Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dogs on the backs of Utes 9

I think you can tell that this beautiful dog is actually profoundly sad. I know some people think it is unwarranted anthropomorphism to believe that animals like dogs feel emotions, but they obviously haven’t lived with and loved a dog. … Continue reading

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Culvert this side of Scone

A memento mori on the way to town. As if I needed one…

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Aboriginal scarred tree

I’ve looked at this tree for years without really seeing it. But as soon as I knew what to look for, I saw it for what it is. An Aboriginal scarred tree, direct and eloquent evidence of the lives of … Continue reading

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Old friends at sunset

Late one afternoon a couple of weeks ago, I went to visit some old friends on my neighbour’s place. These three donkeys move all over the property. I hadn’t seen them for many months but here they were back in … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 8

Meet Willis. He’s a happy dog, just look at that smiling, heart-shaped face! Here he is, on his bed in the back of the ute. This is where here’s living for the moment, while his owner paints one of the … Continue reading

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The first of the last of Boxer’s calves

It’s calving season. I love this time of the year. Mothers and babies. She looks just like her dad, my late bull, Boxer, whom I’ve written about in a previous post. She’s the first of his last drop, which will … Continue reading

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Welcome baby Welcome Swallows

Here is this year’s gang of four baby swallows, barely able to fit in their nest because they’ve grown so big. They fill me with pure and concentrated happiness. Every year a pair of Welcome Swallows raises a family in … Continue reading

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