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..