Two springs ago, we drove to The Flinders Ranges
fields of canola were flowering gold
trees on the way were coming into leaf
we stopped to walk the old mine site and
pick up lumps of copper carbonate
at the side of this road
it once was an open cut mine but eventually
the water level rose and
it had to be abandoned
the colour of the water is amazing but it was hard
to get photos through a six foot mesh fence
if you enlarge this shot, you can see the bird at the water's edge
and onward to the folded ancient hills of the Flinders Ranges.
With gratitude to Klaus who started this meme as MY WORLD
which, after his passing was renamed to OUR WORLD
and continues in his memory.
What is canola Arija - is it another name for rape.ReplyDelete
now if you'd goggled it . . .Delete
yes of course it is, I just shied off 'rape'!
very pretty terrain!ReplyDelete
Very pretty to see!ReplyDelete
What pretty scenery and shots!ReplyDelete
Hi Arija That water is an awesome colour. MargaretReplyDelete
It certainly took my breath away . . .Delete
I remember Klaus fondly. He was one of the first people to pay attention to my blog. I am glad that his memory lives on in the meme. These images show a beautiful place to wonder about and my, you are so right, the water is magnificent...goodness someone needs to slice a nice hole in that mesh wire...maybe not!ReplyDelete
Klaus put up my first SkyWatch post because I had no idea how to do it. I was very computer shy.Delete
It was disappointing about the wire, there was no way of getting a good angle on the whole scene.
Is that gorgeous blue colored water caused from the minerals? Sure is pretty.ReplyDelete
Absolutely Gaelyn, it was a copper mine and there is still plenty of copper there. I loved to use it for a bright green in pottery.Delete
I love the golden fields. Very beautiful landscapes.ReplyDelete
Glad to make you happy Carver.Delete
Gorgeous place!! I do love the color of the water is awesome! Terrific captures, Arija! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
Sylvia, thank you so much for commenting so kindly and staunchly. You make such a difference in my life.Delete
That mustard! I miss it very much from my days in wine country of N. California. You wrote you were envious of my peonies. I had no luck with them until I "sweetened" the soil with a handful of dolomitic lime twice a year. It made ALL the difference. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thank you Sara, with my peonies it is not the Ph of the soil, I know they need more alkaline than acid soil, it is the burning wind off the inland desert that dries the leaves to a crisp early in the growing season. It is difficult to hanker after cold climate plants in a hot, dry climate that is getting even hotter and drier.Delete
PS I have to use dolomite on my passionfruit as well as a number of other plants to have them thrive.
Sehr schöne Naturaufnahmen...ReplyDelete
Liebe Grüße, Karin
Danke Karin, auch dir liebe Grüße!Delete
Wonderful set of images, picturesque.ReplyDelete
i love the field of yellow and green. and the color of water is inviting. it must be quite deep. beautiful photos.ReplyDelete
beautiful fields of canola; it's such a wonderful sight to see. Have been to Flinders some years back but not when the canola was flowering; it would've been lovely. You got some really interesting picsReplyDelete
Arija, lovely capture of the golden canola field. The water and coast scene is beautiful. Your world is gorgeous, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!ReplyDelete
Great post. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.ReplyDelete
Lovely snapshots of your visit to Flinders..the water in that old mine is such a beautiful color.ReplyDelete
It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and read something of Australia! Thank you for your comment.it must be great to see the wombat regularly even if it is in the vicinity of your garbage bin!Delete
Have a great day.
The Flinders Ranges are high on my list of places to visit - all I need to do is persuade the kids!!ReplyDelete
Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne
What beautiful landscape Arija. Walking around is something I would love to do. Things here getting unsettled.Will send you an email soon.ReplyDelete
Beautiful colours, whether it's the yellow field or the blues and greens of the water.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful scenes, all of them!ReplyDelete
We enjoyed the yellow canola fields we saw a couple of summers ago west of us in North Dakota, the first I'd seen canola fields.
Those ranges look remarkable!
Arija, such beauty! Is the water safe in that old mine though?ReplyDelete
P.s. thanks for all your recent comments! I am currently in CT with my mom helping around the house and counting birds where I can.
Such a contrast between the man made and the natural beauty - and yet so many similarities!ReplyDelete
Such beautiful images, Arija! I'd love to photograph Canola fields one day but there aren't any up this way. The mine looks gorgeous with that aqua blue water and those mountains!!!ReplyDelete
you grow Canola too, they gro them here, my son refuses to have canola.ReplyDelete