Monday, May 6, 2013

OUR WORLD Tuesday - Autumn on the Farm and Elsewhere


Before our first autumn rain, the calves were dropping like 
the rain should have.


A recent baby making tentative friends with our last remaining
steer that, for the second time running, jumped out of the stockyards
not to be sent to market.

Ya gotta give it to him for spunk!


Togetherness, two mommas and their babies. 
No need to cover up, these girls believe in letting it all hang out.


On my way to town, I pass this beautiful farm


with two Golden Ash, Fraxinus excelsior 'Aurea' , flanked by
two beautiful Claret Ash, Fraxinus raywoodii.

The Claret Ash comes from a property not far from our Mt.Lofty house.
A gardener noticed a red sport on a Golden Ash and propagated from
it. It was a rather grand house with lots of visitors who, in a few
years time, marvelled at the depth of colour and the rest is history.


Claret Ash against one of my favourite shade trees, the Golden Elm
in our village.

We all are mirror images of each other,
some enjoying autumn and others, spring.

Whichever you are in, take pleasure in what it offers.

32 comments:

  1. Sorry this post is a bit messy. Blogger was playing up and made things jump around a lot. It is amazing that I got it up at all.

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  2. Those pictures are adorable of the babies Arija, and I thought your post was great.

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  3. I love your fall colors but am glad to be in spring heading to summer.

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  4. beautiful trees! love the cattle.

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  5. Beautiful Autumn photos. So glad your calving went well--such cute little guys!!! Mickie :)

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  6. Hi Arija..no need for being sorry, we all have our problems with blogger {smile}
    Peaceful scene with Momma's and babies must be the nurturing of us Mothers that always gets to us no matter whether human or animal!!
    The trees are just gorgeous in color, and yes a lovely statement at the end of you post!!
    Grace

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  7. Thank you for your nice comment in my blog! Nice blog you have!

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  8. Oh, I'd love to have a view like that on MY way into town! Wonderful stuff.

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  9. I noticed no problems! Love the moms and babies shot....all animals are cute at that stage.

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  10. Beautiful, golden trees and of course, I love the calves and their mamas!! Lovely captures for the day, Arija! Hope you have a great week! Enjoy!

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  11. How nice to get a glimpse of your farm Arija - now I know a little of what it looks like.

    I smiled at your comment on my blog that you find yourself in difficulties over working on the farm. I have just been out to help in the vegetable garden - I got down on my knees to tie up some plants and found it needed my hands to support myself, so couldn't tie them up and then found I couldn't get up either!

    It is called getting old.

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  12. That golden ash is such a beautiful tree.

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  13. Wonderful rural autumn shots. We have to wait 6 months for autumn to arrive.

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  14. Love the calves and the mommas! And the Golden Ash are beautiful trees, lovely photos. Have a happy week!

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  15. Great steer story. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  16. Lovely shots, pretty autumn colours, ours are only just starting.

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  17. Does the steer get a permanent reprieve? I think he deserves it!

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  18. Beautiful shades of atumn in your part of the world!

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  19. Such gorgeous autumn colours! And those baby cows are a delight.

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  20. It's clearly going to be autumn in your part of our world. Spring is here at last, but it is late! Yesterday I cleaned my three garden benches, for the weather is now good enough to sit in the garden. I enjoy seeing your photos and fancy being there. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Wonderful and colorful shots from the farm.

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  22. Well when a steer wants to stay, a steer wants to say!

    If I did what I normally did at that time I would feasted at the top of the snow with Eccles Cakes and Coffee (or hot chocolate!).

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  23. Beautiful colors! I love that last shot.

    Happy Tuesday.

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  24. Everything looks better against autumn grass, like an Andrew Wyeth painting.

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  25. Beautiful autumn photos!
    It's nice to see pictures of autumn, while here we have spring... :-)

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  26. wow, the yellow one seems to b a very large tree. :) Loosk gret. :)

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  27. You show such a tranquil beauty with these images, Arija. I like seeing your fall as winter still has its hold on me.

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  28. Arija, thanks for sharing this beautiful images of nature. They're soothing to the soul.

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  29. Wonderful life down on the farm!

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  30. Beautiful contrasting colours!

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