Monthly Archives: September 2013

Echidna dreaming

Watch out Ellie, leave the sleeping echidna alone! Yesterday morning, while looking for a missing calf, my husband came across this echidna who was breakfasting on ants at the time. The echidna was digging the ground with its front claws, … Continue reading

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Bearded dragon on the fence post

On the way to town today, I met this bearded dragon on a fence post. This is as close as I’ve ever been to one. Isn’t he lovely? I always watch out for bearded dragons on the road. They are … Continue reading

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Black snakes in love

It’s Spring. The swallows are back in their nest, high on the brick wall of my house near the back verandah. They aren’t the only ones thinking of love. This morning I was filling a watering can from the tap … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 7

This beautiful red dog is named Joeee. He’s very alert. After waiting patiently, as all dogs do, he’s just seen his owner coming back to the ute. Joeee went back to waiting patiently while I chatted to his owner. When … Continue reading

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Due to a misunderstanding…

The true story of the coming of white settlement to the Hunter Valley is a story too big for this post. I will return to this history in future when I can do it justice. This sign in the window … Continue reading

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On a site once occupied by a blacks’ camp

The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 December 1935. S. MATTHEWS, GUNDY. A Lovely Little Bush Church. (BY REV. C. L. OLIVER.) Twelve miles from Scone, on the main northern railway line, Is the bush village of Gundy. In the centre of … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 6

A freezing morning at Underbool in the Victorian Mallee, not long after dawn on 2 July. This Border Collie was not a happy dog, waiting in the cold outside the general store and cafe where its human was having breakfast … Continue reading

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