Memes for Nature


"Delight in the beauty that surrounds you. Relax and take in the abundance of life. ~ Barbara Jean Olson (Inspirational-Quotations)

(Memes: My World, Watery Wednesday, Our Weekend Memoir, Outdoor Wednesday, Window Views and Doors Too, Sky Watch Friday, Weekend Reflections etc.)

The most important attribute a photographer can have is enthusiasm.- Arnold Drapkin

Jun 14, 2010

A World of their Own

Thank You Klaus and your dynamic team: Sandy, Louise, Wren, The Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

More to see in My World Tuesday.



One beautiful green summer day, I was invited to go for a drive to Crookwell. Not just a drive; we spent the night over there. It was a very very cold night - near freezing - up on the tableland.
Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.~George Eliot (1819-1880) British writer.
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After a big breakfast, we drove around town and came to say hello to these good guys. These are Alpacas belonging to a camelid family.

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Home in the country owned by our friend Mildred, a peaceful retreat house away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Meanwhile, here's another world, a different world thriving in contrast. Inanimate ... and not out among with nature.

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A Countrylink train model on display at Sydney's Central Railway Station in commemoration of the Great Australian Railway Journeys linking from state to state, from the city to the outback.


Cheers!

34 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like a wonderful place to live and be and breathe!

VioletSky said...

At least one of those cute Alpacas is interested in your camera!!

Barb said...

Hi Bonnie, Looks like that Alpaca was glad you came to visit.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Hello Barb, I have just visited yours but cannot leave comment due to the embedded below post comment box you are using.

Just want to let you know that I love your world - the snow intrigues me and takes me to a journey in fantasyland.

Miss you. And I was thrilled to see you with Ebie in her blog. :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, the Alpaca is so cute! What great captures! It does look peaceful and beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Lady Demeter said...

such a cute alpaka!
they look very young :-)

chubskulit said...

I love the rail display. Followed this blog now too. Have a nice weekend!

reg said...

I wish one day to go to Australia. Great pics here by the way. and I love trains

Bonnie Bonsai said...

To barb, Ma'am Sylvia and reg: I sincerely regret that I cannot leave comments to your post.

For you reg, as to the red lily, they are beautifully red - beyond description.

Please if you come back to read this again, this LINK might help you.

Anyhow, thank you all. Have a safe day.

EG Wow said...

Hehehe! The cute little alpaca is very interested in you and your camera. :)

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

They look very cute the alpacas :)
What is a camelid family?

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Marites said...

it's always nice to travel and see something out of our ordinary routine. That Alpaca is cute!! have a good week!

Jossie said...

The alpacas are so cute.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Thanks Jossie,

Regretably, I cannot return the comment due to your comment setting which is embedded below the post. It is incompatible with my new blogger design. I do well with pop up windows.

I admire your photos. Glad you are a quick thinker to do something and be able to take those marvelous shots.

Ralph said...

The alpaca seems such a photographer's friend - no bad sides and a winsome look that compels a picture.

The red garage is stout, and well built. The place to park the car when we go to the cottage to get away from it all.

Oz is huge, the train opened up the interior, and cut travel time for goods and people fro one end of the continent to the other. All are great photos!

Larry D said...

Alpacas are wonderful creatures, nice photo.

Al said...

Very interesting world. I've never seen an alpaca except in a zoo. They look very cute.

eileeninmd said...

I just love the alpacas, they are so cute. Cool train! Great photos. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Indrani said...

Hi Bonnie, I never get to see the alpacas here, such a wonderful quote too.

Thank you very much for asking about me, I am fine, hope you are doing fine too. :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. I have never seen this animal before.

Manang Kim said...

The alpaca is so cute looking animal they look like a bit of camel. Thanks for the visit! Happy RT!


Red is emergency

Ebie said...

Those alpacas are so cute creatures! Though I hav e not seen one. Hahaha, I am here, maintaining two blogs now.

Martha Z said...

They look so sweet, I'd like to give them a hug.

Mari said...

Love that alpaca staring at the camera. LOL

Regina said...

Cute one. Great world and post Bonnie.
Cheers.
xo

Leave you a message on your main blog.

Carletta said...

Alpacas are so cute! There is a farm not far from us.

Have a wonderful week!

Photo Cache said...

aussie is such a fascinating place. keep the posts coming.

Arija said...

Alpacas are such friendly and gentle animals.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a fabulous, refreshing post. I do love viewing the alpacas...they're so cool.

My Ruby Tuesday is HERE. Hope you can find time to visit with me today.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Hello Ann, I did pay you a visit. Alas I can't leave a comment due to your embedded below post setting. Thanks for coming and drop me a line. Much appreciated.

Delphyne said...

HI, Bonnie! I had that same problem with blogger until I got my new Mac - now I can post even with that format. I'm sure it's a blogger problem...

That said, I love your pictures! Of course, I've been in love with Australia since I was about 10 - that was a long time ago! So nice to meet you and I'll be adding you to my blog roll.

Happy RT!

maryt/theteach said...

Hi Bonnie, love that big, RED barn! Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Ann said...

Nice red barn.

Thansk for your long comment on baby sleeping. praise God he took care of you when you had to sleep on the couchwith your babies.

You probably was a very vigilant mum and didn't get much sleep.

Good your daughter is taking so much care of her baby.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

Is aw Alpacas in Bolivia, Chile, Argentina in 2006...nice day, Bonnie