Gentle extras

In the flurry of action and drama and activity here at Granite Glen, a lot of the more ‘passive and pretty’ photos I am taking are getting left out when I hit the ‘publish’ button.  I am aware of how LONG some of my posts are getting, and having reasonably slow internet connection myself, I am aware of how LONG it takes to download a mountain of images.

Anway, this little collection are some shots skimmed from the avalanche of flood photos over the past week.  I think they deserve their own little corner of the blog to give y’all a little gentle respite from the roaring action of our floods.

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A scotch thistle and droplet of rain overlooking the swollen river

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The shiny trunk and shredding bark of a gum …

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The footsteps of curious humans in the half-dried silt on a bridge

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The only clear dry area many cattle could find – roads peppered with ‘cow bombs’ making driving especially interesting for tourists! (Okay so it’s not pretty, but worth a little giggle, no?)

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A panorama (four images ‘stitched’ together in Photoshop) taken from the ridge beside the one our house sits atop.  (You may have to click and view it in Flickr to see it properly).

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And rain dripping off an old rusty gate …

(My Dad will be horrified – he still doesn’t get my fascination with old stuff. Heh.)

So…

Did you enjoy that gentle visit?

And…

Are you ready for something a little more hardball shortly?

10 Responses to “Gentle extras”

  1. BB! You have an amazing sense of humour, but under the circumstances and the events of the last month, that would be the only way to keep sane! Thank God, you are on high ground above the water level.
    Take care
    Colin (HB)

  2. So glad you’ve been able to keep your head above water and keep your sense of humor during what must be a challenging bit of weather. Love the thistle photo. Toughness and beauty combined. Driving through fresh cow bombs is an experience not to be missed.

    Now I’m going to watch “Australia” on DVD and think of you and Mr. I. Hugh Jackman and Nikky have nothing on you two.
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  3. *Buckles seatbelt once again*

    Bring it on, sistah!
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  4. BB, is there an organization where we can send donations to help those devastated by the floods? I’d like to help….

    Thinking of you!
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  5. I’ve enjoyed it all…wild, gentle, whatever.

    Bravely waiting for what will come next!
    Kelly´s last blog post ..Pear Pie

  6. Yes and Yes! I’m ready and I enjoyed it. And hey, to each his own (the rusty gate and dad not understanding). I love old stuff.
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  7. Wonderful series of shots. I really enjoyed the tour around your neck of the woods!
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  8. Yes, it did give me a chance to dry my feet after following you through the flooded areas. I love the gum tree photo!

    I hope the water keeps receding.

  9. Oh – re the cow “bomb” – I grew up calling them cow patties. This brings back to mind a joke my sister played on Mom several years ago. Mom was a farm girl from Pennsyslvania, and loved telling us stories of her childhood. In honor of that, for her birthday one year B found and dried a cow patty, then decorated it with frosting cones, the kind you squeeze, and presented it to Mom with candles in it! No worries – she knew immediately what it was. Lots of laughs, no tasting!!!

  10. so beautiful and i LOVE the footprints!

    happy new year!
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