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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 19

Late this arvo in the Woollies car park at Scone. Moments before I took this photo, they were both all over me trying to love me to death. Much wriggling and tail wagging and licking on their part, and much … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 18 – Vale Mary

Terrible things happen on farms. I took these photos of my neighbour’s dog Mary, with her pup, on the back of his ute six weeks ago. Two weeks ago, Mary was killed by one of our cows. It was horrible. … Continue reading

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20,000 Aboriginal artefacts

The new M15 Hunter Expressway knocks half an hour off our trip to Sydney. It bypasses the most tiresome part of the old journey, replacing it with travel at 110 kilometres an hour. During the construction of the 40 kilometre … Continue reading

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Chocolate Lily

We went up Lagoon Mountain on Tuesday with a botanist and were lucky enough to find¬† a Chocolate Lily. Just the one plant, flowering out of season, at the start of winter instead of in spring. For such a small … Continue reading

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Dogs on the Backs of Utes 17

I took this photo in the main street of Scone last Saturday,¬†just as the ute was pulling away from the curb. So the answer is yes, this tiny dog really was relegated to the back of the ute. I’m pretty … Continue reading

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Aboriginal scarred tree 4

Last Sunday we walked over to the very beautiful paddock know as the Lower Wilderness. We went to check on a water trough that had recently been overflowing. My brother had adjusted the float while we were away. It was … Continue reading

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Men with chainsaws 3

Halfway between Gundy and Scone… Never give a boofhead a chainsaw. Unfortunately, it happens a lot…

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