Friday, December 27, 2013

Skywatch Friday

We haven't had very many red sunsets this summer which is unusual.  But this one tonight really appealed to me.

And zooming in.

Liz Needle    -    linking with Skywatch Friday

Fridays Fences

There are a lot of old tumbledown farmhouses and outbuildings in this area of South Australia - the Adelaide Hills - built by early settlers in the 1830s and 40s.  This one was built close to one of the creeks that run through this area. I'm not sure what purpose this building was put to - perhaps a dairy or stables.

This was once a fence designed to keep something contained.

I love the colour of rusted iron roofs. It matches the brick facings on the old stone barn.

Liz Needle    -    linking with Fridays Fences.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Weekend Reflections

A day spent on the River Murray at Morgan and I snapped these pelicans sailing along serenely. We don,t have a lot of natural water in South Australia, so our river and its wildlife  are very important to us.

 Same day, same camera, but different angle and different light.

Liz Needle  -  linking with Weekend Reflections

Friday, December 06, 2013

Friday's Fences

I have had a very busy week what with one thing or another, so I haven't had a chance to look for fascinating fences.  These two living fences will have to do.

The first one shows Spring growth on a Photinea hedge - love the colour.

And the next, a rose hedge along the edge of a vineyard nearby.

Finally, over the fence I spied this rusted out Holden ute.  Very common in rural Australia.

Liz Needle  -  linking with Friday's Fences

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Weekend Reflections

Water. I love water. I love the effect of the sun reflecting off the water.

Liquid Gold

Liz Needle   -   linking with Weekend Reflections

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday this week appears to be about moustachioed men winning swimming trophies. I have decided to take the easy option and go with the moustache angle - that seems to be a favourite in my family, judging by the number of them in the old albums.

This gentleman has an artistic look with his luxuriant swept back hair and moustache and his knotted tie. I can see him in an artist's smock, paint brush in hand.

A military look about this lad with his short hair and twirled moustache.  I think he fancies himself a bit of a ladies' man.

An odd choice for a young man, I think. It would look better on a more mature gentleman.  Perhaps this fellow had rotten teeth or thin lips and he preferred to keep them hidden. This moustache would make dainty eating rather difficult.

Rather a wispy effort with the moustache, made up for with a neat beard. Almost a forerunner to the unshaven look that is so trendy today.

An even wispier effot at a moustache, with a much fuzzier beard.  Quite a handsome fellow this one.  I'd fancy him without the facial frizz.

For the older gentleman. This fellow would make a great Santa at John Martin's Magic Cave (a South Aussie reference).

And to my mind, the weirdest of the lot. I think he must suffer from a cold neck - that's the only reason I can think of for this weird fringe of hair under his chin.

That's Sepia Saturday for this week.  Check out the link and have a look at what other Seoains have come up with for this theme.

Liz Needle  -   linking with Sepia Saturday.