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Challenges and country roads

You may or may not know some of the challenges that I face at present with health and university. Some of these challenges I have brought upon myself and others I have had thrust upon me. Some more have come from isolation, mental illness and co-vid 19.

Oh God, I hear you say, enough of the hard time stories, the challenges that are common to all, or some at least. I agree. Since I have given myself the task of 5 units, or 50 hours per week at University this semester, and since my illnesses don’t allow me to do some of the things I used to enjoy, I said ENOUGH.

So on the weekends for the last month, I have decided to walk out of my apartment, leaving the computer behind, taking my phone only for a navigation aid, and getting into my car, just drive. I live in the most beautiful part of the world. I am surrounded by the Australian bush, and where it breaks, a vineyard. A little drive takes me to hamlets, small country towns that are both rural and rustic. I may not be able to walk far but within a 100km or so of my place, there are most beautiful things and people to discover.

I take photographs of course, as the digital images are reminders of what my brain forgets sometimes. Bringing an image to the screen makes my heart smile all over again. I shall try to caption most of the pics. enjoy

Dave

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A house in Patterson NSW

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Timber supplier Patterson NSW

 

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Office of a timber supplier, Patterson NSW

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Dungog NSW

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Patterson NSW

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Church in Patterson

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Hunter River, Patterson NSW

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Old Railway Bridge in Patterson NSW

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Lead lighting windows, Crimson Cafe, Stroud NSW

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I wanted to show the old house across the street through the window

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somewhere along the road?

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Inspired by Cee’s Challenge “Benches” WP site

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This general store is in a village called Stratford, which happens to be on the Avon River. No sign of the Bard though.

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Golden Wattle, coming into bloom on the last weekend of winter. Laguna NSW

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country mailboxes. one for parcels, one for letters

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Art Gallery. Bit different to the Louvre. Laguna NSW

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World’s Oldest Tennis Umpire chair. Somewhere NSW.

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Maitland Courthouse

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Near Morpeth NSW

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near Lorn NSW

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Weston NSW, my home town

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Also in Weston NSW. Sorry about the modern infrastructure.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Let’s Go Fly a Kite

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First lets untangle the string

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Cities and City Structures

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A few different views of Sydney

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bare Feet and/or Shoes

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The flip flops ( or thongs as we call them in Australia) were a childs’ own contribution to Sculptures By The Sea. The other photo was an accident taken in Chinatown in Sydney…but one I kept.

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep” Scott Adams

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The colour purple

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: The colour purple

I have many other pictures with the colour purple as the theme, but I didn’t want to overshadow this one which was taken at this years Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade.

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23/03/2014 · 5:42 pm

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Small Objects

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Walk 100 Steps or less and take new photos

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I live in a mainly industrial area, but we have incredible cafes and restaurants around us. In the midst of all the noise, busyness and bustle, we can still find nature. ( The Fuscia is my own, the car is not…drat). Apologies for the delays, thought I posted this earlier.

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30/01/2014 · 2:19 pm

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