Archive for ‘August, 2013’

Magic moment..

Yesterday there was an amazing sunrise again, but this time there was a bonus!  As I watched the light change before the sun came up, a huge flock of Ibis appeared to my left and I realised they would pass right across my field of view.  The flocks are beautifully graceful at any given time, but in front of this sunrise – a magic moment!


Hay ewe!

The other afternoon these ewes with lambs caught my attention.  It was actually the second image that I first saw – neatly arranged brown and white bottoms round the hay bale, but as I watched, I saw there was a quite a bit of pushing and shoving between the brown and white ewe.  I couldn’t resist the last image with the little lamb!

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Mother Nature’s Sculpture..

I often come come home with bits of vines in my clothing during the pruning season – they are incredibly tough, I kept this one in my pocket for the day.  This is a lignified (gone woody) tendril, and what ever angle you looked at it, it was beautiful  The curls are due to them holding onto the trellis wires.

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Hanging Rock.

Some people may know this site from the book Picnic At Hanging Rock written by Joan Lindsay which was later made into a film directed by Peter Weir in 1975.  It is a place full of atmosphere in the Macedon Ranges in Central Victoria and was created about 6 million years ago as a result of magma setting at a vent of the volcano.  It is located in the Aboriginal Wurundjeri territory and was used as a site for male initiation until the indigenous people were forced out by colonial settlers in 1844.  The last initiation ceremony took place around 1851 (Wikipedia). I am lucky enough to pass the site on my way to and from work and sometimes due to the local weather patterns, it can look highly dramatic in some lights.  I have been waiting for the ‘right’ moment – this isn’t quite it, so be warned there will be more!!

Hanging Rock

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