I flew my kite today for the first time and it was ace. Luke and I went to Sandringham Beach and after several attempts at negotiating the inconsistent breeze - ending in nosedives into the sand and the shallows - I got the kite flying up high. It looked so cool, especially against the cloudy skies. I think the beach is the right place to fly a sharkite.
The clouds were quite strange, droopy and bloblike, which is shown dramatically in this black and white shot.
The skies were threatening. I thought there there was going to be rain, if not a storm, but nothing eventuated.
As we waited to meet friends in Sandringham, I saw these lorikeets on the powerlines.
I saw several great old signs in Sandringham and on the way there, but the car was moving and I can't make Luke stop every time I want to take a photo...dammit.
I did get shots of these in Prahran though.
This was on the side of The Big Store that I
blogged a few weeks ago.
The building faces Chapel Street but I took this
down an alley off a side street, near Blockbuster.
Here's some more kites action shots.
Me (photos of the real me
are still on Luke's camera)
A bit I added later: thanks to a learned Twitter friend, I can now tell you those droopy, blobby clouds above are called mammatus clouds, from the Latin mamma, because they look like boobs.