Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Gwydir River

On this incredibly hot summer ... Oh, wait, it's still spring ... day, I'm lucky enough to be sitting by the Gwydir River, in a patch of shade, bird watching. Bingara is a lovely little country town, pop. 1300, with some great Art Deco buildings and a really nice attitude. And this wonderful river.


The sound of birds is almost raucous, parrots, friar birds, ducks and many more competing for sound space. The river, now running fast and brown, shows signs of flooding earlier in the year.


At my feet are coloured stones, red, blue, grey, orange.


On the other side of the river there are horses, mares and foals and a couple of Clydesdale draught horses - and a donkey.


Now I'm off to add a few more birds to my list.

Oh, before I go, I must say how delighted I was to visit Fiona of Paper Ponderings and Barry of RustSmith. So good to see Barry well again. I came away with wonderful things, leaf earrings, a leaf cascade, and some very much appreciated loot for my scrap workings. Thanks to you both - always so good to see you.

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Location:Gwydir River,Bingara,Australia

10 comments:

  1. Hi Carol,
    Well you do get around! The Gwydir looks beautiful. Seems I usually only hear about it when it is about to flood. Shame we couldn't catch up, but Maleny is far nicer than Brisbane.

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    1. Amanda, as I've travelled around I'm so conscious that all these rivers, and towns, and paddocks have all been flooded in the past year. I can't imagine how people cope with it. Everywhere people are cheerful and friendly. I do admire country people.

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  2. Such a beautiful spot. I am glad that some one else is noticing the hot weather. I so hope we are not in for a stinking hot summer, but fear we are.

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    1. EC, just listening to the incredibly hot days they are having in Sydney. Maybe I'm in the right place, out on the road.

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  3. Love your photos and the little trip through this beautiful garden with wild life to smile at! Thanks so much! Need to come by more often! hugs. Jill

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    1. Great to see you here, Jill! Yes, this is a wonderful trip with many birds, and several animals. I've seen an emu, several kangaroos and wallabies and quite a few really big lizards. No snakes so far! xox

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  4. What a beautiful place! Sorry it's so hot for you!! Perhaps it will cool off a bit soon?? It does sound like you are having a marvelous time..even with the heat!

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  5. Beautiful place, lovely old town. Weather has improved at last, feels like spring now. I've seen so many interesting old towns, and really wonderful scenery. Should be home later this week which will also be great. I miss those little children.

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  6. Another beautiful post Carol!
    Gosh I wish I was there with you!!!!

    xo

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  7. One day, Judy, you'll email me saying "Guess what?" and I'll be thrilled to bits.

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