Whilst I missed the festive postings as was so busy (grapevines don’t know it’s Christmas!), I realised that January 12th would be a year since I first started the blog. I would like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to the people that follow the blog and to those that have taken the time to write comments and liked posts. I enjoy the blogging community and love reading others’ posts. A lot has changed in the past year – one of the biggest was shooting in RAW (I started in film) and look forward to another year of learning!
Here we are psyching up for a week long heat wave while others are freezing – stay safe!
A belated Happy New Year! It has been a busy time. I took this a few weeks ago just after the field of hay had been cut and I was struck by the dark curve of uncut grass. Closer inspection revealed it was a creek that has now dried out – the green strip has now vanished completely.
The last two days have been very hot – yesterday was 38 C and so early morning is a pleasant time when it is still relatively cool. I took this at sunrise today – the grass seeds lit up by the first rays of the day.
Another outing to the Pyalong area in north central Victoria. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have a deep appreciation of this landscape. This is only the start of summer, but the grasses have already started to dry and its stark beauty has begun – hence taken in harsh afternoon light.
I had been watching beautiful clouds all day – the weather forecast was thankfully wrong and instead of the drizzle and cold we actually got a pleasant day. I took this image on my way home from work this afternoon – first cut of hay for the season. Processed using a red filter to bring out the clouds.
I took these on my way home from work yesterday afternoon with a long lens (all I had!). Considering we are about to enter summer, this week has been cold and wet – we are still bringing in wood for the stove. These are clearing rain clouds on the top of the nearby hills…