Our Home Among the Gum Trees….

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Gery River Road is a back road from us to the Southern Ocean – 17 kms away but slow and windy and steep

 

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GreyRiverPicnicGroundnearKennettRiver Grey River Picnic Ground near Kennett River – 5kms from the Great Ocean Road

 

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blood plums hanging from the branch – have to pick before eaten by the parrots
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grandson Lucius loves the plums too!
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hazelnut grove on the way to the labyrinth
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grass trees are very slow growing – these are several hundred years old…
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apples
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yellow plums
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the southern view from the top of our driveway
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Kents Road
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lemons
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large gum trees fell down while we were away last winter – now make a great adventure playground for the grandchildren!
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water tank that catches rain water for our bungalow
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our norrth east west facing lounge room -windows on three sides
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summer harvest time
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a coastal sunset during the summer bushfires
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the largest of our two dams with the beautiful flowers of the Warratah bush early Spring- good swimming in summer
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we have had many families of wallabies growing up on our place…not much to eat now at the end of summer…grass all brown and dead
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the vegie patch
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kitchen
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granddaughter Mirakye in the cape and leggings made by Nana Nettie
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with sister Louise
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the working bee party in Spring with Fran resting her broken leg…
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Mirakye painting in the back room
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this is the view we get of koalas!
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Crimson Rosellas eat all the fruit!
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Black Cockatoos love the pine cones – and dropped one on the car smashing the windscreen!
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King Parrots – we see these fellas sometimes too
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we live with lots of tiger snakes but don’t see them very often

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By way of contrasts here are a couple of photos I took this week on my way to work in Melton (2 hours from home and close to Melbourne) – going from the forested hills of The Otways to to volcanic plains where farming practices over the past 200 years has left the land very exposed…there were once trees on this land

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5 thoughts on “Our Home Among the Gum Trees….

  1. Fran and Nettie – wonderful to see your life in Australia. Love the landscape and colourful birds! Fran – a broken leg? Wasn’t it your ankle that broke in Nfld? Oh dear…..

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    1. Hi Jamie – nice to hear from you – yes Fran broke her leg in two places right at the end before ankle joint.. a little bit complicated but mostly healed now…and looking forward to trekking that wonderful island again 🙂

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  2. lovely to live in the forest and to have these fab. birds visit, the kangas and koalas. you can keep the highly venomous tiger snakes….my butcher in my street tried to sell me kangaroo meat saying it was fat free…i said…i aint going to eat “skippy “.
    rain is so badly needed, its now getting worrying.

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  3. Some great photos, hope there are some blood plums left!

    You were very brave taking the photo of the tiger snake – or have a very powerful lense.

    Take care, loads of love, Robyn

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