The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. source: Jalaluddin Rumi image: Eddie’s Garden, Eddie’s Photos, Red Roses

via First Love — Eddie Two Hawks

For the love of water.

most of these pictures are linked to the old Mildura homestead and the founding fathers of irrigation – the Chaffey Brothers.


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Australia Day Montage

Today is Australia day and I would like to share with you some of my photos that are quintessential Australian. Yes some are off my Valencia Princess blog but there are a whole heap of other ones . The cool looking couple are m parents in 1957 , on Glenelg beach South Australia way before any of us kids were thought of.  Enjoy.


via Discover Challenge: Transcript

Yesterday we were asked to post somethingMy beautiful picture about a transcript. I could not decide what to post. so i went back to my dads collection of slides.  Yes Slides and found this one.  It is my parents carefree and On their honey moon at Glenelg, South Australia.   Now they are both gone and i guess is the most apt for this challenge.

A joyful year for Farmers

It is Christmas again BUT for a change it is a bumper year for our grain growers in Australia. Yes the overall price per tonne is minimal on a world wide scale But the farmers do not care.  Because they are all harvesting, many in a number of years, the tonnage per acre is solid and the overall weather has been very very kind to them.

So joy to the world….. to our farmers. For we will all still be able to get our daily bread.

wheat 2013 south of keith

Family Birthdays’

In the past three weeks we have celebrated two important milestones.  In the photograph on the left is the all important Birthday dinner – yes Roast Lamb with veg and gravy followed by a Triple Chocolate Fudge cake w Popping Candy praline on top.

From Left is Joanne, ( the youngest sibling who is a secondary school teacher at both Junior and Senior High school levels. ) She teaches Art, Art History, and History, coaches the volleyball team and has one daughter Kirra – who is opposite her in with the long blonde hair.  They live in a nice town called Barwon Heads on the coast apx. 70 km’s from me.

In the middle is Amber Marie. Who turned 18 the next day. She has a brother Jordan who is taking pics next to me.   Amber is leaving us for the Air Force in January and I am so proud.

Behind her is her father David and My younger but bit older than Joanne brother.

In the picture to the right is David at his 50th birthday party. It was an enjoyable day with all of us and his mates at a mountain bike riding park.   SO i am very proud of these people because they tolerate me and eat all my food.  IN the back of this pic is Tietain and Connor the two sons of Dean; daves mate. and his buddy Geoff who organised for all the guys to buy David a VERY expensive mountain bike for his birthday.  So far no scratches or crashes with that one.

Family love them, loathe them, at times be irritated by them but after alll they will still help you when you fall.



VALE – Molly my princess

princess molly

Yesterday I wrote on Capricorn Girl how I had returned to the joyous world of blogging and WordPress.   I had taken, rather, way too long to get my creative mojo back.

Sadly I am telling you of how my little princess and guardian of the deep and mystical passed away quite suddenly ; last night at 9.35pm (est Australia) time.

If you have had a pet then you will know that I am heartbroken, so sad and quite lost today.

There did not seem anything wrong with her. It was our usual day. Dog treat breakfast, walks, plays, dinner and lounging on the couch watching some rubbishy reality cooking show. then bed.

We had just both settled when I heard a high pitched yowl and, thinking she was having a bad dream, got up soothed her but that was it.  …….I could not get her to wake up.

Molly was my saviour after my dad passed away 16 months ago. originally she was his dog.  Molly came with me on the trip to Queensland and loved her way into many peoples hearts along the way.

She loved overpriced dog schmackos, and my dog doggie dinners, chicken necks and kangaroo sausages.  She was the keeper of my secrets, easy to cuddle and loved watching cooking shows with me.  She also loved to listen to music – bryan adams, van morrisson, enya, elton jon, ELO, a bit of van halen,crowded house and some Andre Rieu.

If I played a cd that she did not like then she would tuck her chin as far under her front paws as she could.

Molly also kept that nasty ‘black dog’ at bay.  it was scared of her.

i miss my princess.  I know know how other people feel when they lose a pet.   They are family after all.