Day 86 – 366 Day Project

Day 86 – 366 Day Project

“Mushrooms”   Day 86 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!” Mushrooms spotted on a nature strip on my daily walk. This mushroom is a different species to that featured in Day 34 of my 366 Day Project. From Wikipedia, encyclopedia: A mushroom (or toadstool) is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. “Nature alone is antique and the oldest art a mushroom.” ~ Thomas Carlyle Advice from a Mushroom Be down-to-earth Sprout new ideas Keep a low profile Know when to show up Sty well-rounded Be a...
Day 85 – 366 Day Project

Day 85 – 366 Day Project

“Sunsets”   Day 85 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   More sunsets…I just can’t walk past without photographing the magic in a sunset. There’s something that’s so enchanting about them – the rich tableau of colours , the calm of the moment, the comforting glow in the sky – that can’t be denied by even the most stone-hearted of people. “Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting.” ~ Richard Paul Evans,   “A sunset is the sun’s fiery kiss to the night.” ~ Crystal...
Day 84 – 366 Day Project

Day 84 – 366 Day Project

“Bee”   Day 84 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   I couldn’t resist but include this one in my 366 Photo A Day Project…how cute is this Koala, painted by artist Kirsten Baade during 2015’s Animals with Attitude world-class public art event held last year. “For so work the honey-bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom.” ~ William Shakespeare This sculpture titled “Where Would I Bee Without You” was sponsored by Councillor Daphne McDonald, Division 14 City of Gold Coast Have you seen “Where Would I Bee Without You” by artist Kirsten Baade, on display at Palm Beach Parklands? Animals with Attitude was set to inspire and excite the City of Gold Coast. More amazing sculptures on the trail can be found here at About Animals with Attitude Gold Coast Sculpture...
Day 83 – 366 Day Project

Day 83 – 366 Day Project

“Percy Pelican”   Day 83 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   Earth’s oceans and waterways wouldn’t be the same without the amazing birds that wing so gracefully over water and crashing waves. Pelicans are fascinating creatures. This pelican, who I’ve named Percy… was hanging around Pt Cartwright boat ramp waiting for the fishermen to haul in their catch of the day. So today, I thought why not get closer to nature and learn more about these graceful birds. Pelican is a giant bird, which has a wingspan of five meters, so that they are able to fly up to an altitude of 3000 meters. Pelicans live on every continent except Antarctica. There are eight species of pelicans, the majority of which live in warm regions, mainly near the coast and estuaries. Pelicans eat fish, tadpoles, crustaceans, sometimes even turtles. After catching pray, pelican pushes water to the sides, and then moves the food into the throat and swallows it. Pelicans like to hunt in groups. Pelicans have the most spacious beak, which can hold up to 3 buckets of fish. Pelicans are among the heaviest flying birds, but, despite this, their skeleton is 1/10 of body weight. They have buoyancy air bags that are located among the bones, chest, neck, under the skin and wings. These air bags help them swim and improve the aerodynamics of flight. Pelicans have no nostrils and they breathe through their...
Day 82 – 366 Day Project

Day 82 – 366 Day Project

 “Reservoir Art”   Day 82 of 366 Day Project “Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”   How awesome is the new artwork on Pt Cartright Reservoir? Simply magical…hey! Unitywater called for expressions of interest from Sunshine Coast artists after conducting a survey of residents and businesses in the immediate vicinity of Point Cartwright. About 60 per cent locals respondents saying they’d prefer a design that blended with the surrounds to help camouflage the reservoir. The top three themes chosen by residents were bushland nature, beach or marine life and the most popular style was a realistic artwork. “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” ~ Edgar Degas Following the community vote to determine the artwork, the winning design that was selected was Subsurface by Joel Fergie. The design won more than half of the public vote. Joel Fergie’s piece Subsurface, which features a whale, a turtle and fish all swimming beneath the sea. Mr Fergie, a 26-year-old professional street artist also known as The Zookeeper, said painting the huge structure was definitely a career highlight. “This is the ultimate canvas and it all feels like a dream, really,” he said. So now the already well-known landmark has been transformed into a very special piece of art, with it’s focus on the ocean and our aquatic wildlife, clearly resonates with the public and I’m sure will be photographed over and over by visitors and Coast residents like myself.   The Mural Painting of the Unity Water Tower Pt Cartwright March 2016 from Douglas Mizzi on Vimeo....