling leaf

Cordyline Fruticosa “Pink Diamond” unfurling leaf

I bought this plant a couple of weeks ago, and it’s churning out new leaves at the rate of one a week. I’m slightly worried, as it’s already just below my shoulder height. (I had to stand on a stool to get these shots.) Where will it end?? The ceiling is not exactly cathedral height!

If you’re impressed by the way I can reel off the Latin and variety, don’t be. It’s only because I kept the tag. 😉

Cordyline Fruticosa "Pink Diamond" unfurling leaf

Cordyline Fruticosa “Pink Diamond” unfurling leaf

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Random Fridays: Prism

This faceted globe of glass looks unassuming, but put in the path of sunlight and it takes on a whole new life. It throws rainbow shapes around the room (as in the feature image), and if I spin the globe I have my own private disco as the colours go whirling around.

As you can imagine, it was difficult to focus on these rays of coloured light. I quite like the “smeared” results, though!


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