Yesterday morning , John and I ventured out to a local hardware store to find a gift for our son’s birthday this coming weekend. We stopped by the old Kings Wharf area on the Tamar River , which happens to be nearby, for a few quick blog photos.
Kings Wharf was part of a busy port area dating back to 1917. A fire back in 1979 destroyed half of the wharf and not much seems to have been done to preserve it since. There are now plans afoot to give the area a new lease of life by a local developer.
A chilly blast coming straight from Antartica was the weather forecast so I donned my warm leather skirt (a recycle find a couple of years ago) paired with a Marlene Birger wool animal print top worn over a black knit .
Leopard print also featured on my velvet Mrs Edgeley turban and gloves. They were paired with my favourite beads and Anne and Valentin sunnies.
After our excursion to two hardware stores ( never high on my fun lists) and a quick lunch of homemade spicy bean and kale soup I spent the afternoon at my hairdressers as my stylist Jamie corrected my somewhat botched home hair colour. He did a great job and the colour is now a real copper rather than the mix of orange and crimson it had become.
Later in the day our local news showed snowy scenes around our state . Snow is not uncommon on our mountains and in certain areas of our state but rare in our area , the last time in the 1980’s and I have a photo of me with a snowman in our yard when I was very little.
But this happened overnight , John woke me at 3am to show me this view in our garden.
John was up early as he had SES duties (later cancelled due to the weather conditions) so he grabbed the camera and photographed the neighbourhood with snow, something we may not see again for some time.
Seeing snow covering the garden was such a novelty we may have taken way too many photos. I guess time will tell how the plants just coming in to bloom will fare.
Linking to Mica for Weekday Wear , Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Nancy for Fancy Friday and Jacqui for Chic and Stylish