I usually run with a theme. Last Thursday I went in to do my shift at Lifeline (which was busy). It was a public holiday. Australia Day or Invasion Day depending on your perspective. As in many other cities across Australia there were protests. I went in to town too early for the protestors and they had moved on by the time I finished.
So I focused on street art and beauty.
I really like the way the mirrored windows of this impersonal office block reflect the trees in the park across the street.
This is a magpie, a female magpie (which I knew because her nape is grey rather than white). She was very close to my next photos of her big brother.
Yanni Pounartzis has been repaired and returned to the city. When it was first installed it was attacked by vandals within hours. It was fenced off but attacked again. So far the oxygen thieves have left it alone this time, and I hope they stay well away. I think it is a beautiful addition to the city.
Walking on (and it was a very hot day) I smiled to see that a local tavern was misting their outside patrons with a cool spray. What a lovely idea. I stopped long enough to benefit.
I don't know what this last sculpture represents. It was close to the first of my bus stops (and public transport on a public holiday is woeful). I only saw it by chance. I will investigate further.
On the Batty front we continue to watch and wait. He went back to the vet this week (and I suggested he should attract frequent flyer points). She agreed with us that he is better, but also agreed that he is not right yet. His anti inflamatories will run out in the next few days. We have instructions to ring her in a fortnight or earlier if his condition deteriorates to discuss next steps. Surgery may be on the cards. Poor Batty. I should add that we seem to be much more worried about his condition than he is.
I do hope that your week is packed with beauty and health.