Saturday, April 25, 2009

Homeward Bound

Hours of driving a familiar road can become a little boring, so despite my resolve not to take photos of the depressingly dry countryside on our recent trip to Victoria, boredom got the better of me.

These photos are all taken in New South Wales and include shots of roadworks along the Hume Highway as well as general scenes, all taken through the not-so-clean windscreen of a moving car - hence the quality!!!

Roadworkers' camp.

Surely one of the most mind-numbingly boring jobs ever created, but an important one nevertheless.

Although I don't particularly like large machines, I am quite amazed by some of the equipment used in these projects.
One day I'll take a series of road sign photos - although it's not the easiest thing to do while the car is moving.
Another roadworkers' campsite.

See....I told you it was dry!!!

On the Barton Highway, approaching Canberra. You can just see Black Mountain Tower on the hill in the centre.

Fire in the Brindabella Ranges south of Canberra.

Only a few hundred metres to go.


Jenny said...

Oh my! It is dry. hope it all gets rain soon.

In transit said...

You'll get a shock by all the GREEN over here!

p.s the forecast is: RAIN

Rosemary said...

Thanks for the peek at New South Wales.

Shelly/Michelle said...

even i am still in awe of the green here at the moment...maybe too green!!

grammyof13 said...

Hello, enjoyed the pictures of your world. How long as it been since you had a good soaking rain. I guess a good question would be, What season is it in your country? I hope that isn't an ignorant question. I'm always facinated with other cultures. Loved the pictures. Several caught my eye, so your picture taking was not in vain!


Michael Manning said...

Hey! This looks like my State of Arizona!!!! :D)

Kerri said...

Goodness, it's very brown, isn't it? I'm glad you got bored enough to take these photos, giving us a look at what the countryside is like at the moment. I hope and pray that winter will bring some good rains.
You did very well with the camera in spite of the moving vehicle!
I'm glad you're experiencing so much green in your travels. It must be like a breath of fresh air :)