Canola is grown in this area called the Riverina - thousands of acres of it.... unfortunately due to the drought, there is no goodness in this crop and the farmers will have to plow it into the ground if they don't get good rainfall within the next two weeks...
below is Junee Railway station. In country towns the buildings are mostly untouched, having missed modernisation... thank god.
Below is the Loftus B&B that we stayed in.. it was originally an old hotel for travellers... glorious Victorian Lace decorates the wide verandahs.. these verandahs were about 40 feet wide... to keep out the hot Australian sun.
below: a field of green... sitting on the back of the Harley, just looking at this all the way was so soul serene.... I got to thinking about how nature can be such a healer - looking at such vivid, exquisite colours, must certainly heal on a deep level.... the blue for the throat chakra, the green for the heart and the yellow of the canola for the solar plexus... sometimes, I closed my eyes and absorbed the colour like my very own colour bath therapy.
the bikes parked in the country town of Cowra where we had lunch on the way home. a simple delicious counter lunch at an old pub. I had a great time and cannot believe how far I have come -only a few months ago I got on the back of the bike for the first time in my life - a true accomplishment I think!
yesterday, I had to travel to the big city of Sydney - Sophie is enrolling in Pivot Point hairdressing college and we had an interview and tour.... we went to lunch afterwards to the Queen Victoria Building which is the most divine building in Sydney.. full of carved stonework, leadlights and mosaic flooring...and very expensive shops! *I wore a t-shirt that I had bought from Colette awhile back - it has a little bird printed on it with the word 'peace' under the bird... I had many comments on it yesterday, everyone thought it was delightful and simply said... so I told them it was designed by an artist in Canada!
Then I trotted off to the Adyar bookshop - which is really metaphysical book Heaven. I treated myself to two CD's, a book called White Magick by Lucy Cavendish who surprisingly, is an Australian, so this will be perfect for me with all the sabbats at the correct time for the southern hemisphere and a set of her tarot cards.. now all I have to do is learn how to use them.
I think I will have to go back and visit the Adyar, it is a bookshop where I could spend hours browsing and probably taking a second mortgage out to pay for all the books that I simply must have..
*oops, nearly forgot - Leanne (somerset seasons) is the winner of the moonstone pendant! my little blue wren will be delivering it in a week or so!