Friday, February 09, 2007


This is Tamarama, known commonly as Glamarama. Yes, this is one, just one (of five) of 'my' local beaches, all within walking distance of my house. OK, I am rubbing it in, but I thought since some of you are constantly moaning about the friggin' cold, you might appreciate a bit of sunshine! So this is for those of you that need a little bit of cheering up. There is also a big Pod hug lurking, if you want one. Anyway, it ain't all fun having constant sunshine! The heat can make one very weary. Then there is the sand, once you've got a few grains in yer budgie smugglers, it's merry hell! The sign to the left of the photo warns of bluebottle jellyfish. They have very long tentacles that wrap around you, giving you multiple burning stings that can last a few days. So one must always be on one's guard you see. Is this working? I'm trying to make you feel better......


Blogger ramblingwoman said...




9:43 AM  
Anonymous jay cee said...

Is that the ACTUAL color of the ocean? It can't be. Is it? Bright blazing teal is my favorite color!

If I could be a thief and steal this for my desktop wallpaper (or to tack onto the inside of my casket, whichever was more boring), I WOULD.

Cripes. I think I might need to post an unseasonal beach picture of my own, soon.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous bv said...

Well Pod, you must advertize a bit this Photo Contest thing to increase your chances.

So if I may...

URGENT To Pod's fans: you have just a couple of days left to vote. Go here and nominate Pod in the Asia-Pacific section.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous bv said...

Sorry, the name of the section is actually "Best in Australia-New Zealand"...

10:49 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

I don't need a beach...I just need warmth! So I will take the hug. :)

10:51 AM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

oooh, jelly fishes :) hurty ones :)

My first thoughts were jaws and then pirahna :) classic cheesey films.

gonna get me some words for this one :)

5:57 PM  
Blogger edwin s said...

Ah yeah, Glamarama! Looks sensational! What a classic! (can you hear the Aussie intonations?)

Looks like the heat has come to make us all a bit funny in the head. At least you have the cool, jellyfish-infested waters. I have a hose running scalding hot water.

And what did you do with this picture? It looks like a very saturated shot from the 70s. I like it. But of course, it looks much better when you're standing there with the sand annoying your toes.

6:27 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

The "why this isn't always such fun" isn't working, no.

The cheering up is. I want to be in that ocean.

Hug, please.

7:31 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

(yes, there is something very 70's about it, its a great photo.)

7:31 PM  
Blogger Calamity Tat said...

God yeah, it looks like hell...

7:48 PM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

What a dreafully crowded beach Pod, and bluebottles are such a nuisance LOL
All right, all right, I love budgie smugglers with or without sand, and transparent waters, and golden sands, and your photo is to die for... or rather to live for !

Love Tamarama - got a friend who's a lifesaver there.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

We are a bunch of whiners here in DC! So sorry to complain - you know of course that next summer we'll be moaning about the heat. For heaven's sake!! Thanks for the hug, too.

The pic is gorgeous, all orange and green. Yum.

"Budgie smugglers"? Oh Pod, you are the best!!

12:37 AM  
Blogger etain_lavena said...

Yes the heat can be just as bad as the cold. But I am happy to be in the heat more:)

1:17 AM  
Blogger raindog said...

ahhh ... such a nice view. although i don't have the problem of low temperatures ... its the incessant rain.

1:39 AM  
Blogger alice said...

Hello Pod! So, keep your vinegar beside you...

2:03 AM  
Blogger Wendz said...

Thank you Poddy Pie...I can feel the warmth (or is it the hot water bottle on my lap?)

I got a blue-bottle sting once....I was 6 and still remember the pain. Nasty things.

I'll take the hug too, if you don't mind...I need it badly.


2:47 AM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

Thank you. Just thank you.

2:53 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

(I still have my woolly hat on. I hope you are wearing plenty of sun block)

3:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

poop de doop I'm back! Beautiful photos as always and my heart is broken thinking of the sand and jelly fish that plague your poor dear life.....

8:09 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

RW - save up!! come over!! ;0)

JAY SEA - steal away! or i can send a signed copy to be pinned under the lid of the casket? the ocean here is pretty incredible. that day was amazing. i used a low ISO to bring out the colour ;0)

BV - you are very kind indeed to do this for me. i don't really know what to say! ;0)

STEVE - ok, look out, here it comes ;0)

INC - i look forward to your words!!

DWINERS - i used a low ISO to highlight the colour. i think you are funny in the head anyway, heat or not? ;0p

LETTY - worry ye not, i have folk lining up to rub sunblock on my golden frame ;0p ....always a hug for you....get together with RW and save up for a trip down under!! oh what fun!!

CLAMMY - oh it is! i get ever so clammy, can you imagine? ;0o

MISS NATHALIE - it was the most crowded i have ever seen it that day, but the water was incredible. i couldn't get out! a very pruney pod i was! viva la beach!! x

REYA - oh you can't beat a good moan i say!! as long as you can laugh, that is all that matters. thanks for the hug back!! ;0)

LAVENA - i hear you are having a heatwave there? i shall be visiting RSA again soon...

RAINDOG - but don't raindoggies like the rain??

ALICE - hello little alice!! nice to meet you! hot water is now thought to be more effective than vinegar so the lifesavers tell me?

WENDZ - oh no!! here have a bag full of hugs!! x

MA - smiling, just smiling

LP1 - aaaargh!! hurrah and hurray!! and hoop-la!! you are back!! please do not tease!! you are here for good now?? xx

10:03 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

Wow...I am jealous right now. Nice shot full of things to look at and study.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Ratzfatz said...

Thank you podi for your nice, sunny and warm beach foto. Give my more pain, pleeeaaase! :-(
Greetings from ****** cold ... do you know where!

12:31 PM  
Blogger Inconsequential said...

It was part of equality at work.
A government idea.
Employing minorities,
And ‘challenged’ folk,
And being fair an’ all.

Johnny couldn’t know,
Of the pain and suffering,
To be caused,
When he placed the sign,
The jelly fish sign…

For he just guessed,
What went where,
He couldn’t read,
And thus didn’t know,
This beach was to a bombing range…

9:19 PM  
Blogger Jazzy said...

thank you for sharing Nathalie, you made my day =)

6:36 AM  
Blogger trixi said...

This is a gorgeous shot. I love all the bright colors, and it has that groovy 50's feel! Nice photo!!

The jealous blogger from Texas - not as cold as some parts of the U.S., but definitely colder than where you are!

7:30 AM  
Blogger Pod said...

INC - love your take on this!! thanks heaps maaate

8:08 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

It's not working. But nice shot! :-)

3:39 PM  
Blogger Nabeel said...

awesome picture .. beautiful color .. i mean the yellow intensity is awesome (natural right) ?

3:43 PM  
Blogger Omaheña said...

wow...trying to make us arctic people feel better?? hmmmm.....dude, i'd take a jellyfish burn over frostbite any day....well, maybe...:-)

7:02 AM  
Blogger rockmother said...

It looks so Parr! And I want to cry as I miss it so much! Boo hoo hoo. Not fair.

12:24 PM  
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Blogger This Boy Here said...

awesome shot! SO different from South Beach (where i live)

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