Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Back from Western Australia

Hello everyone, I'm back from Western Australia where I visited my Dad, Mum and brother on the farm where I grew up.  I had a wonderful time visiting my birthplace and embracing all the things that made living on a farm so enjoyable.  I have many things to share with you and I hardly know where to start.  Perhaps the best place would be the weather.

One of the first things I notice when I go back to Western Australia is the light.  It is so bright in comparison to where I live in Victoria where I'm surrounded by trees and live on the south side of a hill obscuring a lot of light.  Another difference between where I grew up and where I live now is the view.  On the farm I can see a 360 degree horizon, in Victoria I'm surrounded by tall trees.

Here is a photo of the horizon on the farm.
This was taken about 6.30 in the evening.  The light is bright and golden, just beautiful for taking photos.  In contrast, this photo was taken in the morning, about 10.30.
The only way I could get a photo of my brother's sheep dog Jessie (she's hyper), was by having her run behind the ute.
Another beautiful day with sheep grazing in the paddock.
In complete contrast, the day this photo was taken it was hot and muggy with a dust storm blowing up in the afternoon.
I'll leave you with this photo of a pink and grey galah feeding it's baby.  The galahs are in the centre of the photo.  Just click on the photo to enlarge.

I'll be back soon with more photos from my trip.  Have a great day everyone.

Anne  xx

5 comments:

Bayside Rose said...

Welcome back Anne! What beautiful country you grew up in. Just stunning, I love it. Pam x

Gillian said...

Welcome Back Anne x

Such Stunning country and beautiful photos of it, I just love the galah photo!

Terrie said...

Ahhh how wonderful! I hope you had a fabulous trip Anne - Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

Victoria said...

It looks beautiful ..... oh to live in Australia ..... x

Louise said...

Welcome back!

I have never seen a galah before! Hope you had a great time.