Saturday, September 17, 2011

Go fly a kite, weird clouds, more signs

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.



 Luke


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.

5 comments:

Andrew said...

Why was the sign down the lane? Here is the answer,
http://highriser.blogspot.com/2011/08/ghost-hotel.html

Frisky Librarian said...

Thanks Andrew! I know the building. What a shadow it is of its former self. Sigh.

Lauren said...

Hi Jayne, I found your blog via The Happiness Project. I've enjoyed reading through your posts. I love your photos, too! FYI I recently started a blog http://themeaningof40.blogspot.com/ and mentioned and linked to Gleeful. See you around!

piggywhistles said...

Hi Jayne. I love your 12 Commandments of Happiness. I have quoted them on my blog which is just in its infancy.
http://piggywhistles.blogspot.com/2011/09/commandments-of-happiness.html

All the time in the world... said...

I'm so jealous you got to fly a kite...I can't wait for Summer here now... Nice shark by the way ;)