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The Ultimate Getaway Package

I’ve been talking to my siblings and we’ve come up with a Christmas idea that we hope you’ll enjoy. First off, let me introduce them to you! My sister, Susan, runs Black Jack Get-A-Way Bed and Breakfast which is at the start of the Flinders Ranges and my brother, Nick is a concert percussionist. Now…

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Playing

I love photos! I love the ones that are full of family and friends and mean something and I love professional ones of land or seascapes. I love to take photos! If anyone has got a camera at a family shin dig, it’s me and I’m not afraid to use it. Although I’m not very good…

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Dust Storms

I think it’s fair to say that we’ve had our fair share of dust storms over the last week! This photo could have been the start of the storms that hit Sydney. Taken in the north of SA (thanks Helen Williams) it shows not only the destructiveness of high winds and dry land, but how…

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Red Dust away …

Well it’s been and gone… and what an amazing night! We started the launch for Red Dust at 5pm, but people started to trickle through by 4.45pm. By the time 5:30pm came, there was a definite buzz in the air, people talking, wandering through the shop and lots of laughing. We had over 110 people…

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Foggy Moods

This is the second fog we’ve had in a couple of weeks. It’s becoming apparent that autumn is well on its way. It’s cooled down in the morning, calm and magic. Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. We’re all eagerly awaiting rain and we start to watch the weather charts a…

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Finding the time …

Having just finished the last edit of Red Dust and farming, kids and just ‘life’ not allowing a lot of time for writing at home, I picked up my laptop and headed to town. Plonking down at a cafe on the Esperance Bay foreshore I started to focus heavily on Blue Skies for the first…

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Christmas by the sea

On a trip to one of local beaches recently, we laughed at this Christmas tree that had been transplanted from the roadside to the beach. Stuck in a huge hole on the beach, decorated beautifully and complete with a filleting table underneath, we’re pretty sure that ‘John’s Filleting’ and the rest of his campers had…

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My Favourite Job

I love shifting stock. It’s great fun just slowly wondering them down the laneway to the paddock or yards. It’s where I do a lot of my planning for writing and because I’m outside, right in middle of my inspiration. It’s where I get most of my ‘light bulbs’ ideas. I never leave home without…

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Morning Glory

My late father-in-law had a saying ‘Morning is the best time of the day, I always say!’ and the past few mornings have been just that! Calm, cool and really quite autumn-like. It’s been a joy to be up and about early.

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Red Dust goes Green

With recent rains, Red Dust Country is no longer brown and dusty! In fact it looks quite idyllic through these photos that my Mum and Dad took! Amazing photos of watching the water just as it starts to run down the creek and long suffering sheep on green pastures! It makes me wish I was…

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Fire Sunset

Thunderstorms in summer can be dangerous things. Especially if they’re dry storms. After a 34 degree day, we watched as thunder clouds bore down on us. Harvest was well underway and we kept scanning the skies, willing the clouds away, least we get another hold up. Then the thunder started — I’ve never heard thunder…

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Merry Christmas

Well Christmas is finally upon us — again! Not sure where the year has flown to but school has finished and it’s heated up so the signs of Christmas have arrived, even if it doesn’t feel like it yet! This is our (WA) native Christmas Tree, or commonly known as the Munji tree. It’s a…

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Beautiful Nature

Our dog kennels are under some native trees just outside our house. Rochelle and I were going to feed the dogs and discovered this beautiful flower just opening to the world! Mother Nature is amazing the way she works against the odds that we humans have created and produces things like this.

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Sunset’s message

Look at this beautiful sunset! You know what that means, don’t you? ‘Red in the morning, shepherd’s warning. Red at night, shepherd’s delight’. We’re going to get harvesting tomorrow … I think! I could look at this sight forever, sipping a cool glass of wine… but there’s dog’s to fed and chooks to put away!…

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Thank you

Isn’t this a magic photo? Rob Duncan is the photographer of most of these country pic’s. He needs to be credited for the awesome panorama across the top of the web site, plus all the photos on the top right. Allan Moult, who’s my webmaster, has re-coded all these impressive photos to make the site…

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