Sunday 10 July 2016

Mount Clara Smelter - Kilkivan

Today we took a drive to see the chimney from the Mount Clara Copper Smelter near Kilkivan.
It was built in 1873 by Chinese miners and is most impressive.
It's about 14km off the main road along Rossmore Road.
After passing a cemetery, a caravan park, numerous creek crossings and signs on the trees saying, "Trespassers will be shot!", we finally got there.
The poor little Mazda 6 never would have made it but it was a breeze for the Nissan Navara!

Monday 2 February 2015

FMS Photo a Day Challenge - Week 6 2015

Monday 2: Mail - We haven't been to a wedding for almost 7 years. So we were very excited to receive this in the mail recently. It will be our first niece/nephew wedding!

Tuesday 3: Water - Rain on a pretty flower.

Wednesday 4: Reward - My reward for being a good wife...I love it when he buys me flowers!

Thursday 5: Something Blue - Cinderella was always my favourite childhood character, and now she is my Miss 7's favourite as well.

Friday 6: Makes Me Smile - Pink roses always make me smile, especially when they're in my own garden!

Saturday 7: Stripes - My favourite pot in the garden.

Sunday 8: In My Bag - I hadn't been swimming with the kids or my husband in 2 - 3 years because I've put on a lot of weight and hate how I look in swimwear. But this year I decided I was going to buy some new swimmers and just do it. Well, yesterday I did!! This was what was in my swimming bag...

Saturday 31 January 2015

365 Days In Nature - January 2015

I began taking a nature photo on the 1st of January 2013.
My goal was to take one every day for the whole year.
I achieved that, now I'm back for another year.
I started a Facebook group to share our nature photos.
It has grown to more than 200 members from all around the world.
And it's the best group on Facebook.
No, I'm not at all biased!
If you want to join us, you can find us here... 365 Days In Nature

Day 1 - 1st January ~ Faces in nature: Crucifix Orchids always make me laugh, they look like little Simpsons characters.

Day 2 - 2nd January ~ Faces in nature: "Hello"

Day 3 - 3rd January ~ Shells: Some shells relocated from the beach, they're now living in our garden pots.

Day 4 - 4th January ~ Shells: You've seen them before (courtesy of Marilyn) but here are some more. Oysters in their shells. Because if you love them, you LOVE them!

Day 5 - 5th January ~ Shells: Some amazing shells from my mother-in-law's collection.

Day 6 - 6th January ~ Shells: We don't see them very often here, a snail shell in the garden.

Day 7 - 7th January ~ Shells: A strange little creature lurking in a shell.

Day 8 - 8th January ~ Shells: Piggy back shells!!

Day 9 - 9th January ~ Shells: I love the little soldier crabs' bright blue shells.

Day 10 - 10th January ~ Fruit & Nuts: We love having a mulberry tree!

Day 11 - 11th January ~ Fruit & Nuts: Home grown tomatoes are the best!

Day 12 - 12th January ~ Fruit & Nuts: Mandarin anyone?

Day 13 - 13th January (Fruit & Nuts) ~ Snack time...

Day 14 - 14th January (Fruit & Nuts) ~ A gum nut.

Day 15 - 15th January (Fruit & Nuts) ~ I went mango picking in my backyard yesterday! YUM!!

Day 16 - 16th January (Fruit & Nuts) ~ I couldn't eat avocado for years and years...but now I'm back enjoying it!

Day 17 - 17th January (Wings) ~ A cattle egret coming in for landing.

Day 18 - 18th January (Wings) ~ Angel wings in the sky?

Day 19 - 19th January (Wings) ~ Amazing dragonfly wings.

Day 20 - 20th January (Wings) ~ A pretty butterfly's wings...

Day 21 - 21st January (Wings) ~ A seagull's wings...

Day 22 - 22nd January (Wings) ~ I always hear them but never see them...until I spotted this one on the forest floor during a bush walk. I love the patterns on this cicada's wings.

Day 23 - 23rd January (Wings) ~ I think this is my favourite...lots of Little Corella's wings flying overhead.

Day 24 - 24th January (Favourite Food) ~ I have to start with my very favourite...oysters!

Day 25 - 25th January (Favourite Food) ~ Cheese please!!! Can never have enough.

Day 26 - 26th January (Favourite Food) ~ Corn on the barbie! Happy Australia Day!

Day 27 - 27th January (Favourite Food) ~ I love fish! And this salmon with pesto herb crust was particularly delicious!!

Day 28 - 28th January (Favourite Food) ~ SUSHI! Love love love it!!

Day 29 - 29th January (Favourite Food) ~ Prawns the way my husband cooks them...spicy on the barbecue!

Day 30 - 30th January (Favourite Food) ~ My favourite lunch food in summer...salads!

Day 31 - 31st January (Liquid) ~ A lovely liquid waterfall.