Monday, 20 April 2015

Shelton Road

Hi everyone, how are you?  It's turned a bit nippy the last few days in Melbourne with only12C yesterday with rain and hail.  That might seem warm to some living in the colder areas of the world but 12C is a winter temperature for us.

Although Sunday was horrible weather wise we did have some sunshine Saturday afternoon so hubby and I went for a small drive not too far from where we live.  We were looking for something in particular and after finding it, decided to keep driving in the area to see what we could discover.  Shelton Road is in Pakenham Upper, South East of Melbourne and runs through a pretty little valley with Toomuc Creek running through mostly farming properties.

Being a lover of countryside, I just had to stop and take in the scenery and take a photo or two to trial our new camera.  The old camera broke unfortunately so it's time to learn all about this new one.

These first three photos are of Toomuc Creek which is rather swampy and dirty in places.  Unfortunately someone had dumped four old tyres in one part of the creek, the kind of behaviour that makes me angry.

It was quite beautiful along this section of Shelton Road with lovely trees overhanging and green grass from the recent rains we've had.

I couldn't see cows without taking a photo now could I?!

 I love the how the sunlight is catching the top of the cow's backs.

This big bull just stood and stared at us as we were walking around.  I ventured a little closer to say hello but he got all huffy and puffy indicating his displeasure.

This tree is magnificent and I badly wanted to climb it but chickened out.

We could hear bellbirds as we drove along but they are difficult to photograph so you will have to make do with the image and bird call sounds at this link.  It was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on the weekend, we'll have to do it again soon.

Anne xx


  1. What a beautiful Fall drive you had. Beautiful countryside. : )


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