take a seat in Taralga NSW

Sometimes given the condition or location of a seat the best option is maybe to just stand around and take in the ambience of a small country town.  In this case it is Taralga, New South Wales. Advertisements

joeys are just plain cute

Little critters are usually always cute, and these joeys with their Mum’s at the Blowering Dam in Kosciuszko National Park are true to form.  

seaton’s farm: a labour of love and necessity

You can still smell the sweat and feel hard work that has gone into the property as you wander around the Seaton Farm.  Farming in the late depression years was challenging.  The Seatons worked the land, built the structures, created dams and these marvellous fences. This property is a credit to the Seatons and their endurance, courage and tirelessness. The property is part of…

bundjalung national park

After travelling the  twenty or so kilometres of narrow dirt road you are rewarded with the Black Rocks section of the Bundjalung National Park.  Long expanses of deserted beach, creeks for paddling and exploring, and a diversity of wildlife awaits you.  A noisy sea at night gives way to a warm orange sunrise across the black rocks.

the warrumbungles revisited

In January 2013 the Warrumbungles was devastated by severe bush fires.  The landscape was in tatters.  Visiting there in July 2013 was sad indeed, although there were signs of recovery as this earlier post shows. In going to the Warrumbungles in July this year there was indeed a changing, growing post fire landscape.  Sadly it will never be the same as before the fires….

australian humour

Going out for early morning walks reveals some of the hidden characters of regional Australia. This scene is in a sidestreet of Mendooran, New South Wales.  

looking for lizards

When exploring the Australian bush and outback you often hear rustling noises.  I automatically think snake but more often than not it is just a lizard. It does pay to be cautious here in Australia! Here are a few of the lizards I spotted recently.  The last one I spied was resting in the sun at my Mum’s house in suburban Sydney early one morning….

Warrawong on the Darling

Just outside Wilcannia in western NSW is this wonderful hideaway. Camp or caravan to enjoy the Darling River, billabongs and the birds. Bask in the colours of the skies and listen to the early birds waking or the night critters stirring in the cool of the evening.

Gundabooka National Park

A beautiful national park just south of Bourke in Western NSW.  Rich in the aboriginal culture and history of the Ngemba people. Red soil roads get you through and Gundabooka NP. The landscape is diverse.  Creeks were full of tadpoles and some nearly to be frogs.  The deep blue skies with a hint of rain in the distance created a wonderful backdrop for driving, walking and feeling…

a perspective of Broken Hill

With the backdrop of long and straight slag heaps from mining operations, a town still bustles. There are reminders of tough times and times which produced wealth and stature (and statues atop buildings) in the far western New South Wales town.   Corrugated iron remains a dominant feature on the landscape whether it be as fences in back alleys, or as houses which have stood…