Monthly Archives: January 2014

Making a hole in the river bed

Last Thursday we got an excavator in to dig a hole in the almost dry river bed. The before and after photos show how bad it was.  The new water hole for our intake valve means that we can now … Continue reading

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Invasion Day

A white man with a bouquet of fireweed, a re-imagining of Christian Thompson’s  Australian Graffitti. Fireweed is a highly invasive and opportunistic weed, native to Madagascar and southern Africa. It was first introduced into Australia in 1918, here, in the … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 13

I always feel a twinge of concern for dogs on the backs of tray tops. Surely it must be scary up there, especially when the ute is going fast on a bumpy bush road.  And the old rubber mining conveyor … Continue reading

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Cloud

Mercury in the clouds…homage to Michael Riley.

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 12

Bonnie and Max outside the Gundy General Store, keeping an eye and an ear out for the return of their humans. Dogs are so good at playing the waiting game.

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Mulbring Mare and foal

Way down the Hunter Valley, near Cessnock, is the village of Mulbring where I saw this mare and foal; of flesh and blood, not bronze. This lovely old mare and her sweet, pretty little foal… I live surrounded by Australia’s … Continue reading

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