Sunday, March 20, 2016

My Georgie Boy

has been missing now for about 8 weeks. I am so, so, so  devastated, I miss him so much. We are not sure if he has been kept in by a neighbour where he was last seen several times the first week he was missing or hes been done by a snake. We have searched all over the place,wading through thigh high grass etc being aware of snakes as we went, calling and calling including going to the house about 5 times and asking, but never allowed to go inside etc I think if he had been bitten by a snake he would have come home sick and we could have taken him to the vet for the snake anecdote.  Most stories I hear about cats is that they are too quick for the snake, jumping up or away, a lady here told me her cat plays with them all the time, so I am more than upset that he may be being kept by the lady who said she would bring him home if she saw him,

He was booked into the the vet for a "weight loss" the day after he went missing so had to cancel that..... He was starting to wander far too much so decided to get him fixed up after all.  But then he may be out there with a girlfriend somewhere and may come home some day. But in the meantime, I miss his cuddles and smooches and the kids miss him badly too. 
Anyway............ onto the next post..........

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Update on the previous post
Seperation Creek, near Wye River  on Christmas Day (Picture: Peter Mayberry).
The fires in the hills above Wye River. 
It is so sad to let everyone know that the area we fell in love with around Kennets River and the Wye River on the Great Ocean Road has been destroyed by fires last week. There was at least 116 homes destroyed in the blazes. Total disaster. I feel for those folk. Living bush ourselves we are on constant high alert here at this time of the year for fires. Tonight there was a huge storm with lightning etc that could have easily started a fire anywhere.
Pic above: Copied from Age website...........This is the area along the coast The fires in the hills above Wye Rive on December 28. Authorities are still inspecting........  Such a shame, but it will regrow in the bush, and hopefully the homes lost will get their insurance payouts urgently, not like Black Saturday of whom some are still waiting and that was back in 2008.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Catching up

Ok, so here I am catching up, but guess as I'm the only one who looks at it and comments, what really is the point, except that I enjoy the blogging.

OK. We went off to the Great Ocean Road for 7 days early October, it was so lovely to be at the coast again I so miss the smell of sea air..
We went to Geelong on the Tuesday, saw these bollards at The Pier  Entrance.
Bollards at The Pier
Kennetts River
This one above was at a great place called Kennets River, just past Wye River, we loved this place so much we went back the next day for the day, that is after we (kids) played at skate park etc etc.. And of course you can guess what had happened prior to this photo being taken, yep the wave was huge and knocked kids off their feet LOL, We hope to go to this place again and camp there for a few days.  Toria loved getting the shells and the cuttlefish that were washed up.

Torias shells and cuttlefish


Aroha loved to bury herself in the sand.. She was not too keen on the rolling waves, but will eventually get used to it we hope. Toria is still much the same as this but loves a swimming pool at home.

Okey dokey, back soon with more of the last month.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fotochallenge Week 13 Spring Blooms

Week 13 on the Fotochallenge is Spring Blooms.
Mind you I dont know why I bother actually as nobody leaves me any comments to say its good, its bad etc etc, or let me know they've even looked.  Remind me again why we started this challenge!!!!

Anyway...... Here is pic taken in Wangaratta during the week of some lovely Flowering Gums. They were the only ones on the tree.
Flowering Gum
We are off to the beach this week for 7 nights to a time share on the Great Ocean Road. Will be lovely as I love the coast, can't wait to smell the sea air again. When we first moved inland to Australia from NZ, our noses were so dry from dry air instead of lovely coastal air.

Hope there's lots of photo opportunities and that I get the hang of the camera I have upgraded to. Its a Canon 7D. I still have to get a good zoom for it though. One of our next challenges is Beaches so I will go exploring I hope. Also we have never been on the Great Ocean Road so lets hope it lives up to the lovely Ocean Roads in NZ.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Week 12 FotoChallenge TRANSPORT

Week 12 FotoChallenge TRANSPORT.
This is a bit hard for me living in the boonies to get some good transport pics. But as we were in Melbourne this week I tried to capture the busyness of the freeways etc.

So here we go..........

Transport Melbourne Freeway.
The cars in front and to the side of us on our side of the freeway.  A busy day for us is about 10 cars the whole day LOL..............  But thank goodness for Transport, that we can get about this beautiful country we live in and for great roads that can take the amount of transport that Melbourne generates..

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Week 11 Portrait in our FotoChallenge

Week 11  in our FotoChallenge Bevlea and Jan  and others on our Face-Book FotoChallenge page is Portrait.
Portrait of Toria and friends at school end of term 3.
 This was taken at Paul & Torias end of term day. They were in favourite sports team colors.
Obviously the teacher had said something, the other kids were looking there, not Toria as usual, looking at everything else.  Sorry about the alien bits on kids, also could'nt figure out how to put a better cover on the faces,  but I have not asked parents if it's ok to post their kids on my blog etc.

You can see the tiredness in all the kids at end of term3.  I would love to have been able to get out and about and take better portraits of people, but time this week as usual has escaped me.  BUT! I do like the composition of 4 looking one way and 1 the opposite.

Nest weeks theme is: Transport. Come join us.................Hoping to find some old transport round this district..............

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Week 10 Landscape in our Foto Challenge

Week 10 Landscape in our FotoChallenge Bevlea and Jan  is Landscape.

This photo I took of Geoff cleaning up the landscape when a tree had fallen and hit the bridge railing etc.
I didnt get a chance to get out and about and find some nice landscape round here, we have been so busy the last week or so here at the camp.
Clearing the landscapes...

Will try and get another one done during the week...

Monday, September 7, 2015

Week 9 on our FotoChallenge

This weeks challenge for our FotoChallenge Bevlea and Jan was Juxtsposition, now that I had to look up :-)

It is  Juxtaposition definition, an act or instance of placing close together or side by
side, especially for comparison or contrast.

So this week, a perfect situation (I think) arose, Geoff was burning off rubbish etc around the wood shed, we came home for a cuppa and I notice black smoke rising so we jumped on our push bikes and rushed back over there.
The old fashioned water tank had caught fire, so we pulled it away from the main fire. So then the kids get home from school and Toria rushes off to get a bucket of water, bless her.  So this contrast is the fire on the water tank side by side
 It only burnt the tire so no problem, and the tank was under a heap of junk anyway.
Fire and Water.

So come join us on your blog or the FotoChallenge Facebook page and share your pics too. We would love to see them.

Friday, August 28, 2015

FotoChallenge Week 8 Textures

This weeks FotoChallenge prompt with Bevlea and Jan was Textures.
the photo was taken on AV on my Canon, when I had it on Auto it showed up quite grey, but this is actually the correct color. It is by the camp kitchen where there is a very large tree stump and the  bits at he bottom are a hard growth on  it.
I love it and will probably use it as a piece in some of my artwork at some stage. Hope you like it and please do leave me a comment. I love seeing what you have to say. Inspires me to keep going. See you next week with Juxtaposition ( now that I will need to look up LOL)

FotoChallenge Week 7 and 8 to follow

This weeks FotoChallenge prompt with Bevlea and Jan was Still Life, well actually it was meant to be posted by last Sunday night. But I have had internet issues for many days. Like none available, then when I got it back, couldn't load anything. Grrrr  It was caused by the provider of the Satelite upgrading the Satelite and they lost all the clients settings, so only told us if you rang them to say hey I have no internet It got sorted, but then crashed out again about 2 hrs later   Come along and join us. you don't need a blog as Bevlea has started a face book page "Fotochallenge" that we can share our artistic photos on, and if you have a blog then they can be put there as well. Let me know if you want an invite.
So here is last weeks post.

Still Life.
I looked round and didn't find anything really exciting to post, so took a pic of this old bike that Geoff painted for me to put in the garden, the grass has since been mowed :-)
Still Life (left in the old girl)
I would have been as adventurous as the links Bevlea put up as examples, there were some great ones.
Anyway, back in a few minutes with this weeks post "Textures".............cheers Gxxx