Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sad Death by Misadventure

We found her yesterday by the smell, only a day or two after she died. I don’t know who she is. Her ear, with its tag, is gone, taken by a pig. I won’t know until we next run the … Continue reading

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Fly On The Wings Of Love

   They flew away like this, not just to another part of the garden, but disappearing far off, across the home paddock.

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Monarch Butterflies

A week ago, on the morning after this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with its theme of butterflies, thirteen monarch butterflies spent most of the morning on the ivy growing over my garden fence. They later moved to the nearby lavender, … Continue reading

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Cowboy at Horse Festival Parade

Scone, the self-described Horse Capital of Australia, ‘Where Horses Reign’, 11 May 2013. I don’t know who he is, but the annual Rodeo was on the night of the Horse Festival Parade so I guess that brought him to town. … Continue reading

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You, me and the fence post

Last Monday, shadows stretching towards Mount Woolooma.

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Burrs in her poor little paws

Here’s Ellie smiling in relief and happiness a moment after she was swept off her feet.  Pick me up and carry me! She’ll run all day beside us but under current conditions her paws can get get full of evil … Continue reading

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The Upper Hunter has an Aboriginal history

Something’s missing between the penultimate and final paragraphs of this sign in Aberdeen. That would be genocide. Article 2 of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide defines genocide as: any of … Continue reading

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