Monday, 7 September 2015

A few things we appreciate

Travelling great distances in a day it's wonderful to see pretty things.

At Merredin, WA I took the photo below of a typical Australian Gumtree in these neck of the woods with the sun setting.

Further down the road we came across the Wattle flowering, then a lot further on the Canola growing in the paddock.  When you see Canola you know you are getting towards civilization, well at least for awhile.






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  1. Margaret all your photos are fascinating. Yellow flowers look great

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  2. All beautiful.
    I had never thought about it, but you are right. Crop growing does mean that there are people living nearby...

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    1. Yes it does mean that. Again today we passed salt bush and no houses people, then Canola :)

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    1. You certainly can't, and at different times in the day light changes everything.

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  4. Canola certainly means human habitation is close at hand. Sure looks like a great crop and obviously
    rain has fallen otherwise it would not look so fantastic. Canola certainly has been a God's send for the wheat farmers to turn to.
    That gum looks a bit menacing - those leaves look frightening - TOO brown for comfort and FIRE!
    Hopefully no lightening strikes in that region UNTIL some rain falls to turn those leaves back to green.
    Gum trees are so majestic but so scary in drought times when so close to homes, sheds etc. - they
    are the best or if you like the worst fire hazards possible, plus if too close to homes can topple over
    and do so much damage.
    I like them well and truely in the middle of a paddock or park or just out in the wilds.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. The gum tree is bronzed by the setting sun, in earlier daylight they would have shown green, although most gum trees are a gray-green colour.

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    2. The trees were in a campsite far away from houses or shops..
      Gums can be troublesome in the wrong place...

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  5. Wonderful shots, I love fields of canole but the first time I saw fields of pattersons curse I thought it was wonderful so pretty but country people don't share that view.
    Merle.........

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    1. Thanks.
      I like Patersons curse, it is pretty but a menace ..

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    1. It is lovely Adam, very vibrant colour amongst the green paddocks.

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  7. Gum trees - there's something mystical about them. I recall reading an Australian novel a few years back, (don't recall the name right now), but the author spoke of the variety of gums in Australia. These photos are reminding me of home.

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    1. :) always different varieties, similar colours, different trunks through out the country...it's amazing.

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  8. Canola fields are so beautiful! We have them in the northwestern part of Minnesota and up into Canada, quite the opposite weather of the part of Australia where you are. It must be a very versatile crop.

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    1. Seems it is. It also can grow where you don't want it to grow..

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  9. Fabulous photos, I like the sunset on the tree.
    Canola used to be known by a different name and was considered a weed. The person who changed that must be laughing all the way to the bank.

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    1. Thank you.
      I didn't know that canola had a different name in the past...wonder what it was called...will see if I can find out.

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  10. Lovely colours in these images Margaret - Canola is what we call Oil Seed Rape - what wonderful memories and sights you will take home with you

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    1. They are good colours...thanks for that information, I had no idea canola was called Oil Seed Rape...learning something every day :)

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  11. Great shots. I can never get wattle in focus.

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    1. Thanks Diane...oh, I bet you have tried and tried...keep at it, you will get there eventually. I have all faith in you.

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  12. Gorgeous photos - I love the tree! I remember Merredin as a great little town - the tyre place gave amazing service, and in the caravan park we stayed next to one of the local MPs doing the rounds of the electorate in his caravan!!

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    1. Thanks.
      Funny you mentioned the tyre place...we had the tyres rotated there, lovely people.

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  13. It is wonderful, the tonalities achieved in the first image and the contrast of yellow with blue sky, in the final image .

    Kisses

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  14. Absolutely fantastic photos...as always...brilliant. :)

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