260 Kilometres…

Hi everyone..thankyou so much for all the beautiful birthday wishes and cards on Facebook and here..thankyou all for making an old gal feel very special indeed..i will share my cards with you all later this week..and i want to also say i am so happy and relieved that Easy’s  Dad Mark is home and on the mend..and that i still send my love to my little sister Lisa as she mourns the loss of her gorgeous doggie Skii at the age of 13..it has been a sad few days and hence the reason i did not post on my birthday…

Today i want to talk about aging..i am not worried to say i am 54..i am lucky i have made this journey so far when so many do not..

I have earnt every wrinkle..every stretch mark..i know my butt is no longer where it used to be..even my knees now look oddly different..but i have walked many miles..i have seen and done many things and i have no worries in saying i am no longer 26..

There is a beauty that comes with age..a patina that only lifes experiences can leave..the good and the bad have a profound effect on us..both physically and spiritually.

But what a boring canvas we would be without those layers of life emblazoned across us ..yes being younger we have a youthful glow..but aging gives a mellowness that has it’s own glow..born of many paths travelled.

So i thought today i would share some of those travels..i travelled a lot over the week..in fact in one day i racked up 260 kilometres..

I found some old things that had their own gorgeous patina..and also some new things full of the glow of youth..none of these were people..but landscapes and buildings..also able to age and weather and show beauty as they do…

Loves Fozziemum xxx

A beauty in the bush

A beauty in the bush

 

New beginnings in the field

New beginnings in the field

 

Once was..now no more

Once was..now no more

 

The lone tree and the looming sky

The lone tree and the looming sky

 

Another past

Another past

 

The path to once

The path to once

 

Winds of change

Winds of change

 

 

Rust in the water

Rust in the water

 

The old farm the new crop

The old farm the new crop

 

Vibrant and fresh

Vibrant and fresh

 

Where the water passed

Where the water passed

 

Fields of green and skies of grey

Fields of green and skies of grey

 

Beauty in age

Beauty in age

 

A proud life left behind

A proud life left behind

Winter moods

Hi guys..my lack of blogging has been due to lots of burning off in preparation for Summer..many of you know the conditions we get and sadly it must be done.

It was great for the pups to go free range as it were in the lower paddock with us as in Summer this is not allowed..snakes making it too dangerous.

So while the boys sniffed and played we burnt..we got a good bit done but much more needs doing.

We took off Sunday afternoon and i was so excited to get my early birthday present from Hubby..my new Nikon D7200..

Well after spending all Monday trying to work out the autofocus functions i nearly lost my tiny mind..i read that manual i googled that info i tried every thing i could think of…by 5.30pm i had had enough..i caved ..i rang the Nikon help line..she went through it with me and nothing..so we did a reset..push this and that together..ta da..nothing changed.so the Nikon lady who was really super helpful said it must be a hardware issue..so off i went today with my camera back to the shop..

Imagine my utter shock when the nice dude took it out asked me where certain buttons were..explained he knew not much about it..and then turned it on and voila!

I did mutter some rather colourful words and he laughed..i could not believe it..seems maybe one button i was pushing was stuck because he did nothing different to me…urghhhhh..so i got to bring my baby home..phew..

So between the work outside..a crook tummy which is now fine and spending all my time trying to work this camera out i have been awol.

This afternoon i went out with my new camera to see what i could find..i am being very basic with the shots as i learn my way around what is clearly a much different camera..i have to say i am super impressed so far with the quality…

So i am off to bed..it’s late and i am super tired..but i leave you with some tentative shots taken today of our beautiful countryside..Winter is throwing some really gorgeous moody skies our way and the contrasting fields of green which will soon be brown make for some really lovely days out..

Hugs Fozziemum ..

Skies tell a story of impending rain..which does not come

Skies tell a story of impending rain..which does not come

 

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Light and shadow

 

 

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Cattle Crush stands abandoned

 

 

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Dark is coming

 

 

 

 

Abandoned

 

 

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Old Garage near a field

 

 

 

 

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Little building framed by Wattle

 

 

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Fields and Mountains

 

 

Raspberry Roos

Todays visit very close to the house by the young mob was lovely..i cannot tell you how happy i was to spot them…and guess what folks..

Remember how the 9 acres sold next door and the land had a big part cleared to build a house..well the guy who bought it has sold it..to the neighbour on the other side..Anna the Dr has bought it to keep as is for all the creatures who go between our properties..there will be no building..just land..

In two weeks it will be empty ..again..except for roos and other native animals..you cannot believe how happy i am..

Do you think the roos know this ?

 

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Wildlife..shot in my backyard..with a camera..R.I.P Cecil

 

 

 

When a wild animal enters my property i take aim..with a camera..you see the beauty is in the eyes..eyes that are alive with curiosity..

Any living creature loses that beauty when dead..the skin pales the eyes no longer show the mind working..the heart beating or the soul shining..

A majestic animal died …he died because a human decided his eyes would look better as a grotesque trophy in a humdrum office..

The only regret is the one for being caught out ..not the regret for an action that is beyond barbaric..

I feel sorry for this man..as one Lion has taken the worlds heart and he will forever be just another sad excuse for a human.

I raise my camera and i shoot with pride..as all you see will be the beauty and life in these creatures..

 

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Double rainbow

Despite Oscar the sheeps valiant effort to distract me by photobombing with his big woolly head i did manage to get a half way decent picture of today’s double rainbow.

I had to go to the back paddock and by then the rain had started so quick shots before my camera got wet..off to bed now and leave you with a rainbow for your Monday.

 

Double rainbow viewed from my back paddock overlooking our house.

Double rainbow viewed from my back paddock overlooking our house.

A sneak peek and a return next week

Forgive my extended absence my friends..i have missed you all and i will be back next week if you will have me..

Some cool images for my friends who are having a hot time of it..

Look forward to catching up with you all…much love Fozziemum

Winter fog on mountain tower

Winter fog on mountain tower @ Mount Alexander

Glistening dew bubbles on moss @Mount Alexander

Glistening dew bubbles on moss @ Mount Alexander

A congregation of tiny toadstools at the base of a tree stump @Mount Alexander

A congregation of tiny toadstools at the base of a tree stump @ Mount Alexander

Early sunrise views after a snow flurry @ Mount Alexander

Early sunrise views after a snow flurry @ Mount Alexander

Snow and tree roots hint at the chill @ Mount Alexander

Snow and tree roots hint at the chill @ Mount Alexander

A tiny twig looks mighty against the dew bubbles @ Mount Alexander

A tiny twig looks mighty against the dew bubbles @ Mount Alexander

All alone a tiny toadstool shares the moss with some sprigs of colour @ Mount Alexander

All alone a tiny toadstool shares the moss with some sprigs of colour @ Mount Alexander

I captured my images and left only my footprints @ Mount Alexander

I captured my images and left only my footprints @ Mount Alexander

The rumbling skies frame the pine trees and  farm house @ Mount Franklin

The rumbling skies frame the pine trees and farm house @ Mount Franklin

Gum trees blossom @Mount Franklin

Gum trees blossom @ Mount Franklin

Pine forest is dramatic and different to Eucalypts @ Mount Franklin

Pine forest is dramatic and different to Eucalypts @ Mount Franklin

Playing with images taken @ Malsmbury of the Viaduct

Playing with images taken @ Malmsbury of the Viaduct

The bridge over duck ponds @ Malsmbury

The bridge over duck ponds @ Malmsbury

A compilation image of one i took @ Mount Alexander..a novelty over sized light bulb against the backdrop of mountains..i flipped one image and created a sphere..the image of mountains and clouds within is my take on a global perspective of nature

A compilation image of one i took @ Mount Alexander..a novelty over sized light bulb against the backdrop of mountains..i flipped one image and created a sphere..the image of mountains and clouds within is my take on a global perspective of nature