Weekly-Weather-Wind

A Windmill…

at rest in the middle of a canola crop.

No wind, no water pumped.

And there was no wind that morning.

 

Windmills to help keep the power grids going.

The Macarthur Wind Farm,  of 104 turbines (I think)

was said to be the largest in the

Southern Hemisphere when built. 

It  stands about 2 kilometres from our farm.

The turbines still look large nearly 10 kilometres away.

I have been told that where the blades join the turbine

they are 6 to 7 feet in diameter.

Quite easy to walk upright inside them.

~~~~~

Weekly Weather: Wind

Weekly Weather

Advertisements

Tuesday-PC-Wk104-Breathe

~~~~~

Tuesday Photo Challenge

Breathe

~~

I have heard it said that the Amazon Basin

is the lungs of the World.So, in 2001, with some health problems,

the completion of my teaching degree,

I decided to take up the offer to

lease part of our farm for growing Blue Gums.

With 89,000 trees planted I felt

I was helping the world breathe.

 

 Harvest time came around all too quickly.

It wasn’t long before they began to coppice

into nice little bushes again.

A couple of years alter one would not know

that this was not the first crop on the paddock.

And so the cycle commences again.

~~~~~

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-Y

~~~

My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-Y

(Needs to start or end with the letter Y)

New photos this week, commencing in…

Ypres, Belgium and the Flanders Field Museum exterior.

 

Still in Ypres and a shot of Menin Gate.

Across the Channel to York and the…

Yorkboat departure point.

Yorkboat now known as City Cruises.

Yachts on Corio Bay.

A different view of Yachts on Corio Bay.

This part of the Bay always looks amazing

as the yachts constantly change positions

under the influence of wind and tide.

~~~~~

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-X

~~~

My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-X

(Letter X anywhere in the word )

Mostly reposts….but…Texture of concrete.

A Juxtaposition of old a new methods of transport.

 

Some of the Extravagance on display

at Versailles Palace.

 

A couple out for a stroll along the sand near the

Twelve Apostles along Victoria’s

South West Coast line.

Both appear to be fairly tall…

perhaps above average height.

 

In this Context however,

they are tiny.

~~~~~

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Letter-W

~~~

My contribution for

this week’s challenge

Letter-W

(Needs to start with W and have two vowels in the word )

First up, back in South Africa’s

Kruger National Park.

Like the zebra crossings

it was a matter of waiting…patiently.

They were not in a hurry.

 

However, it appears this wildebeest was

moving very slowly.

At least Leo is smiling.

Was Willy the Wildebeest saying, kiss………

A Surf Coast Victoria, Wipeout.

 

 Our shopping,banking and business centre,

until we moved off the farm.

Fifty-five kilometres, one way,

ensured that a trip to Warrnambool

wasn’t just for a hamburger! 🙂

And should you be having difficulty

sorting out the syllables,

this may help……Warr/nam/bool

And if you really want to sound local

it sounds a bit like this….War/na/bool

🙂

~~~~~

Daily Prompt-Gorge

Gorge

~~~~~

Victoria’s South West coastline is known

for the number of sailing vessels which came

to grief during bad weather. 

The stretch of coastline became known as

the Shipwreck Coast in the 1800s.

HMS Loch Ard hit a reef and sank

on June 1, 1878.

The only two survivors….

were washed into this gorge which

now bears the name Loch Ard Gorge.

Loch Ard Gorge is only a few minutes drive

from the Twelve Apostles and many

other formations carved out of the coastline

over the years.

~~~~~

~~~~~

Weekly-Weather-Summer

 

A sure sign that summer has arrived,

is the Ferris Wheel on Geelong’s Foreshore.

A few days ago construction still had not begun

so I assume summer is a few weeks away.

 

 January 4th, 2013 at Lochard Gorge.

Bitumen in the car park was melting

and after climbing down the steps to the sand

all I wanted to do was walk over to the shade,

and there seemed to be twice as many steps

back up to car park level.

The temperature was 44 degrees Celsius, that day.

Summertime!

A few days later snapped this photo

of my Canadian friends with a top layer on.

I was still in shorts.

~~~~~

Weekly Weather: Summer

Weekly Weather