Starting with Melbourne urban sights.
I’m not sure if this service is still operating.
Next week’s fashion?
We had an enjoyable carriage ride in
Victoria, British Columbia, last year.
It’s probably about time to check out Melbourne
with a one horsepower drive.
An ice rink in the country is unheard of.
I was surprised to see this open air rink
in Melbourne a few years ago.
Heads deliberately removed because
most skaters were youngsters
I always associate buskers…
with urban life.
Big sister was horrified.
Little sister was cooling.
Mum was busy talking to a friend
and did not see any of this!
…mostly happy tourists.
However there is a smiling,
belly dancer, tour director
and two smiles from coffee shop employees.
Every now and again…
…I find myself thinking…
…wistfully about life on the farm.
Then I remember all the hard physical work.
Constantly feeding livestock in hot or cold weather.
Worrying about/checking freshly shorn sheep,
after dark/before dawn,
when weather turned unexpectedly cold.
Working in muddy or dusty sheep yards.
How exposure to the sun,
jumping and running around woolshed,
while at the time felt good,
have all contributed to aching joints
and skin problems of the past few years.
And one thing I will never forget is the day
I stopped at three different places in one paddock
and counted 30 lambs, at each stop,
which died at birth as a result of their breed
and a bitterly cold week of weather while
the ewes were lambing.
From approximately 330 ewes in that paddock.
That year I only managed to shear
around 150 lambs from that paddock.
Simply heart breaking.
Then my nostalgia vanishes…
for another few months.
Two images representing…
the end of Thursday night…
..and the beginning of daytime Friday.
behind neighbours trees.
A slow shutter speed and…
…some editing and I think a reasonable result
has been achieved.
Raindrops on a car windscreen.
Raindrops caused this sight last week.
We have had a follow up rains,
160 points/40mm in total
between Wednesday night and Saturday morning.
It has been like finding that elusive pot of gold.