The locals are very friendly when there’s food about!
Overlooking Lake Wartook from the road from Halls Gap to Mackenzie Falls.
Living on the south-western coast of Victoria means we get some pretty rugged weather off the Southern Ocean.
But when the storm passes and the sunlight hits the sea, the peacefulness really is beautiful.
People often think of Australia as hot, dry and dusty. They’re not altogether wrong, but it’s not always like that.
A line from one of my favourite Australian poems talks of Australia as a land “of droughts and flooding rains”.
We’ve certainly had those flooding rains lately.
Mt Emu Creek usually meanders quite sedately through farmland in western Victoria where I live, and joins up with the Hopkins River north of Warrnambool.
Recently though, it turned the farmland into a floodplain and created some new, beautiful imagery of its own.
I don’t know about you, but I love a stormy sky and the different qualities it brings to the landscape.
Mt Leura is relatively small for a ‘mountain’, but it does afford a spectacular view of the “lakes and craters” landscape of this dormant volcanic region.
This is one of my favourite spots on the river for thinking, writing, or enjoying a cup of coffee before work.
I took these photos on a sunny morning in June.
The Prime Ministers Walk features busts of all of Australia’s past Prime Ministers in a beautiful garden setting within Ballarat’s Botanical Gardens.
In the interests of fairness, only one from each ‘side’ of politics is included here.