Hi everyone. I wanted to show you a few more photos I took during my recent visit to my parents farm in Western Australia.
This photo was taken late one afternoon. I love the way the sun is giving the trunk of this tree a lovely golden glow against the blue and grey of the sky and clouds.
Looking north/west late afternoon.
Early morning shadow.
Half an hour later and you can see how much brighter the light is.
As I was walking around the farm sheds on the same morning, I noticed these lines on the ground. Not the tyre tread marks.
When I looked closer, I realised they were ant trails all going to and from their home in the centre of the circular patch of hard ground.
Communing with my brother's cows.
This is Elmo a young Dexter bull who is very friendly. My brother has handled him since he was a calf so he is very tame. So tame in fact that he licked my feet and knees through the fence and even tried to lick my face.
You may notice that there is not a lot feed in the paddocks. Western Australia has suffered a number of extremely dry years with 2010 being no exception. These cows are extremely content and well looked after with access to other food sources not shown in these photos.
Elmo is very partial to a good scratch on the top of his head and behind his ears.
This stocky calf is Fifi who was born in July last year.
My brother was milking one of the Dexter cows in this picture I painted a few years ago.
See that gorgeous ginger kitten in my painting, his name is Teddy and this is what he looks like now. A handsome, happy, affectionate, purring farm cat.
Before I go, I have two more photos for you that were taken on an early morning walk. A country road on the boundary of my parents farm. The first photo looks north and the second south.
Thank you for taking the time to look at these photos of a place that is very close to my heart.