Friday 24 May 2024

It's Autumn

The autumn leaves at Hollybank Nature Reserve not far from Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.  I've shown photos before of this area but not these photos only the last one a few years back.  This area is a picnic area and there are many walks to take in the bush.

Monday 20 May 2024

The bush

I've just had a birthday, yes, I'm a Taurus and next year will be a big birthday number, I'm planning on making it! 🤣🤣

Many, many moons ago my husband, my father, cousin and his then girlfriend whom he ended up marrying went to cut and collect wood for my parents.  I was about 20 years old as was my husband.  
We took some food and a little barbecue to cook the sausages on.  We had the time of our lives.
My father decided it was time I learnt how to use a gun, so I did.  You see my father was a Policeman till he retired at 65 years of age. He lived till he was 90 and went totally blind long before he died.
These photos are from slides.
Guns are banned in Australia, exceptions are farmers, gun clubs, police and a few others.

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Along a bush road

Was someone's home ages ago, certainly still used for a few things by the look of it.  A few photos of scenes as we drove along.

The Isis River, (I'd call it a creek) well my gggrandfather his wife and a few of his children lived on a farm along that river, they came as free settlers from Ireland for a better life and they grew potatoes, later on they moved to the midland of Tasmania and of course had more children. 

Graves of old all together of one particular family.

Irrigating because there hasn't been hardly any rain.

Friday 10 May 2024


The eldest son R, his wife K and two children our grandchildren now 12 is E, 10 is Z.  Here they are off to Queensland for a holiday staying in Brisbane, then the Sunshine Coast, then down to the Gold Coast all in Queensland.  This photos was taken at the Launceston Airport at Evandale recently.

Since their return back home my husband and I decided to change the front garden, so son and a couple of his staff members pulled the old garden out and planted a new one.
This son pictured owns his own business and is a Landscape Gardener employing up to 10 people. 

The new garden bed out the front with a border of dwarf Nandina's.
Son R is also a Soccer Coach of two junior football teams both winning their matches on May 4, 2024.

Monday 6 May 2024

Continued Mt. Barrow

 The last of Mt. Barrow sunset upon descending.  The last photo is at the foot of the mountain and provides shelter. 
If you click on the Location text at the end of this post it will take you to the map of Mt. Barrow.

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Mt. Barrow continued

Today is our Wedding Anniversary, next year will be the big one and not that many couples get to the big one, let's hope we do next year.

Mt. Barrow continued - at the top it's flat with a workman's hut or whatever it's called but no one lives there. The 2nd and 3rd photos are looking towards the other TV tower/s plus a road the workers drive on to the towers but the public and not permitted. The remainder is the beginning of the descent.
If you click on the Location text at the end of this post it will take you to the map of Mt. Barrow.

Friday 26 April 2024

To Mt Barrow

It's a long time since I have shown photos of Mt. Barrow not far from where we live.  It's about a 40 minute drive and 1413 meters above sea level.  Snow falls once in awhile in Winter but is usually gone the next day. TV towers are up there plus various other towers. 
Late last year we headed to the mountain for just a drive, we were late going up and thought someone might lock the gate as it was getting towards 5pm at that time of ascending the small mountain. 
Sunset was approaching on the way down so we kept our fingers crossed we could descend without being locked up the mountain.  All was good.
There are quite a few photos so it might take two more posts to show you the scenery up there and on the way down.
If you click on the Location text at the end of this post it will take you to the map of Mt. Barrow.

Monday 22 April 2024

Black and White

 Black and white photos done in a HDR software program of which I've forgotten the name of, don't have it on my laptop must find it.  So these photos were done a little while back.
The photos were taken in various places within Australia.

Accommodation, The Fox Hunters Return Hotel Campbell Town, Tasmania.

Australian War Memorial in Canberra, ACT.  Australia. It's ANZAC Day here on April 25, 2024.  

St. John Anglican Church, Launceston, Tasmania.

The Hobart Town Hall and a Street in Hobart, Tasmania.

Bischoff Hotel at Waratah, North Western Tasmania. 
It often snows here in winter.

Wednesday 17 April 2024

The Fagus Tree

 Tasmania's only deciduous tree is a Deciduous Beech (Fagus) found in Mt. Field, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, you might mistake this endemic tree as a bush.  It's not very tall, only two meters or less.  Just happened to be there at the right time of year a few years back.

Years ago, and I mean years ago we along with a couple of friends used to stay in cabins in the snow up on the mountain near Mt. Field. What fun we had!  From a post in 2013, it was long before that year when we went, just visit that link to see the cabin, us, cars and snow.