From country paddock to city there has been a lot happening to visit and be involved in.
On Friday 11 March we travelled inland (east) into the wheatbelt to the Wagin Woolorama country show. My question is - "how high can you dog jump"? This was the highest jump on Friday - 1.93 metres. The finals were on Saturday, I must look-up and see what the highest jump was. They keep moving up the boards so the dogs have to jump higher and higher. Some took the easy option and ran around to jump up the side of the ute. They are not silly!
It might be called the Woolorama, but it about more than just sheep. There is something for everyone.
Over 350 commercial exhibitors; over 1000 sheep, cattle, horses and poultry in competition; working sheep dogs; hourly fashion parades; art, photography and crafts in competition; education options; side shows; free entertainment; lifestyle displays; woolhandling and shearing competitions; markets; current and future rural industry products and services; travel products; smoke free environment; indoor and outdoor displays; 20,000 visitors; massive local community effort; family friendly;
Phew! This is a great country show, worth a look at if you are around in March. But it can be very hot, so make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, and water.
Please click here for more info on the Woolorama - Wagin Woolorama
Also the Wagin's Historical Village was open for visitors to take a fascinating step back in time. More on that in a later post. We hadn't visited the village before, and we thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing as we strolled around the houses and shops. Located in Kitchener Street Wagin, the village is open 7 days a week from 10am to 4pm, and is worth a look if you are passing through Wagin. Please click here for further information - Wagin Historical Village
The previous weekend I went with my eldest son and his two boys to the Busselton Aerofest Air Show organised by the Busselton Aero Club.
There were planes on display from a 1931 Tiger Moth to rescue helicopters and water bombers, to the latest jet fighters, aeronautics and aerobatics handling displays, and a fabulous display of vintage cars. Please click here for more info about the show - Aerofest 2016
I also attended an International Women's Day morning tea put on by the South West Women's Health and Information Centre, met some lovely ladies, listened to some inspiring women and joined in the singing with Parkinsong (a singing group for those inflicted with Parkinson's Disease).
If you missed my previous blog post about my take on International Women's Day you can visit at my blog here - Celebrating International Women's Day
and visit the South West Women's Health and Information Centre here - SWWHIC
And here is a native hibiscus seen on the side of the road when we returned from Wagin.
We also went down to the Eaton Foreshore Festival run by Eaton Primary School, and helped cook a fund-raising sausage sizzle with Sol y Sombra at Gibbs Pool at Harvey Dam for the South West Opera Company's Music Spectacular evening. It was a lovely autumn evening, a beautiful setting, good company, perfect weather and a wonderful night of music and entertainment under the stars. Below you can see the venue and Susie from Sol y Sombra showing her skill with the cape during a performance of one of the songs from Carmen.
Please go to their Facebook page for more information about the Company - SWOC on Facebook
Last week we had an overnight trip to Perth and went to see Sculpture by the Sea 2016 at Cottesloe Beach. This was the twelfth time this annual exhibition has been held, and this year 77 sculptors from 18 countries exhibited their pieces. It seems to get bigger every year. To see more images and find out about Sculpture by the Sea please click here - Sculpture by the Sea
A friend of ours commented - Some very creative ones. Some that made us smile. Some that made us think. Some that made us wonder just what was going through the artists' minds.
The iconic Cottesloe Surf Club and Indiana Tea House.
Some of the sculptures were definitely "hands off", but others invited interaction. Like the one you see below - top centre - a pinewood collaborative construction by Rocardo Gomes and Ben Allen with Lise Kassow. What a wonderful place to sit and contemplae while looking at the sea or across rolling paddocks.
Here is another interactive sculpture for Zilvinas Kempinas made from steel snow poles and bird repellent tape this sculpture interacts with the light and wind.
Perth itself is a mixture of new and old architecture, but more on that in another post.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed this little tour of what has been happening in my corner of the world. I value your comments and look forward to hearing from you. I will try to visit your blogs in return. Have a wonderful week.
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