amazing technicolour dreamworld

extremely colourful imagery hits the spot today.

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this got me thinking back to joseph & his amazing technicolour dreamcoat by andrew lloyd weber.  my parents had the soundtrack of an early nineties production (1991?) – the one with jason donovan as joseph… and as a youngster i used to sit in the lounge and sing along to it aaaaaall day. oh man! i kind of dislike musicals now (or at least, it takes a pretty great musical to keep me interested) – probably because i sang any dream will do until it was coming out of my ears.

le picnique

paris picnic

picnics might usually be associated with spring & summer, but autumn in the winelands (and south africa in general) is pretty much perfect outdoor weather in my mind. you can sit in the sun without getting hot, i mean – what’s better than that? yesterday i was driving with the window down and there was that yummy autumn smell in the air… it made me think about times spent lazing the day away on the grass somewhere. preferably eating some kind of cheese.

water wheel

as a kid one of my favourite things in my parent’s display shelf (you know, that place where they put all the strange odds and ends collected throughout a lifetime) was this fake shell belonging to my grandmother, that contained a japanese bonsai garden with a little house and a watermill that actually turned.

forest

i went for a long sunday walk last week in my neighbourhood forest, toting my camera along like a good girl, only to realise that i had left the battery in its charger back home. shit!  these photos by capture the feeling of that walk (except a thousand times better than i might have done). the forests are also just slightly more amazing – just like heaven.

blue & pink

really enjoying this colour combo lately. sparked off by an amazing photo of jayne mansfield…

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riverside school

a wonderful set of photographs from the seventies by george plemper titled riverside school

in my early days i was employed as a science teacher at riverside school … my negatives and photographs sat mouldering in the back of my garage for 30 years before the wonders of the digital age allowed me to rescue them.