Sunday, 29 March 2015

A little bit of Western Australia

We've been a week in Western Australia with Mum and it has been busy with seeing family, a spot of gardening and some short walks to take some photos.  On our way up to the farm, hubby and I stopped off at York where Mum and I stayed for a few days last year.  I'll do a longer post on that when I return to Victoria but thought I'd share the photo below of the Avon river which runs through the town.


 When we first arrived at the farm, my brother and nephew were in the middle of shearing so hubby went over to the other farm a couple of days to help out.  He was on the broom cleaning up the wool scraps after the shearers had finished shearing each sheep.  The shearers in the photo below are not young men, I don't know how they do this hard work on consecutive days.


That's my brother Eric in the striped shirt.  The fleece is thrown flat over the wool table to be checked for scraggly bits and then  packed into bales.



After shearing on one of the days, my brother received a large load of fertiliser for this year's cropping season.  


 The ever present pink and grey galahs, these ones are in a dead tree just outside from Mum's back yard.


 Hubby set off to go fishing in Walpole early Thursday morning and his accomodation in the caravan park where they are staying is this hippy van we hired.  It's decked out with a bed and little kitchen and fridge in the back.


 A couple of nights ago there were some beautiful thunder clouds which created a perfect photography opportunity.



 The dusk light was beautiful and created gorgeous colours in the landscape.




It's lovely to be back where I can see 360 degrees.  Some of the nicest photos I can take are always back here in Western Australia.

Anne  xx

6 comments:

Helsie said...

You're right about those photos Anne, they're lovely. I've just made a batch of tomato sauce from the recipe you recommended. It's very nice. I'm using it as a sort of relish and haven't strained it. Lovely with corn fritters for tea !

Louise said...

A lovely collection of photos :)
Hope you enjoyed your time away.

Jennifer said...

Wow, what a beautiful place. I love those birds in the tree, they're so unusual (to me!). I've enjoyed watching sheep-shearing when I've had the chance to see it. I like the photo of the the sheep sitting on his bottom, I know he's being held that way but I think it's a cute pose. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels.

wendy duchess_declutter said...

Looks lovely Anne, love that last photo too. Hope the fishing trip goes well - is that the same hippy van he had last time! cheers Wendy

Anne Schueler said...

This sounds like a wonderful place! I adore the pics of the sunset... such magical colors!

Take care
Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

Kar said...

I love it when you share photos of around your Mum's place. Always so pretty! : )