The Grieving Mother Memorial,

of which I have shared several photos and posts

is situated in the left corner of this image

of Ballarat’s Arch of Victory.

Outbound view.

View entering Ballarat

The Ballarat Avenue of Honour is famous for being

the first avenue of its kind in Australia

(perhaps in the world)

and the longest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

It incorporates the Ballarat Arch of Victory and extends

for approximately 22 kilometres.

In total, the trees represent 3912 Ballarat and district

men and women who served in 

World War One – 528 of whom

were killed in battle or died

of wounds or disease.

Source:  Avenue of Honour, Ballarat



My-Corner-of-the-World:  #29




Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Touching




Woolclassing and the sense of touch

go hand in hand.

Ninety percent of wool classing is being able

to sense a softer fleece from a

not so soft fleece of wool, even though,

for all intents and purposes,

they may appear equal

in all other attributes.

It almost goes without saying that

the softer the fleece the higher its chance

of being turned into very expensive cloth,

or clothing worn close to one’s skin.

Not so soft, wool is turned

into those garments worn on the outside,

while very strong or coarse wool is

made into material which has to withstand

lots of wear…for example carpets.

In the 1960s I had a suit which was prickly.

The 1970s saw the advent of Celsius 30. 

Lightweight and smooth to touch.

In 2016, I purchased a suit in Dubai

made from Nobility 150 wool

grown in Queensland.

It did not have the high Italian price

attached to it once currency exchanges

and discounts offered by the retailer

were applied.

The fleece in the photo does not fit into any category mentioned. 

The fact that it was sitting on my wool table after shearing

had been completed says that it was an oddball and did not

remotely match any other wool.


The sense of touch.







make a continuous low
humming sound.


When what is still,

though not for much longer…

…the biggest wind farm in the

Southern Hemisphere

was being constructed only

a few kilometres from our farm…

…many of the locals were objecting to

a low humming noise which was said

to emanate from the towers. 

Whether the alleged noise was

fact or fiction I cannot say.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Drone




Summer rain…

…before and…


…after editing.

We have recorded 365 points of rain for April

and 10 inches for the year so far.

We only recorded around 20 inches of rain

for all of 2019.

Hopkins Falls after winter rains.

Hopkins Falls is near Warrnambool,

in Victoria’s South-West,

and was our shopping centre

while living on the farm.