Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
City Daily Photo theme day - Circles - at least that's what I think the subject is - I'll look a bit stupid if it turns out to be wood or air or something.
Note to self - in future, double check theme before posting.
Giant yo-yos at the Ararat library.
I don't believe they serve any real purpose except to look pretty.
Maybe they are lights.
I like 'em.
Photo - okay, okay - it's a re-post from February 2008.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I think when it comes time to shuffle off this mortal coil, this will be my first choice of resting place.
It's up on the hill with views of the countryside all around.
Though, I'll probably have to rig up some type of periscope arrangement.
Photo: Spring Lead Cemetery, Spring Lead (over the back of the hill at Ararat) - Nov 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I'm so glad I live around here.
It's just sooooo purdy
(and a little bit skewiff by the look of things).
Photo: Can't remember the name of the road, just outside Ararat - Oct, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
"It's a what?
A book, you say?
Where do I plug in the internet cable?"
CityDailyPhoto November Theme Day - BOOKS.
Check out how bloggers from all over the world have chosen to illustrate this topic.
My sister, Antique Shop, Beaufort (down the road from Ararat) - 25 Oct, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
I might have made myself a little unwell on this ride.
It might look unassuming,
but it goes REALLY high and fast
and round and round and round and round
Ararat Show - 26th Oct, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I'm not too proud to admit I'm not man enough to live up to the Daily Photo Challenge.
It's really, really hard!!!
Especially when you're not "feelin' it", and I don't want to upload any old thing.
Anyway, I'm calling a "time out" while I get my groove back.
And don't YOU slacken off, coz I'll be watching you!!!!!
Young family in Alexandra Gardens, Ararat - August, 2008.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Where did the touch of spring go??
Freezing today and hailing (with deceiving sunny breaks).
Anyway...it's camellia season in Ararat.
I love camellias - they brighten up the grey days of winter.
Fallen camellia blooms in our front garden (with weeds) - 10 August, 2008.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Country Australia would never have been built without corrugated iron!
Water tanks, fences, shearing sheds - even houses.
Photo - MY corrugated iron shed.
I wonder what those numbers mean??
The 70th of March, 1986??
Today is The Daily Photo group's theme day.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
They don't care that it's the middle of winter,
they just wanna go for a swim and a roll in the mud.
Exploring Norval Dam, the local swimming hole.
Norval Dam, off the Ararat-Moyston Rd - 19 July, 2008.
Friday, July 18, 2008
The Pope is here!
Well, not here HERE, but 1000km away in Sydney.
And if I have to hear one more word about him in the media,
I think my ears will bleed!
He's attending World Youth Day (primarily a catholic thing),
and some local kiddies have gone along.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Results in last night!
Those weird spots on his scans WEREN'T cancer!!
Some of you probably know, the husband has done a few rounds of the kitchen table with the big C over the last few years - but it ain't got him this time!!!
Cop that, ya *%$*##*!
Ararat - 1 July, 2008.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Every country town of a certain size has one, right?
They are as ubiquitous as the country pub and CWA.
They hold a special place in the psyche of rural Australia.
I like to let some of that love come my way, coz I reckon in some small way I contributed to that affection.
OH SHUT UP! I know - I'm totally ridiculous.
But I am 1/16th Chinese, you know?!
And my great, great grandfather WAS a Chinese pioneer of our country.
It may be tenuous, but it's all I got!
The Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant, Barkly St, Ararat - June, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I'm going to get expelled from the Daily Photo group if I don't get my act together!!
Feeling the need for some wide open spaces.
I think a drive in the bush is called for tomorrow.
Just outside Ararat - March, 2008.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I haven't got one!!
The corner local shop seems to have gone the way of the dinosaur, round these parts.
Which is strange, right?
We're a country town!
They've been squeezed out by the convenience of big supermarkets.
The baker, butcher and fruit shops are all still going, it's just the little corner shop that has died out.
But I'm "posamistic" that they will have their day again!
Bloggers from around the world have participated in today's theme day.
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Safeway, Ararat - March, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Mr Blizzard kindly displays the local art society's latest works in his shop window.
Mr Blizzard is the local optometrist - he's pretty old (80 something) but still practising. He seems like a very nice man.
Beautiful autumn weather lately (but FREEZING mornings!).
Barkly St, Ararat - 28 March, 2008.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
More specifically - kangaroo poo.
A big kangaroo.
A special treat for my Mother for Mother's Day.
(that's her foot, presenting said poo).
We've got lots of kangaroos around here - one day, I might get around to posting a photo of an ACTUAL kangaroo.
Glenpatrick Recreation Oval, Glenpatrick (15 minutes northish of Ararat) - 11 May, 2008.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
I went to an auctiony thing today at the local Uniting Church.
I saw this pot plant stand I really liked and I won the hot, hot bidding.
But I got all this other stuff as well - a grease gun, a grinding wheel, a christmas tree stand, some bbq tools, a tv cabinet, a table frame with wheels, some old anodized cups, a drawer(!?!) and one of those whirlpool brush wash the car things - I think that's everything - all for $7.
I got lots of fabulous treasures inside the church hall at the stalls, too!
Ararat Uniting Church, Barkly St, Ararat - 3 May, 2008.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Do people do this in other countries?
Rather than traveling down miles and miles of country roads, the post office delivers to groups of mailboxes at allocated points.
They have an mailbox number beginning with RMB... (Roadside Mailbox).
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Denicull Creek Rd - 6km from Ararat GPO - April, 2008.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Leaving Ararat early to travel just over 2 hours to another Victorian country town - Bendigo.
Bit scary - the first 60km is through "roo country".
They come out as the sun comes up.
You don't want to hit one of the big buggers!
It doesn't end well for anyone.
We made it there and back in one piece!
Ararat's busiest intersection - Cnr Vincent St and Western Highway - 22nd March, 2008.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Friday night was a miserable night.
Cold and drizzly.
Residents of Ararat - young and old, big and small, infirm and bursting with life, showed up to participate in the Relay for Life to raise funds for cancer research.
Seems every person you speak to has been touched by cancer.
Cancer sucks - taint no other word for it.
(V. and I have copped a few hidings from it in our lives).
The lone piper did a half lap in the rain - those mournful bagpipes calling up memories of those who lost their battle against the insidious beast.
I don't often swear but cancer deserves it!
Let's kick this fecker to the curb!
Donations gratefully accepted
Alexandra Oval, Ararat - 11 March, 2008
Also the anniversary of the passing of both my grandmothers - 2000 and 2004.
Hey Nan, hey Grandma - do you get the internet there?
Sunday, April 13, 2008
It's not all dry paddocks around here.
This is Mount Cole.
We got bogged up here last weekend.
UPDATE: Please excuse poor syntax.
We got bogged, -- up here (ie: on the mountain) -- last weekend.
NOT - we got bogged up.
Mount Cole - about 20 mins out of Ararat - April, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
A hover of trout,
a knot of toads,
a pod of walruses (walrii?),
who's responsible for these descriptions?!!!
A swat of flying things, Warrak Recreation Oval (approx. 15mins south-eastish of Ararat) - April 6, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
It's footy season!
The AFL (Australian Football League) has begun!
Now, this isn't soccer or rugby league or rugby union or gridiron - it's Australian Rules.
I'm not a mad rabid fan like others but I love all the phoof and carry on that goes with it and I love how others love it so passionately.
Alexandra Oval - a Saturday afternoon - March, 2008