Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hi, school is back so now maybe I will get a chance to
load some pics. If the whacked out computer
will let me, between in and the stupid
washing machine I am beginning
to think that everything electrical
has it out to get me.
These are just a few random pics of the
crew that I took whilst in Batlow.
The 5 kids all together.
The 3 Scobies
Oh, boy, nearly the lot of us,
Tegan and Mark are missing,
they were manning the cameras.
We have, Mum and Dad, Me,
Tara, Craig, Mark, Sheri, Tiff,
Jaiden, Tanika and Zayne.
What out, this boy is pretty accurate throwing
this rocket thing, he could hit you from a fair distance.
Tani looks like she is playing
a mean game of footie.
Chook face, he has started saying 'book book'
which sounds like a chook noise.
I love this photo, dribbly chin and all.
The 3 grandkids.
Nanny's model.
Jed being co-operative, he is not
loving having his photo taken.
Mark and Zayne.
Our official photographer, Tegan,
with her U-Beaut camera.
Super cool Jed wearing his glasses.
He wasn't too happy about me taking his pic,
I think he looks pretty cute though.
His glasses are nearly the same as mine,
which worked out pretty handy, I used
them a couple of times.
Ok, that is it for now, I don't think I will
ever catch up with the photos, might
have to skip a few.
Thanks for stopping by,
catch you all later.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Phewww, marathon post.....again.

Nearly a week's worth of Photos.

I am home alone tonight, so I will endeavour to

load heaps of photos. Tiff is at a friends place, and

Mark has taken Sheri and her friends camping

for the night. I personally think they are

going to freeze, but it is something they

have wanted to do for ages.

I can't remember what number I am up to,

or the order these photos should be loaded, so

I am just doing a bulk post, I will

work out the rest later.

The snow on the way up on the Monday,

we were supposed to have chains but

after consulting a policeman and a

service station owner we decided

to make a run for it and hope for the best.

It was a little worse than I expected but

not overly bad.

A steam engine at Yarrongabilly.

The sun on Blowering Dam, way more water in

there than the last time I was up that way.

We were down the street in Tumut on Tuesday

when we noticed this amazing rainbow, at the same

time I got a message on my phone 'Quick Rainbow'.

It was so bright, and full I could not fit it all

into one photo, so I have joined two pics together.

I have not really done it justice, I could not get

a photo that shows how bright it was.

If you look closely you can see all the colours

and then some extra ones underneath.

Family day in the park, with some macro

photography, these daffodil/jonquils are

a bit confused I don't think they should

be out in flower at this time of the year.

I will load family pics later.

I have called this a watsit, simply because

I really don't know what it is.

I think a seed pod off a pine tree looking thing.

The setting sun from outside Mum's place one afternoon.

The setting sun taken from the road below

Mrs Barons place, not sure of the name of the road.

Batlow taken from the forestry rd near

Skeins place. I could not quite tell where

Mum's house is, I took the photo from

miles away.

Looking back at Snubba with the setting
sun reflecting on it.
Same day, nearly the same spot up
on the hill. These are for you Vicky.
The sun is pretty awesome in Batlow
you just need to go looking for it.

A tractor in a paddock coming down the hill

from the cemetery. Bet you never knew it was there

Batlow peoples, did you.

Leaves on the train tracks at Tumut.

A very random tree in a paddock between

Batlow and Tumut. It was a bit hard to take

a pic of this, I was parked on a corner with log

trucks zooming past every couple of mins.

Trees in the snow on the way home again.

I skipped the chains again, and prayed all the

way that I would not get pulled up, probably a little

bit more snow than on the way up, but still not

too bad.

I have wanted to stop to take a photo of this

birds nest every time I have driven past it.

Pity it was so far off the road and in someones paddock.

I nearly froze my buns off getting the pic.

The wind must have been gale force and

blowing straight off the snow.

Same nest taken without the zoom.

Then would you believe I found another nest,

this one was not far out of Cooma, the other

one was at Seven Gates.

Ok, if you are still with me thanks for sticking around.

I will now try to work out where I am up to.

I will be back with another weeks photos and a

couple of Lo's later.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cripes, look at the time, I have been
resizing photos for ages and
have not even started to load
any yet, sorry you are gonna have to
wait a little while longer.
It is way past my bed-time, I wont want
to get out to go to work in the morning.
It is blowing its ring off outside, hope
it settles by morning.
Thanks for stopping by.
Oh, yeah, I have been following all
of your blogs but have been way too
slack to post a comment.
I will try to do better, I will, I will.
Ok, goodnight, sleep tight.

I'm home...

I am home again, did you all miss me?
I had a couple of extra days away.
Mark must have been having a good time
without me, he encouraged me to stay longer.
I had a wonderful time with all the kids.
I have photos but have not had a chance
to resize them yet. I worked yesterday,
how boring, I think I only had 3 or 4
customers for the arvo. It's a wonder
I didn't end up like the man in
the store at Nimmitabel.
We stopped for a drink and he was sleeping
so soundly that the doorbell didn't
even wake him (at least we hope he was only
asleep). We sent Tiff in and she was a bit
scared to try to wake him. Sheri
and I stayed in the car laughing ourselves silly,
we could see him through the window, he didn't even stir.
So we didn't get a drink until Bega,
made for a long thirsty trip.
Hope nobody ripped him off whilst he was snoozing.
Anyway, I had better go hang some washing out,
and maybe go buy some food, Old
Mother Hubbards cupboard has nothing
on mine at the moment. I had better go check the
mail too, Mark didn't check it once while
I was away, I hate to imagine what is there.
I will be back later to load photos, have
a great day, catch you all later.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Day 172/365

Double spacing again, wonderful

I have also had to attempt to load these

pics at least 3 times, something fishy going on

around here.

So anyway, aren't you glad that the days are

getting longer, it is no longer dark when I leave the

shop. Tonight I had enough time to go for a

wee drive up on the headland to take

these pics and also across to the bridge for some of them.

We had a bit of wind today which stirred up

the ocean a fair bit, it made the air very

misty which worked in my favour.

I took some photos looking out to sea,

some looking back towards the bridge

and some looking back from the bridge.

Sea view one.

Sea two.

Towards the bridge.

Towards the bridge, different angle.

Near the bridge.
Looking under the bridge.
That is it for me for probably a few days.
I am heading off to Batlow tomorrow.
I am taking my sick kids and sharing what
ever it is that ails them, bad mother here.
I am also taking my scrap booking
bags in the hope of attending the Tues
crop with Vicky and the girls.
So you all be good, and don't miss
me too much, I will return sometime.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Oops, I did it again.

Day 165/365
Sunday after work.
Looking up the creek towards the harbour.
Day 166/365
A quick shot of the blossom on the driveway.
I was doing 'school' work all day so this
is about all I got around to.
Day 167/365
The suns rays from outside the shop.
I wish everyone could see this everyday.
Looks like the rays of heaven shining through.
Day 168/365
A nice nearly sunny afternoon,
I spent most of the day doing more of the school
work, I took this in the arvo just before sunset.
These are the same boats that are in the first pic.
They look so different when you can
actually see them.
Day 169/365
Shopping day Thursday, it was not a
very nice day again, so not much to
see, even the birds on the lake were hiding.
This is the moon, it was really nice shining
through the trees, but of course almost
impossible to take a pic of.
Day 170/365
Friday, I tried to get a pic of the sun coming
up over the horizon, ha, what a joke,
it was cold, it was raining and it
was mid morning before I even realised there
was a sun, and then it only shone for a
few minutes. So for the
days pics you get some of the stock
in our wonderful shop.
Rods and some reels. with dive gear
behind them.
This pretty much shows the length of the
shop, shows it is only about 20 steps
from the front to the back.
The soft plastics on the wall.
Boring, I get to look at them all day.
And answer stupid questions like which one
is going to work today, sheesh, if i knew
that I would go fishing everyday
instead of going in and trying to sell the stuff.
The other question I get a lot is 'i am coming up there
in two months what is the weather going to be
like then?' Yeah like I am god and can
tell them that.
Day 171/365
Today Sat 12th July.
Hardly left the house at all, it was too
cold outside and the wind would blow
the hair off your head if you stayed out too long.
So I got real brave and went for a wander
around the paddock. I wanted to take
photos of the different wattles
around the yard.
When we first moved here Marks
dad gave us Cootamundra wattles to plant
around the boundary line, they are out at the moment
and make the coastal wattle look insignificant.
Coota Wattle, lovely yellow, like wattle should be.
The local stuff, grows wild all over the place,
some of it looks like this, not sure if this is after the
yellow bit or before.
This is the same bush, with the yellow stuff,
really looks creamy to me.
Then there is this, I don't think this is wattle,
the leaves are totally wrong, but the little
blossom looks like the wattle flower.
I don't do gardens or green things so would not really know.
I thought while I was out there and could still
feel my fingers I would take a pic of a dry
leaf hanging from the tree, I could not
find a dead leaf but I did find this,
it is some sort of cocoon, Mark thinks some
sore of insect. It is about 3.5 inches long and 2 and
a bit across, filled with all sorts of fluffy stuff.
Intrigued to know what it is, bet
I cant remember to keep an eye on it.

Here is the dead leaf, I did manage to find one.
I think I put the camera onto aperture to take
this, I could not get the camera to focus
in any other setting. Might be time to reset
factory settings.
And finally this......Um, not sure exactly what this is.
It is definitely something alive, it grows out in the middle
of nowhere, not a mushroom (I don't think), it is hard,
I could not break a piece off, tho I didn't try very hard.
Only tiny, maybe two inches across, if that.
What ever it is, I will just say it is one of those things,
you know.

That's it for now, past my bedtime,
I have now got two sick girls, Tiff has come down
with it too, hope it is just a cold not this swine flu.
I am supposed to be going to Batlow for a few
days so hope they get over it quickly.
I will have all my children in the same place at
the same time, first time since January 2005 I think.
We are so spread out that it take a lot to
get us together. I will have to make sure
my camera battery is charged and ready.
Shoot, look at the time, I wont be able
to get out to go to work in the morning.
Night all, thanks for stopping by.
Be good, or at least be careful.