Welcome to the second instalment of weekly I Spy, as inspired by a post by Pip Lincolne. One of my fellow travellers through the alphabet is one of my favourite bloggers, Autumn. You can see Autumn’s take on A here.
This beautiful and brightly coloured bowl was given to me by someone who I helped at work. It surprised me at the time, as I felt I was just doing my job, but when I look at it I’m reminded to try to do the best that I can, and to treat people how I’d like to be treated. This can be overlooked sometimes when you are feeling tired or distracted, but it reminds me to think beyond myself.
Bust of WC Wentworth
I came across this recently unveiled bust of William Charles Wentworth at Wentworth Falls this week. Wentworth was one of the three explorers who finally crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813 after many attempts by the early European settlers to do so. Their journey across the mountains led the way for the opening up the rich farming land to the west, and started off a new round of exploration as the main impediment of the sandstone curtain had been overcome. Wentworth’s fellow explorers, William Lawson and Gregory Blaxland, have busts in the mountain towns named after them. The busts were funded by a mixture of public, private and personal sponsorship, including donations from descendants of the explorers.
There are mixed feelings around this sweet little bathtub, designed to hold bath salts or soap. It was spotted at a fete or local market down the south coast of NSW several years ago during a road trip with my Mum. We had wandered about and found some treasures and were ready to get back on the road. In my haste I reversed without looking properly and managed to hit a huge (in width and height) gum tree. The crunch of car and tree trunk was the first indication of a problem.
Have you come across any interesting things beginning with B this week?