Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sneaking in a few more ...

... (now that my new photo storage allowance has 'kicked in').

In case you thought that winter in Australia was all blue skies and sunshine - behold...

Yorke Peninsula, South Australia.

Flowering eucalypt.

Grand old homestead, Moonta, Yorke Peninsula, SA.

In beautiful Adelaide city.

The cottage where we stayed in Adelaide.

The reason for our trip to South Australia - the National Hockey Championships.

At Playford Lake in the Adelaide Hills.

'The Cedars', the home of one of our most famous painters, Hans Heysen, at Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

Glenelg, Adelaide.

Langhorne Creek, SA

Not sure if these are poisonous or poisonless, Tanya ..... lol.


A tree with 'character' despite having been dead for some years - Port Macdonnell, SA, in the garden of a home once owned by poet, Adam Lindsay Gordon.

Sunset over The Currong, SA. Sadly there was little water in this vast lake a few months ago.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Winter in Retrospect

As tomorrow is the last day of Winter in Australia, I have selected a few photos at random taken during the season whilst on trips to various parts of the country.

Some of you may be wondering "if it's Winter time, where is the snow?" Actually, the snowfields are having their best season for many years, with many resorts currently having between one and two metres of snow.

However, the snowfields were not on our agenda this year - or any year, for that matter - so this is Winter in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

These first four photos were all taken at Lakes Entrance, a popular holiday resort on the Ninety Mile Beach in Eastern Victoria.

Reflections on the Tambo River at Nicholson, East Gippsland, Vic.

Farmland at Childers in the Strzelecki Ranges of Victoria. (The farm in the foreground is where I lived until the age of 2 and a half, and the story of our visit there a few weeks ago will be posted to the blog shortly.)

Moruya River, south coast of NSW.

Seagulls circling a fish'n'chip shop at Narooma, south coast of NSW.

A seal sunning itself on the rocks at Dalmeny, south coast of NSW.

The surf beach at Moruya, south coast of NSW.

Frost on the lawns at home in Canberra.

Swimmers enjoying The Strand, Townsville, north Queensland.

A Billabong (waterhole) at Bordertown, South Australia.

Fishing on a sunny winter's afternoon just south of Adelaide, South Australia.

I had more photos to post but I've used all of my 1GB of free photo storage from Google. I meant to purchase more last year but didn't get around to it. Luckily I didn't because it is now 1/8th of the cost that it was before Nov. '09.

I bought more last night but apparently it takes 24 hours or so to come through....so hopefully I can post some more photos SOON!