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Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

An interesting challenge this week – juxtaposition, with this post being brought to you by the colour yellow. Read on to find out why.

Dictionary.com tells us:
jux·ta·po·si·tion [juhk-stuh-puh-zish-uhn] – noun
1. an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
2. the state of being close together or side by side.
Origin:1655–65; < Latin juxtā side by side + < French position.

Looking around the kitchen table I’m thinking there should be a few items I can gather that would look great juxtaposed and sure enough, I’ve a mostly full bottle of beer (thanks Monteith’s) along with a rather refreshing looking glass of carbonated water (bubbles by Sodastream).

Putting them together (and playing with my new 35mm lens) produced the shots below – bonus being Cath’s birthday flowers to enhance the backdrop.

Purely co-incidental that we’re mostly yellow on this shoot, that’s just how it turned out 🙂

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bottle juxtaposed
bottle juxtaposed
glass juxtaposed
glass juxtaposed
flowers juxtaposed
flowers juxtaposed

Right, that’s enough typing, the beer is getting warm…

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Perth Hills Sunday Drive

We ventured out in to the Perth Hills again this trip, despite the skies being full of smoke from an inland bushfire. Tracing similar footsteps we took when we went camel riding in Kalamunda National Park back in June.

This time though we jumped off the Roe Highway before Kalamunda and headed across to Pickering Brook for a really rather nice lunch at The CORE Cider House.

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The CORE Cider House

The CORE Cider House
The CORE Cider House shop entrance
The CORE Cider House shop entrance
The CORE Cider House Sampling
The CORE Cider House Sampling
The CORE Cider House nicest kangaroo I've ever eaten
The CORE Cider House nicest kangaroo I’ve ever eaten

Having crazed there and sampled the fine ciders, we ventured slightly further down the road to a vineyard we’d seen earlier that day.
Quaintly named “Due Jolly” (Italian for ‘two jokers’), we were met at the Cellar Door by one of the owners. He made us a rather nice coffee after we’d chatted for a while and had a chance to sample some of their exquisite wines. It’s not often we walk away from vineyards in Australia with a white wine in the car boot but their 2008 Chardonnay had a unique bouquet that ‘forced’ us to buy a bottle 🙂 We did of course take a red with us too. Who can resist an Aussie red…

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Due Jolly Winery front entrance
Due Jolly Winery front entrance
Due Jolly Winery logo
Due Jolly Winery logo
Due Jolly Winery relaxing area
Due Jolly Winery relaxing area
Due Jolly Winery front entrance
Due Jolly Winery front entrance
Due Jolly Winery cellar door with Andrew Cullen, one of the owners
Due Jolly Winery cellar door with Andrew Cullen, one of the owners
Due Jolly Winery cellar door
Due Jolly Winery cellar door

We’re back to Swan Valley tomorrow apparently to cuddle koala’s and generally ‘swan around’ for the day. Don’t bother excusing the pun, I accept it was a pretty feeble attempt…

more l8tr’s

C15 Espresso

C15 Espresso.

Demolished the lemon cheesecake pretty quickly!

Little Sisto Cafe

Little Sisto Cafe

Really impressed with the food and coffee here. We were heading to Ikea from Bertram and decided we needed coffee first. Use “Urbanspoon” Rachel urged, so off I went to download the app as we drove. Sure enough, the first place it recommended as we headed towards the coast was Little Sisto so we took a punt and managed to get a car park right outside. Interior very nice and modern with a cute little courtyard outage back and clean loos. Will go here again if making another Ikea trip.