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an old plough

An old plough

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 12, 2013

An old plough​An old plough, well rusted, but nevertheless sturdy in appearance, guards the entrance of this property in Lara.Photographed with: Olympus Pen EP-3, with Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42 mm f3.5-5.6 lens set at…

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Gum Trees along Hovell's Creek

Gum Trees along Hovells Creek

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 12, 2013

Gum Trees along Hovells Creek ​ This very photogenic stand of gum trees along Hovells Creek in Lara is located on the west bank, just south of Station Lake Road. Even in today’s rainy weather,…

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Hoffman Walk in Lara

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 11, 2013

Hoffman Walk in Lara ​ Kevin Hoffman Walk in Lara is a scenic linear trail with significant indigenous vegetation overlooking the tranquil Hovells Creek in Lara.On today’s stroll through the Hoffman Walk, in overcast weather,…

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water tower at Little River

Halls and Water Tower at Little River

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 10, 2013

Halls and Water Tower at Little River ​ This collection of buildings (a former church or school?) in front of the old water tower at Little River, is just across from the Little River railway…

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Pre-loved cars

Pre-loved cars

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 9, 2013

Pre-loved cars ​ I came across this collection of pre-loved cars today. Anyone interested in restoring an old Valiant Station Wagon (maybe the fact that I remember riding in one of these, gives some clue…

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Lara Lakelands Park

Between the rain in Lara Lakelands Park

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 8, 2013

Between the rain in Lara Lakelands Park ​ Lara Lakelands Park is just outside our front door – a natural valley with a stormwater channel that carries water from the western Lara Grasslands to Hovell’s…

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Roof at Southern Cross Railway Station

The roof of Southern Cross Railway Station

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 7, 2013

The roof of Southern Cross Railway Station ​ Southern Cross Railway station in Melbourne is one of the city’s main railway stations and the terminus for many country trains, including that from Geelong. The design…

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Tahitian Lime

Birth cycle of a tahitian lime

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 7, 2013

Birth cycle of a tahitian lime ​ The Tahitian Lime is an intensely fragrant fruit. The leaves, when rubbed between the fingers exude an intense, very pleasing aroma. Our Lime tree is doing exceptionally well…

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Lal Lal Falls

Lal Lal Falls

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 6, 2013

Lal Lal Falls (the name means “dashing of waters”) are on Lal Lal Creek, a tributary of the Moorabool River, west branch. They are about 35 m in height and at the time of year…

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Rothwell's Bridge in Little River

Rothwell’s Bridge, Little River

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 6, 2013

Rothwell’s Bridge, Little River ​ Rothwell’s Bridge at Little River, on the old Melbourne Road, is a significant technical accomplishment for the times. Constructed in 1866 it has four 7.6m bluestone arch spans that carry…

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Bustard

Bustard

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 6, 2013

Bustard ​ The Australian Bustard or Ardeotis australis, is a largish, ground bird that inhabits grasslands, woodlands and open agricultural country across mainly northern Australia and southern New Guinea. They can fly, but spend a…

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Grapevine Leaves

Grapevine Leaves

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 6, 2013

Grapevine Leaves   I photographed these grapevine leaves today, from their underside, with the sunlight behind them (on top of the leaf), on the opposite side of the camera, turning the leaves into a partly…

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You Yangs - Flinders Peak

Flinders Peak – You Yangs

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 5, 2013

Flinders Peak in the You Yangs ​ The You Yangs Regional Park is a park in southern central Victoria, Australia. The park encompasses much of the southern areas of the You Yangs, a granite range…

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the wonky fence

A wonky fence

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 4, 2013

A Wonky Fence ​ It’s said every picture tells a story and I wonder what this one of the wonky fence on a property just off Bacchus Marsh Road near Lara tells! Clearly, someone forgot…

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View of Mansfield High Country

View of the Mansfield High Country

By Jürgen Strauss | Nov 3, 2013

View of the Mansfield High Country ​ Mansfield High Country View across the valley to Mt Buller, Mt Stirling and Mt Timbertop from a glorious property off the Tolmie Road. Another HDR image created from…

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