Saturday, July 31

Day 212

Kilcunda . . .

Friday, July 30

Day 211

These two yellow-tailed cockatoos, native to south eastern Victoria
took momentary refuge on this coastal banksia, on our back side fence early this morning.

Thursday, July 29

Day 210

An old fishing creel . . .
we stopped to chat with a young fisherman today & he happily let me take a couple of pics
when I explained that I'd like to recreate his fishing creel in miniature.

Day 209

It was just beginning to get dark when we came across this alpacca as we were driving back from the showgrounds at Korumburra.

Tuesday, July 27

Day 208

The moon . . .
Have tried on a few occasions to capture photos of the moon but the images were never any good.
Tonight DH suggested using the telescope & placing the lens of the camera right on the eye piece.
Result . . . not too bad at all for a point & shoot camera!

Monday, July 26

Day 207

Many of the wattle trees are putting on a stunning display in the neighbourhood . . .

Sunday, July 25

Day 206

"Lady of the Swamp"
Published in 2008 by New Holland Publishers (Australia) Pty. Ltd.
International journalist and acclaimed writer Richard Shears
first wrote this story in 1980 & since then new information emerged shedding
light on the mystery of the disappearance and death of Margaret Clement.
One of Australia's most enduring and strangest mysteries,
Swamp is a story of greed, deceit, the abuse of trust — and murder.

A once only open day was held at the restored mansionTullaree in 2009
with proceeds going to South Coast Christian College, Leongatha. 
The day was reported a huge success with mention made of a future open day —
with a keen interest in old homesteads, we're hoping that opportunity will arise!

Saturday, July 24

Day 205

A long term project — 10 years in fact!
This dollshouse (the front projection, a basic 4-roomed house) came in a flatpack
& a couple of years later I had the side extension made.
Fast forward 10 years, all the pieces are finally unpacked & it's time to get down to some serious renovating.

Friday, July 23

Day 204

Down at the Inverloch launching ramp the seagulls were lined up waiting . . .
on the railing & on the car bonnet; hopeful of sharing our fish & chips perhaps?

Thursday, July 22

Day 203

Another wheel discovery on the way home from Leongatha . . .

Wednesday, July 21

Day 202

This poor maggie has a crossed beak & kept favouring his right leg too . . .
perhaps he fell from the nest as a chick to sustain such an injury as this?

Tuesday, July 20

Day 201

On the way to Leongatha . . .
these baby lambs were scampering about in the paddock but quickly returned
to the safety of their mothers as I approached the fenceline.

Monday, July 19

Day 200

Eagle Nest, (Australia Rock to the locals)
Bunurong Marine & Coastal Park — viewed from Shack Bay observation area

Sunday, July 18

Day 199

Bass Highway

Saturday, July 17

Day 198

 Spot the rabbit!

Friday, July 16

Day 197

Pieces of moi . . . mini sized!

Thursday, July 15

Day 196

 Wonthaggi's life-blood, the mine was active from 1909 until 1968
A bustling network of tunnels it was filled with men and pit ponies, dust and dim lighting.
The miners dug the valuable black coal which powered Victoria's railway network.

Wednesday, July 14

Day 195

Hello . . .
At the berry farm, this bird was particularly keen to engage in conversation!

Tuesday, July 13

Day 194

We ventured down to the Punchbowl for a spot of whale watching . . .
Circled is a crayboat which at one stage I was using as a ref point.
A pod of dolphins were swimming to the right of the boat & on the shelf below are 4 fishermen.

Too far away to see what they were catching!

Water spout from whale!
We observed what appeared to be at least two whales & twice we saw tails;
The pics were taken with a P&S from an incredibly long distance so I very surprised
that this shot showed a miniscule spray with shadowy area underneath.

Monday, July 12

Day 193

Small in size but sweet & delicious to eat!

Sunday, July 11

Day 192

It was all fun until the hose was turned on!
the moral of the story is don't roll in kangaroo . . . .

Saturday, July 10

Day 191

VAME Show 2010
(Victorian Association of Miniature Enthusiasts)
A few photos from projects on display at this year's show

Friday, July 9

Day 190

Every year our orchids reward us with a beautiful display!

Thursday, July 8

Day 189

One never knows just who they'll bump into down the street!

Day 188

Quite Delish!

Tuesday, July 6

Day 187

These lovely daffodils caught my attention as I was walking past.

Monday, July 5

Day 186

We stopped in at Karingal Berries to buy some yummy jams today!
The owner shared some interesting history of the farm, telling us about this tractor which his father had purchased in 1937,
a McCormack Deering tractor (imported) with stump jumping plough (invented & made in Australia.)
Note the metal wheels with no tyres!

Sunday, July 4

Day 185

We have a horse in the house!

Saturday, July 3

Day 184

Cousins . . . big boy Hayden, 13 mths & little boy Mitchell, 1 mth

Friday, July 2

Day 183

"Go Pies!"
These two & three others had our full attention this morning
when they lined up at the door on the top deck, singing very loudly.

Thursday, July 1

Day 182

This tiny cactus is a little under 3/4" tall & just on four years old . . .

Project 365

2012 . . .
oh dear, only 78 days,
so that'd be an F?

2011 . . .
neglected after 85 days,
it's another F!

2010 . . .
all done,
it's an A+!

2009 . . .
8 weeks of layouts only,
it's an F for fail!

I live in a beautiful part of the world, with glorious ocean views, kangaroos bounding across the hilltops, assorted wildlife (echidnas, cape barron geese etc), birdlife & reptiles (not all nice . . . tiger snakes & copperheads —eek!)


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