Sunday, October 23, 2011

Kute with a K



Africans have their impala;
We are happy with our koala.
Our animals aren't quite as wild;
This one here is meek and mild.
This traveler on his cycling trip
Has built-up a relationship
With this fellow who, I think,
Must be desperate for a drink.
Usually koalas slake
Their thirst, not from a tap or lake,
But merely from the leaves they chew,
As a sort of leafy dew.
(We get mad if someone dares
To call our cute koalas 'bears!)



This ceiling, at The Civic has a little tale to tell,
For it isn't the original, although it mimics well.
The decoration first placed there ninety years ago
Was admired by everyone who came to watch a show.
An example of Art Deco, it was put away in store
When a Japanese invasion threatened in the War.
After the War when everything was chosen for repair,
The lovely Art Deco ceiling simply wasn't there!
And, to this day, nobody knows exactly where it went!
So in due course a replica was made to represent
The artistry of a bygone age on which disaster fell.
And looking up at it I felt it's done it's job quite well.
Harry's school is the oldest in Australia so it's not surprising that its fair was a Colonial one. It was very well attended and a lot of the children were dressed in 'colonial outfits.

Here the school band was preparing to play,

I thought Max and Harry looked great in their outfits.

And I got a nice shot of daughter-in-law Michelle as well. She and Greg were on the Sausage-Sizzle stall. 


Kay L. Davies said...

I love the hats and vests on Max and Harry!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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Madeleine Begun Kane said...

LOL! Another fun post!

imriz said...

aw, how sweet:)

Carole M. said...

...the koala; it reminds me of many at the time of the Victorian 2009 bushfires. They were forced to seek help by passers-by in this fashion; some incredible photos were around at that time.

Kim, USA said...

Good looking little guys and I like the outfit too. ^_^


cassandrasminicorner said...

First photo was so sweet!!

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