Meow's Favourite Pictures

Just a bunch of pictures, which I absolutely love, and would like to share with you ....


This bridge was one of the last structures we discovered (well, my friend Melinda's family discovered it !!) as Lake Eildon continued to recede. It is a fascinating old bridge, and I imagine it must have carried a fair amount of traffic in it's day, with all the farm vehicles travelling around. I think it was part of a road that ran through the valley, through the farming community.

In March 2007 we went for a drive through the fire ravaged High Country, near Mansfield in Victoria. This photo, taken through the windscreen of the car, shows the track down the mountain we were travelling on. It was actually quite steep, and bumpy ... unfortunately, the photo doesn't do it justice. The views around the mountains were so very different to what we were used to, as the trees were leafless, allowing almost uninterrupted views.

This was taken late January 2007. It is of the old and new dam wall, in Eildon. The new wall, which is the one in use these days, can be just seen at the right of the photo. The old wall, built in the 50's, is shown at the left of the photo. It is really fascinating to see history emerging as the lake disappears.

Whoo-hoo ... this is Chicky's first ever Wake Board ride !! It was in January 2007, on Lake Nillahcootie, in Victoria ... not far from Lake Eildon. She was so proud of herself, she couldn't wipe off the grin. I, of course, was so very proud of her, too.

This adult and juvenile Crimson Rosella are on our decking at Bonnie Doon. I just thought it was fascinating, watching them feed. We are very lucky in this country, in that we have such amazing birdlife.

This is what the Bonnie Doon bridge looks like with water under it !!! This isn't my photo, and was taken many years ago. The left bridge is no longer a railway bridge, but is now a walk bridge. One day, we will see the lake at this level again ... fingers crossed !!

Aaaawww, everyone loves a rainbow, don't they ??? This one was at Bonnie Doon (seems that's the only place I ever go, doesn't it ???), taken December 2006.

This was my Chicky in December 2006, on the night of her Primary School Graduation. She looked absolutely gorgeous. My cousin came over to do her hair, and makeup (which was minimal, but effective). Doesn't she look amazing ?

Still in the empty lake bed of Lake Eildon ... A homestead emerged from the mud. It was called Wappan Homestead, and was flooded out when the Lake was created back in the 50s. I just loved the raw look of the mud encrusted fence posts. The work involved in making these fence posts interested me, too, as I imagine all the holes were hand cut ... bit different to these days.

In October 2006, we went to Sorrento / Portsea with a bunch of friends. It was a fabulous day, the kids jumped in the ocean and got saturated. The water was so clear, we got some wonderful photos, like this one of a colourful starfish.

Last August (2006) we were on top of Chinaman's Hill, near Bonnie Doon, on the shores of Lake Eildon. It was a glorious evening, the sun was setting, and the wind was still. I loved the reflection of these trees in the lake, and the addition of the ducks swimming amongst them, made for a magical photo.

Another beautiful (foggy) sunrise, from the deck of our caravan / cabin at Bonnie Doon, on Lake Eildon. We are lucky in that we get so many beautiful sunrises ... shame I don't always have the camera ready (it's a bit hard when I'm still in the land of the nod !!).

Last August, 2006, the tree on our nature strip put on a beautiful show. Still not sure if it's a flowering cherry or flowering plum ... doesn't really matter, though, as it is just gorgeous.

My four-legged baby, Bambi, reclining in the bathroom basin !! This was a one-off, unfortunately ... she hasn't done it since !! Not really sure whether that's good, or bad !! She is a really cute kitty, with heaps of personalilty.

Ummm ... whoops !!! Looks like we're kinda bogged. This was in June 2006, when we were driving around in our 4WDs in the empty part of the Lake Eildon. Hubby doesn't normally get bogged, but this time he did !! Took a bit of effort to get the car out, too ... but eventually it was removed, thank goodness !!

This photo was taken back in June 2006, when we were exploring the dry part of the lake in Bonnie Doon, Central Victoria. We are looking at the Bonnie Doon Bridge, from the Bonnie Doon township side. I just loved the contrasting colours of the sky, clouds, and ground.