Sunday, July 21, 2013

Knitted Statues


Has anyone else seen the knitted extras that have been added to some of the statues on North Tce? They're great! I saw them on the weekend and had to take a few photos to share here.

Aren't they fab? Does anyone know who put them there?


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Windowsill Garden

Hello lovelies!

One thing I was worried about when moving to our city apartment was losing my garden. I've always had some kind of yard wherever I have rented and I love having pots of herbs and flowers.

Happy Geraniums

Luckily this old building has wide windowsills and I've put together a few plants that like small pots (by raiding my Mum's garden for off cuts).

I have quite a few geraniums and they have lots of flowers which is awesome. I've got mint going too, although it's struggling a bit. Does anyone have any mint growing tips for me? It's necessary to feed my cocktail addiction so quite important..

Coffee Cup Succulent

And of course succulents are almost too easy to grow in pots. I have some in old china cups and jugs and a lovely friend of mine put some in little colourful ramekins for me too. They look fantastic in the kitchen!

Ramekin Garden!

So tell me, do you have a windowsill garden? If so, what plants have worked for you? I need tips!

Much love,
Adelaide Hare

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Seeing Adelaide from the 30th Floor


Westpac House opened it's doors (and elevator!) to the public on the weekend as part of Open House Adelaide. Visitors were able to travel up to the 30th floor and check out the amazing views of the city and beyond.

Westpac House is the tallest building in Adelaide, and the 112th tallest building in Australia (according to Wikipedia).

It was very cool to see the city from a different angle. Everything always looks different from above!

Have a great week! xo

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Winter is coming.... to Adelaide


My apologies for the post title. I wanted to do a blog post about the cold weather and of course "Winter is Coming" is all I could think of. I don't even like Game of Thrones. I seem to be on my own with that opinion though so I will just accept that I have terrible taste in TV shows. Yes, TV shows. I haven't read the books either. But I hear they are very good so I promise to try them. Wow. I think it would have been easier to just not use the post title I did. I feel all defensive now.

Moving on.

How cold and dark is it in Adelaide at the moment? I know it was sunny today, and for quite a bit of yesterday but still. Cold sometimes! I can't remember being this freaked out by daylights savings turning back. Is it because I am now in my 30s and I notice weather more? Is it a slippery slope to watching the Weather Channel nonstop and commenting on gales in some remote part of New South Wales that I have never visited, and probably never will?

Anyway. It's cold. And dark. And I have photo evidence.

Here are my photos! Notice how most of them are from my lounge room. That's because I don't venture out in the rain. I've discovered a new favourite pastime since moving to the city. Watching people run from the rain.

Rainy and dark

Rainy and not so dark

A random addition from my weekend Fleurieu visit

Not rainy and not dark. Grey though.
Oh and here is a bonus photo of my umbrella. I bought it in Poland last July. Everytime I use it I stare at everyone who passes by, waiting for someone to grab my arm and ask where I got that gorgeous umbrella. No one has yet. If you happen to see me out and about please ask. Just so I can say "Poland" and feel very worldly.


Adelaide Hare

Mulberry Farm Sculpture Trail, Yankalilla


This past weekend I was visiting family on the Fleurieu Peninsula and fortunately my visit coincided with the Leafy Sea Dragon festival.

Mulberry Farm at Yankalilla had a fantastic sculpture trail around their property and, of course, I had my camera in hand to capture it.

The festival has finished for this year and it's a biannual event. The Fleurieu is such a beautiful part of South Australia and there are lots of little galleries, cafes and boutiques open all year so it's always worth a visit!

Here are just some of the amazing pieces that were featured at the Mulberry Farm sculpture walk.

Sitting Figure by Egbert Wellmann - mild steel
On Reflection by Stephen Skillitzi - fused glass

Slaters Composting in the Moonlight by Raylene Meandering - mixed media and yacca leaves

will you Myth me when I'm gone by Laurie Lever - recycled floral art bricks and epoxy resin

Amazing aren't they?

Adelaide Hare

Monday, April 22, 2013

Bungala House, Yankalilla


Bungala House is a beautiful old home in the picturesque town of Yankalilla on the Fleurieu Penisnsula. It was recently open to the public as part of the Leafy Sea Dragon Festival and I had the pleasure of visiting and seeing the house and the grounds.

It's a beautiful property and is home to a Fleurieu artist, Mark Pearse and his wife Jill. Mark does amazing work with pottery including teapots, garden statues and bird baths.

Here are just a few of the photos I took on my visit.

Isn't it amazing?! The Leafy Sea Dragon festival is now finished for this year but keep an eye out for other Fleurieu events that include Bungala House. It's definitely worth the drive to see!

Adelaide Hare

My photoblog post on Already Home


I've been busy preparing a photoblog for Adelaide Council's Already Home project. Already Home is a fantastic collection of stories, photos and news from around Adelaide. It's a great site and you can easily spend a lot of time mosey-ing around there!

For my photoblog I chose the theme "Little Surprises". I had a lot of fun putting it together and I hope you will go check it out!

Much love,

Adelaide Hare

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Photos of Buildings in Adelaide

Hey, you know what's cool? Buildings. And we have some very cool ones here in Adelaide.

Do you like buildings? Have any favourites around our city? Or perhaps you are from another city/town/suburb and have a favourite? Let me know.

Share the building love!

Here are some I quite like.

P.S. How creative is my blog post title?

P.P.S. Speaking of comments, my stats show I had actual visitors to my last post. So yay, thanks for visiting! Please say hello. ....If you feel like it. Or even if you don't!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

All Kinds of Wonderful

Hello lovelies!

Ok, so we're off to a good start. It only took me 2 months to get around to writing a second blog post. Nice!

I'm going to vow to do more regular updates. Mainly because I've started this blog now and I feel determined to actually do something with it. Not that anyone is really reading it are they? Echo, echo! I have seen my stats page and from what I could understand, it's not pretty. If you do happen to be reading this, feel free to say hello. In fact, please say hello. #beggingisattractive

See these flowers above? They were a last minute discounted purchase. I used to like evening walks with my partner but now I LOVE evening walks with my partner. Instead of lovely relaxing ocean views, I now have lovely relaxing "OMG the shops are shutting and there are discounts!!!" moments. City living = shopping!

Have you been to the Howling Owl on Frome St? It's next to Urban Cow and has lovely coffee. Above is my coffee (see the loveliness?) and a pistachio cannoli. Oh my. That cannoli was fabulous. Go. Try it. And then report back so we can daydream about cannoli and coffee together.

Chocolate People

Have you been to the new Rundle Place? It's very fancy and at the moment has an amazing walk in wardrobe scene made from chocolate. It smells and looks incredible! Definitely worth a visit. Try and eat it and report back. I want to know what happens. *Disclaimer - if you are arrested or anything I will deny all knowledge of this blog post.

That's it! Hopefully it won't take me another two months to update this blog.

Much love,
Adelaide Hare xo

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Adelaide Fringe and Other Lovely Things

It's all on in Adelaide at the moment... The fringe has started, the garden has opened, there are performers and buskers and markets on seemingly every street corner!

King William Road looking all dramatic before the start of the 2013 Fringe Parade

Having just moved house from the back of beyond, right to the centre of the city, I've gone a little photo/instagram happy. I figure I can only spam my facebook feed so much before friends start blocking me so perhaps a blog would be a good place to share my hundreds of photos. 

Oooo pretty lights

Plus it gives the photos a purpose. When friends/boyfriend are saying "why don't you just watch and enjoy the fireworks/parade/whatever instead of taking photos", I can turn around and say "these are for my blog, I'm a blogger, it's what I do" and sound all important. 

Inside the Garden of Unearthly Delights

So thanks for dropping by and reading my little intro!