One knows one has been gone too long, when readers grumble at one’s absence! So in response, I thought it was about time for another post on this much neglected blog. Originally set up to share my stitching and other textile activities and creations, it has really taken second place to my other Blog, and my passion for taking photographs. I have been busy living life here in the country, having some minor renovations done to my home, participating in an online photo based course, taking photos when the weather is cooperative, and staying hunkered down inside when it has been wet, windy and most unpleasant.
A couple of posts ago I wrote about some of the events that happen in the country that urban dwellers may never have experienced in person, or even know about. Recently I attended a vintage tractor pull at a small town called Bullarto, with vintage tractors from all over the state, competing to pull a water tank over a specific distance. There were also some vintage cars and motorcycles, exhibitions of shearing, competitive wood chopping, a blacksmith and a grand parade led by a small pipe band. Great photo opportunities of course, as well as fascinating, but I did not have the courage to take any shots of the wonderful old farmers with weather beaten faces, who attended in battered hats and checked shirts!
Here are some I took during the day.