Friday, 23 October 2009

nervous anticipation...........

no sewing time here again.............to many bugs to have a light on of a night..............
here is a few things I found in my travels yesterday.............lots of snakes...............2 dead on the road (no pics of them).........these 2 were on/near the road (4 in total) the hot weather is getting them out and about....
both big brown snakes.........snapped these out the car window............also a pretty tree I found which I though had flowers from a distance but up close they are pods..........and a spiders web...........


it is getting hot 37deg  yesterday...........hot again today..........cooler on Sunday/Monday


some places around the area have feed some don't..........(our place doesn't have very much)
 below is a crop of wheat I saw along the way.............harvest has started for some in the area and for others it is a nervous wait especially since rain is forecast............everyone just wants to get it off the paddocks and into storage...........


here are some of my cows I was checking the other day...........they would like the rain for some green grasses to grow but really we could wait a few weeks until harvest is done..........

Take Care til next time..............
Chookyblue

30 comments:

  1. Great photos.. not happy you've seen so many brown snakes though.. It's so dry.. I can't believe how brown everything is.. it's like that here too. At least the winds have gone..xx

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  2. Great photos. I don't know what I would do if I ever saw a snake that big! You are so brave.

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  3. Yuck, I am not a fan of snakes they give me nightmares.
    You know my garden in Brisbane is that brown too, I think I am over it.

    My DD had a snake in her garage the other day only a tree snake in the middle of Brisbane and she saw a couple on her walk to the shop, they too were big brown ones.
    If I see one I will die on the spot I am sure of that.

    cheers
    Christine

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  4. Eeeek! You need to post a SNAKE ALERT when you're showing snakes! I hope you get the crops in before the rain!

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  5. Hope the rain holds off! Our kids have been away on school camp here in Tassie & they came across 3 tiger snakes on one of their walks...I would have been up the nearest tree!...but they were very casual about it! Love your new header Lisa

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  6. mmm not happy about the snake thing around here either.

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  7. Great photos.I hate snakes...I would run a mile if I saw one!
    Take care Donna, the snakes come out in summer!
    Julia ♥

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  8. Snake season again. My grandmother used to have a snake killer that Granddad made for her. It was a long piece if twisted wire that she kept by the back door, just in case.

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  9. You certainly do it tough out there on the land yet you obviously also see the good side. 37 degrees already is too much for me. That is why I love being so near the sea. We get winds most of the time so miss out on the never ending feel of summer.Hope the rain holds of for all of you. Cherrie

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  10. The only good snakes are the dead ones! I'm not too fond of anything reptilian except geckos and skinks. It can rain here all it likes- the crops around here still need it.

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  11. that is a big fella snake. Don't miss having to check the woodpile before getting logs in.

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  12. It's warming up for sure. Although we're back to 15 deg next week. Wacky. Glad you saw the snakes from a safe distance!

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  13. Super photos...except for the snakes.

    You're experiencing 37 degree weather and we had freezing rain last night. What an amazing and diversified world we live in.

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  14. Snakes facinate me. I can't say I'm afraid of them but I do keep my distance since I don't know which are venemous and which are safe.
    I hope the weather improves for you!

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  15. Seems odd that we are winding down, fall harvest is here and no one can get in the fields do to rain every other day.

    Such a dismal sight it is. Would LOVE your warm temps though!!!

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  16. Goodness it is hot there already!!!

    I'm not too keen on those snakes!!!

    I hope you get all the rain you need....at the right time!!

    Love the new banner photo. What is that mountain?

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  17. 63 days...ok I almost passed out!!! But I do have my gifts done for your swap...yipee!!! And I am bestowing on you the Thank You For Saving Cheryl So Much Time On Her Blog Award....it's the first annual one. I am zipping emails back fast now! Thanks Donna!

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  18. Not happy about all those snakes! Buster Jim ran over one at the neighbours place while on the Gator the other day. He wasn't worried at all!! Here's hoping we get some of that rain hey?!

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  19. Got to love our country it is amazing, the photos are wonderful.
    Havn't come across a snake yet but our goanna is back, it had the dog bailed up the other day under the pergola. Hugs Bec

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  20. Great header photo. Thanks for the trip around the farm. I hope all goes well with the harvest.

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  21. it seems like you skipped spring and went straight to summer. i hope that the rain holds off for long enough for all the farmers waiting to get crops in.
    l
    x

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  22. Love all the pics today...I have been wary knowing the snakes are on the move! I also hate this time of year...bugs & sewing at night...aargh! Hope the rain comes your way this weekrnd...everything is very brown!

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  23. I hate snakes I am scared of themI dont know what I would do if I saw one.You are brave taking photos of them.
    Hugs Mary.

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  24. All those snakes...and so hot there already...it will be another long summer for you I think...at least with the consolation of a harvest!
    Tracey

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  25. Good luck with the harvest. Hope you dont't see too many snakes. I had our first in the garden the other day only a lot smaller than yours. Although they are still venemous when small. Happy days.

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  26. mmm yes lovley brown things. we have one living between the house and the chookyard. I have a plan to get it relocated, soon!
    Your place is looking much like ours (apart from the lack of nearby hills!), it is very dry here too. and hot.
    sigh, those snakes were BIG. yew.

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  27. Dry as Chips here too Chookyblue...
    Doing the Sprinkler Waltz just for that sniff of green in the garden whilst I hang in there for that wonderful dusty rain smell of Summer... &&& plenty of Joe Blakes about too boot... Soooo Not My Favourites !

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  28. Hi Chookyblue, not so sure about the snakes....moving around early....37c, not so keen on the heat...early for this time of year...I live down South...yesterday the wind was quite cool..we had the heater on early afternoon...crazy weather....Hugs Lyn

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  29. Thanks for all the pictures. I love your new header.

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  30. just going back through your posts and found this one so I had to comment. I wish I could find snakes this easily! I love going herping but can never seem to find any. Of course, I'd be snapping them from the car window too if I found a brown snake! lol

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