Meet Megan one of our attendants on the Great Southern Rail train The Overland which runs from Melbourne (current tennis mad because of the Aussie Open) to Adelaide.
Rolling along a railway track through gold, wheat and sheep country reading the recently published anthology The Words that Made Australia - How a Nation Came to Know Itself seemed like a pretty nice way to spend the day to me ... up there with the best of them.
Those who follow my Sweet Wayfaring blog will know I have started a new project in 2013. Each weekend, wherever I am, I will choose the road that beckons simply because of its name. Sometimes I will be in the mountains and post here other times I will be further afield and post over at Sweet Wayfaring.
So we found ourselves in Springwood, one of the mountains more substantial towns. Looking at the map the roads that beckoned were Picnic Glen and Bee Farm Road ... I settled on Bee Farm Road where I found a rather pretty and quite typical suburban street with summer gardens in flower but I didn't find a single bee or a farm. Come walk it with me to see what I did discover.
x I am fascinated by the birds that frequent our garden and fortunate to be able to photograph them through the windows of our home. In the beginning the main challenge was getting the camera to focus on the subject rather than the leaves. Since then I have learnt several things 1. To get shots with a less distracting background 2. The importance of the birds eye being clear in the image 3. To value of a bigger lens 4. Knowing their calls so I can jump up from my desk and be ready for shot.
I still have a long way to go. One thing I know is that birds doing things make more interesting photos than still shots. I am going to work on that.