Drought, flood and changes in the dam

2012-12-Christmas Every time we go to the farm I’m struck anew with the changes that happen in a short time. The most striking of these is the big dam.

Sadly, this time we only saw the Murrumbidgee at night, but in the moonlight I could tell it was full. And of course, that means the dam is full as well – a big change from when we were there only a few  months ago.

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Stop and enjoy the daisies

DSC_0044The ‘busyness’ of life sometimes just takes over, and the importance of just relaxing can get lost.

I’ve just realised that it’s been over a month since I wrote anything on this blog, because I’ve just been ‘too busy’.

It’s not that I haven’t been travelling, but my travel has been up and back between Sydney and Wollongong to work. I haven’t even taken any photos just for pleasure!

So the other day, on one of my rare days just to kick back and do nothing, I was sitting on my front veranda, in the warm afternoon sun of winter, just relaxing and enjoying looking at my garden. The sun was setting over the escarpment in the distance casting a golden glow over everything and my African daisy was closing up for the night. Like a toddler, it appeared to be fighting that moment when it would be fully asleep, staying open just enough to get the late afternoon rays.

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Sunrise over Sydney Airport

Sunrise-Sydney-airport-3I used to love flying. It meant that I was going away somewhere and I love to travel. I also love that feeling of being up above the earth, above the clouds, just …. well, flying.

But I hate the reality of sitting in a small, enclosed space, barely able to move for hours on end.

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Men make the worst patients!

In his hospital gown and red capI think I’ve mentioned Doc recently had shoulder surgery.

And that means recuperating time.  At home. Where I am. 24 hrs a day.

Men make terrible patients!

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It’s not a photo session without macro photography

Spider-web---The-Farm-June-2012It wouldn’t be a photo session without some macro photography.

One of the things I love about photos at the farm is the fences. Not only are they great in long shots, but there are always opportunities for amazing close ups. Spiders particularly love the barbed wire on the top fence wire, and use it to build their webs.

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A cold, foggy morning

Night-time-at-the-farm-(June-2012)“What a beautiful night” I said as I got out of the car at the farm, just after sunset.

I stretched my arms and legs (we’d been in the car for 4 hours), looked around and sighed.  It was still, quiet and the stars were all just appearing in the clear sky.

We started unpacking the car and I checked the thermometer. It  told another story: it was 9oC. It’s fascinating how your perceptions change according in different situations.

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