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Lorraine Phelan
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Retirement gives me time to enjoy my hobbies. In theory:)
Retirement gives me time to enjoy my hobbies. In theory:)

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Sepia Saturday: Christmas greetings
New Gisborne is in central Victoria, Australia, About 55 kilometres north of Melbourne. It rarely snows in Gisborne and even more rarely does it snow in October. October in Victoria is spring heading for summer. This post card photo proves that it snowed in...

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Sepia Saturday: Christmas greetings
New Gisborne is in central Victoria, Australia, About 55 kilometres north of Melbourne. It rarely snows in Gisborne and even more rarely does it snow in October. October in Victoria is spring heading for summer. This post card photo proves that it snowed in...

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Sepia Saturday: work
When I was growing up on a farm we always had a few chickens (chooks, we called them) and a rooster or two, maybe ten or fifteen. They supplied our family with enough eggs and the occasional roast chicken. But dairy cows were our main income source. Not lik...

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Benjeroop Wildlife reserve
About 30 years ago Cliff Beauglehole surveyed the area north of Kerang to record the vascular plants growing in reserves and public land. (In fact he surveyed the whole of Victoria but this particular area is pertinent to this post.) Benjeroop Wildlife Rese...

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Gold Dust Wattle
In recognition of Wattle Day I'm posting about a plant in my garden. We had been away from home for a month or so and when we returned the first thing I saw in my garden was the Gold Dust Wattle Acacia acinacea  in full bloom. Gold Dust Wattle Acacia acinac...

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Caiguna Blowhole
I thought a blowhole was on a rocky cliff where ocean waves pressurise and erode a hole though to the surface inland just far enough that you could see ocean spray or hear the waves thumping through the cave. But, I have been educated. There is a rest stop ...

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For dad
Last summer there was a large bushfire north of Esperance in Western Australia. As we drove north to Norseman from Esperance yesterday we drove through areas that were burnt in that fire and near Grass Patch we stopped to have a closer look. Burnt mallee at...

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Jarrah forrest, Corrie
Synaphea Conostylis Running Postman Dryandra Fungi

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Dryandra Woodland Reserve
Caladenia reptans Little Pink Fairy Orchid Astroloma Wattle Fungus
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