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Friday, March 20, 2015

City lanes or dusty paddocks

Running a busy family farming business often means that the kids and I take over the responsibility of checking water tanks and animals when the farming men are working elsewhere.  Normally I take the camera on these excursions because if I don’t, I regret it. Taking a few photos also adds a fun dimension to what can be a fairly routine job.  

There is no shortage of red dust, animals and open horizons.





I also love it when I get the opportunity to take photos of completely different scenery.   Recently we travelled to Mildura for a big family wedding. 


As we wandered away from breakfast at one of our favourite cafes we took a detour down a nearby lane.  While dodging the early morning delivery trucks and forklifts we admired some graffiti we hadn't noticed before.  I am not sure if this art is legal in this particular location but our walk quickly turned into a spontaneous photo shoot.  



The kids were not totally focused but that added to the fun.  We look and feel quite different in our town clothes and the colours and contrasts in these shots just make me feel happy. 


There was some sad news in parts of the blogging community yesterday and also some sad news closer to home.  Friends, remember to be grateful for all of those little moments.  

I hope you have some nice light in your world today.  

x

21 comments :

  1. What blessings, and yes a camera makes all the difference to take along.

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    1. Thanks Erin, so nice to hear from you!

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    1. Thanks Glenda, yes the contrasts even surprise me!

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  3. You and your two look lovely with the 'city' backdrop and in your town clothes.
    We're hoping to head to Mildura in the coming weeks to do a bit of shopping. I will add your favourite cafe to the itinerary. I already have Clove Organics and Fine and Sunny on my list. Can you recommend any other shops or eateries?
    Was lovely to see you today. Sorry i looked like I'd just woken up.
    x

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    1. Don't apologize Zara, it was lovely to see you. You will love Mildura! Don't miss this cafe...especially for breakfast. They do seriously amazing coffee, the best I have had, anywhere :)

      You will love Fine & Sunny! Add the Pizza Cafe at the Grand to your list, it is awesome, great atmosphere and food. If you are thinking second hand shops don't miss Burns & Co Antiques and Vintage at 50 Orange Ave. It is huge and packed with incredible old stuff! My idea of heaven, SO many props.

      If you manage to coordinate the right weekend get to the Sunraysia Farmer's Market, it is very good! x

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  4. I love the contrast of colours. It's good to have contrast in your life don't you think?
    We've had weird light today as there was a solar eclipse! Last time we were plunged into complete darkness but today was rather less spectacular as the day just got duller for a bit. Have a great weekend. Ax

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    1. I agree Anne...contrast is a good thing!

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  5. nice pics
    you have a very nice blog dear

    http://melodyjacob1.blogspot.com/
    thank you

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  6. Beautiful, beautiful photos Jane! That street graffiti is quite cool.
    Hope you're having a good weekend,
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah...I enjoyed the change of scenery!

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    1. That means a lot coming from you Naomi! Thank you.

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  8. Hi Jane, your photos brought back memories of windmill runs in a previous life. Thank-you. It is also just plain lovely to SEE you (and your gorgeous kiddos of course). You're usually hidden away under the brim of a big hat - so, nice to finally 'meet' you Jane, you beautiful thing you! x

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    1. Thanks Kylie! You are right...I am often under a hat. I don't purposely hide but I am normally the one behind the camera and I am not really into selfies! Great to hear from you x

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  9. Good to see you Ms Jane :-)
    Toting a camera definitely can spin things in a different view. I do love that about photography.

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  10. Have just happened across your lovely blog and wanted to say hello from the Kent coast in south-east England. I recently started writing my own blog and am really enjoying reading others and discovering a world of wonderful people with fascinating lives. Very best wishes and I look forward to reading more about your life in Aus.

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  11. it's fun to be in a different landscape altogether, isn't I? new/different clothes, new streets, new possibilities. good to open one's eyes to a new world - and when you return home, to the beauty of your usual surroundings, that perhaps we get complacent about.

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane