A couple of the worms in my mum's new worm farm. Had to be quick as worms prefer to be under the surface. Once they settle in, a layer of newspaper goes over the top. Dad suggested the comic pages - to give them some entertainment. (haha dad)
For sheer impressiveness, this was my favourite set of lights on our little tour. In real life it's even better, as some of the features 'move'. (By move, i mean the lights come on sequentially - but really quickly - which gives a kind of shooting star effect). Apart from that, the whole colour scheme would change about every 20 seconds. For example...
Yeah, i know. What's with all the food photos? I promise this is not going to turn into a recipe blog (for that you can go here). But when a friend makes me a tasty and photogenic meal, i feel it's worth a photo. It also provides a memory of the dish (for more than the 3.5 seconds in which i devour it).
I passed the Kurilpa bridge the other night - for the first time since its opening. This rainbow display is one of the many configurations it does throughout the evening. Of course, if you're a reader of my climate change blog, you'll be pleased (as I was) to know that the energy comes from solar power.
Look, i don't understand the details, but for some reason connected with the Queensland 150th anniversary, there are words being projected on the William Jolly Bridge (near Brisbane's city centre). Either this makes no sense - or i'm just a cultural buffoon. It's probably the latter, so feel free to offer your enlightenment.
OK, so this is not the first time i've photographed muffins. These little guys were yet another course of housewarming feast (see previousposts) which i forgot to mention was entirely gluten-free!
It's an 'in-tray' photo. Partially because of the neat symmetrical formation, and partially because they tended to go to pieces at the first sign of being taken out (previous muffin carnage nicely concealed by breadknife). Anyhow, whatever issues they had with wanting to stick to the tray, they made up for in eatability - mmmm.
This was a yummy cornbread made by a friend as part of the housewarming experience. Photography connosieurs will note the framing of the shot to avoid towers of unpacked boxes and other moving-related debris. :)
As part of the Brisbane International Film Festival, there was an outdoor movie at one of my local parks. It was a great evening for being outside - pleasant sunset temperatures and kids passing the pre-movie minutes by making full use of the free jumping castle and fairy floss (provided by the event sponsors).
At the aforementioned party, a fellow guest showed me this item a friend had purchased for her in the US. The Obama-mints are by no means the only piece of presidential merchandise. Apparently there are even Obame undies! Somehow, i don't think it would work here.
It's fairly rare to have a 28.05th birthday party. It's rarer still to have a guest of honour who celebrates by making a fantastic meal for her numerous party guests. I can't remember the name of the feature dish - but i can tell you it was quite delish!
Spotted this at Greenfest and was quite impressed. As well as the creativity of making one's own bicycle trailer, the side parts appear to be made out of former bicycles (with some bamboo cladding for style). Much kudos from me. And it was a great way for one of the food and drink outlets to get around the festival to offer people their iced tea (or whatever it was ... i was looking at the construction of the trailer, not its contents :)
Ok, so i post a few sunset pictures (here, here, here, here, here and here). But this one has a difference - it's in the eastern sky! Even though it looks like the sun is behind the clouds, it is in fact in the other side of the sky, and its light is reflecting off these clouds in the east.
A rainy day when a bike ride is planned. The bad part is waiting around (helmet held hopefully in hand) for the rain to clear. The good part is seeing stuff like this. It's just an inner-suburban street, with some mist, but it was awesome. Moreso than the photo can tell.
Even external uni students occasionally have to make a trip to campus - for me it has novelty value. Found a grassy knoll to sit and eat lunch. There was no passing motorcade, but there was this tiny little flower (about half the width of a fingernail).
Recently i needed a candle pic (of my very own home-made candle i might add) and got distracted by the picture editing functions. Invert Colours results in a candle that look black and blue (for comparison, actual candle is here).
So this is the Tank Street bridge so far (with the Victoria bridge in the background). A mate of mine jokes that bridges are a bit like Starbucks... they find one that's popular, and put another one just 5 blocks away. Meanwhile, it turns out that this bridge is going to be a pedestrian/cyclist bridge (yay!)
This life-size replica formed part of a Doctor Who exhibit at my local library. Aside from the dvds and books pictured, there was also a display of memorabilia and paraphenalia - the kind which one might typically see on Collectors - featuring a great deal of material relating to the Doctor Who series of the 60s, 70s and 80s.