Olivigne photographs

I am currently staying at my parents’ place while my own home is being renovated by professional painters. To entertain readers of this blog while I’m away from home, I thought I’d post a few photographs. I hope you like them.

Here are two pictures showing the north and some of the west face of my parents’ house. I like the way the dog is posing under the tree in the first one. The yellow shed inside the houseyard (joined to the garage) is Dad’s office.

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Here are some photographs of the garden.

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Two more. The cement shed on the right is the lab in which microscope slides are prepared for use in Dad’s geology business.

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As this is a farm, and here are some pictures of the sheds. There is a tree in both pictures that you can use to orient yourself. In the right-hand image you can see the house (including a chimney) behind the orchard, and next to it the back of Dad’s office and the garage. On the horizon is a communication tower which is a familiar landmark in these parts.

No Australian farm is complete without a flying fox in the scrub. Readers from overseas may not be aware that a flying fox is not only an animal, but also our word for this type of outdoor play equipment.

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A rocking horse (left) and a pair of alpaccas (right). The rocking horse was re-painted by Dad several years ago, but the horse itself is much older. The alpaccas can be seen behind some dead wood, with a dam and the town of Maitland on the hill in the background.

My parents have bought a house in Maitland for their retirement. Here is a picture, and next to it a photo showing how Guten is growing up.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed this collection. There are, of course, a multitude of objects that can’t be seen in any of these photographs (e.g. there’s a spa under the shadehouse enclosure) but I’ve aimed to give you a general impression of the environs.

Two photographs originally posted as part of this collection have since been moved here (and that post has been backdated).

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