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
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
It IS so water!
It's a bit brown but it's definitely wet!
Drought conditions prevail in north-west Victoria.
Paddock, outskirts of Ararat - March, 2008
Check out some of the other Daily Photo Blogs participating in today's theme day - some of them have actual blue water!
(Now, I'm supposed to add the script for the other blogs but I haven't worked it out yet..... it will be here soon.)