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Thursday, May 21, 2009
More old Slides
A very happy 75th birthday to my sister Merle on the 24th
A few more of my resurrected slides... I'm still havin' fun and there is LOTS more to go.
Please click on photos to enbiggen.
What better way to start a post than with a couple of photos of vintage cars?
Many years ago when we lived in Toowoomba there was a vintage car rally which drew entries from all over the world, being a budding photographer and a car enthusiast I shot heaps of film at this event... imagine me now with a digital camera !!!
I felt I should post a pic of MY cat, some people have the impression that I don't like cats....
simply because of a flippant remark that I made.. about liking cats but I didn't think I could eat
a whole one... now is that a basis on which to judge.
If shearing sheep isn't the worlds worst job its certainly one of them... Oh my back!!!
During our years on the farm at Maryborough Vic we went all out for self sufficiency, vegetable garden, sheep, cows. chooks (chickens/hens to the uninitiated)
This magnificent shed graced the property when we bought it... the posts all leaned to the East but the roof remained at the original angle so renovation was undertaken.
We are well on the way to having a usable shed here with only a few old posts to be replaced by straight/vertical steel ones.
At Alice Springs
At Alice Springs in central Australia we found a wonderful gallery full of the most wonderful stone carvings you could ever imagine, please enbiggen and marvel at the children's faces.
There were hundreds of huge Water Buffalo roaming the NT when we first visited, they have since been eradicated as they were spreading disease (TB) through the cattle herds.
There are millions of fossilized outcrops near Cervantes on the WA coast, they range in size fromdarning needle size to 15 foot monsters... the area is known as "The Pinnacles"
Brush tailed Possums are quite common in Australia, I have one living in my ceiling space.... I thought seriously about evicting him after he broke an electrical cable up there and fused my lights, judging from the noise I believe he used the cable as a skipping rope!!!! you get used to living in the dark eventually though.
At Philip Island in Victoria there is a large colony of Fairy Penguins who spend their days at sea fishing and return each night just after sundown to their burrows and their young when they have them.
Our camping accommodation improved substantially as we did more of it... no more little plastic tent!!!
Near Gekie Gorge in WA this old Holden marks the high water mark from an especially good WET season... the locals told us that mother nature had put it up that tree, but I'm inclined to think there may have been a crane involved.