Monday, February 18, 2008

Pruning at The Pad

Recent visitors to The Trad Pad came to visit the elder tree in the front garden.
These were the tree trimmers...
trimming the branches that encroached on the power lines.
These guys were great, efficient and friendly.
Miss Eagle had been pruning herself in another part of the front garden.
They kindly took all her tree branches and prunings.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Don...Mighty River of the Peoples of Ancient Djiru...

My good friend Patricia Corowa and her daughter Virginia Kruger have been on the receiving end of wonderful photographs of the mighty Don River, just north of Bowen in North Queensland - at the northern end of the famed Whitsundays. Patricia and I grew up in Bowen - so we have memories of going out to the banks of the Don to rejoice in its raging, fast flowing waters. It was always said that the Don, in flood, was the fastest running river in Australia because of the steep and relatively short gradient from mountains to mouth.