Sunday, June 23, 2013

~ snippets ... mid-winter in Hobart ~









 
 




 






Dark MOFO hit Hobart this week and we've all been getting in the mood and celebrating all that is lovely about the dark and winter in Tassie.


1.  The skywhale in all her glory.  She was commissioned as part of the centenary celebrations in Canberra and visited here as part of our winter celebration week.  I found her curiously beautiful.  The children could not get past those boobies.

2.  Spectra a light installation by Ryoji Ikeda graced our skies all week (more MOFO action).  Sometimes shrouded in mist and fog and sometimes clear.  Beautiful and mesmerising.

3.  First night of the winter feast down at the wharves.  The shed looked beautiful - and the food and entertainment were fab.  We finished with Bruny Island icecream (it was 2 degrees outside) with hot salted caramel sauce...to die for!

4.  It's garlic planting time (apparently you are supposed to do it in the nude) - I'm wondering if this will grow. 

5.  School photos this week.  What a battle to get them all out of their sports gear and into real school shoes!

6.  They've been arranging shells.  Obsessive much?

7.  Details...I'm all about the little things

8.  While I'm busy pouring water on the windscreen, scraping off the ice and muttering under my breath about moving to Queensland they are happy to embrace the frost

9.  Daisy chains on the window ledge...little treasures and pieces of them everywhere I look.


 
I'm linking up with Em to share some snippets of life at our place. 



19 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous event for all of you to celebrate Winter which looks freezing down your way:) You could move up here to Queensland but not near me, during the day the temps are nice but 3 degrees overnight in our high set Queenslander is just a touch chilly for me anyway;) Love the details of your shells, I'm a bit of an arranger too. Have a great week. xx

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  2. That little sprouting garlic on the pink dish is just so sweet. Looks like an incredible way to celebrate the solstice! Holly.x

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  3. Those boobies are indeed something!

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  4. Get ready to get your gear off Ally! Lol... I planted some bulbs a few weeks ago but have never heard of the necessity for nudity! I love the kidlets in line in their uniforms! Lovely week to you...

    Sophie xo

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  5. that last photo is so gorgeous :)

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  6. I love the Sky Whale! I wish it was coming to Alice Springs. And what a shell collection - I can relate to the ordering and arranging :) x

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  7. The sky whale is amazing! I am swooning over those daisy chains - so beautiful. Have a truly beautiful new week Ally. xx

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  8. Such interesting snippets! That sky whale looks amazing, and the photo of the shells is divine! Have a great week!

    www.lookingasuare.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. Dark mofo as been so much fun, but boy, hasn't it been cold? As much as I love garlic I think I'd go without than plant it in the nude! I aore the daisy pic. Adore. Xx

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  11. Lovely photos.

    Sky whale made it into my weekly stills also, how could she (he?) not, in all her ugly glory!

    So happy to have found your beautiful blog through The Beetle Shack.

    www.twinsplusonemumma.com

    xx

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  12. Lovely week. That sky whale is quite a sight, what a fun thing to see. The garlic shot is really pretty (did you plant it in the nude? ). Love your detail shell, such a pretty photo, nicely done.

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  13. Such gorgeous photos, love all the shells lined up and beautiful daisy chain. Hope you're keeping cosy and warm.
    Sophie x

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  14. so many beautiful moments captured .... those shells are gorgeous x

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  15. I must admit I couldn't help but look several times at the sky whale and her boobies too Ally, and I'm dying to know if you really did plant the garlic in the nude. I've heard of a few garlic planting rituals but not that one! And the daisy chain is beautiful - simple pleasures and a stunning image! Keep warm - freeeeezzzing here too! xx

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  16. Your photos never fail to inspire me chick. Just beautiful x

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  17. Oh I tried that Bruny Island ice cream..it was delicious!

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  18. I'm so immature...I can't get over those boobies either!

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  19. I so wish I'd been able to get to some of the MOFO events this year! Maybe next year? And I'm with Trishie, I'm too immature to get past the boobies as well!

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