Tag Archives: COUNTRY NOTEBOOK

Maldon Folk Festival

Maldon Folk Festival. “They don’t have mud wrestling Mary. I told you that in the car. You’re thinking of a different festival.” There is an excited new-day tension amongst the brekkie crowd outside the Maldon Cafe as the first wave … Continue reading

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Rebagging the Cat

Rebagging the Cat. Its time I came out and I’ll do it here now, so hold on. Ready? Am I a believer or not? Yes I know. It’s not possible, and believers are all nutters. But there is more to … Continue reading

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Snakes Alive!

Snakes Alive! Now, that’s a snake! I love this picture of a python passing by a house at Cardwell in Queensland. Cardwell was devastated by the cyclone that hit the region earlier in 2011. We are not certain, but this … Continue reading

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Why did the pheasant cross the road?

Why did the pheasant cross the road? Yes … that’s right. A pheasant crosses the road a couple of kilometres before Newstead on the Newstead – Castlemaine road. Symes Road was the nearest corner although you would never really know … Continue reading

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Spring

Spring. Drought breaking rains have given us the best start possible spring in 14 years. Here we see the Muckelford Creek and the blue iris around the historic Corriedale Cottage, both on the Castlemaine road. The climate is confusing and … Continue reading

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Soggy

Soggy. Soggy sheep, soaking ‘roos, squelchy paddocks, slippery bush tracks, joyful swimming creatures and luckless ducks have brought spring vividly into my focus this year. Observing and enjoying nature properly requires that we slow down and tune in. Sitting on … Continue reading

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Wishing You A Very Cherry Christmas

Wishing You A Very Cherry Christmas. Somewhere on the diggings around the Beehive Chimney, a pair of White-fronted Honeyeaters are lurking. I know because I’ve seen the male twice and heard him sing. How do I know that he has … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

What’s in a name? Forget Punter Ponting, Pup Clarke and Mr Cricket, instead, think local and think nicknames, acquired names. When I recently tried to track down something or someone in reference to a local event, I realized that not … Continue reading

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