Graffiti not up to scratch

I guess this graffiti isn't up to scratch. Day 240/365.

Thursday, 21 July 2011, Day 240/365.

I see plenty of graffiti around the place but I don’t normally see tags crossed out.

Was this someone who didn’t like the tags?

Was this an ‘authority’ who’ll get around to cleaning it up properly later?

I don’t know. It just gives me questions.

Remember to drink plenty of water

Eight glasses of water per day. Day 239/365.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011, Day 239/365.

I try to remember to drink as much water as possible during the day. I have a glass of water at my side and when it’s empty it’s a good excuse to get away from the computer to go and fill it up.

On the weekends when I’m not at work this routine goes out the window and I might get to the end of the day and realise I’ve hardly drank anything.

I used the iPhone camera+ app to take the above photo. It’s kind of similar to Instagram except the end resulting photos are in a higher resolution which I like.

Signs gone mad

40km/hr area. Day 238/365.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011, Day 238/365.

Within ten metres of a main road is a 40km/hr sign, and end of 40km/hr sign and then the stop sign.

I don’t know how much planning goes into the placement of road speed signs but it seems pointless to me to have two opposing signs so close to each other.

Whoever thought 40km/hr was a good idea in some suburbs mustn’t drive very much. I live in the next suburb over to this one and it’s 50km/hr through there so it can get quite confusing.

Shopping trolleys – where are they?

Shopping trolley anyone? Day 237/365.

Monday, 18 July 2011, Day 237/365.

I think Mondays might become my objects found on top of fixed objects theme as you will see when I do today’s photo in a week’s time.

The nearest shopping centre to where this was left isn’t really really close so it was pushed a little way and we all know how unwieldy shopping trolleys can be.

I wonder if the little sign on the wall depicting no skating or skateboarding should also have no shopping trolley image on it.

And below is a picture I took a while back now of another shopping trolley in an unusual place.

Shopping trolleys are in all sorts of weird places

Trampoline

Trampoline. Day 236/365.

Sunday, 17 July 2011, Day 236/365.

I bought this trampoline about six to seven years ago. I probably couldn’t buy one like it now because they’ve gone circular and have safety nets around them.

My backyard isn’t very big and the beauty of this trampoline is that I can easily put it on its side – something I couldn’t do with the round variety.

It’s been a godsend for the lad to get out and jump some of his energy away. He doesn’t use it as much but he still uses it.

Spring

Hope springs eternal. Day 235/365.

Saturday, 16 July 2011, Day 235/365.

Tree blossoms in the middle of winter. It gives me hope that spring will come and it will be here before we know it.

Alone time

Sunset at Southport. Day 234/365.

Friday, 15 July 2011, Day 234/365.

Even thought it’s the middle of winter here I still love going for a walk along the coast. No matter the temperature there’s always something about it that makes me feel very peaceful.

It was just the antidote to taking three children to see a movie – not that it was traumatic or anything – I just need alone time every now and then.