…these girls were applying suntan oil
to exposed parts of their body.
Sun lovers on the French Riviera did not seem
to worry about protecting themselves.
Back in September/October I would have posted
this image as seasonal.
A few years ago the camera club to which I belong
found cheap day return airfares to Sydney.
Even though the christmas season was with us
Manly’s Beach was crowded with sun lovers
trying to escape the early summer heat.
However, there is only one season…
…during which these ornaments are…
…on display in our house.
In early December 2015 I took up the offer
of a day trip to Sydney with the Camera Club.
Although the sun was out I didn’t think it hot.
However, this photo shows part of
the Manly Beach crowd on that weekday.
Sydneysiders obviously disagreed with me
and thought it warm enough to warrant
a splash in the sea.
Some of Vancouver’s
Giant Laughing Statues…
…in Stanley Park.
Father after receiving his wig for his
74th birthday about ten years ago.
That year he had been treated for breast and
at least one other type of cancer…maybe two.
He celebrated his 86th birthday in mid-October.
Last summer was a bad summer
for fires in Australia.
However, there is rarely a summer when
we don’t have scenes like this
by fires somewhere in our dry land.
January 4th, 2013.
Loch Ard Gorge was the end of our
Great Ocean Road drive
with some Canadian friends.
At around 44/111 degrees C/F
the car park was literally
melting under our feet.
Manly Beach in early December/Summer.
Travel through rural areas in late summer
and you are more than likely to see
this scene repeated regularly.
Cropping stubble has been burned
to facilitate easier sewing to winter crops.
Strangely I thought this practise had died out
in favour of direct drilling and leaving
the stubble to help protect the soil
from wind or water erosion.
Summer feet both north and south
of the equator.
These heeels are the result of
I never could wear footwear that lets sand in.
Give me bare feet any day of the year.
A drawing from my Mother-in-law’s school sketch book.
Her daughters did not know she had this until
after she passed away a couple of years ago.
And it seems only a few years ago that
London model Twiggy,
caused a furore at the Melbourne Cup
wearing a mini skirt two whole inches
above the knee.
Hemlines have certainly changed since 1965.
Fashion on the gold fields in mid 1800s.
Being married anywhere is now fashionable.
Bride’s dresses have changed considerably
since the late 1970s and mid 80s.
In my twenties I did like to dress formally for a night out.
Sadly I don’t go out as much and formally has
taken on a whole new meaning.
Fashion on a Rivera beach, Nice to be precise,
is much more relaxed.
I believe this beautiful Athabaskan
coat and hood was for formal wear.
Mid-December beach fashions
at Sydney’s Manly Beach