There have been an increasing amount of talk about a "big dry" summer ahead for us - El Nino at work. In case the experts are right I thought I better get in a few shots of all the greenery while I can, a farm girl with a camera's equivalent of squirreling away some nuts.
There are two sets of mallard ducklings on the dam. I've visited there a number of times hoping to get some photos but they are too wary. I sit and hope they will get used to my presence but there's no chance of that the way their parents carry on. Then I feel guilty about causing the parents so much anguish and leave them in peace.
This is the best I've been able to do so far.
That's the dam in my header. It's in a sheltered, tranquil spot any day but particularly on a still day. There are plans afoot to move an old farm shed onto the banks to make a "Lake House" for camping.
A few paddocks have been ploughed and sewn with summer crops so a little more rain would be appreciated at this stage. The ploughed paddocks contrast nicely with the grassy paddocks and darker green of the forest and grey-green of the forest hills beyond.