Mall Mural – Green Hills, Australia

Carolyn Page has sent us an Australian nature mural & a joyful study of its nature, just in time for the Vernal Equinox.

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Carolyn says, ” It is above a travelator and smacks of all things Australian.”

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“I’d love to highlight a few of the images such as our delightful Kookaburra; an Auzzie Icon.”

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“Our beautiful Parrots, of which there are many and varied with beautiful colours; include this beauty.”

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“Our Wattle Trees in bloom look glorious lining our major highways during late winter to early spring.”

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“The wall art image doesn’t show their true high yellow colour, but, I was so pleased to see them highlighted as Australiana.”

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“They are the little round bubble-like images below the Koala.”

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“Then there’s the Banksia; a native plant so attractive in flower:”

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“Australia just isn’t Oz without the Eucalyptus Tree’s Gumnuts acclaimed within author, Illustrator and cartoonist, Mae Gibbs’ children books, including ‘Meet Snugglepot and Cuddlepie’, her lovable bush characters.”

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“Once again the wall art composition doesn’t highlight their true essence. However, the Eucalyptus Tree’s Gumnuts are, once again, iconic to Australia:”

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“This little fellow is hard to see in the wall art, however, he is there hiding as usual. The Australian Possum is a nocturnal creature, though; he can be heard (if not seen) during the day scampering amongst the trees.”

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“(Not to be confused with the Opossum, the Possum lives in trees and keeps very much to himself. He can be ‘tamed’ to a degree with enticing titbits to eat.)”

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“Next is a little Golden Bell Frog frog.”

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“He too is almost hiding. You can just see him in the lower right hand corner!”

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“And last, but not least, is our cuddly Koala. He really is the cutest thing!”

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⭐️  Thank you Carolyn! ⭐️

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“Here is an impression of our ‘future’ Mall Indoor/Outdoor Garden Restaurant Area. I’m so impressed… :)It seems Green Hill will be double celebrating the arrival of spring this year!”

A Crustacean & Sharks in Newcastle

Today, an Australian treat from Carolyn Page of ABC of Sprit Talk

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“Look at the little crustacean. He has dollar notes in his shell..!!”

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“and the little fish has dollar signs painted on it…  I only discovered these when I zoomed in….  Don’t know the connection there; but think it’s worth a mention.”

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This shark seems quite dapper in his elegant bow tie.

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Photo © Carolyn Page

His shark pal sports a fancy jacket!

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Photo © Carolyn Page

⭐ Thank you, Carolyn

Pics taken by Carolyn Page – 2016

Newcastle, Australia

“Just a little background on Newcastle:”

“Newcastle is a harbour city in the Australian state of New South Wales. Its plentiful beaches are linked by the Bathers Way, a coastal walk stretching between Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. The walk provides access to Bogey Hole, a convict-built ocean bath from the colonial period. Also on the path is the 1880s Fort Scratchley, a historic site and a viewpoint for spotting migrating whales.”

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Although there are no whales on these boxes, Carolyn says:

“I’ve seen the migrating whales a couples of times. They are absolutely majestic! I especially love it when a mother and babe glide effortlessly, and seemingly slowly through the water. A brilliant sight.”

ABC of Murals

“A” – is for Aboriginal.

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Artist: Adnate – Photo © Carolyn Page

This outstanding piece is sent to us by Carolyn Page

Artist: Adnate - Photo © Carolyn Page
Artist: Adnate – Photo © Carolyn Page

Find it on: Bishopgate Street, Wickham, Newcastle, Australia. Based in Melbourne, in the state of Victoria, Adnate created the image in 2015.

Artist: Adnate - Photo © Carolyn Page
Artist: Adnate – Photo © Carolyn Page 

  Pics taken by Carolyn Page – March,  2016

Newcastle, Australia

⭐ THANK YOU Carolyn ! ⭐

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Artist: Adnate – Photo © Carolyn Page

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