Coorow – A short trip inland.

Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.43.28 PM Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.33.22 PMScreen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.42.07 PMThe moon was nearly half full, and so drown out the milky way, but about a week ago Mike said the stars were incredible.  I’ve left my tripod at the farm to make sure we’re ready and armed for the next trip.  This I believe is the North star. Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.41.32 PM Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.40.33 PMThis is the first orchid of the season.  A “Bunny” orchid.  This was the only one I spotted. Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.36.44 PM Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.36.37 PM Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.35.51 PM Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.35.17 PM Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 6.59.00 PM

This incredible moth was laying on the ground so I picked him up and took him to the house.  I named him Ragnar.

I just got back this afternoon from a long weekend in Coorow.  Mike has been there now for two weeks, and so naturally I took the first bus out to spend some down time with him on the farm.  Our first day was pretty relaxing, just a lot of eating and talking!  He played a game of footy with the team yesterday, and during that time I half watched and half socialised with friends whom I’ve not seen in about two years (since we were both in Coorow seeding together).

Many of the girls now have very young babies, and they are all gorgeous, plump little roley polleys.

One of the best parts about this weekend was having a house to ourself to unwind and put our feet up.  We ate loads of chocolates and enjoyed the bloodbath television program that is “Vikings”.  When I say we… I had a glass of wine yesterday after spending 5 hours outside in the sun and cool wind, and promptly feel asleep on Mikes lap. I’m fascinated by the vikings.  This show is gruesome, but at the same time I’m learning so much about a pagan culture I’d otherwise never have had the thought to do any research… If you get a chance you should at least consider watching an episode.  Ragnar Lodbrok is formidable, as is wife.  I really admire her.  Anyway…

I was very reluctant to head back to the city this morning.

Just as a note here, I’ve been only shooting with one lens since last October.  All of the images featured here have been with the Canon 5D Mark III and a 100mm macro prime lens (it’s a wonderful and versatile lens!).

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14 thoughts on “Coorow – A short trip inland.

  1. Hi Holly . Still trying to figure out this computer , but as you can see I can read and return e-mails . I’m off to arizona in few weeks to look for a winter rental . Nancy is going to help me find something in a good area in between rounds of golf . I’m still coping and it is getting a little easer . summer is coming and i’m starting to work on the gardens . Anyways nice to read of your adventures . Keep them coming . All my love and say hi to Mike . Uncle John

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