Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Hello there!!!

After finding out that snapshots could not be uploaded to my blog via the Internet Café when signing into the caravan park at Moonta Bay they told me that the Community Library does supply the internet to anyone that cares to use it. As I am on holidays I chose not to continue daily to contribute to my blogs but rather show an occasional post so that you know I have not forgotten you.

The day before my husband and I left home we had good rains. With the water draining off the rubble roads enough for us to travel with a caravan hooked up behind us we headed off for our holiday destination. Because we knew there was still rough weather to come it was decided to hold off putting our annex up until it had passed. The first night wasn’t too bad but gee the second night the wind certainly belted the tents and caravans around in the holiday park.

By the third night the sea was like glass. The storms have passed bringing much needed rain in some parts of Australia though for many, still not breaking the drought that seems to have a strangle hold in numerous parts of this country.

I do hope you enjoy this sample of snapshots with the first three showing the first three evenings of my holiday. Of cause the seagulls are not slow in posing for their photo to be taken as well.

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Thursday, 18 January 2007

Days End

This photo was chosen for todays post as I felt it was appropriate to the sun setting on my last entry to this blog for the next couple of weeks. In saying this there is a possibility of an occasional post if the Internet Cafe in the area that I am holidaying in is available.

Now getting back to this sunset, the snapshot wasn't taken today as we have had glorious rain all day. With the drought that Australia has been experiencing, our farm included it is a wonderful time. The sunset snapshot was taken on one of my earlier walks on the farm.

So there you have it, no more walks on the farm for the next two weeks though that doesn't mean I won't be walking at all. The scenery will be very different though with the sun setting over the sea instead while feeling the moist sand between my toes on the beach. Cheers my friends! winkmrgreen

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Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Lutheran Church

A little Lutheran Church at Fullerville in the Southern Flinders Ranges is one of a few buildings left in that area. This building is now someones home after renovations where made to the interior with two levels taking advantage of the hight of the building. As churches amalgamate there are many buildings left behind that make a wonderful home for someone that has the imagination to make it their own. This is one of those dwellings that has been brought back to life with love and care by a person that had the foresight to see a future in such a building.

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Sunday, 14 January 2007

Bearded Dragon

There are often Bearded Dragon Lizards foraging in my garden during the warmer months. It isn't uncommon for lizards like this one in the snapshot to follow me around in the garden bed waiting for an easy meal to appear. This young fella was so cheeky that I was afraid that he would end up trodden on when chasing small flies around my husbands feet when cooking a barbecue. To be honest I don't know if this Bearded Dragon is a female or male. I do love having them in my garden though snakes are another story. eek

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Wednesday, 10 January 2007


Looking back through my Snapshots archives I came across this photo of my effort at being creative. I do see problems, for example like the darkest against the lightest area smack bang in the middle of the image and because of this posting it to show you what not to do. biggrin

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Monday, 8 January 2007

Native Hops in Central Flinders Ranges

The native red hops in Central Flinders Ranges are always a pleasure to behold for visitors to the area. The soil is so red and with the added blush of these delightful shrubs the mountain sides can look like a mass of hot colour.

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Saturday, 6 January 2007

Snapshot of a Bee on Gazania Flower

My husband is a beekeeper of a small number of hives which keeps him out of mischief with a hobby besides working our farm. I have never been stung by a bee and never want to experience it either. My dear husband tells me it is supposed to be good for arthritis.... yeah right thanks but no thanks I will stick with the arthritis eek.

This snapshot of a bee on a Gazania Flower is more than likely from the hives that are in the old fruit garden north of my home. They are friendly and while working in the garden, it isn't uncommon for them to be buzzing around parts of the garden that I am working in.

As in my previous post this snapshot was taken with my Nikon E5700 and often took a mighty macro image when it come to flowers.

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Friday, 5 January 2007

Worlds End Gorge

Worlds End Gorge or what used to be known as Burra Creek is a lovely camping spot in South Australia. There is permanent water in the gorge although it is better to walk further in from the camping grounds to see the deeper water. While visiting, a yabby was spotted crawling around in the transparent water. It has been said that fish are also in these waters but can't say that any were spotted.

This snapshot was taken back in July 2005 using my Nikon E5700 camera, which has now been retired with the barrel showing signs of wear from zooming in and out.

Thankfully I have thousands of photos to that cameras credit

Thankfully I have thousands of photos to that cameras credit and is now my back-up camera for the time I may have a dreadful breakdown with my new DSLR Nikon D80 and oh how I hope that is far into the future.

I haven't had a chance to paint anything from the Burra area as I am so busy painting for the Painters of the Flinders Ranges network. More photos will be posted on SnapShots from this area in the near future.

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Wednesday, 3 January 2007

New Growth

This post is is to add a bit more to the one yesterday. The Peppermint Box Eucalyptus trees have suffered a lot during the drought and after some recent rain the trees bust out in all different directions with new growth. The sun shining on the new growth on this low branch caught my attention and decided to post it on Snapshots rather than concentrating only on "pretty pictures".

New Growth

If you are a fist time visitor to SnapShots do check out my other blog at Arts & Stuff because that one has been around a lot longer with many more interesting posts to keep you busy reading.

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Tuesday, 2 January 2007

It's a tough life

It's a tough life for this Peppermint Box Eucalyptus tree on our farm or should I say it is laying down on the job while growing. With a number of scrubs on the property made up of these Eucalyptus trees it keeps the possums very happy. I can't say that the possum pee is a welcome smell though for those people down wind of these local marsupials habitat. wink

Steal it!

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Monday, 1 January 2007

Sunset and Happy New Year!

Looking back over my shoulder on one of my recent evening walks, this is the sunset that I saw. It makes one feel good to be alive to see these magical moments when the last of sun’s rays is warming the clouds with its delightful colours.

Happy New Year to you all for today is the first of January 2007 in Aussie Land!

Steal it!

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