Sunday, October 14, 2012

SUNDAY IN THE HINTERLAND


My father will be 92 in a few weeks.
He must feel as old as good old Mount Lindsay, the highest peak in the MacPherson Range along the Queensland/New South Wales border.
Looks like a resting lion, doesn't it ...




We all enjoyed the country scenery ..




 and the mountains ...


The creeks were lined with Silky Oak trees ...




and we passed an art installation, a daft piece of Australian Country Conceptual Art:



aka, a red car hanging from a tree in a cow pasture!



Somebody is going to sleep well tonight!

Hope the weather remains calm,
and you all have a lovely week.

xxx






10 comments:

  1. Hi Patricia,
    what beautiful photos of the country.. some parts look like my area here. I love the country. The wide open spaces and the freedom..the air is fresh ..
    What a great age your father will be.. Congratulations to him on his special day next week.
    wishing you a lovely weekend
    val x

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    1. Hi Val, I think there are similarities with your area, I have noticed in your photos too. I love the country too, but then I was born to country life! Enjoy the week xx

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  2. Do congratulate your father for me from Finland on his special day!
    The scenery is so totally different than what I´m used to seeing, so special.
    Is there shade/ shelter for the animals, when the weather gets really hot?
    In my dreams - I´ll visit Australia!

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    1. I will pass on all congratulations from Blogland - he will love that!
      The cows and horses tend to shelter under trees, and clusters of trees are left in the pastures for this purpose. Cows like being near creeks too in hot weather.
      Hope you visit Australia one day, and I hope I visit Helsinki!

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  3. 92 - that's wonderful! That's beautiful scenery, I could look at mountains all day because where I live, there aren't any!

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    1. Mountains are lovely, and these were very grand and high!

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  4. 92 and still up and about ..Happy Birthday to your dad. I love the shots of the country, it makes me want to head back north. Love the paddock art too..

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    1. 92 not out - he surprises us all! Paddock art is pretty fun, and startles the driving public.

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  5. What nice photos of the countryside you have shown us today! Was this along the way to where you drove to see your dad? Wishing him a very happy birthday on his 92nd. Is he still quite mentally alert? Have a lovely week, Patricia!

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    1. My Dad lives in a country town, and after picking him up from his aged care facility we drove another 45 minutes to this area with dairy farms and mountain views. It is very pretty country. After an icecream stop on the way back, Dad was very pleased with the outing. Mentally he is bright and alert, but illogical and paranoid with it at times. His long-term memory and knowledge is very good, short-term almost non-existent. This makes for some very interesting conversations!

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