Waratah, wildflowers, sunshine, rain, roosters, snakes….. This is the first month of Summer and the December edition of my 365 Project.
The place is just so scenically beautiful, it’s quiet but it’s got a continual rustle of the river in the background. It’s full of the sounds of nature. Each morning at the moment, the currawongs are flocking. There are thrushes here in spring, calling and setting up their territories. The white cockies come and go, and the black cockies sit in the wattle tree just outside the window.
275/365 | Watching the last 2018 sun go down from the Gullet
274/365 | Sunday’s dragon boaters on the Meander River
272/365 | Bailin’ time
Entally Estate provided the training grounds for the 1884 Melbourne Cup winner Malua, a racehorse born and bred at the Georgian homestead Calstock in the foothills of the Great Western Tiers.The Entally Historic Site consists of Entally House and various outbuildings, including Australia’s oldest Conservatory (shown above). The Estate encompasses grand, parklike surroundings with magnificent gardens and a vineyard, Regency furnishings, fine silverware, horse-drawn coaches and agricultural implements.
270/365 | Where you wash your clothes when the machine’s broken
269/365 | Hues
267/365 | Lake Mackenzie dam wall and natural remnants
Fed by the Fisher River, Lake Mackenzie is a high mountain lake (1,114m) and is located in the Central Highlands of Tasmania. The area surrounding the lake was affected by the January 2016 bushfires. Below you see some endemic Waratah (Telopea truncata), pencil pines (Athrotaxis cupressoides) and the Lake Mackenzie dam wall. Quite a juxtaposition with the ancient pine skeletons and natural beauty of the Waratah against the industrial structure of the dam.
266/365 | We ate in the garden here at Earthwater Cafe just outside Mole Creek
264/365 | Walking lartitickitheker
262/365 | Summit wildflowers
259/365 } Our stall at the Deloraine Showground Market is always busy
During the 1850s the settlement of Deloraine was so slow that the government started selling land for £1 an acre. This resulted in a rapid increase in the local population.
255/365 | These roosters have found a home among the ducks at the Duck Pond
252/365 | Lady Lake Hut as the sun goes down
251/365 | Couldn’t resist the Morris
250/365 | It’s artwork
249/365 | Not my favourite part of summer bushwalking.
248/365 | What a place for a panorama! From Dixons Track.
247/365 | Bowerbank Mill colour matching
246/365 | Oura Oura nestled below taytitickitheker / Drys Bluff
245/365 | Bird on a wire on the first day of the last month of the year.