It is definitely the first day of spring here in Sydney. The weather, the flowers and the birds all say, "It's spring!" I spotted two rainbow lorikeets having a chat in a London planetree in the local park today and managed to get a photograph of them before they flew off.
This is Millicent and she's delighted it's getting warmer in Sydney because it means she can start using her favourite fan again. She loves it because she feels very glamorous when she uses it and she likes the compliments she gets about how pretty it looks.
Homestead Seattle is a shop in Seattle, Washington that sells antique and vintage furniture and bits and pieces for the home. When new arrivals come into the showroom they are lovingly arranged and photographed for the store's site. It's an absolute pleasure to peruse!
The photographs of Vivian Maier were big news some years ago after they were accidentally discovered in an old trunk in an auction by an eagle eyed John Maloof. (I've actually blogged about her before here.) However, I've just finished watching a documentary by John Maloof which covers the discovering of the photographs (negatives actually) and John's detective work at finding out who this unheard of and mysterious person Vivian Maier was. It was really well done. You can see the trailer for it here at the official Vivian Maier website. It is very worth while seeing if you get the opportunity!
Ian McMaugh of Budwise Garden Design has created for himself a mini tropical garden jungle in the heart of inner city Redfern. The green layers of exotic plants are an oasis in the middle of a very urban environment. You can read more about his gardening philosophy here: The Design Files.
Paul Blow is a freelance illustrator who has had his work in a lot of well known magazines and papers such as The Guardian, The Independent, Greenpeace Magazine etc. I like his retro style with its very modern twist. He has a terrific website here where you can see more of his work.
I thought these colour photos of Jackie and her sister Lee Radziwill in India 1962 were particularly lovely. The pinks, oranges and reds are joyful! It's also always a pleasure to look at Jackie Kennedy in her impeccable 1960s signature shift dresses. There are plenty more photographs to be found of her trip to India here at Life Magazine: The First Lady Wows India in 1962.