Saturday, August 23, 2008

A night in the country

Yesterday afternoon we went to visit friends who have recently taken the plunge and made a sea change by selling up their city property and going bush.

The change is not really a sea change as their country residence is up in the wilds of North East Victoria at a place called Tolmie, which is out the back of Mansfield, the nearest sizable town.

I am familiar with the countryside in that area as I went to boarding school in Mansfield for two years when I was about ten. Though truth to tell I haven't been up that way for years.

We arrived mid afternoon, and despite the fact we were hoping there would be snow on the ground, it was cold but bright & sunny. Ideal for photos. The house and property are very pretty and quite isolated.

Below is a photo of the verandah of the house with part of the wonderful view.

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More photos...

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View from the verandah

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Reflections in the dam

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Solar power grid

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The sun room this morning with bowl of lemons

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Sunset last night with unusual bright blue clouds

It was a pleasant change to get up to the countryand lovely to see our friends Robert & Nani. Unfortunately we were unable to stay longer than a night as we left the cats to their own devices with enough food for the night, but no longer.

One of them obviously got peckish this morning, as when we got back there was a live pigeon sitting on the top of the blinds above the window in the computer room.

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