Newman and I are ready to roll


Hi guys..well it seems i have not really had time to do much apart from computer stuff..so i though it well overdue to take my new car out with me for some picture hunting.

I have called my new man…Newman..and so far i am in love with him!

I am still getting used to not being as high off the road and so when i go to get out a few times i have looked like a drunk giraffe..all legs!

I must look like a right idiot too when cars pull alongside me as i have a stupid grin…it’s the seat warmers..oh boy toasted buns anyone!

And i have never had leather interiors so i feel a bit posh..but trust me i am still wearing boots and ready to jump a fence at any given moment.

I took Newman to Harcourt…just up the road ..to park outside the Bress winery there as the vines have that Autumnal colour that i love and the sky was gorgeous..blue and cloudy…perfect…

Of course it is never that simple with me..after taking some shots i got back in and took off..it’s 100kph here..and what do i see .. a dog.. crossing towards the other side..brakes on and off the road..

I call the dog carefully as it seemed to want to come to me..no chance..it sauntered UP the highway..now i am  frantic..i see a car coming..i am running the dogs running..now on angle, and i am waving the car to slow down…did he..no..the dog has gotten across the road now slipped under the barrier and headed to a farm house..clearly knew his way and clearly has found home again..

Meanwhile..my car is a long way from me..the engine is running..the camera my bag everything inside and the door open.

I walk back gesticulating at the ute driver and calling him every thing under the sun..i mean who keeps driving !!

I really wonder at the way some farmers have a cavalier approach to their dogs..the ‘she’ll be right ‘ attitude that many countries find endearing of our nation i actually find damn annoying.

So full of fury i get back in Newman and we head in the opposite direction to Bendigo.

There are a few side roads off the highway that i always wonder at what lies beyond..seriously one day i am going to end up in No mans land!

There is a house on a hill and the big barn has had half the roof blown off..it sits so perfectly atop that hill..in Summer it has a lovely peaceful feeling and in Winter it has a very almost gothic feel..it sits where the clouds always give it a fantastic appearance no matter what mood they are in.and by the time i got to here the skies were turning.

I am a super cautious driver, i like to know where i am going and how i am getting there so for a first trip up here i was scoping really for parking spots to take advantage of this scene..bear in mind in the country some folks do not like weird middle aged women with huge lenses and snappy cars parked out the front.

I would never show an address i am also aware that is pretty much a no go for a lot of folk..despite Google Earth being able to show me shaving my legs on a summer day in the back yard with my hair in rollers and a tragic pair of bathers on.

So up i went ..the road soon became dirt .. of course, ..new clean car..and found a spot..the pics i took were the back view of the house setting ,quite a bit back and therefore not what i see from the highway, but i have found a good spot to perch myself for a front shot next time i head that way.

So that was my date with Newman..happy with what i got and my buns got toasted as well..

Meet Newman..

Meet Newman..

 

The Winery Bress in Harcourt

The Winery Bress in Harcourt

 

The back view ..old sheds and rust..love it

The back view ..old sheds and rust..love it

 

Skies have darkened now

Skies have darkened now

 

Always the curious paddock residents come to visit

Always the curious paddock residents come to visit

54 thoughts on “Newman and I are ready to roll

  1. Hi Newman! It’s great that you are Bev’s buddy now and I bet together your will see a lot of great things! Have always all wheels on the right road, have super good music on board (golden earring’s radar love) and have a great time together…. he is blushing now for all that compliments, right?

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  2. Squeals – I LOVE Newman. He’s low to the ground so I wouldn’t have a problem hitching a ride. Wouldn’t that give some peeps something to talk about in your area. You off for a mid-day stroll – camera and pig in hand – snorts and rolls with laughter. Love your pictures as always! XOXO – Bacon

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  3. How handsome your Newman is and I love his color.
    You must be so in love with him, if he can toast your buns and play music at the same time. lol.
    xo Cinnamon

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  4. bev…newman is a real “looker” …ENJOY !!!! and the photos, as always, rock the house !!!!! I especially like the darkening skies, and the cow and calf are priceless…♥♥♥

    I’ve always been a fan of gray skies, most people aren’t…. but I like the definitions you can see “from” the clouds as well as the varying colors they make…..I”m just weird….oh, and hope the azz driver…got a ticket and a fine later down the road….. ♥♥♥ laura

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  5. Newman is a great name for a car! Mine is Gumby (after the green bendy character) and my son cut and applied his name to him. It is really fun to watch people’s faces when they pull up beside me and read his name. I am no longer a nameless entity driving down the road, which is a good thing and a bad thing. Love your scenery, looks much like ours…with much the same inhabitants…
    My your love affair continue with Newman and his heated leather seats (Gumby has those too).
    Nellie;s Mom

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  6. Loving Newman. I am jealous of the seat warmers. My girls would love the back seat to be heated:)

    Hope you have many many happy hours with Newman.

    Hugs
    Sue, Polly & Honey

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  7. OMC ‘Newman” looks sooooo much like my previous THREE Red Hondas! Two were Civics and the last one was a Fit…( traded it in a few months ago), I now have a blue Honda Fit! What make is this? It looks soooo similar to my Fit! (the red AND the blue one!) Enjoy!

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  8. You see I told you mom! Mom thought we had commented already but I told her we hadn’t. We love Newman and mom wants to be the “other woman” in Newman’s life…hehe Love the picture of the winery. You and Newman are going to have a great time.

    Loves,

    Shoko

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  9. Newman is gorgeous! I love the bun warmers in my Buick too!!! Lovely photos…..you will have some great adventures with Newman……too bad it’s not a Newman of the PAUL variety (woo hoo!).

    Hugs, Sammy

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  10. Newman is very dapper. Seat warmers…..wow! We live in an area where dogs are just something you feed and hang around……

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  11. IT always worries me with farmers dogs, they just seem to find there way home and not have a care in the world when out on the wide open roads yet can round up 200 sheep.

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  12. That Newman is a good looking four wheel fella. Mine is called green bean and even though I have had her of rover 2.5 years I still in when I drive her.
    These are great photos even with that gray overcast sky.
    Hubby says your Newman is real class.

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    • No sweets they are around all year..depending on where the feed and water is…we tend to see more in fact over winter as grasses become sweeter and more abundant xxx

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  13. That Newman is a looker, for sure, Bev! 🙂

    So cool that the two of you can explore so many great spots to photograph together. Your pics, by the way, and stunning. Go Team Nikon!;)

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  14. Love the pictures!! Mum does that chasin’ after dogs thing too. She was driving along a country road one day. Spotted a sad lookin kelpie. She stopped, opened the door, the dog jumped in and curled up on her lap. It was a beautiful lookin’ kelpie. Mum was in love. She heard someone calling the dog. The dog snuggled further into her lap. She saw a burly lookin’ bloke coming her way. She yelled out and asked him if he’d lost his kelpie. Sure enough it was his. Mum had to hand her back but was so distressed with the way he treated that poor little dog, she cried for days!!!! Some farmers should be shot the way they treat their working dogs. Hopefully they are in the minority!!!!!!

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    • Urghhh i am with Mum…i must confess to..rescuing roaming dogs when i knew their home…if out i took them to my shelter where i knew the owner would not pay the fine…and i knew they were rehomed to proper homes…this was where we used to live…morons who should stick to pet cactus…breaks your heart and indeed many farmers are really quite heartless…:(

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  15. What an interesting day you had. Cracked up when we read about Google Earth catching you in the backyard. Very lovely photos. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  16. We can tell that you and Newman are going to have many adventures together. As for the dog…well, mom has been known to do the exact same thing but on the main and busiest road in the area where we live, it drives Dada crazy butt she says she wouldn’t be able to live with herself if she didn’t at least try to help.
    Wally & Sammy

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    • Thanks boys 🙂 yep i have stopped my car mid road to rescue echidnas dogs etc…been abused and hassled…i have a special hand gesture and vocabulary for those events…you are too young to hear hahaha ..loves Auntie Bev xxx

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  17. MOL MOL MOL Oh Miss Bev where to stawt. Or rather where to end so weez not rewrite yous posty. Let’s just say weez hate da kuntwy folks attitudes towards their pets too. Mommy even wrote a letter to da editor of our paper dat sed weez not all comfy wiff yous pawsition and ifin weez hit yous dog, weez can’t liv wiff ourselves so take sum wesponsibity yous ______ _____. And as fur da addwess fing, weez not like our addwes showin’ eevew, but yous foto imagewy of google earff wuz…Mommys still tollin’ in da floor.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  18. Congratulations on Newman! What a great name for the car!! LOL…totally ‘get’ the name now!!!
    As for the photos’ they are gorgeous as usual…you are a master at photography!
    I am sorry you had that scary experience with the dog & the idiot driver; it is like this here also. Seriously people the world over are wither good or rubbish!
    Wishing you a quiet weekend….hey a girl can hope right????
    Love }} Sherri-Ellen ❤ ❤

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    • Hey sweets been mainly offline..Phil away and busy …yep suprise ..i know peopl drive me mad with their lack of concern..least of all if i have an accident avoiding their dog…since my reflexes would try to do…peeps..urggg..thanks Newman is a dream….big hugs and loves Bev xxx

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      • I totally understand my aussie Sis…you have your hands full with things….
        Same here about heartless people. I have no time for their sort!!!
        I am glad you have such a cool car!!!
        ((hugs)) Sherri-Ellen ❤ ❤

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          • This world is in a precarious state. So much “Me, me me” going on in our countries while people in 3rd world & under privileged countries barely surviving…..We do not realize just how lucky we are….
            You feel ‘spesh’ because you ARE ‘spesh’ dear Sister….
            (((hugs))) Sherri-Ellen ❤

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