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Recently we went to visit the former town of Adamsfield, west of Maydena. In the 1920s it was a flourishing mining village, where people extracted osmiridium. 169 more words


Monthly photo challenge: Changing Seasons 04

The Changing Seasons Photo Challenge is a great way of ‘seeing’ the seasonal changes in a specific area throughout the year.

This is my fourth instalment of the monthly photo challenge instigated by…

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The best cess pit

The young woman here is walking away from a hole she describes as ‘the best cess pit on the site’. Last weekend we attended the open day at the archaeological dig going on in Montpelier Retreat. 161 more words


Of oysters and soot and plaintive calls

Lone sooty oystercatcher at Yorke Peninsula

This is one of my favourite birds, the sooty oyster-catcher.
Black feathers.
Long beak.
Plaintive call.
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Swans afloat

Afloat, to me at least, means water of some sort. Today while I was out running around the lake, I saw this beautiful sight. Two swans serenely afloat on the lake, in the crisp morning light. 74 more words