Down on the farm: babysitting adventures

I haven’t posted any photos for ages! Ages and ages. So it’s time for some photos. Especially because these photos are just pure gold in their description of things that can’t really be described.

The expressions on a kittens face. The joy of splashing in dirty puddles while wearing spotlessly clean clothes, fresh on. Dancing in the living room. 4 year old selfies. And there’s so much more but I’m limited by my WordPress account space so I’ll try to pick the best.

I don’t want anyone’s identity other than mine to be divulged here so these photos are deliberately obscured. .. but I think you’ll get the gist.

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First the setting; isn’t it glorious?

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Heading off down the road

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Hedging around, circling, then plunging straight into puddles!

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Then abandoning the bikes and plunging in feet first! Unfortunately little one’s boots are quite a bit shorter than big one!

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Dancing around and around to the programed beat of the pedal organ… simple pleasures

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Everyone in? Learning how to take selfies, at the ripe ol age of just four

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Aww! Be you a dog person or a cat person, doesn’t your heart just melt? Of course you can have another belly scratch! Or a another serve of tuna smush. Or whatever your little cat heart desires!

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Stunning!

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Why is he biting me? It’s not like a have him in a stranglehold or anything! Gentle, what do you mean?

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Rustic charm to the max

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I left my camera at home by accident for this trip! Devastating! But I was pretty happy with this shot. It was completely accidental that it worked out like this, just a point and shoot. But I adore how every part of the shot is blurred to show action except the face which is frozen in time.

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Ah the country

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Goodbye farm. Goodbye kids. See you next time!

Queenscliff sunset

Yesterday we drove to Queenscliff to spend a few days on holiday by the seaside. Yes, it’s winter. Yes, it’s freezing but it’s whale season!! I really want to see a whale! So I’m hoping that while we stay here on the coast I will somehow be in the right place at the right time and catch a glimpse. I’ve never seen a whale in the wild and it’s one of my bucket list items so here’s hoping.

We arrived in time for a late lunch and a nap for me. Yes I’m still napping but I’d been up early, been to the doctor, driven with the family down here and I was ready for some alone time and rest and relaxation.

I woke up just in time for the sunset.

I walked down to Swan Bay to take some shots over the beautiful water and was met with a fierce cold wind that goes straight to your bones! Wow it was cold! But I had fun taking sunset shots, even though my face went numb, and got a few bonus surprises. All afternoon I’d been hearing a train whistle and couldn’t work out what it was. Turns out it was a gorgeous old steam train! Tomorrow I’m going to take a ride on it; I’m pretty excited!

Here’s my evening’s work.

sunset, swan bay

Stunning sunset over Swan Bay

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Sunset over the wind rippled bay

steam train, queenscliff

Queenscliff heritage steam train from the 1920s

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Queenscliff heritage steam train and the old railway station

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Heritage Queenscliff steam train at the siding

Queenscliff railway station in the dusk

Queenscliff railway station in the dusk

Dusk over Swan Bay

Dusk over Swan Bay

A flock of Silver Gulls and one lonely immature Pacific Gull

A flock of Silver Gulls and one lonely immature Pacific Gull

Quaint old stone waterways in Queenscliff

Quaint old stone waterways in Queenscliff