Saturday, July 16, 2016

Land of contrasts...



What a difference three months can make to a landscape. Driving to Toodyay (pronounced Toodjay) this week was a little like driving through the English countryside.. if you can imagine field maples instead of scattered groves of eucalyptus trees :) After decent rainfall over the last few months the Avon wheat-belt is lush and green interspersed with large smatterings of yellow canola.The same area below taken in April, parched and dry after a  long hot summer is probably a little more like the perceived idea of Australia as a 'sun-burnt country'. Bon weekend, take care and stay safe..

'People always make war when they say they love peace' D.H. Lawrence..


19 comments:

  1. This time of year it looks quite lush.

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  2. Using pictures of the same area in different seasons is the most eloquent way to show the differences.

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  3. That's an amazing difference!

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  4. Great looking countryside with all the trees and green fields. That is not what winter brings here.

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  5. Sunshine is fabulous, but rain makes things magical!

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  6. It is such a contrast. I thought you badly misspelled today, Toodyay.

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  7. What a difference a few months makes. Lovely photos Grace!

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  8. I have just been in the country and was amazed at how beautiful the country side is looking. There is so much water around, it looks like the farmers are going to be in for a good year!

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  9. I have just been in the country and was amazed at how beautiful the country side is looking. There is so much water around, it looks like the farmers are going to be in for a good year!

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  10. Certainly a big difference, could have been taken in different countries...

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  11. That is quite a difference indeed, love to see the country side so green.

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  12. The difference is amazing. Hopefully the rain will return again. They are both beautiful pictures of our country.

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  13. Crazy, that´s a huge difference, Grace. The first one could be taken here, right now :-) Minus the blue sky, that is...

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  14. Yes, that top photo certainly looks like the English countryside ...

    I wish you a very pleasant and relaxing weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  15. Wow, that's green as far as the eye can see. That description sounds a lot like Arizona. It's lots more green in the winter than it is in the summer.

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